Revitalization and Representation

New mobilities, new textual modes, and new technologies, have pervaded Asian regions, affecting communication, structuring lifeworld, and re-authoring identities. As such, language has evolved through ever-changing mediations. While these changes and mediations gain significance, a reflexive focus on cultural origins also emerges as central to global flows, as new human generations increasingly desire to revitalize cultural heritage and its linguistic counterpart. These renewed ‘revitalist’ foci have arisen in both widespread and minority languages. Central to work on these languages, then, are the frameworks of Anthropology, without which, our understandings of the political, cultural, linguistic, and other elements would obscure themselves.


Peter Austin

SOAS University London
Mie Hiramoto
National University of Singapore

Citations and Publications


All proceedings will be channeled through SCOPUS citation indexing. Here, papers submitted to the CALA 2019 proceedings will be channeled for SCOPUS ranking and citation.


All papers submitted to the CALA 2019 will be considered for review for publication in Top Tier journals and monographs.


Royal Angkor Resort & Spa
Phum Kasekum, NR6, Krong Siem Reap


Abstract and poster proposal submission

Opens: July 11, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: January 1, 2019 at midnight (UTC Time)
(This is a ‘limited’ acceptance window predicated on availability of space.)

Notification of acceptance

First and Second Call submissions will have already been notified. Post-Call submissions will receive notification upon completion of review processes (initial or double blind reviewed)
Note: If you require an earlier acceptance letter in order to obtain travel funding from your institution and other sources, please submit your abstract earlier and indicate that you need early notification.


Early Bird Registration

Opens: 01 March 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: 11 July 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)

Normal Bird Registration

Opens: 12 July 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: 25 October 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)
Presenters will need to have registered for The CALA by no later than 25 October 2018, midnight (UTC Time), to guarantee a place in the program. Registration will remain open after this date, but the conference organizers can not guarantee placement in the conference.

Late Bird Registration

Opens:26 October 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: 26 January 2019 at midnight (Conference End)


Day 1: Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Day 2: Thursday, 24 January 2019
Day 3: Friday, 25 January 2019
Day 4: Saturday, 26 January 2019 – Full day of optional cultural tour (separate cost)


Proposals should address one or more of the key strands for Asian regions:
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Buddhist studies and discourses
  • Cognitive Anthropology and language
  • Critical Linguistic Anthropology
  • Ethnographical language work
  • Ethnography of Communication
  • General Linguistic Anthropology
  • General sociolinguistics
  • Islamic Studies and discourses
  • Language and spatial and temporal frames
  • Language contact and change
  • Language Documentation
  • Language education
  • Language ideologies
  • Language minorities and majorities
  • Language pedagogies
  • Language revitalization
  • Language socialization
  • Language, community, ethnicity
  • Language, dialect, sociolect, genre
  • Language, gender, and sexuality
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Multifunctionality
  • Narrative and Metanarrative
  • Nonverbal Semiotics
  • Poetics
  • Post-Structuralism and Language
  • Semiotics and Semiology
  • Textualization, Contextualization, Entextualization
  • Theoretical and Applied Sociolinguistics


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 Submission Guidelines

Submissions (proposals for papers, posters, colloquia) via website or email:
  • 18-word maximum presentation title
  • 400-word maximum abstract, including references
  • Colloquia: Upload the abstract for the colloquium, in the submissions box. The abstract must contain both the main description of the colloquium, as well as a summarized description of each individual paper to be presented within the colloquium. This information must include the names and affiliations of each author and presenter, the title of each respective session/presentation, as well as any other information believed relevant.
  • For individual papers submitted for review and acceptance into the general sessions, the first author will be the nominated ‘Corresponding Author’, but can also be a ‘Presenting author’ when completing the profile.
  • Each author must also confirm their role: Presenting author, non-presenting author, chair, or discussant.

Evaluation of Proposals

The Review Committee will evaluate the proposals, with the following criteria:
  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic to CALA themes title
  • Originality/significance/impact of the research
  • Clarity/coherence of research concerns, theoretical and analytical framework(s), description of research, data collection, findings/conclusions, rhetoric, and exegesis as a whole.
  • For colloquia, importance/significance of the overarching topic and/or framework(s) addressed, and its coherence of and with individual presentations.
  • All abstracts for presentations within the colloquia will not be peer reviewed by the CALA review committee, but are expected to be at a standard commensurate to the parent colloquium abstract, which will be peer reviewed by the CALA review committee. Thus, the acceptance of the colloquium, and hence all presentations and discussions within that colloquium, becomes predicated on the success of the review of the main proposal for that colloquium, submitted by the main organizers of the respective colloquium.
  • All abstracts for general sessions, which are selected and placed by the CALA selection committee, will be double blind reviewed.

Conditions of Submissions

  • A participant may be first author/presenter in a maximum of two presentations, be it individual papers, posters, or papers within colloquia.
  • In addition, a participant may act as chair, discussant, or co-author in one further presentation.
  • Alternatively, participants may act as first author/presenter in one presentation, and chair, discussant, or co-author in a maximum of two other.
  • All proposals must present or interpret original work otherwise yet unavailable.
  • The language of the CALA is English. However, abstracts may be submitted in any language, but together with an English translation.
  • Presenters can present in any language, but must prepare an English translation for the presentation.
  • The CALA Committee will assign all relevant schedules to accepted individuals and groups.
  • Presenters must register and pay prior to October 25, 2018, to confirm their place at the CALA 2019, and hence for their presentations to be confirmed in the program.
  • Presenters are required to organize their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The CALA Organizers have secured accommodation at various locations around the city (see link for accommodation), details of which will be available for booking when registering for the CALA.



1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors

  • Colloquia provide an opportunity for several presenters within the boundaries of a theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. Colloquium organizers can tailor time lengths to each presentation, but must allow time to include opening and closing remarks, presentations, and audience interaction.
  • The colloquium chair is responsible for organizing the group and for submitting the colloquium in the Call for Papers platform on behalf of all their contributors.
  • All colloquium submissions must be uploaded to the submission site using the Colloquium Submission Form Template provided.
  • Panel organizers here will be responsible for panel chairs. Time keepers will be provided by the CALA.

General and non-colloquia session papers

  • Paper presentations will be allocated 25 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers..
  • Time keepers will be provided by the CALA..


  • Posters will be displayed at designated times throughout the CALA.
  • Posters are for one-on-one discussion of a symposium-related theme or topic.
  • A block of time will be allocated for presenters to discuss their posters.
  • Posters will be displayed in the designated areas (main halls).
  • Presenters will be assigned a space to display their poster.
  • Posters should be sized A0: 841 x 1189 mm width x height/ 33.1 x 46.8 inches width x height (landscape or portrait).
  • Submissions should contain a summary of key elements for the presentation.
  • Posters can include any relevant visuals or academically descriptive objects, where color is visually optimal.
  • Posters must be clear, concise, and simple, with large fonts, with the title of the project, and author information (name and affiliation).



Early Bird: USD 140
Regular Bird:USD 170
Late Bird/On-site:USD 200


Early Bird: USD 170
Regular Bird:USD 210
Late Bird/On-site: USD 250
The conference fee includes a daily buffet lunch, daily morning and afternoon break refreshments, and one buffet dinner with a cultural show. The conference hotel, and most hotels in Diliman, The Philippines, where participants may choose to stay, will include a breakfast buffet with the room rate. The 26th January optional anthropological excursion is priced separately.