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Full Title: Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2020
Short Title: The CALA 2020

Date: 05-Feb-2020 - 08-Feb-2020
Location: Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Contact Person:
     Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazlina Abdul Halim
     Head, Dept. of Foreign Languages
     Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication
     Universiti Putra Malaysia

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic; Altaic; Austro-Asiatic; Austronesian; Indo-European; Japanese Family; Latin Subgroup; Sino-Tibetan

Call Deadline: 09-Apr-2019

CFP Description:

Following the success of the CALA 2019, The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2019, in Cambodia, we announce The CALA 2020, February 5-8, 2020, at The University Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Purpose and Structure - The CALA 2020 invites Linguists, Anthropologists, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropologists, Culturologists, Sociologists, Political Scientists, and those in related fields pertinent to Asia.

Details - The University Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 5-8, 2020

- The American Anthropological Association (Official Partner)
- Taylor and Francis Global Publishers (Official Publishing Partner)
- 60 academic institutions globally (Nanyang Technological University, University of Hawai'i, Temple University, University College London, SOAS, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Indian Institute of Anthropologists, and so forth).
- Scientific Committee of over 100 academics globally prominent in Linguistic Anthropology and related fields

Theme - Themed Asian Text, Global Context, The CALA 2020 will represent over 300 years of East-West global interaction, communication, and transnationalism. Throughout, symbolisms of Asian 'texts' have been significantly emphasized, (re)interpreted, contested, and distorted, while employed for cultural and political purpose. Asian texts have become highly representational, authenticating, and legitimizing sociopolitical and cultural devices, and their potency should not be underestimated. Never have these texts shown more significance than in the present, as their intensified use, and their qualities in Asian identities long contested, seek this Linguistic Anthropological exploration.

Call for Papers:

Publications - We advise that several Special Journal issues are planned, as well as a collection of Monographs, from papers submitted to the CALA, that meet the requirements of submission, review and acceptance. The papers selected will all be published with Top-Tier Ranking journals, and their Publishers. Here, ample assistance will be provided to revise manuscripts for publication.

Presentation lengths:
Submitters must plan around the following:
- Colloquia - 1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors (Part A and B is possible, thus 6-10 contributors)
- General paper sessions - Approx. 20-25 minutes each, which includes 5 minutes for questions/responses
- Posters - to be displayed at designated times throughout the CALA

Abstract and poster proposals should address one or more of the key strands related to Asian countries and regions:

– Anthropological Linguistics
– Applied Sociolinguistics
– Buddhist studies and discourses
– Cognitive Anthropology and Language
– Critical Linguistic Anthropology
– Ethnographical Language Work
– Ethnography of Communication
– General Sociolinguistics
– Islamic Studies and discourses
– Language, Community, Ethnicity
– Language Contact and Change
– Language, Dialect, Sociolect, Genre
– Language Documentation
– Language, Gender, Sexuality
– Language Ideologies
– Language Minorities and Majorities
– Language Revitalization
– Language in Real and Virtual Spaces
– Language Socialization
– Language and Spatiotemporal Frames
– Multifunctionality
– Narrative and Metanarrative
– Nonverbal Semiotics
– Poetics
– Post-Structuralism and Language
– Semiotics and Semiology
– Social Psychology of Language
– Textualization, Contextualization, Entextualization

Abstract submissions - The Call for Abstracts is now open, at the below links, which contact all pertinent information.

Anthropological Excursion - Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia

See website at, and at for full CFP and all information.