International Symposium on the Languages of Java 8 - ISLOJ 8

Страна: США

Город: Hawaii

Тезисы до: 14.02.2020

Даты: 14.05.20 — 15.05.20

Область наук: Филологические;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: isloj.linguistics AT

Организаторы: University of Hawai‘i


Forum for presentation and discussion of research on Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Madurese, Sasak and regional sign languages from all theoretical frameworks.

The island of Java is home to several major world languages. Javanese—spoken mainly in Central and East Java— is among the world’s most widely spoken languages 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 its unique speech level system. 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—is the third largest local language, with up to 13 million speakers. Geography, history, and typology bind these languages with linguistically related languages on the neighboring islands to the east, Bali, where Balinese is spoken, and Lombok, where Sasak is spoken, each by about 3 million speakers. Each of these languages displays a range of dialects, isolects, continua, and contact varieties and yet they have received relatively little attention from linguists. With this symposium, we offer an opportunity for scholars working on any aspect of Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Balinese, Sasak, or any non-Malay language spoken on these islands, to come together and share their findings. We aim to encourage and promote continued research on these important and unique languages.

Call for Papers:

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. 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 English.

Instructions. Anonymous abstracts of one-page [data and references may be on a second page] should be submitted in electronic form (PDF and MSWord) to isloj.linguistics AT Please indicate your name, affiliation, and title of abstract in the body of the email.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 12 Noon ET (GMT + 5) February 14, 2020
Announcement of acceptance: March 1, 2020.
Given the potential difficulty in obtaining a US visa, abstracts from presenters who need to obtain a visa may be submitted at any time prior to the deadline, and a determination will be made within two weeks of submission.

Special Joint ISLOJ/ISMIL Session on m/Minimalism in ISMIL/ISLOJ Languages
This special joint ISMIL/ISLOJ session invites papers to address these issues surrounding minimalism and/or Minimalism in light of any of the following questions:

- How complex are ISMIL/ISLOJ languages cross-linguistically, compared to other Austronesian languages, standard vs. non-standard varieties, between isolects/dialects?
- How can various theoretical frameworks account for phenomena in ISMIL/ISLOJ languages – particularly more functional (e.g., usage-based, constructionist approaches) or generative frameworks (e.g., the Minimalist program)?
- How do ISMIL/ISLOJ languages inform various theoretical frameworks, both typologically and formally?

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