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The aim of this research blog is to encourage sharing among researchers on the topic of linguistic politeness and pragmatics.

An Online Discussion & Resource Network
–Multilingual; Cross-Disciplinary (Business, Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)
–Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, other Southeast Asian Subgroups & Clusters (Chinese, Indian, Malay, Peranakan, etc.)
–Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Scholars

Register at: sealinguist@gmail.com
(include full name and affiliation)

Southeast Asian Linguistics Society Conference (SEALS XXV)(27 to 29 May 2015; Chiangmai)

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After Myanmar, the next SEALS conference will be held in Chiangmai, Thailand (although the photo here, taken from my pictures archive, shows Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok). The deadline for call of abstracts is likely to be from mid-January to February 2015. No announcement is made yet, but you may take note of the dates.

Conferences in the second-half of 2015; Deadlines in 2014/2015

Get prepared!
1. ICLC 13: 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference
Location: Newcastle, UK
Conference dates: 20 July to 25 July 2015
Deadline: 3 Nov 2014; see: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/iclc13

2. 13-ICAL: 13th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics

Location: Taipei, TW
Conference dates: 18 July to 23 Jul 2015
Deadline: 15 Sept 2014; see: http://ical13.ling.sinica.edu.tw/

3. ** *The various panels for IPrA (14th International Pragmatics Conference) can be found on the IPrA website: http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.CONFERENCE14&n=1468&ct=1468
Deadline: 15 Oct 2014
(Earlier post on IPrA repeated here).

4. II International Meeting on Syntax & Semantics & their Interfaces
Location: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Conference dates: 17 Aug to 21 Aug 2015
Deadline: 1 May 2015

5. IIEMCA Conference 2015 on Ethnomethodology and CA
Location: Kolding, Denmark
Conference dates: 4 Aug to 7 Aug 2015
Deadline: 1 Oct 2014

6. Classroom-Oriented Research: Towards Effective Learning and Teaching
Location: Konin, Poland
Conference dates: 12 Oct to 14 Oct 2015
Deadline: 31 May 2015; see: https://sites.google.com/site/classroomresearch2015/

7. 5th New Zealand Discourse Conference
Location: Auckland, NZ
Conference dates: 7 Dec to 9 Dec 2015
Deadline: 31 Mar 2015
See: http://www.aut.ac.nz/research/research-institutes/icdc/conferences/NZDC4

Various themes:
– Culture and identity
– Public policy and the state
– Gender and diversity
– Ideology, power and knowledge
– Marketing and consumption
– Globalization and development, etc.

Conferences in the first-half of 2015; Call for Papers’ Deadlines in 2014/2015

More conference news coming in!
1.29th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics
Deadline for abstract: 25 Nov 2014


Further enquiries: mushira.eid@utah.edu

2. 7th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Linguistics Pragmatics
Deadline: 1 November 2014
Abstracts of max. 350 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to monika.kopytowska@gmail.com (Monika Kopytowska), cc. strus_pl@yahoo.com (Piotr Cap)

3. Asian Conference on Language Learning
Deadline: 1 Jan 2015
Venue: Osaka
A wide variety of themes

4. 1st Tunisian International Systemic Funcational Linguistics Conference and Workshop
Deadline: 30 Nov 2014
A variety of themes; see: http://www.tsflcw2015.syflatunisia.tn/
Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/syflat.first.conference?hc_location=timeline

5. ICA Regional Conference—Expanding Communication: Old Boundaries and New Frontiers
Conference dates: 9 April –11 April 2015
Deadline: 1 Sept 2014; conference registration begins 1 November 2014.
Early Bird registration deadline is 31 December 2014.

6. Rethinking Strategies in English Language Teaching

Conference dates: 12 Mar – 13 Mar 2015
Deadline: 31 Oct-2014
Location: Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
*Google for more information.

7. DGfS 2015: Workshop on Perspective-Taking
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Deadline: 20 Aug 2014
Conference dates: 4 Mar 2015 to 6 Mar 2015

8. Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages in the Digital Age

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Deadline: 15 August 2014
Conference dates: 14 April to 15 April 2015

9. 2015 TESOL International Conference
Location: Shanghai, China
Deadline: 15 Dec 2014
Conference dates: 14 May to 16 May 2015; see http://shf.shu.edu.cn

10. Linguistic Landscape 7: Questioning Boundaries, Opening Spaces
(for Sociolinguists, Anthropological Linguists, etc.)
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Conference dates: 7 May to 9 May 2015
Deadline: 1 Nov 2014; see: http://linguisticlandscape7.berkeley.edu/

11. International Symposium for Bilingualism 10

Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Conference dates: 20 May to 24 May 2015
Deadline: 15 Sept 2014; see: http://isb10.rutgers.edu

Call for Papers: Approaching Deadlines in 2014

1. Research in Teaching and Research in Matsuyama 

Deadline: 1 August 2013

第9回外国語教育及び研究についてのミニ学会 in Matsuyama 
開催場所:愛媛大学 愛大ミューズ3F 343会議室 

9th FL Teaching and Research Mini-Conference in Matsuyama 
Theme: Taking score – and moving on 
Dates: Sat & Sun, Sept. 20 & 21, 2014. 
Venue: Ehime University, Room 343- Aidai Muse 3F


Send proposal by e-mail (title line: 9thMatsu14) to reinelt.rudolf.my@ehime-u.ac.jp including presenter name and association, presentation title, one page abstract, and contact information. 

