Conference: WAFL 12

The 12th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics
May 12-15, 2016
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, USA
Contact person: Leyla Zidani-Eroglu,
Call Deadline: Nov 30, 2015

The 12th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics is to be held from May 12 to May 15, 2016 by the Department of English, Linguistics/TESOL Program at Central Connecticut State University. A one-day session on sign languages in the regions of spoken Altaic Languages is to be held.

The invited speakers are:
Mark Baker (Rutgers University)
Satoshi Tomioka (University of Delaware)
Yoonjung Kang (University of Toronto)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10-minute discussions) and for posters on topics dealing with formal aspects of any area of theoretical Altaic linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics. Additionally, abstracts covering any area of theoretical linguistics of sign languages in the regions of spoken Altaic languages are welcome. We are using Easy Abstracts at the LINGUIST List for the submission and the blind review process. The address for abstract submission is:

Authors are invited to submit anonymous abstracts to any of the following sessions:

General session, May 13-15
Special session on sign languages in the regions of spoken Altaic languages, May 12
Poster session, TBA
Authors should indicate what session they are submitting an abstract to. Abstracts should be a maximum of one page in length excluding references and examples, in 12-point Times New Roman, with margins of at least 2.5 cm/1 inch. There is a maximum of two abstracts per person, one of which must be co-authored.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2015, 11:59pm EST
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2016

WAFL12 Organizing Committee:

Leyla Zidani-Eroglu, Central Connecticut State University,
Matthew Ciscel, Central Connecticut State University,
Helen Koulidobrova, Central Connecticut State University,