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Rhodes to host 4th Southern African Microlinguistics Workshop

Date Released: Thu, 11 June 2015 14:59 +0200

On 27-30 November, Rhodes University's Department of English Language and Linguistics will be hosting the fourth annual Southern African Microlinguistics Workshop.  This workshop is a gathering for linguists interested in studying the structure of language as opposed to, for example, its sociological or educational role in society.  The workshop is being held at Rhodes for the first time.  The deadline for abstracts for the conference has been extended to 1 August 2015.

As with previous SAMWOP conferences, this workshop is an attempt to bring together linguists working in Southern African microlinguistics. This includes researchers based in Southern Africa working in various areas of linguistics, as well as those based elsewhere working on Southern African languages. The workshop provides an opportunity for in-depth presentation and discussion, with hour-long time slots available, and no parallel sessions.

As with the previous SAMWOP workshops, a special issue of Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus will be set aside to which attendees will be encouraged to submit their papers.

Rhodes University will provide a venue for the talks, but workshop attendees will have to pay their own way in terms of accommodation and travel. There will be no workshop registration fee.

Call for papers
The deadline for abstracts for SAMWOP-4 is 1 August 2015.

Abstracts may consist of at most 1 A4 page of text, not including data, examples and references (data and references may carry over onto a second page). Pages should be in 12pt font, with at least standard 2.5 cm margins. Abstracts should ideally be written in English and saved as PDF format, with any phonetic fonts or images embedded. Abstracts should be uploaded through the LinguistList EasyAbs service here:

If you would like further information about the workshop, please email Will Bennett at w.bennett@ru.ac.za

Source:Ian Siebörger