1st Conference on Bantoid Languages and Linguistics
University of Hamburg
June 4-6, 2020
Welcome to the First Conference on Bantoid Languages and Linguistics. The conference will take place at the Department of Asia-Africa Studies, University of Hamburg, June 4th-6th, 2020. On this website, we provide information for participants of the conference.
Roger Blench (Kay Williamson Educational Foundation)
Jeff Good (University at Buffalo)
Deadline for abstracts: November 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: December 15, 2019
Programme available: March 2020
Conference: June 4-6, 2020
Depending on the approval of applications for grants, funding could be made available to support travel and lodging for conference participants from Africa, but the amounts available may or may not be enough to fully cover travel and lodging, depending on the number of participants selected.
Call for abstracts
Call for abstracts
We invite abstracts from international and African researchers and community literacy activists on the analysis, the description and / or the comparison of Bantoid languages. Narrow Bantu languages of the Northwest with close relations to Bantoid might be accepted, too. The focus will be on descriptive and practical presentations, rather than papers addressing linguistic theory through work with a single expatriate informant. Contributions on sociolinguistics as well as applied linguistics in the Bantoid area are also welcome. These can be in the form of oral presentations or poster sessions.
The oral presentations would be allowed a total of 30 minutes including 20 minutes of presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts will be received until November 15, 2019, and authors will be notified by December 15, 2019, about acceptance. Abstracts should not exceed the limit of 500 words, including references. Kindly indicate whether your abstract is for an ‘oral’ presentation or a ‘poster’ session. Abstracts should be submitted as an MS Word and Pdf file to Bantoid.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to use a Unicode compliant font and to keep your abstract anonymous. Provide your name and affiliation in the body of the email when sending your abstract.
Please submit the title and abstract of your paper by November 15th, 2019 to Bantoid.email@example.com.
Please find some information on accommodation in Hamburg here (PDF).