LINGUIST List 30.466

Tue Jan 29 2019

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Documentation/Indonesia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 25-Jan-2019
From: Thomas Conners <>
Subject: International Symposium on the Languages of Java 7
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Full Title: International Symposium on the Languages of Java 7
Short Title: ISLOJ 7

Date: 06-Jul-2019 - 07-Jul-2019
Location: Banyuwangi, Indonesia
Contact Person: Thomas Conners
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Balinese; Javanese; Javanese, Caribbean; Kawi; Madurese; Sasak; Sundanese

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

6 – 7 July, 2019
Banyuwangi, East 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, Sasak and any other non-Malay language of the region, to come together and share their findings. Papers exploring the nature of Osing, the variety spoken in and around Banyuwangi, are especially welcome. We aim to encourage and promote continued research on these important and unique languages.

This past year, we lost our friend, fellow linguist, and co-organizer, Bill Davies. He was an excellent linguist and enthusiastic scholar of the languages of Indonesia, particularly Madurese and Javanese. We will hold this meeting in his honor, and especially encourage any work focusing on Madurese or within the research tradition that Bill pioneered. A special session with Bill’s former students and collaborators will be held at ISLOJ 7, please email the organizers at isloj.linguistics AT if you are interested in participating.

Invited Speakers:

Effendi Kadarisman, Universitas Negri Malang
Novi Anoegrajekti, Universitas Jember

Final Call for Papers:

The Seventh ISLOJ:
International Symposium on the Languages of Java

New Abstract Submission Dates: March 1, 2019

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, Sasak as well as sign-languages. 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.

Anonymous abstracts of one-page [data and references may be on a second page] should be submitted in electronic form (PDF AND MSWord) to isloj.linguistics[AT] Please indicate name, affiliation, and title of abstract in the body of the email or a cover page.

We are excited to announce that this will be the first ISLOJ to offer peer-reviewed proceedings, to be published with NUSA, Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia. Any participant is welcome to submit their paper for consideration; the relevant dates will be announced at the conference.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2019
Announcement of acceptance: March 15, 2019.


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