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The CALA 2019 : The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology


When Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019
Where Siem Reap, Cambodia
Submission Deadline Feb 9, 2018
Notification Due Mar 10, 2018

Call For Papers

The CALA (2019), Inaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (2019)
January 23-26, 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia

'Revitalization and Representation'

Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia
Siem Reap

Abstract and poster proposal submission
Opens: October 13, 2017 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: February 9, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)

Notification of acceptance
No later than March 10, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)

Early bird registration
Opens: February 10, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: May 14, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)

Normal bird registration
Opens: May 15, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: August 25, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)

Presenters will need to have registered for The CALA by no later than August 25, 2018, midnight (UTC Time), to guarantee a place in the program. Registration will remain open after this date, but the conference organizers cannot guarantee placement in the conference.

Late bird registration
Opens: August 26, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: January 26, 2019 (Conference end)

4.Conference Dates
Day 1: Wednesday January 23, 2019
Day 2: Thursday January 24, 2019
Day 2: Friday January 25, 2019
Day 3: Saturday January 26, 2019

- Anthropological linguistics
- Applied sociolinguistics
- Cognitive Anthropology and lanzguage
- Critical Linguistic Anthropology
- Post-structuralism and language
- Semiotics and semiology
- Language documentation
- General sociolinguistics
- Language socialization
- Social psychology of language
- Language revitalization
- Ethnography of communication
- Language, community, ethnicity
- Language, dialect, sociolect, genre
- Nonverbal languages
- Nonverbal semiotics
- Multifunctionality
- Documenting language
- Ethnographical language work
- Language, gender, sexuality
- Language ideologies
- Narrative and metanarrative
- Language and spatial and temporal frames
- Language minorities and majorities
- Language in real and virtual spaces
- Language contact and change

6. Submissions
Presentation lengths
- Colloquium - (short) 1.5 hours with 3 contributors
- Colloquium - (long) 3 hours with a minimum of 5-6 contributors
- Papers - 25 minutes, includes 5 minutes for questions/responses
- Posters - (to be displayed at designated times throughout the CALA)

Abstract Submission Guidelines
- 18-word maximum presentation title
- 400-word maximum abstract, including references
- Colloquia: Complete the template provided, and upload as a word or PDF document. You must add title and summary information of the colloquia, where requested.
- The first author will be the nominated 'Corresponding Author', but can also be a 'Presenting author' when completing the profile.
- Each author must also confirm their role: Presenting author, non-presenting author, chair or discussant.
- Submission of proposals for papers, posters, and colloquia should be completed via the online submission website.

Evaluation of proposals
Proposals for individual papers, posters, and colloquia will be evaluated by the CALA Review Committee, with criteria as follows:
- Appropriateness and significance of the topic to CALA themes
- Originality/significance/impact of the research
- Clarity/coherence of research concerns, theoretical and analytical framework(s), description of research, data collection, findings/conclusions, rhetoric, and exegesis as a whole
- (For colloquia) Importance/significance of the overarching topic and/or framework(s) addressed, and its coherence of and with individual presentations
- All abstracts will be double blind reviewed.

Conditions of Submissions
- A participant may be first author/presenter in a maximum of two presentations, be it individual papers, posters, or papers within colloquia.
- In addition, a participant may act as chair, discussant, or co-author in one further presentation.
- Alternatively, participants may act as first author/presenter in one presentation, and chair, discussant, or co-author in a maximum of two other presentations.
- All proposals must present or interpret original work otherwise yet unavailable.
- The language of the CALA is English. However, abstracts may be submitted in any language, but together with an English translation.
- Presenters can present in any language, but must prepare an English translation for the presentation.
- The CALA Committee will assign all relevant schedules to accepted individuals and groups.
- Presenters must register and pay prior to August 25, 2018, to confirm their place at the CALA 2019, and hence for their presentations to be confirmed in the program.
- Presenters are required to organize their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The CALA Organizers have secured accommodation at various locations around the city (see link for accommodation), details of which will be available for booking when registering for the CALA.

7. Presentations
•(short) 1.5 hours with 3 contributors
•(long) 3 hours with 5-6 contributors
Colloquia provide an opportunity for several presenters within the boundaries of a theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. Colloquium organizers can tailor time lengths to each presentation, but must allow time to include opening and closing remarks, presentations, and audience interaction.
The colloquium chair is responsible for organizing the group and for submitting the colloquium in the Call for Papers platform on behalf of all their contributors.
All colloquium submissions must be uploaded to the submission site using the Colloquium Submission Form Template provided.

General and non-colloquia session papers
Paper presentations will be allocated 25 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers.

•Posters will be displayed at designated times throughout the CALA.
•Posters are for one-on-one discussion of a symposium-related theme or topic.
•A block of time will be allocated for presenters to discuss their posters.
•Posters will be displayed in the designated areas (main halls).
•Presenters will be assigned a space to display their poster.
•Posters should be sized A0: 841 x 1189 mm width x height/ 33.1 x 46.8 inches width x height (landscape or portrait).
•Submissions should contain a summary of key elements for the presentation.
•Posters can include any relevant visuals or academically descriptive objects, where color is visually optimal.
•Posters must be clear, concise, and simple, with large fonts, with the title of the project, and author information (name and affiliation).

For submission/ registration, please visit:
For more information, please contact:

Or Professor Susan Hagadorn:
Vice Chair
Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, The CALA 1 (2019)

Faculty of Arts, Letters, and Humanities
Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Cambodia

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