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
Abstract length is limited to one page (with 1-inch margins), including examples and (selected) references.
Abstracts can be written in English or Chinese:
English: Please use Times New Roman font, size 12
Chinese: Please use Song font (宋体), size small 4
Abstracts should be submitted in two versions, i.e. one in the form of a PDF and the other in the form of a DOC.
Abstracts should be anonymous, but please make sure to include your contact information in your email upon submission.
Abstracts should be submitted to the conference email address: IACLemail@example.com.
Please title the subject of the e-mail with either “ABSTRACT-IACL26” or “ABSTRACT- ICCLC20”.
In the email, please include name(s) of the author(s), academic rank(s), affiliation(s), abstract title, subcategory (e.g. syntax, phonology, Sino-Tibetan linguistics, etc.), and the e-mail address for contact.
Please name the abstract file attached in the following way:
For single-authored papers: LastName_FirstName.pdf
For co-authored papers: LastName_FirstName_co.pdf (list only the first author)
(For example, Hu Jianhua would name his abstract file “Hu_Jianhua.pdf”, or “Hu_Jianhua_co.pdf” for a co-authored paper)
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.
Participants must be 35 years of age or younger by the date of the final round of the competition;
Participants’ current academic rank must be below that of associate professor in the Chinese and American university systems, and below that of senior lecturer in the British system.
Previous award winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition.
Each participant is required to submit a full paper no more than 25 pages in length.
All submissions for the YSA competition must be original papers that have not been published or accepted for publication, nor presented at a major conference or included in its proceedings.
A paper submitted to a previous IACL conference cannot be resubmitted.
Please submit the abstract and the full paper directly to the conference email address IACLfirstname.lastname@example.org, and title the subject of the submission email “YSA”.
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.
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.
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).
Chair, Organizing Committee of IACL-26 & ICCLC-20