LINGUIST List 23.4815

Mon Nov 19 2012

Confs: General Linguistics/Malaysia

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <>

Date: 18-Nov-2012
From: Jason Miin-Hwa Lim <>
Subject: International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society 2013
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International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society 2013 Short Title: ICLALIS 2013

Date: 22-Oct-2013 - 24-Oct-2013 Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Contact: Jason Miin-Hwa Lim (Associate Professor) Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society 2013 (ICLALIS 2013)Venue: Kota Kinabalu, SabahDates: 22-24 October 2013

Organised by the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Welcome to the International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society (ICLALIS 2013) in Malaysia. This conference is organised by the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), and will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia) from 22 to 24 October 2013.


Language plays a broad range of essential roles in society and institutions with diverse needs, aspirations, cultures, traditions, and practices while linguistics offers numerous approaches to the study of how communities, groups and individuals interact or communicate with one another. To promote the importance of language learning, facilitate our understanding of languages, and broaden our knowledge of linguistics, we are organising the International Conference on Languages, Linguistics and Society in Sabah, Malaysia, which is well known for its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural identity.

The upcoming conference will look into various issues of both global and local concerns especially in relation to the use and learning of different languages. This conference covers topics pertaining to applied linguistics and theoretical linguistics in various institutional, social, and cultural contexts. The conference also welcomes presentations based on studies conducted from inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives, involving research into language/s in different academic disciplines. We hope to provide an interesting platform for researchers, academics, instructors, language practitioners, policy makers, postgraduate candidates, and members of the public to share knowledge and engage in meaningful interactions.


We aim to (i) investigate, discuss, and exchange ideas related to the learning and/or use of language in institutional, social and/or cultural settings, (ii) explore the benefits of cross-disciplinary studies involving linguistics, and (iii) examine the theoretical and/or practical implications of new ideas, perspectives, theories, and recommendations concerning different approaches to language teaching and/or language analysis.

Conference Fee and Payment:

The conference registration fees cover a conference programme book, a conference bag, morning and afternoon teas, and lunches.

Payment: Please log on to our website for the latest information.

Methods of Payment for International Participants (Foreign Participants)Payment can be made via TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER (TT) to the following:

Name of Recipient: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)Name of Local Bank: Malayan Banking BerhadAddress of Local Bank: Maybank, No. 9, Jalan Pantai, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.Account No.: 510013024241Swift Code: MBBEMYKL

(Please use the swift code for an EFT payment from a country outside of Malaysia. Only telegraphic transfers (TT) are accepted.)

Please note: All bank/transfer charges are to be borne by the participant (in addition to the conference fees mentioned above. Once payment has been made, please write your name, institution, contact number, e-mail address and 'ICLALIS 2013' at the back of the TT document/bank-in slip. Please email a scanned copy to


Accepted abstracts and full papers will be published in the form of proceedings (CD). We may consider publishing selected papers in book chapters after the conference. More information on publication will be made available later.


A list of hotels in the city of Kota Kinabalu will be shown here before 10 April 2013.

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