Call for papers
There is no particular conference theme, other than any research on Andean languages.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted to heggarty[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de by 30th September 2011.
The working languages for abstracts and at the conference will be English and Spanish. Contributions in major indigenous languages likely to be understood by many participants will of course go down well too.
The time available for each presentation will be 20 to 30 minutes, plus c. 10 minutes for questions; precise timings will depend on the response to the call for papers.
REELA conferences have not hitherto resulted in any proceedings publications, but the conference may close with a discussion to explore interest and practicalities in publishing a selection of the papers in the first REELA edited volume.
Note: Speakers who would hope to attract a broader audience might bear in mind that the conference is being hosted by a linguistics department. Its members have interests that range worldwide, though only a few are scholars specifically of the Andes (or Amazonia). Most appealing to them would be papers on Andean linguistics which also have broader applicability or interest, particularly from the point of view of language typology, which is the department’s particular forte. (The director is Bernard Comrie.)
We point this out simply for information, however. This will absolutely not be a consideration in assessing abstracts submitted, for which — we repeat — any research on Andean languages is eligible.
'Early Career Scholar' Funding
As in previous REELA meetings, funding is not generally available to support participants, but in this case the Dept of Linguistics is able to offer limited support to enable those in an early stage of a career in Andean linguistics (e.g. Masters or Ph.D. students, or within a few years of receiving a Ph.D.) to attend in order to present a paper. This support would cover accommodation and provide a contribution of €125 for travel expenses for three eligible speakers, selected on the basis of the abstracts submitted. If you wish to apply for this, please indicate so with your abstract, and state why you feel you are eligible.