Call for papers

Abstracts are invited for conference presentations addressing any aspect of the analysis, description or comparison of the Nuba Mountain Languages.

Abstracts in English should be no longer than 500 words, including examples and references. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. All theoretical approaches are welcome, but abstracts should provide a clear indication of the relevance of its conclusions for a broad audience of linguists and anthropologists interested in the languages of the Nuba Mountains.

Many abstracts are rejected because they omit crucial information. A suggested outline for abstracts is as 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 and gloss them using the Leipzig Glossing Conventions and explaining any supplementary glosses.

5. State the relevance of your hypothesis to past work. Describe the analysis in as much detail as possible. Avoid vague or unsubstantiated statements.

6. 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 should be submitted as an MS Word file to the following address: Please make sure that you use a Unicode compliant font and that you do not use your name in the file name of your abstract. Please send two versions of your abstract. One should be anonymous, and one should include your name, affiliation and email at the top of the page, directly below the title. 


Deadline for abstracts: December 31, 2013

DEADLINE EXTENSION: January 15, 2014

Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2014

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