Macao workshop and conference on language contact in Asia and the Pacific, 3-7 September 2012

David Bradley D.Bradley at LATROBE.EDU.AU
Wed Apr 4 23:16:42 UTC 2012

Full Title:  1st Graduate Workshop on Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific
Location: University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
Start Date: September 3rd 2012 to September 5th 2012
Contact: Mário Pinharanda 
Email:    marioN at      
Meeting URL:
Description: The goal of this graduate workshop is to expose interested young researchers to up-to-date research and theories of contact linguistics with a specific focus on the Asia-Pacific region, an area of high linguistic diversity and a wealth of contact settings. This 3-day workshop consists of 3 intensive courses taught by invited external tutors, each one a renowned specialist in their field, and a local tutor from the University of Macau:
Session 1: Anthropology of Creole Languages. Tutor: Prof. Christine Jourdan (Concordia University)
Session  2: Language endangerment and language maintenance: working with communities		      Tutor: Prof. David Bradley (La Trobe University)
Session 3: Portuguese in contact in Asia - Tutors: Dr. Hugo Cardoso (University of Coimbra) & Dr. Mário Pinharanda (University of Macau)
The topics of the three courses will allow the participants to broaden their knowledge of general issues in the research of language contact, as well as expose them to specific case-studies based on the tutors' expertise. The workshop is geared towards graduate Linguistics students or advanced undergraduates. It is open to anyone; if, however, we receive more expressions of interest than we can accommodate, preference will be given to students of Asian-Pacific institutions and students researching or planning to research Asian-Pacific contact settings.
Registration of attendees to this workshop is now open until 31st May 2012. All those interested should e-mail their CV and a short paragraph introducing themselves, their course of study and their research interests to:  marioN at
The registration fee will be MOP 600.00 (+/- 75 USD; 57 EUR).
The workshop precedes the 1st Conference on Language contact in Asia and the Pacific (6-7 September 2012), which all participants are highly encouraged to attend and submit an abstract to.

Conference: 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 at

Meeting URL:

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.  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 (La Trobe 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.  
Linguistic Subfield: 	Sociolinguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Acquisition 

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 at

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


Postal & email address 

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