The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the 4th Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics (ConCALL-4) at Indiana University from April 9-11, 2021.
We are currently accepting submissions for 20-minute paper presentations (with 10-minute post-presentation questions and discussion) on topics related to Central Asian languages and linguistics, including both the Altaic and Eastern Indo-European languages spoken in the region (among others), a diverse range of languages such as Azerbaijani, Dari, Evenki, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mari, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tajiki, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Uyghur, Uzbek, and more. Submissions on endangered Central Asian languages (e.g. Buryat and Kalmyk (Mongolic), Shugni (Iranian), Selkup (Uralic), and Chuvash, Baskirt, and Yakut (Turkic), among others, are especially welcome.
Keynote Speakers for the conference include leading names in Turkic, Iranian, Mongolic, and Uralic linguistics, as well as phonology, syntax, and second language acquisition, including:
- Matthew Gordon, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California Santa Barbara
Ayse Gurel, Professor, Department of Foreign Language Education, Bogazici University
Irene Vogel, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Delaware
- Stuart Davis and Karen Baertsch, Indiana University and Southern Illinois University
Presenters will have the opportunity to submit to the published proceedings of the conference.
Submissions can include, but are not limited to:
Language education/pedagogy, as related to Central Asian languages
Acquisition, (first and second language acquisition of a Central Asian language or of other languages by speakers of Central Asian languages)
Formal linguistics, (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, as well as their interfaces)
Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed by external reviewers working in the same field and/or same/similar languages and evaluated on a basis of overall quality, as well as interest, originality, timeliness, and relevance to the field, as well as reviewing the methodology and data collection methods and overall clarity and organization of ideas.
Questions regarding abstract submissions may be directed to ConCALL Coordinator Amber Kennedy Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the conference may be directed to CeLCAR’s Director Dr. Öner Özçelik at email@example.com.