LINGUIST List 30.1944

Tue May 07 2019

Calls: General Linguistics/South Africa

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-May-2019
From: Jochen Zeller <>
Subject: Southern African Microlinguistics Workshop 8
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Full Title: Southern African Microlinguistics Workshop 8
Short Title: SAMWOP-8

Date: 28-Nov-2019 - 30-Nov-2019
Location: Durban, South Africa
Contact Person: Jochen Zeller
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2019

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Department in the School of Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, is proud to be hosting the eighth annual Southern African Microlinguistics Workshop (SAMWOP-8). SAMWOP brings together linguists working in the area of Southern African microlinguistics (broadly defined as linguistics which focuses on the structure of language as opposed to, for example, its sociological or educational role in society). This includes researchers based in Southern Africa working in various areas of theoretical and general linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, as well as those based elsewhere working on, for example, South African Bantu languages, Afrikaans and Khoisan languages, as well as other African languages, particularly from neighbouring countries.

Call for Papers:

The workshop provides an opportunity for longer presentations and in-depth discussion, with hour-long time slots available, as well as half-hour slots for students. SAMWOP is an important forum for research and networking for junior researchers and students because it is free and fosters a friendly and collaborative atmosphere through its flexible setup, without parallel sessions, and time for informal discussion, as well as its relatively small size.

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

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

Please submit your abstract of no more than 500 words, including examples and references in word or pdf format via EasyAbs ( by 30 September 2019 at midnight (SAST).

If you are not able to submit on the EasyAbs system, you can also submit your abstract by emailing it to

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