The 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan will be held in Paris, 2-4 Sept. 2013 under the auspices of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) <http://www.cnrs.fr/index.php>
The aim of this workshop is to stimulate cross-fertilization of research efforts on the large number of little-explored Sino-Tibetan languages and dialects spoken in Sichuan and abutting areas. To what extent do features shared by several languages of the area reflect deeply entrenched borrowings? To what extent do they constitute retentions? These and
other intriguing questions prompted researchers at the Institute of Linguistics at Academia Sinica to organize in 2008 a workshop dedicated specifically to Tibeto-Burman Languages of Sichuan<http://typology.ling.sinica.edu.tw/old_201106/TB_of_Sichuan_eng>.
encourage submissions about Sino-Tibetan languages of areas that border on Sichuan. The conference will also include a panel on Rgyalrong and Kiranti comparative morphosyntax.
Abstract submission deadline: Feb. 28th, 2013. (Abstract submission will be opened as from from September 1st, 2012.)
Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2013.
For further details, please refer to the conference’s website