LINGUIST List 23.4789

Fri Nov 16 2012

Calls: Modified: Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Balinese, Sasak, General Ling/Indonesia

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Date: 16-Nov-2012
From: Thomas Conners <>
Subject: 4th International Symposium on the Languages of Java
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Full Title: 4th International Symposium on the Languages of Java Short Title: ISLOJ 4
Date: 06-Jun-2013 - 07-Jun-2013 Location: Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia Contact Person: Thomas Conners
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Balinese; Javanese; Madurese; Sasak; Sundanese

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

The 4th ISLOJInternational Symposium on the Languages of Java*New date: 6-7 June 2013*Bung Hatta UniversityPadang, Sumatra, Indonesia

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. It has one of the oldest and fullest recorded histories of any Austronesian language. It also has been of considerable interest to scholars because of the system of speech levels or speech styles found in a number of varieties of Javanese. 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. Varieties of both of these languages have speech level systems and such systems can also be found in 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, Madurese, Balinese and Sasak to come together and share their findings. We aim to encourage and promote continued research on these important and unique languages.

Please note that the 17th International Symposium on Malay-Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL 15) will be held immediately following ISLOJ, also in Padang, on 8-9 June, 2013. For more information see


Universitas Bung Hatta, PadangUniversity of MarylandUniversitas Katolik Atma JayaMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology


Zane Goebel, La Trobe UniversityThomas Conners, University of MarylandYacinta Kurniasih, Monash UniversityEffendi Kadarisman, Universitas Negri Malang

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for papers to be presented on any linguistic topics dealing with the languages of Java and its environs - Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Balinese, and Sasak. Papers on other languages will be judged according to their relevance to the symposium topic. Papers are welcome from any subfield of linguistics and using 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.

Abstracts of one-page [data and references may be on a second page] should be submitted in electronic form (PDF AND MSWord) to Thomas Conners at the following address: tconners AT

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2013Announcement of acceptance: March 15, 2013

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