International symposium on the languages of Java - call for papers

John Bowden john.bowden at JAKARTAFIELD.ORG
Sun Nov 18 08:45:40 UTC 2012

*The Fourth ISLOJ*


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                                                            ***NEW DATE***

6-7 June 2013

Bung Hatta University

Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia

*The island of Java* is home to several major languages. Javanese—spoken
mainly in Central and East Java— is the world’s 10th or 11th largest
language in number of native speakers. It has one of the oldest and fullest
recorded histories of any Austronesian language. It also has been of
considerable interest to scholars because of the system of speech levels or
speech styles found in a number of varieties of Javanese. Sundanese—spoken
in West Java— has over 27 million speakers, and Madurese—spoken on the
neighboring island of Madura and throughout parts of East Java—has over 13
million speakers. Varieties of both of these languages have speech level
systems and such systems can also be found in the geographically,
historically, and linguistically related languages on the neighboring
islands of Bali and Lombok. Each of these languages displays a range of
dialects, isolects, continua, and contact varieties and yet they have
received relatively little attention from linguists. With this symposium,
we offer an opportunity for scholars working on any aspect of Javanese,
Sundanese, Madurese, Balinese and Sasak to come together and share their
findings. We aim to encourage and promote continued research on these
important and unique languages.

*Abstracts* are invited for papers to be presented on any linguistic topics
dealing with the languages of Java and its environs—Javanese, Sundanese,
Madurese, Balinese, and Sasak. Papers on other languages will be judged
according to their relevance to the symposium topic. Papers are welcome
from any subfield of linguistics and using any approach or theoretical
background. Studies of non-standard(ized) versions, dialects, and isolects,
including contact varieties, are particularly welcome. All papers are to be
presented in English.

Abstracts of one-page [data and references may be on a second page] should
be submitted in electronic form (PDF AND MSWord) to Thomas Conners at the
following address: <tconners AT>

*Deadline* for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2013

*Announcement* of acceptance: March 15, 2013.

Please note that the 17th International Symposium on Malay-Indonesian
Linguistics (ISMIL 15) will be held immediately following ISLOJ, also in
Padang, on 8-9 June, 2013.  For more information see:


Universitas Bung Hatta, Padang

University of Maryland

Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology


Zane Goebel, La Trobe University

Thomas Conners, University of Maryland

Yacinta Kurniasih, Monash University

Effendi Kadarisman, Universitas Negri Malang

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