NACAL 47: Call for Papers

The 47th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) will be held at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité – INALCO (Paris, France), from Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Submissions are solicited.

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

Plenary speakers:

Martine Vanhove (CNRS/LLACAN-UMR8135)
Janet C.E. Watson (University of Leeds)

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 has been extended from February 15 to March 1, 2019.

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair ( Please be advised that late submissions may not be considered. Notification of abstract acceptance is issued starting March 15, 2019.

Information regarding travel, accommodations, registration, the conference banquet and local points of interest will be posted on the NACAL 47 website in coming weeks. Questions and other correspondence should be directed to the conference organizers at

With best wishes,

Lameen Souag, Mena B. Lafkioui, and Chris Reintges
Organising committee, NACAL 47


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