LINGUIST List 23.867

Mon Feb 20 2012

Calls: Sino-Tibetan, General Linguistics/Singapore

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 20-Feb-2012
From: Alexander Coupe <>
Subject: 45th Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages & Linguistics
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Full Title: 45th Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages & Linguistics Short Title: ICSTLL45
Date: 26-Oct-2012 - 28-Oct-2012 Location: Singapore, Singapore Contact Person: Alexander Coupe
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL45) will be held in Singapore on 26-28 October 2012, hosted by Nanyang Technological University. The annual ICSTLL meetings provide a scholarly international forum for the presentation and dissemination of research on Sino-Tibetan languages and linguistics.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor James A. Matisoff, University of California at BerkeleyProfessor Hilary Chappell, École des hautes études en sciences socialesProfessor Randy LaPolla, Institute of Linguistics, Academia SinicaProfessor Luke Kwong Kapathy, Nanyang Technological University

For further enquiries, contact the organizing committee at or check the conference website.

Conference organizer: Alexander R. Coupe, Nanyang Technological University

Call for Papers:

Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers dealing with any aspect of linguistics of relevance to research on Sino-Tibetan languages. This encompasses descriptions of phonetics & phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse studies, semantics & pragmatics, language documentation and typology, as well as field reports of recently researched languages. In addition, abstracts of papers dealing with the history of the Sino-Tibetan-speaking region, population movements, genetic studies, anthropological studies, and the consequences of contact with languages belonging to other linguistic families are invited for submission.

Abstracts for the main sessions of ICSTLL45 should be of no more than 350 words, including references and examples, and must be submitted electronically via Easychair:

Submission requirements are outlined on the 'Instructions for authors' page of the conference website.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Two pre-conference workshops on Austroasiatic and Miao-Yao languages are planned for 25 October 2012, the day before the main sessions of ICSTLL45 begin. The deadline for the submission of workshop abstracts is 30 April 2012. These should be written in English using a 12 point font and must not exceed 350 words, including references and examples. Please submit your abstract as a Word .doc and as a .pdf file - a .pdf converter is available as freeware from

Paul Sidwell (Australian National University) will be coordinating the workshop on Austroasiatic languages. If you are interested in presenting a paper in this workshop, please send your abstract to

Important Dates:

30 April 2012: Deadline for submission of abstracts8 June 2012: Notification of acceptance of paper1 September 2012: Deadline for early-bird registration at the discounted rate

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