Conference: WAFL 15

Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics 15

26-28 September 2019
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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The 15th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics will be held from September 26 to September 28, 2019, hosted by the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Invited speakers:

  • Martina Gracanin-Yuksek (Middle East Technical University)
  • Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
  • Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT / University of Tokio)
  • John Whitman (Cornell University)

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, or pragmatics. The term ‘Altaic’ is understood to include Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic languages, as well as Korean, Japanese, Ryukyuan, and Ainu.

The submission deadline is March 31, 2019 April 14, 2019. The address for abstract submission is: Abstracts must be anonymous.

Abstracts should be at most 2 pages in length, including examples, tables, figures, and references. The abstract should use a 12pt font and 1 inch margins (for US Letter) or 3 cm margins (for A4) on all four sides. There is a maximum of two abstracts per person, one of which must be co-authored.

Further information about WAFL15 will be gradually posted at

Important Dates

Opening of abstract submission: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, March 31, 2019 April 14, 2019

Notification of acceptance: by mid-May 2019