LINGUIST List 19.1459

Wed Apr 30 2008

Calls: General Ling/Poland; General Ling/Indonesia

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <>

        1.    Agnieszka Pysz, 39th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
        2.    Thomas Conners, International Symposium on the Languages of Java

Message 1: 39th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
Date: 30-Apr-2008
From: Agnieszka Pysz <>
Subject: 39th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
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Full Title: 39th Poznan Linguistic Meeting Short Title: PLM 2008

Date: 11-Sep-2008 - 14-Sep-2008 Location: Gniezno, Poland Contact Person: Agnieszka Pysz Meeting Email:

The PLM 2008 Organising Committee would like to inform you about the extended deadline for submitting abstracts.

Submission deadline: 15 May 2008 Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2008

All abstracts should be submitted via our website:

Looking forward to seeing you in Gniezno!

PLM 2008 Organising Committee: Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk Jaroslaw Weckwerth Agnieszka Pysz
Message 2: International Symposium on the Languages of Java
Date: 30-Apr-2008
From: Thomas Conners <>
Subject: International Symposium on the Languages of Java
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Full Title: International Symposium on the Languages of Java Short Title: ISLOJ

Date: 04-Jun-2009 - 05-Jun-2009 Location: Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia Contact Person: Thomas Conners Meeting Email: Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Javanese (jav), Madura (mad), Sunda (sun), Bali (ban, Sasak (sas)

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

ISLOJ provides the opportunity for scholars working on various linguistic aspects of Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Balinese, and Sasak to gather and share their research.

Call for Papers

The Second ISLOJ International Symposium on the Languages of Java 4-5 June 2009 Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Thomas Hunter: The interaction of irrealis with the symmetrical voice system of Old Javanese. Dr. Husni Muadz, Universitas Negri Mataram: A topic on Sasak TBA

The island of Java is home to several major languages. Javanese -- spoken mainly in Central and East Java -- is the world's 10th or 11th largest language in number of native speakers; has one of the oldest and fullest recorded histories of any Austronesian language; and has the most fully articulated phenomenon of speech levels of any language. Sundanese -- spoken in West Java -- has over 27 million speakers, and Madurese -- spoken on the neighboring island of Madura and throughout parts of East Java -- has over 13 million speakers. The speech level system is shared by the geographically, historically, and linguistically related languages on the neighboring islands of Bali and Lombok. Each of these languages displays a range of dialects, isolects, continua, and contact varieties and yet they have received relatively little attention from linguists. With this symposium, we offer an opportunity for scholars working on any aspect of Javanese, Sundanese, and Madurese, Balinese and Sasak to come together and share their findings.

Abstracts are invited for papers to be presented on any linguistic topics dealing with the languages of Java--broadly understood: Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Balinese and Sasak. Given the location of the conference, papers on Sasak are especially encouraged. Papers on other languages will be judged according to their relevance to the symposium topic. Papers are welcome from any subfield of linguistics and from any approach or theoretical background. Studies of non-standard(ized) versions, dialects, and isolects, including contact varieties are particularly welcome. All papers are to be presented in English.

Persons wishing to present papers at the symposium are invited to submit a one-page abstract in electronic from (PDF or MSWord) to Thomas Conners at the following address:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2009

Please note that the 13th International Symposium on Malay-Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL 13) will be held immediately following ISLOJ, also at the Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, on 6-7 June, 2009. For more info: ISMIL:

Co-sponsors: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Co-organizers: J. Joseph Errington, Yale University Zane Goebel, Nagoya University Thomas Conners, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Effendi Kadarisman, Universitas Negri Malang Yacinta Kurniasih, Monash University

For more info: ISLOJ: