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LINGUIST List 23.4468

Fri Oct 26 2012

Calls: Chinese Languages, General Linguistics/Taiwan

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 25-Oct-2012
From: Miao-Ling Hsieh <mlhsiehntnu.edu.tw>
Subject: 21st International Association of Chinese Linguistics
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Full Title: 21st International Association of Chinese Linguistics
Short Title: IACL-21

Date: 07-Jun-2013 - 09-Jun-2013
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact Person: Program Committee IACL-21
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://iacl-21.ntnu.edu.tw/CH/home.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: Chinese Languages

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2012

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-21) will be held at the National Taiwan Normal 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.

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.

Research fields include, but are not restricted to, the following:

1. Phonology and Morphology
2. Syntax
3. Semantics and Pragmatics
4. Cognitive Linguistics
5. Applied Linguistics
6. Psycholinguistics
7. Computational Linguistics
8. Language Acquisition
9. Language and Technology Application
10. Language and Information Science

Abstracts should be submitted online through Please stick to the following format guidelines:

- Abstracts should take the form of a WORD and a PDF.
- Abstracts can be written in English or Chinese:
For English: Please use standard Times New Roman font, size 12 pt.
For Chinese: Please use Biaokai font 標楷體/ Songti font 宋體, size 12 pt.
- Abstracts are limited to one page (using 1 inch margins on all sides), including examples and (selected) references.
- All non-standard fonts should be embedded in the document.
- Abstracts should be anonymous.

Abstracts should be submitted no later than December 31, 2012. The result of selection will be announced around February 22, 2013.

Those who wish to be considered for the Young Scholar Award (YSA), Mantaro J. Hashimoto Award (MJH), or Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA) should submit both the abstract and the full paper directly to the conference email: iacl21.ntnugmail.com, before December 31, 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. 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 2013 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 US $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, morpho-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: http://www.iacling.org/ysa.htm.

Important Dates:

Conference dates: June 7-9, 2013
Abstract (include YSA/MJK/IRA full papers) submission deadline: December 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance: February 22, 2013
Early registration deadline: April 30, 2013

Please send any inquiries to: iacl21.ntnugmail.com.

The Organizing Committee
IACL-21, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

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