Call For Papers

IACL-26 and ICCLC-20 will be jointly held on May 4-6, 2018 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Abstracts are invited for presentations on any aspect of research on any variety of the Chinese language and linguistics, as well as other languages of China. Each talk will be 20 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstract Submission Description

Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: February 26, 2018

* Notes: Non-IACL members must join IACL by March 26, 2018 to be eligible for presentation at this joint conference.


IACL competitions: YSA, MJH, IRA

The Young Scholar Award (YSA)

The YSA competition is an innovative attempt by the IACL to promote, recognize, and encourage young scholars. It is held once a year in conjunction with the IACL annual conference.

A maximum of 5 finalists will be selected, and each will be awarded a travel subsidy (of around $500) and invited to the IACL conference to give an oral presentation at a special session, organized for this purpose, before a panel of judges chaired by the IACL president (the review committee of any given year may also recommend that no finalist be invited). The author of the best paper selected by the panel will be honored at the banquet of the annual conference and presented with an award certificate.

Eligibility

IACL membership: Non-members must join the IACL within 30 days of acceptance notification, otherwise, your qualification for the final round of competition will be revoked.

Submission Guidelines

In the email, please include: paper title, subcategory (e.g. syntax, phonology, Sino-Tibetan linguistics, etc.), author’s name, author’s age as of May 4th 2018, affiliation, academic rank, and the email address for contact.

Submission Deadline

The abstract and the full paper should be submitted no later than January 10, 2018. The results of acceptance will be announced around February 26, 2018. Those who are selected as finalists for IACL competitions must submit proof of their age and academic rank to be included in the program.


Mantaro J. Hashimoto (MJH) Award for Chinese Historical Phonology

This new award offers an annual prize in the amount of US $500, donated by Professor Anne Yue in memory of the eminent linguist and sinologist, Professor Mantaro J. Hashimoto. It is offered as an encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to the study of Chinese historical phonology, a field in which Professor Hashimoto was especially interested and to which he made numerous important contributions.

The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award process. All YSA papers submitted in the field of Chinese historical phonology will automatically be concurrently considered for the MJH Award.

Submission Guidelines

Title the subject of the submission email “YSA/MJH”. Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines and the above deadline in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, selection criteria, and current judging standards in the YSA process will apply to papers considered for the MJH Award, with the exception that the papers submitted for the MJH Award must deal specifically with the area of Chinese historical phonology.


The Interdisciplinary Research Award (IRA)

This award is an annual prize in the amount of US $500, established in the honor of Professor Hsin-I Hsieh for his immense contributions to the IACL and to the field of Chinese linguistics. The award is offered as a token of encouragement to young scholars who wish to devote themselves to interdisciplinary studies in Chinese linguistics. The prize will be administered as part of the Young Scholar Award (YSA) process. All papers with an interdisciplinary approach submitted for YSA will automatically be concurrently considered for the Interdisciplinary Research Award.

Submission Guidelines

Title the subject of the submission email “YSA/IRA”. Applicants should follow the published YSA guidelines and the above deadline in preparing their submissions. All regulations, restrictions, and selection criteria adopted in the YSA process will apply to papers considered for the Interdisciplinary Research Award, with the exception that these submissions must have an interdisciplinary focus, which includes interface studies (e.g., phonology-syntax, morpho-syntax, syntax-semantics.), studies which combine diachronic and synchronic approaches, studies that combine methodologies from different frameworks (e.g., formal, functional, typological), or studies that combine linguistics and other disciplines (e.g., literature, anthropology, sociology, psychology, computer science).

More details are available at the conference website: http://iacling.org/index26.html, or at the IACL website: http://www.iacling.org.


Hongming Zhang

Chair, Organizing Committee of IACL-26 & ICCLC-20