RALFE Rencontres Autour de la Linguistique Formelle (RALFE)

June 6, 2024 - June 7, 2024


RALFE aims to bring together researchers working in theoretical linguistics, broadly construed as encompassing phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, their interfaces, as well as comparative linguistics, typology, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.

This year’s edition is organized by the lab IKER (https://iker.cnrs.fr/) and it will take place in Bayonne (Baiona), in the Northern Basque Country.

The conference will be preceded by a one-day sister workshop on Formal approaches to minority, minoritized or less studied languages in contact situations, with Evelina Leivada (ICREA, UAB) as an invited speaker. See call for papers here: https://ralfe.cnrs.fr.

We invite abstract submissions for a 20 min talk (plus 10 min discussion) on theoretical linguistics.
Submissions in all fields of formal linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, etc.) and its interfaces (syntax-semantics, syntax-morphology, morphophonology, etc.) are welcome. Propositions on language acquisition, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics in a perspective that relates those fields to theoretical grammar are particularly encouraged. We also welcome contributions exploring formal approaches to language diversity and typology (included but not limited to sign languages, creole languages, under-represented languages and comparative studies).
Preference will be given to original/new presentations. Presentations may be in French or English.

Submission instructions:

Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author or two joint abstracts.
Abstracts should be anonymous and must not exceed 2 pages (A4, 1 inch-margins on all four sides, Times New Roman 12 pt.), including data and references.
Abstracts must be submitted online through the EasyAbs website. Only electronic submissions by EasyAbs will be accepted (the file must be in .pdf format).

Important dates
• Deadline for abstract submission: March 7
• Notification of acceptance: early April

Submissions open: Jan. 26, 2024 - March 7, 2024

Abstract review period: March 7, 2024 - March 29, 2024

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