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Call for papers

 22nd International Conference of AFRILEX

(As part of 2017 Conference of the Language Associations of Southern Africa)

26-29 June 2017, Grahamstown. South Africa

Invited: papers on the conference theme: multilingualism and transformation in the knowledge age with a lexicographic focus or any aspect of lexicography or terminology.


Special sessions may be proposed.


All submissions will be adjudicated.


The conference language is English.


Prospective presenters are to submit abstracts to reach AFRILEX before 28 February 2017. The abstract should be formatted according to the template (click here). Abstracts must be between 600 and 800 words long for adjudicators to make informed judgements on the central argument of the paper, especially given that conference proceedings are not published. Abstracts should contain the following elements: a central argument, how the study was conducted and some (preliminary) conclusions. Papers that do not comply with these requirements will unfortunately be rejected.


Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Sonja Bosch

E-mail address:


Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged and feedback will be given to authors as soon as it is received back from the adjudicators. Abstracts of accepted papers will be distributed during the conference. MS Powerpoint Presentation facilities will be available. As a backup, presenters are invited to e-mail their presentation to the organiser ahead of the conference.


Please note: It is compulsory for presenters of papers and special sessions to register in advance (i.e. before 20 May 2017).


Abstract submission format according to the template (click here).


On a separate page, please provide the following information:

Title, initials and surname:



Telephone (cell/mobile or office):


Postal address and postal code:

Full title of the paper: