Chair’s Welcome

The GLOCAL Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2021, The Third GLOCAL CALA, at the University of The Philippines Diliman, Diliman, The Philippines, symbolizes a significant leap forward for Asian Linguistic Anthropology, and hence, for Linguistic Anthropology in general, from the previous highly successful GLOCAL CALA 2019 and GLOCAL CALA 2020, to further problematize current perspectives and praxis in the field of Asian Languages, Linguistics, and Society.
The GLOCAL CALA 2021, as with The GLOCAL CALA 2019 and The GLOCAL CALA 2020, responds to concerns by those within Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, Sociology, Cultural studies, and of course Linguistic Anthropology, pertinent to Asia. The GLOCAL CALA 2019 and The GLOCAL CALA 2020 significantly reduced the gap between focus on Asian regions and work by Asian academics, largely contributable to issues of funding and expertise.The GLOCAL CALA 2021 will extend on these efforts, as it aims to further extend the global networks of Asian Linguistic Anthropology, connecting Asian with Western Universities and their academics. All papers and their authors will be SCOPUS / ISI indexed, and all papers will be subsequently channeled to top tier Journal Publication Special Issues and Monographs.
The GLOCAL CALA 2021 will to a great er degree opportune academics to exchange knowledge, expertise, and valuable Linguistic and Anthropological Data across the world, through the interpersonal and inter-institutional networks the GLOCAL CALA conferences build. To ground these efforts, the Conference, with The University of The Philippines Diliman at the centre, and with major University Partners SOAS, University of London, University of Hawai’i, University of Illinois, and with major global academic publishing partners, will network a growing number of institutions globally, to support this much needed Asian yet fully global project.
The theme for the GLOCAL CALA 2021 is Symbol and New Society, a theme pertinent to the current state of Asian regions and countries vis-a-vis their global analogues.
The University of The Philippines Diliman, hosting the GLOCAL CALA in 2021 in Diliman, The Philippines, constitutes one of an interchanging series of annual hosts, and in this way, the GLOCAL CALA global network expands to involve institutions worldwide.
We thus welcome you to The GLOCAL CALA 2021, the Third Annual Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, and to the GLOCAL CALA in general.

Professor Jem Javier

Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2021

Head, Department of Linguistics
School of Philosophy and Social Sciences
University of The Philippines Diliman