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LINGUIST List 23.1756

Thu Apr 05 2012

Calls: Chinese, General Linguistics/Hong Kong

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Date: 05-Apr-2012
From: Roger Liao <wliaoinet.polyu.edu.hk>
Subject: 20th International Association of Chinese Linguistics
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Full Title: 20th International Association of Chinese Linguistics
Short Title: IACL-20

Date: 30-Aug-2012 - 02-Sep-2012
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Program Committee IACL-20
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.iacl-20.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: Chinese Languages

Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-20) will be held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

To recognize and encourage young scholars and to advance the study of Chinese linguistics, the IACL has set up three awards, including the Young Scholar Award (YSA), the Mantaro J. Hashimoto Award (MJH Award) and Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA). A competition is held at each of the annual conferences.

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for talks on any fields of Chinese linguistics or linguistic studies of languages in China. Each talk will be 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstracts should be submitted online through http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/iacl2012 (the preferred method). Alternatively, abstracts can be submitted to the conference email: iacl2012hkgmail.com. For email submission, please include the word ABSTRACT in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email message, please include (1) the name of the author(s), (2) affiliation(s), (3) abstract title, and (4) an email address. Please name the file in the following way:

For single-authored papers: LastName_FirstName.pdf
For co-authored papers: LastName_FirstName_co.pdf (list only the first author)
(For example, Wang Xiaomei would name her file as Wang_Xiaomei.pdf, or Wang_Xiaomei_co.pdf for co-authored paper)

Please stick to following format guidelines:

- Abstracts should be saved in the form of a PDF or DOC document, and all non-standard fonts should be embedded in the document.
- Abstracts are limited to one page (using 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins on all sides), including examples and (selected) references.
- Abstracts should be anonymous, and can be written in English or Chinese:

For English: Please use standard Times New Roman font, size 12 pt
For Chinese: Please use Songti font 宋体 or SimSun, size 'small 4'

Abstracts should be submitted no later than April 20 (extended deadline). The result will be notified around June 1.

Those who wish to be considered in the Young Scholar Award (YSA), Mantaro J. Hashimoto Award (MJH), and Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA) should submit both the abstract and the full paper directly to the conference email: iacl2012hkgmail.com, before April 20, 2012. Please include the word YSA in the subject line of the email. In the body of the message, please include (1) the name of the author, (2) affiliation and academic rank, (3) age, (4) paper title, and (5) an email address. Please also refer to the guidelines below:

Guidelines for the YSA/MJH/IRA Competitions:

The Young Scholar Award Guidelines:

The YSA competition is an innovative attempt by the IACL to promote, recognize, and encourage scholarship by young scholars. A 'young scholar' is someone who is 35 years of age or below in the year of the conference and whose current rank is below that of Associate Professor in the Chinese and American university systems and below that of Senior Lecturer in the British system. Only members of IACL are eligible to participate in the competition; non-members must be prepared to join IACL at the time of participation. The YSA competition is held once a year in conjunction with the IACL annual conference. A call for papers is issued by the IACL conference organizer, normally with a deadline earlier than the usual conference abstract deadline. Participants are each required to submit a full paper of not more than 25 pages in length to the organizing committee, attaching a letter giving his or her age in 2012 as well as his or her present academic rank. All submissions for the YSA competition must be original papers that have not been published, accepted for publication, nor presented at a major conference and to appear in its proceedings. Previous award winners are not allowed to re-enter the competition. The same paper cannot be re-submitted.

A maximum of 5 (normally 2-4) finalists will be selected, each awarded a travel subsidy (of around $500) and invited to the IACL conference to make an oral presentation at a special session organized for this purpose, before a panel of judges chaired by the IACL President (the review committee of any given year may also recommend that no finalist be invited). The author of the best paper selected by the panel will be honored at the banquet of the annual conference and presented with an award certificate.

Mantaro J. Hashimoto (MJH) Award for Chinese Historical Phonology Guidelines:

This new award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, donated by Professor Anne Yue in memory of the eminent linguist and Sinologist, Professor Mantaro J. Hashimoto. It is offered as an encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to the study of Chinese historical phonology, a field in which Professor Hashimoto was especially interested and to which he made numerous important contributions.

The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award process. All YSA papers submitted in the field of Chinese historical phonology will automatically be concurrently considered for the MJH Award. Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, selection criteria, and judging standards current in the YSA process will apply to papers considered for the MJH Award, with the exception that MJH submissions must deal specifically with the area of historical phonology.

The Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA) Guidelines:

This award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, established in the honor of Professor Hsin-I Hsieh for his immense contributions to the IACL and to the field of Chinese Linguistics. The award is offered as a token of encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to interdisciplinary studies in Chinese linguistics. The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award (YSA) process. All papers with an interdisciplinary approach submitted for YSA will automatically be concurrently considered for this Interdisciplinary Research Award.

Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, and selection criteria adopted in the YSA process will apply to the papers considered for the Interdisciplinary Research Award, with the exception that these submissions must have an interdisciplinary focus, which includes interface studies (phonology-syntax, morph-syntax, syntax-semantics, etc.), studies which combine diachronic and synchronic approaches, those that combine methodologies from different frameworks (formal, functional, typological, etc.), or those that combine linguistics and other disciplines (literature, anthropology, sociology, psychology, computer science, etc.).

For past winners and more information of these awards, please go to the IACL website:


Important Dates:

Conference dates: August 29 - September 2, 2012
Abstract (incl. YSA/MJH/IRA full papers) submission deadline: April 20, 2012
Early registration deadline: July 16, 2012

Please send any inquiries to:

The Program Committee
IACL-20, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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