Call for Papers (Submission Deadline: November 3, 2017)

Call for Papers (Submission Deadline: November 3, 2017)

This fall, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the 3rd Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics (ConCALL-3) at Indiana University March 2-4, 2018.

Keynote Speakers for the conference include leading names in Turkic and Iranian linguistics, as well as second language acquisition and heritage language learning:

  • Jason Rothman, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Florida
  • Vera Gribanova, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University
  • Pollet Samvelian, Professor of Linguistics, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Mehmet Yavas, Professor of Linguistics, Florida International University

We are now 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, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tajiki, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Uyghur, Uzbek, and more.

Submissions can include, but are not limited to:
- Formal linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, as well as their interfaces)
- Acquisition (first and second language acquisition)
- Language education/pedagogy, as related to Central Asian languages

Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed by a panel of scholars on a basis of 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.

Submission should consist of an anonymous titled abstract of no more than 500 words (not including examples and references) submitted via EasyAbs ( by Friday, November 3, 2017.

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to Amber Kennedy Kent at

Questions regarding the conference may be directed to Dr. Öner Özçelik (Director, CeLCAR) at

For more information, please visit our conference website at

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017
Acceptance Notification: Friday, December 22, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018
Conference Date: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday March 2-4, 2018