Workshop: TEAL 12

The 12th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-12) will be held on July 9-10, 2019 at University of Macau.

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Call for papers

We welcome submissions for a 20 minute talk (followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or a poster, addressing theoretical problems in languages spoken in the area of East Asia, such as Chinese, Korean, Japanese, or the minority languages spoken in China, and in the area of Southeast Asia, such as Vietnamese. We are particularly interested in theoretically oriented work bearing on issues in syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, language acquisition, or psycho/neurolinguistics that contributes to the understanding of Universal Grammar. We also welcome comparative work among (South)East Asian languages and/or between a (South)East Asian language and other languages.

Important Dates

Extended deadline for abstract submissions: March 25, 2019
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2019
Conference dates: July 9-10, 2019

Abstract Submission

Selection of papers is based on anonymous reviews of abstracts. The papers selected must be of high interest to the development of theoretical East Asian linguistics and linguistic theory more generally. Please follow these guidelines to submit your abstracts:

All submitted abstracts should be written in English and limited to two single-spaced pages, complete with examples and bibliography. All texts should fit within two A4 pages, with 2.54 cm/1-inch margin all around. Each abstract should start with the title (centered) at top, followed by 3 single-spaced blank lines, above the main text. Use font size 12 throughout (except for examples), preferably in Times or Times New Roman. Romanize all Asian texts, and avoid Asian character fonts unless absolutely necessary. The abstract should be camera-ready. We DO NOT accept submissions by postal mail.

Save your abstract as a PDF and submit your abstract via the EasyChair Conference, online submission system:

Please leave your name and affiliation out of the abstract (but keep 3 blank lines between title and text). The workshop will accept at most one single-authored work AND one joint-authored work. Please indicate whether your abstract is for a talk, a poster or both.

Poster Format Guidelines

  • Poster format should be A0 (84x119cm), in vertical (portrait) orientation.
  • The author(s)’ name(s) and the contact information should be provided.
  • Participants are expected to print and bring their own poster.