Abstract PortalAbstract submission for the 20th International Congress of Linguists is now CLOSED.
Authors can still access the abstract portal to view their submitted abstracts.
Now Open: Abstract preparation period
Now Open: Online submission
24 July 2017: Deadline for abstract submission Extended to 31 August 2017 CLOSED
31 October 2017: Notification of abstract acceptance
- An abstract can be submitted as an individual paper (in a “paper session”) or it can be linked to a workshop
- Abstracts should be between 200 to 350 words.
- Abstracts should not include any images or diagrams
- As English is the working language of the congress, we regret that we can only receive abstracts written in English
- Workshops may be cancelled, merged, or shortened if insufficient abstracts are received and accepted in the specific workshop.
- Generally, it is expected that delegates would not present more than one single-authored paper in the conference.
- Exceptions will be made in the case of papers with multiple authorships, invitations to make an additional presentation at a workshop by a workshop convenor, or senior scholars making an additional presentation with a junior colleague or student.
- There will be a poster session at the conference. Students still working on their PhDs are encouraged to present in this session. The Programme Committee might re-direct some paper (oral) abstracts to the poster session.
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Individual Presentation (“Paper sessions”):
- Historical Linguistics
- Language Contact
- Sociolinguistics of Variation and Change
- Morphology and Syntax (includes a Typology stream)
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Semantics and Pragmatics (includes a Lexicography stream)
- Multilingualism, Education, Policy and Development
- Migration, Globalisation and Language
- General Topics
1 Day Workshops
- Acoustics and Language Variation
- Bantu and Khoisan Lab Phonology
- Community Interpreting needs in our Globalizing World
- Corpus linguistics and the challenges of investigating language contact
- English in Multilingual South Africa: the linguistics of contact and change
- From argument to adjunct in the Bantu languages and beyond
- Health care in a multilingual context: bridging the language gap
- History of linguistics & its Significance
- Hostility in language: Other perspectives on multilingualism
- "How is this even coherent?" - Researching the dynamics of discourse in a globalised, digitalised world
- Ideophones in the Language Sciences
- Keeping up Khoisan
- Particles in Bantu
- Spoken Corpora advances: prosody as the crux of speech segmentation, annotation and multilevel linguistic studies
- Studying the studies - A systematic review of research on bilingualism and its effects.
- The colonial autobiography of linguistics
- The effects of definiteness on the verb phrase
- The emergence of configurationality
- The Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment
- The Syntax of agreement in African languages
- The typology of postverbal negation
- Translanguaging and its kin: Opening the debate
1.5 Day Workshops
- Intergenerational multilingualism: negotiating language policies and practices across generations
- Language in the Indian/South Asian diaspora
- Non-canonical control phenomena
- Signed Language Linguistics: Taking Stock
- Stability and Instability in Grammar