21st Conference of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

Randy LaPolla R.LaPolla at latrobe.edu.au
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21st Conference of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALSXXI)

Date: 11-May-2011 - 13-May-2011
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact Person: Kitima Indrambarya
Meeting Email: sealsxxi at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.sealsxxi.hum.ku.ac.th

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Other Specialty: Southeast Asian Languages

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2011

Meeting Description:

The 21st Annual Conference of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS
XXI) will be hosted by Department of Linguistics of Kasetsart University, 11-13
May 2011, Bangkok, THAILAND.

3rd Call for Papers:

Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, THAILAND cordially invites scholars of Southeast Asian Linguistics to join us in fulfilling our SEALSXXI theme: Multidisciplinary approaches to Southeast Asian Linguistics. Abstracts are invited for original papers on any of the following topics related to the analysis of Southeast Asian languages. Other related topics will also be considered.

-Phonetic and phonological issues in Southeast Asian languages
-New knowledge of the grammatical system of Southeast Asian languages
-Genetic and areal classification of Southeast Asian languages
-Typological features of Southeast Asian languages
-Historical and comparative studies of Southeast Asian languages
-Semantic, pragmatic and discourse analysis
-Sociolinguistic study (variation in social context, language policy, language planning, language choice, language shift and maintenance, etc.)
-Psycholinguistic, neuro-linguistic, and cognitive study of Southeast Asian Languages
-Southeast Asian language and culture/thought

Call for abstracts:

Participants will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Deadline for abstracts: February 15, 2011 via email
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2011 via email

Format of Abstract:
Abstracts are preferably written using a Unicode font and should consist of two or three pages as follows:

Page 1
Paper's title
Abstract body (maximum 400 words). Be as specific as possible, with a statement of topic, approach, and conclusions.

Page 2
Paper's title
Author's name
Contact E-mail Address
References (if any).

An author may submit one single and one joint abstract. In case of joint authorship, one author should be designated as the contact person.

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts are to be submitted via email, as email attachments both in .PDF and .DOC, to the following address: sealsxxigmail.com. Please indicate 'SEALSXXI Abstract' in the email subject heading.

Round Table Session:

The organizing committee encourages motivated scholars to lead and coordinate round table sessions on any prominent issue in Southeast Asian languages. Round table session will take place in the afternoon of May 13. Approximately two round table sessions could be arranged. Each session is expected to be no more than 80 minutes. Round Table Session leaders will take responsibility for recruiting and organizing the session, in consultation with the organizers. A room will be provided by the organizer. Round Table suggestions are welcome. Please contact the organizing committee.

Registration Fees:

Early Registration: On or Before April 11, 2011
On-site / Late Registration: April 12 - May 13, 2011

Early-Registration Rate On-site/ Late Rate
International Scholars: 4,000/5,200
Students**: 2,000/2,600
Thai Scholars: 3,000/4,000
Students**: 1,500/2,000
Daily scholars: 1,300 ***
Daily students**: 700 ***

* Registration fees include: conference sessions, conference kit, conference welcome reception, coffee break and luncheons during conference days.
** To qualify for student rate, a copy of the student ID must be submitted.
*** Conference kit and welcome reception excluded

Registration will be completed and confirmed upon the receipt of full payment and transaction document. Any subsequent transaction fee charged by related banks is the responsibility of participants.

Please note that there will be no refund for cancellation or absence.

Registration Payment:

You can choose to pay registration fees in three ways: ATM, Bank Transfer,
Credit Cards (via Paypal available March 1, 2011)

Account Name SEALS 21
Bank Name Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited
Bank Branch Kasetsart University Branch
Account Number 235-2229807

Online Registration will be available between February 15.
Online payment for Registration will be available between March 1 and May 4, 2011.
After this period, please register at the conference venue on May 11.

Conference updates will be available at http://www.sealsxxi.hum.ku.ac.th

Contact Email Address: sealsxxigmail.com

Local Contact Persons:

Kitima Indrambarya, Chair of the Organizing Committee
Natchanan Yaowapat, Secretary of the Organizing Committee
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