Announcements of Conferences

SOUTHEAST ASIAN LINGUISTIC CONFERENCES
1. SEALS 29 in Tokyo, Japan
2. ICAAL8 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
3. Announcement: Fulbright-Hays Grant for Khmer Language Study
4. CALA 2019 CONFERENCE in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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1. SEALS29: THE 29TH MEETING OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN LINGUISTICS SOCIETY MAY 27-29, 2019 KFC HALL & ROOMS (TOKYO, JAPAN) https://sealsxxix.wixsite.com/seals29

On behalf of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, we're pleased to announce the 29th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. The conference will take place on May 27-29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. It is hosted by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the LingDy3 project (ILCAA, TUFS).

Important dates
· Deadline for abstracts - January 31, 2019
· Notification of acceptance - February 28, 2019
· Start of early registration - March 1, 2019
· End of early registration - April 15, 2019

Keynote speakers: SEALS29 features two keynote speakers.
· Alexander Coupe (Nanyang Technological University)
· Hsiu-chuan Liao (National Tsing Hua University)

Call for papers: Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers dealing with any areas related to Southeast Asian Languages. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: phonetics and phonology, historical and comparative studies, morphology,sociolinguistic studies, syntax, psycholinguistics semantics, neurolinguistics pragmatics, language and culture/thought discourse analysis, language documentation, genetic and areal relationships. Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Each individual may present up to one single-authored paper and one joint paper.

Abstracts:
· Abstracts should be written in English and submitted in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Abstracts should not exceed 1 A4 page (minimum font size 11 point, single spaced) inclusive of examples and references.
· Ensure that titles are informative, and that the interesting claim(s) are summarized in the first paragraph. Authors should not put their names or affiliation in the doc/pdf version, just the title and body of abstract.
· Abstracts must be submitted via the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=seals29), which will open on December 1. Any questions to the local organization should be posted to: sealsxxix@gmail.com

SEALS29 Organizing Committee

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2. THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUSTROASIATIC LINGUISTICS (ICAAL8)

We are pleased to announce that the 8th International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics (ICAAL8) will be held in Chiang Mai (Thailand) August 29-31, 2019, hosted by The Myanmar Center at the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University. This biennial conference brings together scholars working on all aspects of AA languages and linguistics.

  • Panels / Workshops: we call upon interested participants to propose programmatically oriented panels / workshops, ideally consisting of 4~5 presentations plus time for mediated discussion. A workshop on AA comparative clause structure is already planned. Proposals for panels / workshops should be submitted by their conveners no later than 21 January 2019. Proposals should include: title, 200 word rationale, names of any proposed participants (final list not required at initial proposal). Conveners will be responsible for selection and coordination of participants within their respective panels / workshops. The organizers may refer unsolicited abstracts to conveners.
  • Scope: Continuing the practice of recent ICAAL workshops and meetings, we welcome contributions from outside of AA studies that bring relevant areal and historical perspectives. The conference general session is open to presentations covering diverse topics, including but not restricted to: syntax, phonology, morphology, lexicon, contact, language use, classification, historical linguistics and reconstruction, endangerment and documentation
  • Abstracts: Abstracts for both open session and panels / workshops, in .odt or .docx format, not exceeding 1 A4 page in length (minimum 11pt TNR) including examples and references, must be sent to <icaalprojects@gmail.com> no later than February 18, 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by March 18, 2019. 
  • Organizers: Paul Sidwell, Mathias Jenny, Ampika Rattanapitak, Mark Alves


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3. ANNOUNCEMENT: FULBRIGHT-HAYS GRANT
FOR KHMER LANGUAGE STUDY 

Announcement: 12 fellowships from Fulbright-Hays for students to study the Khmer language and culture via ASK summer abroad program in Cambodia. For advanced learners with at least 2 years of Khmer study. The fellowship includes: RT tickets from the US to Cambodia, tuition, local transportation with program in host country, cultural excursion and fee, book/materials, and $2,500 stipend for each selected student. The program will be 4 weeks in Siem Reap and 4 weeks in Phnom Penh from June 10 to August 2, 2019. Online application (no fee): http://khmer.hawaii.edu/SAP.html#application.

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4. CALA 2019 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT/INVITATION

Following extensive requests for an Asian specific focus on Linguistic Anthropology, and related fields, the CALA has emerged, and is now managed by the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. The CALA, The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, the first of which will be held in January 2019, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and then at a different University each year, will bring together linguists, anthropologists, linguistic and cultural anthropologists, culturologists, sociologists, political scientists, those in the arts and other related fields pertinent to Asia. The Website is at http://cala2019.puc.edu.kh, and at https://cala.asia.


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