Submit Abstracts NowThe Local Organising Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for the 20th International Congress of Linguists.
Authors can now submit abstracts against any of the workshops or individual topics (i.e. “paper sessions”).
There will also be a poster session at the congress. The abstracts committee might redirect some paper abstracts to the poster sessions.
Students still working on their PhDs are encouraged to present in this session, and to indicate in their abstracts that it is for the poster session.
Please read carefully through the Abstract Submission Criteria and Themes before your submit.
Now Open: Abstract preparation period
Now Open: Online submission
24 July 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
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.
Abstracts can now be submitted through the online submission portal.
Authors will be required to create a user account to be able to proceed to submission.
It is possible to create and save a draft of the abstract and then return later to submit.
Please note that after submission, no changes can be made.
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Please submit your abstract now.
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