ACAL 2012: 43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics

The 43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will be held March 15-17, 2012 at Tulane University, New Orleans. The theme of this year’s conference is 'Linguistic Interfaces in African Languages.

Paper Topics:
Priority consideration will be given to papers that specifically address the conference theme and then to papers addressing the following subfields or combinations thereof; however, related topics are also welcome.

  • Computational linguistics
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language acquisition (i.e., first, second, or additional language)
  • Language pedagogy
  • Lexicography
  • Morphology
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Pidgin and Creole languages
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics
  • Sociolinguistics (e.g., code-switching, language contact in Africa and in the African Diaspora, language endangerment, bi- or multi-lingualism, language in African literature, and language planning, spread, use, and variation)
  • Syntax
  • Tonology
  • Sign languages
  • Gestures

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 15, 2012. Please be advised that late submissions may not be considered. Because of visa requirements, prospective international participants are urged to submit their abstracts at the earliest date possible.
Participants will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal by December 20, 2011.

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