Call for abstracts

Laissez les bon(s) temps rouler! Français et créoles entre héritage(s) et avenir(s)

The annual conference of the Association of French Language Studies (AFLS) will be held at Tulane University in New Orleans (Louisiana). The linguistic and cultural situation of French in Louisiana is unique: Louisiana French varieties and Creole are endangered, and there are public and private initiatives to revitalize the linguistic heritage of the region. The conference will therefore focus on diachronic and diatopic variation of French and French-based creoles as well as on linguistic revitalization and conservation efforts. The following themes will be of particular interest:

  • varieties of French, Creoles and regional dialects

  • diachronic, diatopic, diastratic, diaphasic variations

  • origins, present state, future of Creoles and regional varieties

  • linguistic revitalization and conservation

  • language policies

  • French, Creoles and regional dialects in immersion

  • pedagogy and/or acquisition of French L2, bilingualism

  • aspects of theoretical and applied French linguistics

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We invite  abstract submissions that center around one or more of  these themes as aspects of theoretical or applied linguistics of French in the broad sense.

You may submit an abstract in French or in English for:

  • An individual talk (20 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A) and/or

  • A colloquium on one the themes listed above that would include up to 4 talks 

In addition, graduate students may submit a summary of the work-in-progress they would like to present at the roundtable designed for that purpose. 

Anonymized abstracts should be no longer than 300 words + references and written in the language in which the presentation will be made. 

Deadlines:

  • February 1-April 1,  2024: abstract submission

  • May 1, 2024: notification of acceptance/rejection

  • June 1-August 15,  2024: early-bird registration

  • August 16-September 1, 2024: standard registration

 Contact: AFLS.nouvelleorleans.2024@gmail.com

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