LINGUIST List 26.3638

Fri Aug 14 2015

Confs: Sino-Tibetan, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 13-Aug-2015
From: Chris Donlay <>
Subject: 48th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
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48th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
Short Title: ICSTLL48

Date: 21-Aug-2015 - 22-Aug-2015
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Contact: Chris Donlay
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan

Meeting Description:

The 48th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics features the latest linguistic research on Sino-Tibetan and other area languages.

Pre-Meeting Workshops:

Thursday, August 20

- How Grammars Encode Space in Tibeto-Burman
- Preserving Cultural Heritage in Ethnic Tibetan Communities in China


On-Campus Housing will be available to conference participants, who will be housed in the Manzanita Village Residence Hall. This lovely facility is directly adjacent to Loma Pelona, the conference hall, and is a short walk to the beach. Single- and double-occupancy rooms are available; each floor has multiple single-person bathrooms with locking doors. Click the link below for more information on amenities.

Housing in the residence halls includes a full meal package, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner available in our state-of-the-art dining halls, which feature a wide variety of healthy foods, with an emphasis on locally sourced and organic ingredients.

Full information on housing will be available on the conference website on May 1. Costs will range from $338 to $561, depending on the number of nights and single versus double accommodation.

Off-Campus Housing is also available, but at increased cost and without a meal plan. Hotels close to UC Santa Barbara include the following:

The Bacara Resort and Spa
The Goodland Kimpton
Courtyard by Marriott
Best Western South Coast Inn
Pacifica Suites

In addition, there is a wide range of hotels in the city of Santa Barbara, which is located approximately a twenty minute drive to the south. Please note that we are unable to provide transportation to the campus from local hotels; however, some hotels offer a shuttle service. We recommend that reservations be made early, as late summer is the peak of the tourist season, so hotels will fill up quickly.


Registration will open May 1; links to register will be available on the conference website.

Early Registration (paid prior to July 15, 2015):

Students $100
Regular $175

Late Registration (paid after July 15th 2015):

Students $125
Regular $225

Plenary Speakers:

Scott DeLancey, University of Oregon, ''Retention and Divergence in Tibeto-Burman Verb Argument Systems'', August 21
Balthasar Bickel,University of Zurich, ''Kiranti in Global Perspective'', August 22

Detailed information on the program and schedule, along with information on how to attend the conference may be found on the ICSTLL website (

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