The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2020
Date : Feb 05, 2020 - Feb 08, 2020
Opening Hours : 7 AM to 6 PM
Venue : Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus
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Country : Malaysia
Organizer : Universiti Putra Malaysia
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The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, The CALA 2020, in Bintulu, Sarawak, symbolizes a significant movement forward for Linguistic Anthropology, from the first highly successfully attended CALA, to further problematize current perspectives and praxis in the field.

Conceptualized several years prior to the upcoming conference, the CALA 2020, as with the CALA 2019, responds to concerns by those within Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociolinguistics, Sociology, Cultural studies, and Linguistic Anthropology, pertinent to Asia. The CALA 2019 has reduced the gap between focus on Asian regions and work by Asian academics, largely contributable to issues of funding and expertise. The CALA 2020 will extend on these efforts, as it will aim to further extend the global networks of Asian Linguistic Anthropology.

The CALA 2020, thus aims to increasingly opportune academics to exchange knowledge, expertise, and valuable Linguistic and Anthropological Data across the world, through the interpersonal and inter-institutional networks the CALA conferences seek to build.

To ground these efforts, the Conference, with Universiti Putra Malaysia at the centre, seeks to network a growing number of institutions globally, to support this much needed project.
The theme for the CALA is Asian Text, Global Context, a theme pertinent to the current state of many Asian regions and countries vis-a-vis their global analogues.

Universiti Putra Malaysia, hosting the CALA in 2020 in Bintulu, Sarawak, the Land of the Horbills, Malaysia, constitutes one of an interchanging series of annual hosts, and in this way, the CALA global network increases to involve institutions worldwide.

We thus welcome you to the CALA 2020, the Second Annual Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, and to the CALA in general.

Introduction :

Following the success of the CALA 2019, The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2019, in Cambodia, we announce The CALA 2020, February 5-8, 2020, at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Purpose and Structure - The CALA 2020 invites Linguists, Anthropologists, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropologists, Culturologists, Sociologists, Political Scientists, and those in related fields pertinent to Asia.

Details - Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 5-8, 2020

The first of several videos, by the Chair, Professor Hazlina Abdul Halim (Dean, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia), is at

Taylor and Francis Global Publishers (Official Partners)
Nanyang Technological University
100 academic institutions globally (University of Hawai'i, Temple University, University College London, SOAS, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Indian Institute of Anthropologists, and so forth).
Scientific Committee of over 100 academics globally prominent in Linguistic Anthropology and related fields

Publications - We advise that several Special Journal issues are planned, as well as a collection of Monographs, from papers submitted to the CALA, that meet the requirements of submission, review and acceptance. The papers selected will all be published with Top-Tier Ranking journals, and their Publishers. Here, ample assistance will be provided to revise manuscripts for publication.

Please note that the CALA represents a fully Non-Profit Organization, and all publishing is FREE. The CALA refuses to implement a pay to publish system, and will always endorse a meritocratic environment for academics, thus refusing to in any way adopt any system that requires the implementation of paid fees. Furthermore, the CALA will always source funding and grants from funding agents to assist those who need funding to access Linguistic Anthropology.

Abstract submissions - The Call for Abstracts is now open, at the below links, which contain all pertinent information. Submissions have until now been high, so the CFP deadline may change.

Anthropological Excursion - Sarawak, Malaysia
See website at for full CFP and all information.

For more information, please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazlina Abdul Halim
Dept. of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Head of Communications
Ms. Nhan Huynh

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