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The Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (APLA) was founded in 1977 to promote the study of languages and linguistics in Eastern Canada and was recognized in 1992 as a national organization by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The Association hosts a conference every two years in the fall at a centre of higher education. Topics cover all areas of linguistics. In 2019 the conference took place at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 conference will now be held in 2022 at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Université de Moncton, New Brunswick, will be the site for the 2024 meeting. The Association's journal Linguistica Atlantica is published annually.

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association has been postponed until 2022.

43rd Annual Meeting
Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
18–19 October 2019
Conference Theme: Metaphor, Language Theory, and Cognitive Linguistics

Invited Speaker: Albert Katz, Western University

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit abstracts on their research, in English or French, in any area of linguistics and especially on the conference theme, which seeks to explore new discoveries in the areas of metaphor in particular or figurative language in general, viewed from the perspective of cognitive linguistics. Graduate students are welcome. Presentations are 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 for discussion).

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, excluding title and references. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 30, 2019 (extended to Sunday, September 15, 2019). Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and replies sent as promptly as possible.

Please submit your anonymous abstract by email to APLA43@unb.ca as an attachment (preferably in MSWord or pdf). In the subject field of the email, enter “APLA 43 Abstract”. In the body of the email, include:

  1. Your name and affiliation
  2. Email address, postal address, and phone number
  3. The session the abstract is for (a) the conference theme or (b) other aspects of linguistics (e.g. regional language varieties, computational linguistics, semantics, phonology, syntax, etc.)

The registration fee for the conference is $100 ($60 for retired persons and $40 for students). All presenters must be members of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (APLA). The annual membership fee of $30 ($15 for students) may be paid at the conference.

Contact Information:

Email: APLA43@unb.ca
Christine Horne
Department of French
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB, Canada
Phone: (506) 458-7459

Journal call for papers

Linguistica Atlantica

Editor: Paul De Decker, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NF.

Linguistica Atlantica is the journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistics Association and publishes peer reviewed articles in any area of linguistics. Languages of publication are English or French.

​Submissions of papers or proposals should​ be sent to ​Paul De Decker pauldd@mun.ca

They should conform to the Linguist Link's Unified style sheet for Linguistics.

The papers should be saved in Word and pdf and the two anonymous versions should be attached to an e-mail message containing the author’s information.