Modalities of Participation

Conversation Circles

The conversation circles will take place every morning during the event, allowing the participating indigenous people to interact, to exchange experiences and to express their views and opinions on the themes of the event, its logistics, etc.


Paper submission for poster presentation will be considered. Posters will be presented on November 12, 13 and 14, from 8 am to 9 am. Poster presentation is an ideal space for interactions over a longer period of time.


Paper submission for oral presentation will be considered. Only 18 papers will be selected for presentation in this modality. The papers will be presented on November 12, 13 and 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each presentation will have a maximum of 20 minutes duration.


Three workshops will be offered in the morning, on the themes of the event. Participants who take part of the workshop will receive a certificate of participation. Candidates for workshops should explain the motivations for participation in the them.


All the activities of the event are open for the community to participate, with no need to present papers or to engage in the conversation circles. However, candidates must register for the event, explaining the motivations for his/her participation in the event.

Paper Submission

Proposals for presentation in the form of oral communication and poster must be sent exclusively through this web form. Proposals must contain the contact information of the proposer, the title of the work, the name(s) of the author(s), followed by his/her/their affiliation(s) and his/her/their e-mail address(es), a minimum of three keywords and a summary of up to 4000 characters.

Proposals for active participation in conversation circles should also be sent exclusively through this web form. The summary of this activity should indicate what kind of contribution is intended to be given to the conversations: sharing of experience, conjuncture analysis, proposal of actions, etc. Indigenous people will have priority in this activity.


To participate in any of the modalities described above, registration is required. There are specific forms for each activity. All activities are limited, so advanced registration is recommended. Registration is free. We suggest, however, that the attendees collaborate with the Aryon Rodrigues Fund, an initiative of Abralin that aims to finance projects for documentation, description and revitalization of indigenous languages.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for presentations proposal submission: August 15, 2019
  • Proposal decisions announced: September 1, 2019
  • Registration deadline: November 10, 2019
  • Event Viva Língua Viva 2019: November 11-14, 2019
  • Full paper deadline: January 31, 2020


Conversation Circles

The conversation circles will be mediated. It is important that relevant, systematic, and democratic contribution to the conversation is observed. Possible referrals resulting from the work carried out in this activity are: (i) documents, (ii) proposals for future events, (iii) reports, (iv) publication of reports in various media.


The Brazilian Association of Linguistics encourages the creativity of the participants in the elaboration of posters. For this reason, we do not provide poster templates. The only requirement we make is about the dimensions of the poster, which should be 120cm height x 80cm width. The poster should also bring a lanyard to hang on the holder that will be made available for that purpose.

Oral communication

Oral presentations should take up to 20 minutes per presentation. A slide template will be available in the future, but the use of this template is optional. Presenters should be responsible for all technical issues involving the presentation, as the organization of the event does not guarantee support beyond the availability of basic equipment.


Certificates of presentation of work and / or participation in the activities of the event will be conferred by the Brazilian Association of Linguistics provided that the participant is duly registered and accredited in the event. Under no circumstances, certificates will be awarded to participants who do not enroll in the event. Presentation certificates will only be awarded to the participants who actually presented the paper at the event.

Full Paper Submission

Papers presented at the Abralin50 event can be submitted for publication. Authors who wish to submit papers for publication should do so from September 15, 2019 to October 14. Papers should only be submitted in an article format. Here’s the guidelines for authors:

  1. Papers may be submitted in Portuguese or English.
  2. Before submitting the paper, the authors must make a careful textual review. The authors must assume any textual problems present in the submitted texts. The editors and / or reviewers of the Journal will not make any textual revision.
  3. Authors submitting their papers will automatically state that ethical principles have been observed, as well as the legal requirements related to research ethics both in the country in which they maintain their institutional link and in the one in which the people participating in the research live.
  4. Authors who submit a manuscript should be aware that, if it is accepted for publication, the copyright of the article is transferred to Abralin, which, in turn, uses the Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows the sharing of works with authorship recognition. The published texts may be reproduced, in whole or in part, provided that their origin and authorship is properly quoted.
  5. All authors should obtain the free ORCID identifier at:
  6. Papers that do not follow the required formatting (presented below) will be rejected.
  7. All papers will be evaluated by reviewers. After the reviewing process, copies of the reviews will be forwarded to the authors along with instructions for modifications, when applicable.
  8. Publication of the paper is subject to approval by the editorial board, taking into account the reviewing process.

Please consider the following guidelines.