The Annual Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology seeks to redefine the way we view Asian Language and Society. The CALA holds its annual conference in selected universities globally, and publishes its journal, the JALA, the Journal of Asian Linguistic Anthropology. The JALA is a quarterly, peer reviewed, free to publish, journal. The official partner for the CALA is Taylor and Francis Global Publishers, together with a global network of universities and academics.CALA 2020 registration
Alan Baxter has taught at La Trobe University, University of Lisbon, University of Macau, Flinders University of South Australia and the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil). His research interests lie in the areas of Sociolinguistics, Language Contact and Language Acquisition.
ABOUT THIS SESSION
In the LIAISE 3-4 interview by CALA, Alan Baxter begins with discussing translations of heritage work on Portuguese creoles, by exposing work by prominent figures in work on the Malaysian context. He presents grammatical work by these linguists, and extensions of this work into the realm of sociolinguistics. Following this, Baxter describes the notion of basilect, acrolect, and mesolect, with respect to these Creoles, includes the relevance of these terms to the Malaysian Portuguese context.