Abstract Submission Information

Download our full call for papers here: baal-cup-seminar-2017_call-for-papers

We are now accepting abstract submissions for papers/posters which address the topic of language revitalisation in new media in the European and African contexts.

Slots of 20 minutes for a paper presentation plus 10 minutes for questions. There will be a poster session in the seminar programme. Submissions should include the following:

  1. Title
  2. Short abstract of no more than 300 words
  3. Type of presentation: paper / poster
  4. On a separate sheet the (first) author’s postal and e-mail address, and the names and affiliations of the authors


EMAIL abstracts to: minoritylang2017@gmail.com by Monday 20 February, 2017


Proposals will be evaluated by a team of reviewers according to the following:


  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic to the seminar theme
  • Clarity of organisation and presentation
  • If an empirical study, soundness of research design, stated questions, data sources and data collection procedures, as well as analytic approach
  • In the case of theoretical papers, theoretical/conceptual framework, relevance of topic into current thinking and strength of contribution to the field


All proposals must be for original unpublished work. Papers presented at the seminar will be prepared for a special issue in an open access journal which will be available to BAAL members and wider readership.


Key dates

  • Deadline for receipt of abstracts: Monday, 20 February 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, 1 March 2017
  • Registration opens: Wednesday, 1 March 2017
  • Submission of scholarship application: Sunday, 5 March 2017
  • Registration closes: Friday, 31 March 2017
  • Seminar: 27 – 28 April 2017