2. The Asian EFL Journal 11th Annual Conference seeks Abstracts submissions by 30 Sept 2014 on the following areas:

- Second language acquisition research

-TESOL teacher training 

- Discourse analysis 
– Teaching English through song 
– Vocabulary acquisition 
– Your own research topic 
– Teaching English in China 
– Teaching EFL/ESL in the Philippines 
– Teaching TESOL in Indonesia 
Please fill in the form on this page, specifying what topic you will 
present on, and include your abstract: 

3.2014 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions

Deadline: 20 Sept 2014

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the Asian EFL Journal in 2015.

See: http://vcc2014.nerthusproject.com/

4. Conference on Linguistics and the Study of Modern Languages – University of Ghana

Deadline: 31 July 2014
Proposals are invited for panels and abstracts for individual papers on the theme and sub-themes as follows:
Theme: ”Linguistics and Modern Languages in Focus: Developing Languages and Professionals for Glocal Integration”

Other themes: 
– Modern Languages in Focus: Developing Professionals for Global Integration 
– The role of language in sustaining glocal partnerships 
– Glocal perspectives on language teaching and learning 
– Linguistics and language teaching 
-Translations and interpretation 
– Language in literature 
– Historical linguistics 
– Contact linguistics 

Submission Guidelines: 
Anonymous single-spaced abstracts addressing the theme or sub-themes of the conference should be sent electronically to the following email addresses: 
– lingmodconf@gmail.com 
– lingmodconf@ug.edu.gh 
Abstracts should consist of: 
i) Title 
ii) Abstract: 500 words maximum 

5.5th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing in Morocco

Deadline: 07 Sept 2014

See: http://www.citala.org/

6.Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference 2014

Deadline: 20 Sept 2014

7.Language & Society Conference in Hamilton, NZ

Deadline: 31 July 2014

See: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/conference/langsoc/

8.Text and Context OTF Workshop 6 in Oita Prefecture, Japan

Deadline: 31 Oct 2014

See: http://www.oitatextforum.com/

9.Topics in Applied Linguistics: Spoken and Written Interaction

Deadline: 15 Sept 2014

Contact: Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf, Conference Secretary 
e-mail: dal@uni.opole.pl

10.3rd International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact

Deadline: 30 Aug 2014

  1. The Moroccan Culture Research Group (MCRG)
    Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences El Jadida, Morocco 

    The Moroccan Culture Research Group (MCRG) invites proposals for papers, posters and workshops to be presented at its 3rd International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact to be held at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences-El Jadida, Morocco from December 4-5, 2014. See:

    11.Australian Linguistic Society 45th Annual Conference

Deadline: 5 Sept 2014

University of Newcastle, NSW, 10 Dec to 12 Dec 2014

Announcement: A New Journal on East Asian Pragmatics

I have earlier written that there would not be any new post until 1st August 2014. However, after considering the possibility that some scholars may be writing new articles for journals at this time of the year, I have decided to announce this new journal which will be launched in September 2014. Any scholar working on students’ acquisition of Japanese in SE Asian, interactions between speakers of any SE Asian languages and NE Asian languages, and comparative perspectives on the pragmatics of the languages in the regions may want to consider this new platform for sharing their work. For details, please read the following link:


** I congratulate the main editors, members of the editorial board and assistants in their new roles:

Xinren Chen
Nanjing University, China

Dániel Z. Kádár
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Advisory Editors
Haruko Cook
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Jef Verschueren
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Reviews Editor
Yasuko Obana
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Send books for review to:
Yasuko Obana
School of Science & Technology
Kwansei Gakuin University Gakuen 2-1
Sanda City
Hyogo Prefecture
669-1337 Japan

Editorial Assistants
1. Elizabeth Marsden, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2. Janet Yonghong Qian, Nanjing Audit University, China
Editorial Board
1. Rong Chen, California State University, San Bernardino, United States
2. Winnie Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
3. Yueguo Gu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
4. Ziran He, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
5. Michael Haugh, Griffith University, Australia
6. Takuo Hayashi, Momoyama Gakuin University, Japan
7. Gang He, East China Normal University, China
8. Agnes Weiyun He, Stony Brook University, United States
9. Patrick Heinrich, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, Italy
10. Sachiko Ide, Japan Women’s University, Japan
11. Istvan Kecskes, State University of New York, United States
12. Alan Hyun-Oak Kim, University of Illinois at Carbondale, United States
13. Jong-Hyun Kim, Cheongju National University of Education, Republic of Korea
14. Sungborn Lee, Sogang University, Republic of Korea
15. Cher Leng Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
16. LuMing Mao, Miami University, United States
17. Jim O’Driscoll, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
18. Jun Ohashi, University of Melbourne, Australia
19. Shigeko Okamoto, University of California Santa Cruz, United States
20. Yuling Pan, US Census Bureau, United States
21. Barbara Pizziconi, SOAS, United Kingdom
22. Yongping Ran, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
23. Victoria Rau, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
24. Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
25. Zhang Wei, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
26. Olga Zayts, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong