Conference: IACL 25

The annual meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL) is an international conference, which has been held in various prestigious institutions of Asia, Europe, and America over the past two and a half decades. It has become one of the major conferences for scholars and students around the world working on various aspects of Chinese linguistics and related studies.

The 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL 25) is hosted jointly by the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Eötvös Loránd University. The meeting will be held in Budapest, Hungary, June 25-27, 2017.

The main theme of IACL-25 is ”Exploring the historical and synchronic layers of Chinese and the various types of data involved”

Conference website: http://www.nytud.hu/iacl25/
The conference will be accompanied by a workshop on sign languages.

Keynote speakers

Li Yuming (President of IACL, Beijing Language and Culture University)
Lien Chinfa (Vice-President of IACL, National Tsinghua University)
Wolfgang Behr (Universität Zürich)
Rint Sybesma (Leiden University)

Call for Papers

Main theme: ”Exploring the historical and synchronic layers of Chinese and the various types of data involved”

Call for Papers for the Main Session:

Abstracts are invited for talks on any aspect of research on any variety of the Chinese language, as well as other languages of China. Papers falling in the main theme domain of the meeting are especially welcome. Each talk will be 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstract Submission:

– Abstracts are limited to one page (using 1 inch margins on all sides), including examples and (selected) references.
– Abstracts can be written in English or Chinese.
– Abstracts should be uploaded in PDF format to the EasyChair conference management system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iacl25
– For further instructions, please consult the conference website: http://www.nytud.hu/iacl25/

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2017

Please note that membership in IACL is a prerequisite for your paper to be included in the conference program, therefore those without current member status will be required to join IACL no later than March 31, 2017 to be eligible to present at the conference.

Call for Papers for the IACL competitions (YSA, MJH, IRA)

– The Young Scholar Award (YSA):

The YSA competition is an innovative attempt by the IACL to promote, recognize, and encourage scholarship by young scholars. It is held once a year in conjunction with the IACL annual conference. A maximum of 5 finalists will be selected, and each will be awarded a travel subsidy (of around $500) and invited to the IACL conference to give an oral presentation at a special session organized for this purpose, before a panel of judges chaired by the IACL President (the review committee of any given year may also recommend that no finalist be invited). The author of the best paper selected by the panel will be honored at the banquet of the annual conference and presented with an award certificate.

– Mantaro J. Hashimoto (MJH) Award for Chinese Historical Phonology:

This award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, donated by Professor Anne Yue in memory of the eminent linguist and Sinologist, Professor Mantaro J. Hashimoto. It is offered as an encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to the study of Chinese historical phonology, a field in which Professor Hashimoto was especially interested and to which he made
numerous important contributions. The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award process.

– The Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA):

This award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, established in the honor of Professor Hsin-I Hsieh for his immense contributions to the IACL and to the field of Chinese Linguistics. The award is offered as a token of encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to interdisciplinary studies in Chinese linguistics. The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award (YSA) process.

More details are available at the conference website: http://www.nytud.hu/iacl25/, as well as the IACL website: http://www.iacling.org/.

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