LINGUIST List 9.125

Tue Jan 27 1998

Confs: Tai Studies

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  1. Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong, Tai Studies I

Message 1: Tai Studies I

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 21:57:02 +0000 (GMT)
From: Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong <>
Subject: Tai Studies I

The First International Conference on Tai Studies
July 29-31, 1998
Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development
Mahidol University at Salaya, THAILAND

First Announcement
	The Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development,
Mahidol University is pleased to announce the first international
conference on Tai Studies, to be held July 29-31, 1998 in Bangkok. 
The main objective of this conference is to provide an international forum
for scholars from different countries to present and discuss various
aspects of Tai Studies.
	The conference will feature papers on any of the Tai and outliner
groups residing OUTSIDE Thailand, namely, Lao, Black Tai, Lue, White Tai,
Shan, Ahom, Dai, Tay, Tho, Nung, Zhuang, Bouyei, Ong-be, Saek, Kam (Dong),
Sui (Shui), Maonan, Mulam (Mulao), Mak, Then, Ai-cham, Lati, Laqua, Hlai,
and Gelao. Topics will include: (1) languages and linguistics; (2) folk
wisdom and literature; (3) belief , ritual, and religions; (4) history;
(5) politics; (6) economics and environment; (7) ethno-cultural contact
and exchange; (8) architecture, arts, music, and handicrafts; (9)
archaeology; and (10) others.

Keynote speeches, plenary sessions, paper presentations, slides, posters,

The language to be used in the conference will be English.

Registration fees
The registration fee includes conference documents, lunch, refreshments.
				Students		Non-Students
			Overseas	Local	 Overseas Local
Before and on June 1,98 US$100		1,500 baht US$120 2,500 baht
After June 1, 1998 US$120 	2,000 baht US$150 3,000 baht

Payment by international draft (cheque) in US dollar only. Please make
check payable to "Mahidol University."

Royal River Hotel, Bangkok, THAILAND

Abstract and Paper
	Abstracts are invited for the conference. By May 1, 1998, please submit
two copies of a one-page abstract. Abstract must be typed, camera ready,
and contain the following information: titile of abstract, author's name,
affiliation, content.
	Papers to be distributed at the conference must be submitted
before June 1, 1998. Papers to be presented at Tai Studies I will be
published in the Tai Studies I Proceedings and will be available for a
purchase after the conference. To ensure inclusion in the volume, submit a
camera-ready copy of paper by November 1, 1998. Presentation will be 20
minutes in length, with 10 minutes for questions.

Accomodation and travel information
	The information on accommodations and travel will be announced

Conference registration
	A conference registration form is available at:

Corresponding Address:
	Chair of Secretariat
	Tai Studies I
	Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development
	Mahidol University, Salaya
	Nakornpathom 73170, THAILAND
	Tel: (662) 441-9327, 441-9343, 441-9514; Fax (662) 441-0209
	Web page:

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