The annual Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology has become the global focus for Asian Linguistic Anthropology and Sociolinguistics, through its commitment to its networks, and to bodies globally working on Asian contexts. The annual conference has been held for close to ten years, garnering scholars the world over. Each GLOCAL CALA conference accommodates several hundred presenters, roundtables, booths and displays, cultural performances, workshops, keynote talks by prominent scholars, anthropological excursions, and other categories. The CALA collaborates with a new university annually to host each conference. The previous hosts and other information are available on the GLOCAL website.


The GLOCAL CALA will substantially increase its number of affiliated bodies in Asia, North America, Europe, and elsewhere. The CALA will expand the quality of conference publications and its conference scope, through a greater number of conference subcategories, and more diversified and higher quality workshops on methodology, fieldwork, and so forth. This will result in the conferences catering to increasingly diverse audiences, not least of which are students, thus developing opportunities for greater engagement within and outside of the conferences. The CALA intends to collaborate and better integrate with bodies outside of academia, thus forging stronger connectivity between academia and society, such as through industry relations, to raise the quality of Asian scholarship, to connect Asian scholars and Linguistic and Cultural experts with academia globally, and to increasingly facilitate the exchange of data across these borders.

General Papers

  • Paper presentations will be allocated 25 minutes (+ 5 minutes for questions).
  • Timekeepers will be provided by The GLOCAL CALA if needed.
  • 18-word maximum presentation title
  • 400-word maximum abstract, including references
  • 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.


1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors

  • Abstracts for the colloquium must be uploaded 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 construed as relevant.
  • Each author must also confirm their role: Presenting Author, Non-Presenting Author, Chair, or Discussant.
  • 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 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. Timekeepers will be provided by The GLOCAL CALA if needed.

Poster Presentations

  • Posters will be displayed at designated times throughout The GLOCAL 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(s).
  • Posters should be A0: 841 x 1189 mm width x height (landscape or portrait).
  • A guiding but not necessary template for posters can be found at this link.
  • Submissions should contain a summary of key elements for the presentation.
  • Posters can include relevant visuals or academically descriptive objects, where color is optimal.
  • Posters must be clear, concise, and simple, with large fonts, with the title of the project, and author information (name and affiliation).

Methodology / Analysis Workshops

ELAR – Endangered Language Repository, SOAS
Several Academic Scholars on Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociolinguistics


To be Updated


To be Updated

Anthropology Excursion

To be Updated

Cultural Performance

To be Updated

Anthropological Exhibitions

Endangered Languages Projects
Ethnographic Projects
10 Global Universities


Various Universities and Associations
Various Publishing Companies

Proceedings Publications

ISI / SCOPUS / AHCI / CPCI Indexed Proceedings book

Special Issues

Several special journal issues in highly tiered journals