The 19th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL–19) will be held from 11 June 2011 throught 13 June 2011, at Nankai University, in Tianjin, China. On behalf of the IACL Executive Committee, the conference is being hosted under the joint auspices of Nankai University and the Linguistic Society of Tianjin. The organization committee of IACL-19 cordially invites abstracts, in all areas of Chinese linguistics or the languages of China, for presentation at the conference.
1. Call for Paper
Those who want to present a paper at the Conference should submit an abstract to the organizing committee for anonymous review. Each person may submit no more than one single-authored abstract in addition to one joint-authored abstract. The requirements for the submission are given below:
(a) The abstract should be no more than one A4 or letter-size page in length.
For English: Times New Roman font, size 12 pt
For Chinese: Songti font 宋体, size ‘small 4’
(b) Please indicate the theme on the upper corner of your abstract (e.g. phonetics, phonology, lexicology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse/pragmatics, Chinese traditional phonology and philology, historical syntax, prosodic syntax, historical comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language acquisition, syntax-semantic interface, language contact, etc.)
(c) Three to five key words must be provided to indicate the framework, topic, language(s), or dialect(s) of your paper.
(d) E-mail 2 copies of the abstract to <IACL19papers@gmail.com>, one MS Word DOC format which includes the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es); and the other PDF format document (for anonymous review) identified by title only.
(e) Special fonts (if any) should also be sent as an attachment to the same email address.
(f) The deadline for submission is Friday, December 31, 2010, and you will receive an acknowledgement from the IACL-19 organizing committee in a timely manner.
2. Young Scholar Awards (YSA, MJH, IRA)
To encourage young scholars and to promote the study of Chinese linguistics, the IACL has set up three awards: Young Scholar Award (YSA), Mantaro J. Hashimoto Award (MJH Award), and Inter-Disciplinary Research Award (IRA) for which competitions are held at the IACL annual conference.
Qualifications for contestants of the awards:
(a) The contestants, who are 35 years of age or below and whose current rank is below that of associate professor in the Chinese and American university systems and below that of senior lecturer in the British system in 2011;
(b) Previous winners are not allowed to participate in the competition;
(c) Previous finalists (but not winners), who are not over 35 years of age and hold positions below an associate professor, can participate in the competition if they submit a new paper.
Those who want to compete for the awards should send both abstract and full-paper by Monday, December 20, 2010 (both in pdf format and word format (.doc):
(a) a full single-authorized anonymous paper (not to exceed 25 single-spaced A4 or letter-size pages), deleting name, acknowledgements and other informations which could identify the author;
(b) An anonymous abstract of the paper no more than one A4 or letter-size page;
(c) a separate page giving the paper’s title, the author’s name, age, academic rank, postal and e-mail addresses.
Please submit the full paper, the abstract (with the same requirements regarding language, keywords and formatting as for that of the conference abstract), and personal information as email attachments to <IACL19papers@gmail.com>, ensuring that you receive an acknowledgement from the IACL-19 organizing committee.
Nominated finalists will be invited to attend the conference and receive no more than $500 of travel subsidies,and the winner(s) of the competitions will be honored with the award of a certificate and a prize.
3. Important Dates to Note:
|December 20, 2010
||Deadline for submitting abstract and full paper for YSA, MJH, and IRA
|December 31, 2010
||Deadline for submitting conference abstracts
|March 10, 2011
Notification of abstract acceptance;
Notification to YSAs finalists
|April 1, 2011
||Deadline for sending confirmation of the participation and submitting final revised abstracts
|April 10, 2011
||Formal invitation letter and conference brochures (including any necessary documents for visa applications) will be sent to participants
|May 10, 2011
||Detailed informaiton of the conference programe available on the IACL-19 website
|April 20-May 20, 2011
||Online Early-Bird registration for conference attendees
|June 10, 2011
||On-site registration at Nankai University
|June 11, 2011
||IACL-19 Conference held at Nankai University!
4. Website and contacts:
The IACL-19 website is under construction, please visit the website <http://nkyyx.nankai.edu.cn> (<http://22.214.171.124/nkyyx/index.html>) for further information on lodging and travel; as well as the IACL links on <http://www.iacling.org/>. For information on YSAs, please visit <http://www.iacling.org/#mjh>. If you have any inquiries and questions, please send email to <IACL19questions@gmail.com>.
All the scholars and students are welcome to the conference. However, the particaption of IACL-19 is for members only. Please go to IACL homepage to apply for membership or renew your membership. No membership status is required at the time of submitting abstracts or papers. After receiving the confirmation of receipt from the IACL-19 organizing committee, membership payment should be made at the time of on-line preregistration or on-site registration.
5. Organizing Committee:
The organizing committee of IACL-19 consists of people from School of Literature, College of Chinese Language and Culture, College of Foreign Languages, and Linguistics Institute of Nankai University.
Copmmittee Chair: SHI Feng
Advisor: ZHANG Hongming
Secretary-General: Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs
Members of Academic Committee:
Shi Feng, Zhang Hongming, Zeng Xiaoyu, Li Bing, Shi Xiangdong, Wang Hongqi, Zhang Maizeng, Zhou Jian, Su Lichang, Yang Lin, Zhang Wenzhong, and Lu Fubo
Members of the Committee for Logistics:
Guo Jimao, Kong Xiangqing, Wang Jihui, Yuan Mingjun, Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs (Secretary-General), Ran Qibin, Guo Zhaojun, Liang Lei, Sun Yi, Wang Ping, Guo jia, and Yu Hui
Please check the IACL-19 website for updated schedules and information once it has been ready.
The IACL-19 organizing committee is looking forward to the participation of all fellow colleagues in the field who are committed to the research and teaching of Chinese language and linguistics.
Organizing Committee of IACL-19