Thursday, October 2, 2008

First call for abstracts for the annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society


The 19th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society
28-29 May 2009
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National
University - Ho Chi Minh City - VIETNAM

Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2009

The Southeast Asian Linguistics Society - SEALS - was founded at Wayne State University (in Detroit, Michigan) in 1990. SEALS holds an annual conference in diverse locations in the United States, Australia, Southeast Asia and other countries. This time, SEALS XIX will be hosted in Vietnam by the Faculty of Vietnamese Studies at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University.

Abstracts are invited for papers on any topic related to the analysis of Southeast Asian languages, such as descriptive, theoretical, or historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology (ethnolinguistics, language attitudes and ideology, discourse and conversational analysis, language and gender, language and politics), language planning, literacy and bilingual education.

Abstract submission deadline

Abstract submission deadline is 15 February 2009. Abstracts are preferably written using a Unicode font and should consist of two or three pages as follows:

Page 1

Author's name and Paper's title

Abstract body (maximum 400 words). Be as specific as possible, with a statement of topic, approach, and conclusions.

Page 2

References (if any).

An author may submit one single and one joint abstract. In case of joint authorship, one author should be designated as the contact person. Presentations are allotted 20 minutes with 10 minutes for
questions. All papers at SEALS are presented in English. Papers presented at the meeting will be considered for publication in the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society.

Abstracts can be submitted by one of the following ways:

--> By email, as email attachments in two formats, .PDF and .DOC, to
Dinh Lu Giang, at the following address: Please
indicate "Abstract for SEALS XIX" in the email subject heading.

Notification of acceptance by 15 March 2008 (by email).

Organizing Committee:

Local Committee:

Nguyen Van Hue
Dinh Lu Giang

International committee:
Martha Ratliff
George Bedell
Brian Migliazza
Paul Sidwell
Doug Cooper
Mark Alves
Marc Brunelle


Faculty of Vietnamese Studies

University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Vietnam National
University - HCM City
Phone: +848 8 225009
Fax: +848 8 229390



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