LINGUIST List 32.1904

Wed Jun 02 2021

Calls: Gen Ling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Jun-2021
From: Elia Dal Corso <>
Subject: Second Conference on the Endangered Languages of East Asia
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Full Title: Second Conference on the Endangered Languages of East Asia
Short Title: CELEA2

Date: 03-May-2022 - 05-May-2022
Location: Venice, Italy
Contact Person: Elia Dal Corso
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2021

Meeting Description:

The Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice is pleased to announce the second meeting of the Conference on the Endangered Languages of East Asia (CELEA). The aim of CELEA is to gather at Ca' Foscari University of Venice scholars, researchers, and other academics who work on endangered, indigenous, or minority languages spoken in the territories of East Asia. The conference focuses primarily on the endangered, indigenous, and minority languages of Japan, China, Korea, the Russian Far East, Mongolia, and Taiwan so priority will be given to contributions discussing languages spoken in these countries. However, contributions dealing with languages spoken elsewhere in Asia will also be more than welcomed. Please note that contributions addressing any aspect of the official or main languages spoken in these territories (e.g. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc.), as well as of the dialects and varieties of those languages, fall out of the scope of the conference and will not be considered.

As the overall topic for this second meeting of CELEA we have chosen time. How man perceives time as well as how he expresses the passing of time and temporal relations among events within language has long been a topic of great interest in linguistics. Having its roots in studies on European languages (e.g. Reichenbach, 1947), the investigation on time as the linguistic category of tense has moved its focus on non-European languages relatively recently. This is even more the case for endangered languages which have been reserved only sporadic (although now growing) attention. Indeed endangered languages often represent interesting case studies in how tense is found to interact closely with other categories such as aspect, mood, evidentiality, person, or even with verbal valency. As for the specific case of East Asia, the endangered languages spoken in this area most often differ strikingly from the main languages spoken in the same territories (e.g. Japanese, Russian, Chinese, …) in how they conceptualize time, with interesting outcomes for studies on language contact, maintenance, and obsolescence. At the same time, we will be addressing how time is a pivotal aspect to understand the evolution of language through centuries, as well as the process of its decline, and an aspect to consider in counteracting endangerment and in working towards revitalization.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute oral presentations (plus 10-minute discussion) and for poster presentations on any area of linguistics including (but not limited to) phonetics, phonology, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and historical linguistics. All abstracts submitted for oral presentations and poster presentations must comply with the overall topic of the conference, regardless of the area of linguistics the author decides to focus on.

Abstracts should be anonymous – they should not include the name(s) of the author(s) nor their affiliation. Please note that name(s) and/or affiliation should not appear in the name of the file you submit either.

Only one abstract per person (or one single-authored abstract plus one additional co-authored abstract) is allowed.

Please specify, right under the title, whether you are submitting your abstract for “oral presentation” or for “poster presentation”.

All abstracts should be submitted in English, which will also be the language of the conference. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words, excluding references but including examples, tables, and graphs. Abstracts exceeding the word count or containing the author’s name and/or affiliation will not be considered for paper or poster presentation at the conference.

To submit your abstract please use EasyChair. Once you log in, follow the instructions to finalize your submission – you are going to need to create an EasyChair account, if this is your first time using this service. Before you proceed, please make sure that your abstract complies with the guidelines for submission (see above). We kindly ask you to submit your abstract in .pdf format.

Important dates:
Abstract submission: October 1 - December 31, 2021
Notification of acceptance: beginning of February, 2022
Deadline of registration as audience member: February 28, 2022
Deadline of abstract resubmission (for book of abstracts): April 15, 2022

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