LINGUIST List 32.417

Wed Feb 03 2021

Calls: Lang Doc/China and Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 03-Feb-2021
From: Elvis Y. Huang <>
Subject: 54th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
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Full Title: 54th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
Short Title: ICSTLL54

Date: 29-Oct-2021 - 31-Oct-2021
Location: Chengdu, China
Contact Person: Elvis Y. Huang
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 01-May-2021

Meeting Description:

The 54th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics will be hosted by the School of Humanities at the Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, October 29-31, 2021. The school will host a multi-platform conference this year. Participants able travel to Chengdu, China at the time are welcome to attend in person. Proceedings will also occur online via Voov (Tencent Meeting).

The International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL) is the premier meeting for linguistic researchers working within the Sino-Tibetan language family, a family with over 400 languages. To date, ICSTLL has been held in about 13 different countries and eight times in China.

The general orientation of this year’s conference will be “New directions for Sino-Tibetan Linguistics in the mid-21st century”.

Call for Papers:

We are now calling for abstracts for presentations covering all aspects of linguistic research on Sino-Tibetan languages. Papers may treat issues in any subfield of linguistics; they may present field reports, or they may involve research in allied fields, such as linguistic anthropology, or prehistory. Papers will be allotted fifteen minutes for presentation followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion. Papers can be presented in either English or Chinese. Interested applicants are invited to submit up to one single-authored and one co-authored abstract.

Papers on the following topics within the Sino-Tibetan family are especially encouraged:
- Issues in subgrouping
- Typology of tonal systems
- Calibrating degrees of intensity of language contact
- Standardization of language names
- Theorization on wider relationships between ST and other language families
- Areal features vs. language-family specific traits
- Theory and practice of historical reconstruction in mono- and sesqui-syllabic languages
- Areal semantics
- ST narrative structure
- Salvage linguistics for endangered languages

Abstracts should be submitted via

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