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
Asmah Haji Omar
Professor Emeritus of the University of Malaya, where she has been Professor (Chair) of Malay Linguistics, Founder Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Instrumental in the implementation of the National Language Policy at the UM, Asmah was responsible for the changeover to Malay as official and main language of the university.
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In the Asmah Haji Omar CALA interview Part 2, she discusses studying Linguistics at SOAS, and her work at Universiti Malaya, pioneering the transformation of Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean language and writing systems. She then focused on Southeast Asia, with global Sociolinguists and Anthropologists, implementing language policy and corpus planning. Subsequently, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka positioned Professor Asmah as crucial to Malaysian Sociolinguistics. SE Asian language owes its debt to Professor Asmah Haji Omar.