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April 24, 2012

Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific

Location: Macau S.A.R.
Start Date: 6-Sep-2012 - 7-Sep-2012
Contact: Mário Pinharanda
Meeting Email: marion@umac.mo
Meeting URL: lcap2012.blogspot.com

Meeting Description:
1st Conference on Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific

University of Macau
Macau, S.A.R. (P.R.China)

6th – 7th September 2012

See http://www. lcap2012.blogspot.com for more details and regular updates

As highly multilingual and diverse regions, Asia and the Pacific have over time witnessed intense language contact. Though not new, scholarly interest on the subject has been gaining momentum in recent times. This two-day conference will be dedicated exclusively to studies of the multiple facets of language contact and multilingualism in Asia and the Pacific.

The conference will include keynote addresses by:
Jeff Siegel (University of New England, Australia)
David Bradley (Latrobe University, Australia)
Christine Jourdan (Concordia University, Canada)

The conference will be preceded by a graduate workshop for young researchers working on instances of language contact in the Asia-Pacific region, from the 3rd – 5th September, at the University of Macau. See separate announcement.

Call for Papers:
Call Deadline: 15th May 2012
We invite abstracts in the field of language contact and multilingualism in Asia and the Pacific for 20-minute talks followed by a 10-minute discussion period. The recommended length is 300 words, and no longer than 500 words (excluding references). The abstract should: (i) state the topic of the paper clearly; (ii) indicate the methodology; (iii) include the main findings; and (iv) indicate their relevance to the field.

Abstracts should be sent in an attachment .doc or .pdf document, no later than May 15th 2012, to marioN@umac.mo

Authors’ names must not be given in the abstract or the file name. In the email, authors are requested to include the following information:

Name of author/s
Title of paper
Affiliation
Postal & email address

Posted by katemw at April 24, 2012 08:35 AM

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