LINGUIST List 30.215

Tue Jan 15 2019

Calls: General Linguistics/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 12-Jan-2019
From: Nicole Scott <>
Subject: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics - Summer Conference 2019
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Full Title: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics - Summer Conference 2019

Date: 17-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2019
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Nicole Scott
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Feb-2019

Meeting Description:

The Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics will hold its annual summer meeting from June 17-19, 2019 at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Portuguese and Spanish-lexified Creoles (ACBLPE). Abstracts on the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, or any other feature pertinent to the linguistic study of Pidgins, Creoles and other contact varieties are invited for anonymous review.

Call for Papers:

An abstract of approximately 500 words should be submitted using EasyAbs. The link is . After your title, clearly identify the area in which your submission should be reviewed (e.g. morphology, sociolinguistics). Please do not include your name or other revelatory information in the abstract. Individuals who are unable to access EasyAbs should email their abstract as an MS Word document to Include ''SPCL Lisbon Abstract'' in the subject line.

Abstract submission deadline is February 24, 2019. Acceptance notification will be sent by March 11.

Organization of the Abstract:

Many abstracts are rejected because they omit crucial information rather than because of errors in what they include. A suggested outline for abstracts follows:

1. Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper and is no more than one line long;
2. In the abstract, state the topic clearly;
3. Make reference to prior work on the topic;

4. When essential to the clarity of the argumentation, present linguistic data (with glosses). 
Explain abbreviations at their first occurrence. 

5. If the paper presents the results of experiments, but collection of results is not yet complete, 
present the provisional results in detail. Also indicate the nature of the experimental design and the specific hypothesis tested.
6. State the relevance of your hypothesis to past work. Describe the Analysis in as much detail 
as possible. Avoid vague or unsubstantiated statements. 

7. State the contribution to linguistic research made by the analysis. 

8. Citation of the relevant literature is essential within the abstract; however, the inclusion of a 
list of references at the end of the abstract is not obligatory. 

Abstracts will be assessed on the basis of the following three criteria:

1. The relevance and significance of the proposed topic and/or the originality of the study. 

2. The argumentation (including the clarity of the argument and the results/conclusions). 

3. Knowledge of the relevant research literature and theory.

Registration and hotel accommodation in Lisbon are arranged through the ACBLPE. The conference website is

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