About LAL

LAL is an international conference organized by the Institute of Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. With more than 30 years of tradition in teaching and researching languages and cultures of Asia, we wish to bring together researchers working in various subfields of Asian linguistics. The conference was first held as ICAL2016@HCMC at Nguyen Tath Tanh University in December 2016 with 2 invited and more than 30 delivered talks covering a wide variety of languages and theoretical backgrounds.

Our goal is to bring together theoretical and empirical approaches, and look into new perspectives on linguistic research from the viewpoint of Asian languages. In particular, we welcome contributions from, but not limited to, the following areas, as well as thematic session proposals.

  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Phonology/phonetics
  • Descriptive/field linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Dialectology and language change
  • Applied linguistics
  • Natural language processing

Abstract submission
The language of the conference is English. We invite anonymous abstracts (one page A4) for 20-minute oral presentations and the poster session. Each contribution should be submitted electronically as a pdf file through EasyChair:
All submissions will be reviewed by an international scientific panel. Accepted and delivered papers will be published in a special issue of Investigationes Linguisticae.

Important dates:
Extended abstract submission deadline: January 7, 2018
Notification of acceptance: January 22, 2018
Registration: until February 23, 2018
Conference: March 23-24, 2018

Organized by:
Institute of Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Program committee
Setsuko Arita, Ritsumeikan University
Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine, National University of Singapore
Magdalena Kaufmann, University of Connecticut
Stefan Kaufmann, University of Connecticut
Norbert Kordek, Adam Mickiewicz University
Eric McCready, Aoyama Gakuin Univeristy
Lukas Rieser, Yamagata University
Yasutada Sudo, University College London
Syuntaro Tida, Kyoto University

Local organizer
Szymon Grzelak, Adam Mickiewicz University