LINGUIST List 26.1139

Sat Feb 28 2015

Calls: Balinese, Bengkala Sign Language, Indonesian Sign Language, Javanese, Madurese, Sasak, Sundanese, Anthropological Ling, General Ling, Lang Documentation, Socioling, Typology/Indonesia

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 26-Feb-2015
From: Thomas Conners <>
Subject: International Symposium on the Languages of Java V
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Full Title: International Symposium on the Languages of Java V
Short Title: ISLOJ 5

Date: 06-Jun-2015 - 07-Jun-2015
Location: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Contact Person: Thomas Conners
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology

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

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

The Fifth ISLOJ
International Symposium on the Languages of Java

6-7 June 2015
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Bandung, West Java, 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—is the third largest local language, with counts ranging from 7 to 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.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Dr. Bernd Nothofer, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.

Please note that the 19th International Symposium on Malay-Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL 19) will be held following ISLOJ, at Jambi University, Jambi City, on 12-14 June, 2013. For more information see:


Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
University of Maryland
University of Iowa
Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology


Thomas Conners, University of Maryland
William Davies, University of Iowa
Eri Kurniawan, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Jozina Vander Klok, University of British Columbia, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Final 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, 2015
Announcement of acceptance: March 15, 2015.

Please note that the 19th International Symposium on Malay-Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL 19) will be held following ISLOJ, in Jambi City, on 12-14 June, 2015. For more information see:

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