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LINGUIST List 16.2669

Thu Sep 15 2005

Calls: Applied Ling/Austria;General Ling/Taiwan

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Eric A. Anchimbe, Postcolonial Innovations and Transformations: Putting Language in the Forefront
        2.    Hui-chuan Huang, 13th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association

Message 1: Postcolonial Innovations and Transformations: Putting Language in the Forefront
Date: 13-Sep-2005
From: Eric A. Anchimbe <anchimbe_ericyahoo.com>
Subject: Postcolonial Innovations and Transformations: Putting Language in the Forefront

Full Title: Postcolonial Innovations and Transformations: Putting Language in
the Forefront
Short Title: IRICS

Date: 09-Dec-2005 - 11-Dec-2005
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Eric Anchimbe
Meeting Email: anchimbe_ericyahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.inst.at/irics/sektionen_a-f/anchimbe.htm or

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics;
Historical Linguistics; Language Description; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 29-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:

The section 'Postcolonial innovations and transformations: Putting language in
the forefront' of the international conference 'Innovations and Reproductions in
Cultures and Societies' invites interdisciplinary papers that investigate the
innovations and transformations in postcolonial societies. The focus is broad
and is intended to tackle such issues as language and identity, the nation state
and language choices, cultural imprints on languages, language choices and
roles, statuses of (ex)colonial languages, among other things -- in postcolonial

Call for papers:

One of the outcomes of colonialism is the spread and the subsequent renovation
or transformation of European languages (see Kachru 1985, etc.) that bore the
''linguistic cultural baggage'' (Samarin 1984:436) brought along by the
colonialists. Language was a major tool in this expedition, which consisted not
only in the acquisition of raw materials, the expansion of markets, the spread
of empires and kingdoms but also in the quest for new citizens overseas (See,
for instance, the French Mission Civilisatrice). The quest for new citizens
meant the spread of new or as it was believed 'authentic' cultures to the
colonised regions. These colonial impetuses have had several results on
postcolonial societies and on their choices and application of languages - both
foreign and indigenous. For example, the English language has evolved severally
into what are generally called today the New Englishes, Non-native Englishes,
Indigenised Varieties of English, etc. On the other hand, there has been the
re-definition or transformation of the roles of the other languages within these
societies (now called Home languages, indigenous languages, local languages,
etc.) - a process that has shaped not only linguistic trajectories but also
social and cultural interpretations of life and communication.

This section does not concentrate on what has changed in (ex)colonial languages
but uses these changes to situate at what point they induce changes in the
general society. It pays attention to the relationship between indigenous
languages (mostly oral) and the foreign languages (mostly written) introduced
during colonialism. Focus is on, but not limited to, the following issues:

- the expanding role of English
- the diminishing or increasing role of native languages
- nation state and the promotion of neutral languages
- linguistic identity opportunism and fluctuation (Anchimbe, forthcoming)
- language choices and functions in national life
- cultural and societal imprints on (ex)colonial languages
- bilingualism/multilingualism in the oral-written language relationship

Papers that handle one or more of the above issues or others linked to them are
welcome. Interdisciplinary perspectives are especially appreciated since the
topic itself stretches across several disciplines: history, linguistics,
ethnology, anthropology, sociology ?..

Send an abstract of not more than a page to Eric Anchimbe at


The contributions to the conference ''Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures
and Societies'' will be published in TRANS 16, beginning in December 2005.
Contributions to be considered for the CD will only be accepted up to 31 May
2006. Contributions for TRANS, however, may be submitted at any time. The
guidelines for publication you will find on the TRANS-Homepage:
http://www.inst.at/trans/transstyle_e.htm. It is therefore advisable to submit
your complete paper by the 22nd of December. For more see
Message 2: 13th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
Date: 13-Sep-2005
From: Hui-chuan Huang <hcjhuangmx.nthu.edu.tw>
Subject: 13th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association

Full Title: 13th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
Short Title: AFLA XIII

Date: 24-Mar-2006 - 26-Mar-2006
Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
Contact Person: Henry Yungli Chang
Meeting Email: afla13gate.sinica.edu.tw
Web Site: http://www.ling.nthu.edu.tw/afla13

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2005

The 13th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA

Date: March 24-26, 2006
Venue: Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University,
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 30, 2005
Notification of acceptance: December 30, 2005
Contact Person: Henry Yungli Chang
Meeting Email: afla13gate.sinica.edu.tw
Website: http://www.ling.nthu.edu.tw/afla13

The 13th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association will
be held in Taiwan, jointly sponsored by the Graduate Institute of Linguistics of
National Tsing Hua University and the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.
This is the first time for AFLA to be held in a place where a number of
Austronesian languages are still actively spoken. We invite submissions of
abstracts in any area of Austronesian linguistics. Each paper will be allotted
30 minutes, with 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

Invited speakers:
-- Edward Keenan (UCLA)
-- Paul Jen-kuei Li (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions are limited to 1 singly authored and 1 jointly authored abstract per
author. Abstracts should be anonymous and confined to one A4 (or US Letter)
page, with 1-inch or 2.5-cm margins on all sides and in 12-point type. An
additional page for data, figures, and references may be included. Already
published papers will not be accepted. The abstract should include the title,
and should be submitted by email as both Word and PDF attachments to
afla13gate.sinica.edu.tw. Please indicate 'afla13 abstract_(your full name)'
in the subject heading, and include the following information in the body of
your email message:
(1) Title of the paper
(2) Name(s) of the author(s)
(3) Affiliation(s) of the author(s)
(4) Postal address
(5) Email address
(6) Area of linguistics of the paper (e.g. formal/functional, phonetics,
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, historical
linguistics, etc.)

Organizing Committee:
Henry Yungli Chang (Academia Sinica)
Yueh-chin Chang (National Tsing Hua University)
Chin-Chuan Cheng (Academia Sinica)
Dah-an Ho (Academia Sinica)
Hui-chuan J. Huang (National Tsing Hua University)
Lillian M. Huang (National Taiwan Normal University)
Li-May Sung (National Taiwan University)
Wei-tien Dylan Tsai (National Tsing Hua University)
Elizabeth Zeitoun (Academia Sinica)

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