LINGUIST List 9.226

Sat Feb 14 1998

Confs: Tai Studies

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  1. Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong, Conference: Second Announcement: Tai Studies

Message 1: Conference: Second Announcement: Tai Studies

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 16:51:47 +0700 (GMT+0700)
From: Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong <>
Subject: Conference: Second Announcement: Tai Studies

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

Second 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)

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

Registration fees
The registration fee includes conference documents, lunch,

 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:


Wednesday, July 29th
10.00-10.15 A brief Introduction to "The Studies of Tai in China
by the Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development"
 Prof. Khunying Suriya Ratanakul
10.15-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-11.30 KEYNOTE SPPECH: "The Language Corridor: New Data
					from Vietnam"
 Prof. Jerold A. Edmondson 
				(University of Texas at Arlington)
 Master of Ceremony: Asst. Prof.
					 Sukhumavadee Khmahiran
 Announcer: Mr.Vinya Sysamouth
11.30-13.00 LUNCH
13.00-15.00 Paper Presentation
15.00-15.15 Coffee Break
15.15-16.30 Paper Presentation

Thursday, July 30th
9.00-10.45 PLENARY SESSION I: "Current Studies of Tai outside
 Panel I: "Current Studies of Tai in Laoms and
 *"An Overview of Tai Studies outside Thailand
				and Current Stdies of Tai in Laos"
 Assoc.Prof. Theraphan L. Thongkum
				 (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok)
 *"Current Studies of Tai in PR China"
 Assoc. Prof. Pranee Kullavanijaya
				 (Chulalongkorn University)
 Prof. Zhang Gogjin and Mr. Zhou
 (Kam-Tai Institute, Central
			 University for Nationalities, Beijing)
 Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Somsonge Burusphat
				 (Mahidol University, Bangkok)
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-12.30 		Panel II: "Current Studies of Tai in Vietnam, 
					Myanmar and India"
 * Vietnam: Assoc. Prof. Sumit Pitiphat
				 (Thammasat University, Bangkok)
 * Myanmar: Asst. Prof. Ratanaporn
			 Sethakul (Payap University, Chiangmai)
 * India: Assoc. Prof. Wilaiwan Khanittanan
				 (Thammasat University, Bangkok)
 Moderator: Prof. Chatthip Nartsupha
				 (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok)
 Announcer: Ms. Megan Sinnott
12.30-13.30 LUNCH
13.30-15.00 Paper Presentation
15.00-15.15 Coffee Break
15.15-16.30 Paper Presentation

Friday, July 31th
9.00-10.45 PLENARY SESSION II,"Tai Migration Patterns in
				Interdisciplinary Perspective"
		* Linguistics: 	Prof. Jerold A. Edmondson
			 (The University of Texas at Arlington)
 		* History and Archaeology: Assoc. Prof. Srisak
			Vallibhotama (Silpakorn University, Bangkok)
 		* Physical Anthropology: Assoc. Prof. Samerchai 
			 Phulsuwan (Thammasat University, Bangkok)
		* Folklore: Assoc. Prof. Siraporn Na Thalang
 Moderator: Ms. Lakana Daoratanahong 
				(Mahidol University, Bangkok)
 Announcer: Ms. Pattiya Jimreivat
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break
 	 Master of Ceremony: Asst. Prof. Sukhumavadee Khamhiran
12.30-13.30 FAREWELL LUNCH
end of the second announcement
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