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
After studying Social anthropology and Linguistics at Cambridge, Geoffrey Benjamin taught Linguistic Anthropology and Sociology at Australian National Unviersity, and in Universities in Singapore. He focuses on Southeast Asia, with ethnic groups such as the Orang Asli, and Singapore and Indonesia’s Riau Islands. His publications extend on languages, societies, cultures and musics of the Malay World. He now develops Sociocultural theory.
ABOUT THIS SESSION
In the LIAISE 2-6 interview by CALA, Geoffrey Benjamin discusses and justifies that the phrase Orang Asli must be understood Sociolingustically. He includes language issues related to the Orang Asli. Benjamin describes his interest in Aslian languages, and his work on organizations of these languages. He speaks of Northern, Central, and Southern Aslian distinctions, their histories, and their significance in their respective part of the world.