LINGUIST List 31.3024

Tue Oct 06 2020

Calls: Anthro Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Lang Doc, Socioling/Philippines

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Date: 06-Oct-2020
From: Nhan Huynh <>
Subject: Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2021
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Full Title: Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2021
Short Title: GLOCAL CALA 2021

Date: 01-Sep-2021 - 04-Sep-2021
Location: University of The Philippines Diliman, Philippines
Contact Person: Nhan Huynh
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 01-Jan-2021

Meeting Description:

The GLOCAL Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2021, The fourth GLOCAL CALA (4), at the University of The Philippines Diliman, Diliman, The Philippines, symbolizes a significant leap forward for Asian Linguistic Anthropology, and hence, for Linguistic Anthropology in general, from the previous highly successful GLOCAL CALA 2018, GLOCAL CALA 2019 and GLOCAL CALA 2020, to further problematize current perspectives and praxis in the field of Asian Languages, Linguistics, and Society.

The GLOCAL CALA 2021 theme “Symbolism and New Society” describes the need for symbolic representation in a rapidly changing Asia. As has been the case throughout a larger global society, Asian societies have sought increasingly rapid change, seeking none less than online spaces to contextualize and to legitimize the effects of this rapid change. Here, recent events have patently mediated the shift to online interaction, a shift which has thus intensified the development, and possibly, the invention, of new symbolisms and symbolic clusters that now have limited use in offline spaces.

The GLOCAL CALA 2021 thus calls for renewed awareness and interpretations of Asian symbolisms in this new era, and asks that we seek new perspectives of these Asian complex symbolisms, in their global contexts. These interpretations increase in significance as the use of online virtual texts and textual modes now assume an authoritative stance over the real world, creating new realities and new real worlds that subvert ideologies of those old real worlds. This shift to symbolisms required to make sense of new virtual and old real worlds in this current era, will surely motivate dialogue.

We thus welcome you to The GLOCAL CALA 2021, the Fourth Annual Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, and to the GLOCAL CALA in general.

Call for Papers:

Important Dates:
Conference dates: September 1-4, 2021
Conference venue: University of The Philippines Diliman

Abstract and poster proposal submission:
Opens: June 1, 2020
Closes: January 1, 2021

Notification of acceptance:
No later than January 20, 2021

Presenters will need to have registered for The GLOCAL CALA by no later than June 25, 2021, to guarantee a place in the program. Registration will remain open after this date, but the conference organizers can not guarantee placement in the conference.

- Jack Sidnell, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Canada
- Mary Bucholtz, Department of Linguistics, University of California, U.S.A.

- Anthropological Linguistics
- Applied Sociolinguistics
- Buddhist Studies and Discourses
- Cognitive Anthropology and Language
- Critical Linguistic Anthropology
- Ethnographical Language Work
- Ethnography of Communication
- General Sociolinguistics
- Islamic Studies and Discourses
- Language, Community, Ethnicity
- Language Contact and Change
- Language, Dialect, Sociolect, Genre
- Language Documentation
- Language, Gender, Sexuality
- Language Ideologies
- Language Minorities and Majorities
- Language Revitalization
- Language in Real and Virtual Spaces
- Language Socialization
- Language and Spatiotemporal Frames
- Multifunctionality
- Narrative and Metanarrative
- Nonverbal Semiotics
- Poetics
- Post-Structuralism and Language
- Semiotics and Semiology
- Social Psychology of Language
- Text, Context, Entextualization

- 1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors
General and non-colloquia session papers
- Paper presentations will be allocated 25 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers.
- Posters will be displayed at designated times throughout The GLOCAL CALA.

For more information, visit the main website:

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