LINGUIST List 23.2798

Thu Jun 21 2012

Calls: Sino-Tibetan, General Ling, Historical Ling, Typology, Lang Doc/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 21-Jun-2012
From: Guillaume Jacques <>
Subject: 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan
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Full Title: 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan Short Title: STW
Date: 02-Sep-2013 - 04-Sep-2013 Location: Paris, France Contact Person: Guillaume Jacques
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Typology

Other Specialty: Sino-Tibetan Languages

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to stimulate cross-fertilization of research efforts on the large number of little-explored Sino-Tibetan languages and dialects spoken in Sichuan and abutting areas. To what extent do features shared by several languages of the area reflect deeply entrenched borrowings? To what extent do they constitute retentions? These and other intriguing questions prompted researchers at the Institute of Linguistics at Academia Sinica to organize in 2008 a workshop dedicated specifically to Tibeto-Burman Languages of Sichuan ( A second edition ( of the workshop was hosted by the Center for Chinese Linguistics of Peking University in 2010, with an emphasis on 'Principles and Practices of Reconstruction'.

This edition's special focus is on 'Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan in their Areal Context'. The conference will include a panel on Rgyalrong and Kiranti comparative morphosyntax.

Call for Papers:

In addition to studies of languages of Sichuan proper, we encourage submissions about Sino-Tibetan languages of areas that border on Sichuan. Abstracts are invited on topics that include descriptions of phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, historical-comparative linguistics, typology, and field reports on recently investigated languages.

Abstracts of papers should be submitted online via the conference website. Abstracts should be written in English using a 12-point font and have a maximum length of 500 words. Use a Unicode-compliant font if special characters are required, such as Doulos SIL. If you have problems submitting your abstract online, please contact the conference organizers.

Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2013 (Abstract submission will be opened as from September 1, 2012)Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2013Deadline for early-bird registration: August 15, 2013 (Registration will be opened as from September 1, 2012)

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