LINGUIST List 30.1234

Fri Mar 15 2019

Calls: Sino-Tibetan; Anthro Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Doc, Socioling, Typology/Australia

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Date: 13-Mar-2019
From: Mark Post <>
Subject: 52nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
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Full Title: 52nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
Short Title: ICSTLL52

Date: 24-Jun-2019 - 26-Jun-2019
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Mark Post
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan

Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

ICSTLL is the premier international conference to do with the languages and linguistics of the Sino-Tibetan (= Trans-Himalayan) language family, now in its 52nd year.

2nd Call for Papers:

Papers are invited which address any aspect of the languages and linguistics of the Sino-Tibetan language family. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, typology, and documentation, including field reports. Papers are also welcomed which address the study of languages which may fall outside of Sino-Tibetan, but which may be or have been in contact with Sino-Tibetan languages, when language contact or genealogical relationship is also a focus of the paper.

Confirmed speakers:

- Scott DeLancey (University of Oregon)
- Tian-Shin Jackson Sun (Academia Sinica)
- James A. Matisoff (University of California at Berkeley)

To submit an abstract:

- abstracts should be no more than 500 words, single-spaced, exclusive of data and references (if any)
- abstracts should be written in English
- abstracts should be submitted via
- the submission deadline for abstracts is April 5, 2019
- notification will be approximately two weeks afterward

In observance of 2019 as the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, we particularly welcome papers specifically addressing the study and conservation of the many minority and Indigenous languages falling within the Sino-Tibetan family, and papers authored by a native member of a minority or Indigenous language community within the Sino-Tibetan language area. To facilitate this, a number of travel bursaries will be made available for (a) scholars and/or students from Southeast Asian nations (b) scholars and/or students who are native speakers/members of a minority and/or Indigenous language/community of Mainland Asia, prioritizing languages/communities of the Himalayan region (broadly defined). Application for travel bursaries will take place after the abstract selection process; only authors of papers whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the conference will be invited to apply.

In conjunction with the 25th Himalayan Languages Symposium (to be held January 28-29 at the University of Sydney), a day of Workshops will additionally be held on January 27.

Accessing further details about the conference:

For those unable to access the Google-hosted conference website due to a firewall, an alternative method of accessing conference information has been established at: Similarly, for those unable to access the Google-hosted conference email address, an alternative conference email has been established at:

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