Call for papers                                                                                                                                                  中文

 

Announcement:

The deadline for notification of acceptance has changed to March 31.

The deadline for ensuring IACL membership will be April 15.

 

Short Title: IACL-25

Hosts: Research Institute for Linguistics (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) & Eötvös Loránd University

Location: Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities (Budapest, Hungary)

Dates: June 25th – 27th, 2017

Website: http://www.nytud.hu/iacl25/

Email: iacl25@nytud.hu

 

Conference Description:

The annual meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL) is an international conference, which has been held in various prestigious institutions of Asia, Europe, and America over the past two and a half decades. It has become one of the major conferences for scholars and students around the world working on various aspects of Chinese linguistics and related studies.

Main theme of IACL-25: Exploring the historical and synchronic layers of Chinese and the various types of data involved

Call for Papers for the Main Session:

Abstracts are invited for talks on any aspect of research on any variety of the Chinese language, as well as other languages of China. Papers fallingin the main theme domain of the meeting are especially welcome.  Each talk will be 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstract Submission:

1. Abstracts are limited to one page (using 1 inch margins on all sides), including examples and (selected) references.

2. Abstracts can be written in English or Chinese:

•         For English: Please use standard Times New Roman font, size 12 pt

•         For Chinese: Please use Song (宋体) font, size 12 pt

3. Abstracts should be uploaded in PDF format to the EasyChair conference management system.

Accepted abstracts will later be requested in some format editable in an MS Windows environment (such as *.docx or *.rtf).

Before upload, make sure that everything in the PDF file looks as intended.

5. The abstracts themselves should be anonymous, but provide your detailed contact information in EasyChair during the submission process. This information will not be visible to reviewers. 

Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: March 31, 2017

(Please note that membership in IACL is a prerequisite for your paper to be included in the conference program, therefore those without current member status will be required to join  IACL no later than April 15, 2017 to be eligible to present at the conference.)

 

Call for Papers for the IACL competitions (YSA, MJH, IRA) 

 

The Young Scholar Award (YSA)

The YSA competition is an innovative attempt by the IACL to promote, recognize, and encourage scholarship by young scholars. It is held once a year in conjunction with the IACL annual conference.

A maximum of 5 finalists will be selected, and each will be awarded a travel subsidy (of around $500) and invited to the IACL conference to give an oral presentation at a special session organized for this purpose, before a panel of judges chaired by the IACL President (the review committee of any given year may also recommend that no finalist be invited). The author of the best paper selected by the panel will be honored at the banquet of the annual conference and presented with an award certificate.

Eligibility Criteria

ˇ         35 years of age or below as of the year of the conference;

ˇ         Current rank below that of Associate Professor in the Chinese and American university systems, and below that of Senior Lecturer in the British system.

ˇ         Previous award winners are not allowed to re-enter the competition.

ˇ         IACL membership: Non-members must join the IACL within 30 days of notice of acceptance.

Submission Guidelines

Each participant is required to submit a full paper of not more than 25 pages (double-spaced) in length. All submissions for the YSA competition must be original papers that have not been published or accepted for publication, nor presented at a major conference and to appear in its proceedings. (A paper submitted to a previous IACL conference cannot be resubmitted.)

Please submit

(1) the abstract via the EasyChair system, including “YSA” as the first item in the list of keywords,

(2) the full paper directly to the conference email address, including “YSA” in the subject field of the submission email.

In the body of the email message, please include:

ˇ         paper title,

ˇ         subcategory (e.g., syntax, phonology, Sino-Korean linguistics)

ˇ         author’s name,

ˇ         author’s age as of 2017,

ˇ         affiliation and academic rank, and

ˇ         email address.

Submission Deadline

Both the abstract and the full paper should be submitted no later than January 15, 2017. The results of acceptance will be announced by mid-March, 2017. Those who are selected as finalists for IACL competitions must submit proof of their age and rank to be included in the program.

 

Mantaro J. Hashimoto (MJH) Award for Chinese Historical Phonology

This award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, donated by Professor Anne Yue in memory of the eminent linguist and Sinologist, Professor Mantaro J. Hashimoto. It is offered as an encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to the study of Chinese historical phonology, a field in which Professor Hashimoto was especially interested and to which he made numerous important contributions.

The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award process. All YSA papers submitted in the field of Chinese historical phonology will automatically be concurrently considered for the MJH Award.

Submission Guidelines

Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines and deadlines (as above) in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, selection criteria, and current judging standards in the YSA process will apply to papers considered for the MJH Award, with the exception that MJH submissions must deal specifically with the area of historical phonology.

 

The Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA)

 

This award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, established in the honor of Professor Hsin-I Hsieh for his immense contributions to the IACL and to the field of Chinese Linguistics. The award is offered as a token of encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to interdisciplinary studies in Chinese linguistics. The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award (YSA) process. All papers with an interdisciplinary approach submitted for YSA will automatically be concurrently considered for this Interdisciplinary Research Award.

Submission Guidelines

Include “IRA” in the subject line of the submission email of the full paper.

Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines and deadlines (as above) in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, and selection criteria adopted in the YSA process will apply to papers considered for the Interdisciplinary Research Award, with the exception that these submissions must have an interdisciplinary focus, which includes interface studies (e.g., phonology-syntax, morpho-syntax, syntax-semantics.), studies which combine diachronic and synchronic approaches, those that combine methodologies from different frameworks (e.g., formal, functional, typological), or those that combine linguistics and other disciplines (e.g., literature, anthropology, sociology, psychology, computer science).

More details are available at the conference website, as well as the IACL website.