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47th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 47)
24-26 June, 2019

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The 47th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL), organized through LACITO, will be held at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité - INALCO (Paris, France), from Monday, 24 June through Wednesday, 26 June, 2019. NACAL is an annual gathering featuring the presentation and discussion of original research on linguistic topics relevant to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum (Berber, Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian, Omotic, and Semitic).


Call for papers

Original contributions related to all aspects of Afroasiatic languages, including phonology, morphology, syntax, typology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language documentation and description, epigraphy, and more, are welcome.


Key dates

Submission deadline: 15 February, 2019 (extended to 1 March, 2019)
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 March, 2019
Conference: 24-26 June, 2019.


Abstract submission

Abstracts of both full papers and posters should be submitted in English or in French, with glosses or translations for words or examples in any other language. Each abstract, including the title and any data in figures or tables, must not exceed 500 words, excluding references. Authors are asked to remove all personal identification from the abstract. Each contributor can submit at most one single-authored and one co-authored paper.

Talks will be allotted 20 minutes for the presentation with 10 minutes for questions and answers. The deadline for all submissions is 15 February 2019. Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair. Please be advised that late submissions may not be considered.

Further information will be posted in coming weeks. Questions and other correspondence should be directed to the conference organizers at afroasiatic@gmail.com.


Plenary Speakers

- Martine Vanhove (LLACAN - CNRS) - Information structuring in Beja (North Cushitic)
- Janet C. E. Watson (University of Leeds) - Endangered languages, cultures and ecosystems: The case of Modern South Arabian
- Ekkehard Wolff (Universität Leipzig) - title to be announced


Scientific committee

Ahmad Al-Jallad, Azeb Amha, Sabrina Bendjaballah, Vermondo Brugnatelli, Noam Faust, Uri Horesh, Geoffrey Khan, Jérôme Lentin, Mena B. Lafkioui, Ronny Meyer, Samia Naïm, Na'ama Pat-El, Jamal Ouhalla, Stephan Procházka, Chris Reintges, Rachid Ridouane, Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle, Lameen Souag, Andreas Stauber, Catherine Taine-Cheikh, Mauro Tosco, Henry Tourneux, Yvonne Treis, Martine Vanhove


Organising committee

Lameen Souag (LACITO), Mena B. Lafkioui (LLACAN), and Chris Reintges (LLF)


Financed by

Université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, LIER-FYT (EHESS), LACITO, LLF, LABEX EFL, INALCO (pending)

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