Conference: ICKL 2019 (International Circle of Korean Linguistics)

The 21st Biennial Meeting of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics (ICKL 2019) will be held at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia on 10-12 July 2019 (arrival and banquet on 10 July; conference presentations on 11-12). This will be the second international conference since the merger of the Harvard-ISOKL (Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics) into the ICKL (International Circle of Korean Linguistics).

By holding the conference in Melbourne, ICKL will return to Australia for the first time in 23 years, and this will be only the second ICKL conference in the Southern Hemisphere. We will celebrate the relaunch of the Korean Studies program at Monash University.

Call for papers:

We welcome abstracts for papers on any aspect of Korean language and linguistics including, but not limited to; Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical-Comparative Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse & Grammaticalisation, First & Second Language Acquisition, and Language Education.

Guidelines for abstract submission:

We welcome abstracts touching on any of the above-listed (or related) fields for oral presentation (20 minute talk and 10 minute discussion). Abstracts must be submitted electronically to the following address: with having the author(s)’ information in a separate page including name, affiliation, title of the presentation, and email address.Abstracts must be submitted as a single-spaced page, 1-inch margins all around, and in Times 12-point font. It should be submitted in the pdf format. If you need to use phonetic characters, please make sure that they are displayed correctly and embed the special fonts into the document. The content can be any combination of text, figures, tables, and examples. References can be optionally given on the 2nd page.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and therefore must exclude all references to the author(s).

Important Dates
 16 Sept – 15 Dec 2018 Abstract submission
 10 Jan 2019 Notification of acceptance
 10 Jan – 20 Feb. 2019 Early bird registration (Non-student AUD200, Student AUD100)
 21 Feb. 2019 Full fee registration starts (Non-student AUD300, Student AUD150)
 10 Apr. 2019 Registration deadline for the presenters
 10 – 12 July 2019 Conference

Please direct all enquiries to
Conference website:

Contact Information:
Any inquiry regarding abstract submission should be addressed to Iksoo Kwon at or kwoniks _at_ For other questions regarding the conference, please contact Lucien Brown at, the conference organizer.