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LINGUIST List 24.3006

Wed Jul 24 2013

Calls: Chinese, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Jul-2013
From: Minglang Zhou <mlzhouumd.edu>
Subject: 22nd Annual Conference of the IACL & 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics
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Full Title: 22nd Annual Conference of the IACL & 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics
Short Title: IACL-22 & NACCL-26

Date: 02-May-2014 - 04-May-2014
Location: College Park, Maryland, USA
Contact Person: Minglang Zhou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sllc.umd.edu/chinese/IACL22-NACCL26/EN

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2013

Meeting Description:

Conference Dates: May 2-4, 2014
University of Maryland, College Park

About IACL:The annual conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL http://www.iacling.org/) is an international conference, which has been held in Asia, Europe, and America over the past 20 years. It has become a major conference for scholars and students around the globe who are interested in Chinese linguistics and related studies. The IACL-22 conference programs consist of keynote speeches, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations, and presentations by the finalists competing for IACL Awards (YSA, MJH, IRA).

About NACCL:

The annual North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, known as the Northeast Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NECCL), was renamed NACCL during the third conference to broaden its geographical representation to include all of the U.S. as well as Canada (https://naccl.osu.edu/home). NACCL conferences are held jointly with annual conferences of IACL when the latter is held in North America. The NACCL-26 conference programs consist of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and oral and poster presentations.

Call for Papers:

Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2013

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 Conference Email (IACL22-NACCL26umd.edu). Notice of acceptance will be sent on February 1, 2014. Non-IACL members must join IACL within 30 days of the notice of acceptance (by March 2, 2014). The program will not include non-IACL members.

Abstract Format:

Abstracts should be in Word or in PDF if special fonts (such as IPA) are used. Abstracts should be written in English for presentations in English or in Chinese for presentations in Chinese.

For English, please use standard Times New Roman font, size 12 pt.

For Chinese, please use Song font (宋体/宋體), size 12 pt.

Abstracts are limited to one page (using 1 inch margins on all sides), including examples and (selected) references (using APA style). Two copies of an abstracts should be submitted: one anonymous (with title only) and one with title, name(s), institution(s), and email address. Abstracts should include a subcategory (such as ‘phonology,’ ‘syntax,’ ‘sociolinguistic,’ ‘applied linguistics,’ etc. in the header.

The Young Scholar Award (YSA):

The YSA competition is an innovative attempt by the IACL to promote, recognize, and encourage scholarship by young scholars. It is held once a year in conjunction with the IACL annual conference.

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.

Eligibility:

35 years of age or below in the year of the conference. 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. Previous award winners are not allowed to re-enter the competition.

Membership of IACL: Non-members must join IACL within 30 days of the notice of acceptance.

Submission Guideline:

A participant is required to submit a full paper of not more than 25 pages (double spaced) in length to the organizing committee. Attach 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. The same paper submitted to previous IACL conferences should not be resubmitted.

Submission Method:

Email Submission:

Please submit both the abstract and the full paper directly to the conference email (IACL22-NACCL26umd.edu) and include the word YSA in the subject line of the submission email. In the body of the message, please include: Paper title, name of the author, age, affiliation and academic rank, and email address.

Submission Deadline:

The abstract and the full paper should be submitted no later than December 15, 2013. The result will be notified by February 1, 2014.

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

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.

Submission Guideline:

Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines above 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.

Submission Method and Deadline:

The same as those for YSA and including ‘MJH’ in the subject line of the submission email.

The Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA):

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.

Submission Guideline:

Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines above 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.).

Submission Method and Deadline:

The same as those for YSA and including ‘IRA’ in the subject line of the submission email.

For more information in English, visit http://sllc.umd.edu/chinese/IACL22-NACCL26/EN.

For more information in Chinese, visit http://sllc.umd.edu/chinese/IACL22-NACCL26/CN.



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