ICSTLL 45 CFP

45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 26 - 28 October 2012

20 Feb 2012: First Circular and Call for Papers

15 Apr 2012: Second Circular and Call for Papers

20 Aug 2012: Third Circular

Conference website

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: 30 Apr 2012)
We are pleased to announce that the 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL45) will be held in Singapore on 26-28 October 2012, hosted by Nanyang Technological University. Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers dealing with any aspect of linguistics of relevance to research on Sino-Tibetan languages. This encompasses descriptions of phonetics & phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse studies, semantics & pragmatics, language documentation and typology, as well as field reports of recently researched languages. In addition, abstracts of papers dealing with the history of the Sino-Tibetan-speaking region, population movements, genetic studies, anthropological studies, and the consequences of contact with languages belonging to other linguistic families are invited for submission. Abstracts for the main sessions of ICSTLL45 should be of no more than 350 words, including references and examples, and must be submitted electronically via Easychair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icstll45. Submission requirements are outlined on the ‘Instructions for authors’ page of the conference website.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS (to be held on 25 October 2012)
Austroasiatic workshop
Paul Sidwell (Australian National University) will be coordinating the workshop on Austroasiatic languages. If you are interested in presenting a paper in this workshop, please send your abstract to Paul.Sidwell@anu.edu.au and copy your email to 45th.ICSTLL@gmail.com.

Miao-Yao workshop
Nerida Jarkey (University of Sydney) will be coordinating the workshop on Miao-Yao languages. If you are interested in presenting a paper in this workshop, please send your abstract to Nerida.Jarkey@sydney.edu.au and copy your email to 45th.ICSTLL@gmail.com.

The deadline for submission of Austroasiatic and Miao-Yao workshop abstracts is 30 April 2012. These should be written in English using a 12 point font and must not exceed 350 words, including references and examples. Please send your abstract as a .pdf file and also as a Word document– if required, a free .pdf converter is available from www.cutepdf.com. The .pdf should omit all references that might identify the author, so as to ensure that the submitted abstracts can be blind-refereed. The duration of presentations and discussion time will be determined once the workshop organizers have an idea of the number of participants involved.

NEW! STEDT workshop
The STEDT project will host a workshop for researchers interested in this large multilingual database of Sino-Tibetan languages. STEDT staff (TBD) will present the content and structure of the STEDT database, provide a tutorial on how to search the database, and teach users how to create their own cognate sets and to propose them for inclusion in the final dictionary/thesaurus. The format will be "hands-on" – participants should bring their own laptops or tablets if possible (though some will be provided). No special software is required to access the database: just a relatively up-to-date web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, etc.). Please send an email to stedt@socrates.berkeley.edu to register your interest in attending the STEDT workshop, indicating your preference for the morning or afternoon session. STEDT would appreciate suggestions about the content and organization of the workshop in advance. If there are particular topics you would like to see addressed, please mention these in your message. For more details of the STEDT workshop and the database, please visit http://stedt.berkeley.edu/icstll45stedtworkshop.

Important dates:
30 April 2012: deadline for submission of abstracts
8 June 2012: notification of acceptance of paper
1 September 2012: deadline for early-bird registration at the discounted rate

Keynote speakers:
Professor James A. Matisoff, University of California at Berkeley
Professor Hilary Chappell, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Professor Randy LaPolla, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Professor Luke Kwong Kapathy, Nanyang Technological University

Please see the third circular. For further enquiries, contact the organizing committee at 45th.ICSTLL@gmail.com or check the conference website.

Conference organizer: Alexander R. Coupe, Nanyang Technological University