Panels on African linguistics at 15th International African Studies Conference (May 26-29, 2020)

Dear colleagues,

On May 26-29, 2020 15th International African Studies Conference will be held in Moscow by the Institute for African studies RAS.
Panels on African linguistics will be organized by the Department of African languages of the Institute of Linguistics RAS.

Our panels will deal with languages of Africa from typological, diachronic, cultural and historic perspectives including, but not limited to the following: typological and cross-linguistically oriented studies in lexicon and grammar of African languages, comparative linguistics, lexicology and lexicography, sociolinguistics and language politics, language contacts, dialectology, historical linguistics, language in oral and written tradition.

Official working languages of the conference are English and Russian. Still, in terms of an international conference, we strongly encourage everyone to submit and to present in English.

Abstracts for the panels on African linguistics should be sent to the email address no later than September 15, 2019 both in .doc and .pdf formats. The abstract should not exceed 300 words. Please include your full name, affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses, phone number. Submissions of the highest quality and relevance will be chosen for presentation at the conference. For any questions related to abstracts submission and acceptance, please contact us by the e-mail

Please read the conference announcements of the 15th International African Studies Conference as a whole which are accessible here in English and here in Russian. For any questions, other than related to abstracts submission and acceptance, please use the e-mail (for participants from countries other than Russia) and (for participants from Russia).

Important dates:

  • September 15, 2019 – deadline for abstract submission
  • December 1, 2019 – notification of acceptance
  • May 26-29, 2020 – conference

Organizers of panels on African linguistics: