[An-lang] Fwd: Conference Announcement

Tom Conners tom.conners at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 22:16:21 UTC 2019

Apologies, in our recent announcement for the upcoming  Indonesian and
Linguistics: State of the Field   (InLaLi) Conference, we mistakenly wrote
that the conference will take place in July.  The conference will in fact
take place 16-18 FEBRUARY, 2020, in Jakarta.

Please see the attached call for papers for more info.



The landscape of Indonesian languages and linguistics is rich and
dynamic. Indonesia is home to about 700 languages, roughly ten percent of
the languages of the world. Among these is Indonesian, an emergent major
world language spoken as a first or second language by some 260 million
people. The instantiation and development of Standard Indonesian as a
national language, the increasing number of Indonesians reporting use of
Indonesian as a primary language, the language contact scenarios between
Indonesian and hundreds of other languages of Indonesia (Austronesian,
non-Austronesian and colonial), and the implication of shift toward
Indonesian in the endangerment of hundreds of languages – these are all
part of the dynamic linguistic situation in Indonesia. Indonesia thus
serves as a profoundly important case study for multilingualism, language
endangerment, language documentation, and emerging new varieties.

The *Indonesian Languages and Linguistics: State of the Field conference*
(InLaLi) aims to bring together scholars and researchers to assess the
state of the field of study of Indonesian languages and linguistics.

The conference will be structured with open parallel sessions surrounding
four plenary panels, addressing the following key issues:

*Language documentation and description *

·         What is the state of language documentation and description of
the languages of Indonesia, including new varieties?

·         How does documentation contribute to language description and
linguistic typology and vice versa?

·         What are the best practices for documenting and describing the
languages of Indonesia?

*Language use in multilingual contexts*

·         How can we characterize the shifting multilingual landscape of
Indonesia, both synchronically and diachronically?

   -    What is the relationship between language and identity in different
   communities in Indonesia?

·         What are the language ideologies in Indonesia associated with
multilingualism and multilingual language use?

*Language endangerment and vitality *

·         What are the factors that support the maintenance of local
languages and what factors   accelerate language shift?

·         How can we characterize language endangerment scenarios in

·         What models of language maintenance or revitalization best apply
in Indonesia?

*Emerging varieties of spoken Indonesian*

·         How can we provide much needed documentation of emerging spoken
varieties? Are there   shared features of emerging varieties that are
unexpected cross-linguistically?

·         Are emerging varieties of spoken Indonesian stable?

·         What is the interaction between regional/emerging Indonesian
varieties and established Malay, Malayic, and Malay-based varieties?

We are excited to announce the participation of the following scholars:

Jermy Balukh, STIBA Cakrawala Nusantara; Dwi Novi Djenar, University of
Sydney; Michael Ewing, Melbourne University; David Gil, Max Planck
Institute for Social and Human History; Marian Klamer, Leiden University;
Eri Kurniawan, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia; M.T. and Allan Lauder,
University of Indonesia; Bradley McDonnell, University of Hawaii; Nicholas
Palfreyman, University of Lancaster; Bambang Kaswanti Purwo, Atma Jaya
Catholic University; Sonja Rieseberg, University of Cologne & Australia
National University; Antonia Soriente, University of Naples; Kristan
Tamtomo, Atma Jaya University, Yogyakarta

*Abstracts* are invited presentations on linguistic topics that address the
state of the field of Indonesian languages and linguistics. Papers may
address topics within the four focal areas provided above, or any aspect of
the study of Indonesian languages and linguistics that is relevant to the
conference themes.  Papers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation
with 10 minutes for discussion.  All talks will be in English.

Anonymous abstracts of up to 500 words [data and references may be included
on a second page] should be submitted in electronic form (PDF and MSWord)
to <InLaLi2020 at gmail.com>. Please indicate name, affiliation, and the title
of the abstract in the body of the email or on a cover page.

*Deadline* for submission of abstracts: September 1, 2019

*Announcement* of acceptance: September 30, 2019

We are exploring options for and expect to publish selected proceedings
from the conference. We also hope to make small, need-based travel grants
available, pending funding.

For further information, please see the conference website:

Please address all questions to InLaLi2020 at gmail.com <acc4 at cornell.edu>.


*Hosts and Sponsors:*

Atma Jaya Catholic University

Cornell University

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies


Abigail C. Cohn, Cornell University

Yanti, Atma Jaya Catholic University

Maya R. Abtahian, University of Rochester

Thomas Conners, University of Maryland

J. Joseph Errington, Yale University

Asako Shiohara, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
*Dr. Thomas J. Conners*
Research Scientist
University of Maryland
tconners at umd.edu

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