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Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed.

The Linguistics Department at Stony Brook University (SUNY) will host the First North American Conference in Iranian Linguistics (NACIL1), April 28-30, 2017.

Invited Speakers:

Jila Gomeshi — University of Manitoba

Geoffrey Haig — Universität Bamberg

Simin Karimi — University of Arizona

Pollet SamvelianUniversité Sorbonne Nouvelle

We warmly welcome abstracts on all topics related to Iranian languages and linguistics. Submissions are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and/or posters (posters should measure approx. 3ft x 4ft or 90cm x 120cm) on any aspect of Iranian Linguistics.

Abstracts are invited from all areas of grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and their interfaces. Abstracts on language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics are also encouraged.

We strongly encourage contributions exploring approaches to language diversity and typological works (including but not limited to sign languages, under-represented languages and comparative studies).

To propose a paper/poster for presentation at NACIL 1, upload an abstract conforming to the guidelines below to the EasyAbs site:

Abstract guidelines:

In order to be eligible for consideration, abstracts should conform to the following requirements.

  1. Abstracts, including references and data, must not exceed two A4 pages in length, have 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides, and be set in Times New Roman with a font size no smaller than 11pt.
  2. Examples, tables, graphs, etc. must be interspersed into the text of the abstract, rather than collected at the end.
  3. The submission must not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any way.
  4. Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one paper being single-authored.
  5. Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format through EasyAbs by Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:59pm EST.

Important dates:

Extended deadline for abstract submission: December 20, 2016

Decisions on submitted abstracts: February 10, 2017

Conference program posted online: April 20, 2017


Scientific committee:

Mostafa Assi                                      Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies
Elena Bashir                                      The University of Chicago
Mohammad Dabir-Moghaddam   Allameh Tabataba'i University
Ali Darzi                                              University of Tehran
Jila Ghomeshi                                   University of Manitoba
Geoffrey Haig                                    Universität Bamberg
Arsalan Kahnemuyipour                 University of Toronto
Simin Karimi                                      University of Arizona
Gholamhosein KarimiDoostan      University of Tehran
Agnes Korn                                        CNRS, UMR, "Mondes iranien et indien"
Richard Larson                                 Stony Brook University
Yahya Modarresi                               Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies
Taylor Roberts                                   York University
Vida Samiian                                     California State University, Fresno
Pollet Samvelian                               Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Greg Stump                                        University of Kentucky