Calls: International Symposium on the Languages of Java

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International Symposium on the Languages of Java

Full Title: International Symposium on the Languages of Java
Short Title: ISLOJ

Date: 04-Jun-2009 - 05-Jun-2009
Location: Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia
Contact Person: Thomas Conners
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

ISLOJ provides the opportunity for scholars working on various linguistic
aspects of Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Balinese, and Sasak to gather and
share their research.

Final Call for Papers

The Second International Symposium on the Languages of Java
4-5 June 2009
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Thomas Hunter: The interaction of irrealis with the symmetrical
voice system
of Old Javanese.
Dr. Husni Muadz, Universitas Negri Mataram: A topic on Sasak TBA

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
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. Given the location of the conference, papers on
Sasak are especially encouraged. 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

Persons wishing to present papers at the symposium are invited to submit a
one-page [data and references may be on a second page] abstract in electronic
form (PDF AND MSWord) to Thomas Conners at the following address:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2009

Please note that the 13th International Symposium on Malay-Indonesian
Linguistics (ISMIL 13) will be held immediately following ISLOJ, also at the
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, on 6-7 June, 2009. For more information see:

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya

Thomas Conners, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
J. Joseph Errington, Yale University
Zane Goebel, Nagoya University
Effendi Kadarisman, Universitas Negri Malang
Yacinta Kurniasih, Monash University

For more information see:

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