Call for papers: The 12th International Symposium on Taiwanese Languages and Teaching (ISTLT-12), Taiwan, October 26-27, 2018

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Call for Papers
January 7, 2018
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Ethnic History / Studies, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Teaching and Learning

Call for Papers

Date: October 26 to October 27, 2018

Location: National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Taiwanese Languages and Literature Association, I am pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for presentations for our 12th International Symposium on Taiwanese Languages and Teaching (ISTLT-12). The ISTLT-12 conference will be held on October 26-27, 2018, at the National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan and sponsored by Taiwan Languages and Literature Association. 

The theme of this year is “Language Diversity and Sustainable Development in Taiwan.” We seek to examine the following linguistic and cultural issues relating to Taiwanese languages:

  1. Multilingual developments and variations
  2. Language contact, merging, and changes
  3. Language maintenance and loss
  4. Language revitalization and policy
  5. Structural analysis of phonetics and phonology
  6. Theory of morphology and syntax
  7. Written languages, applied linguistics and language teaching
  8. Research and method of lexicography
  9. Interaction between language and folk culture
  10. Other issues on Taiwanese languages and teaching

Important deadlines:

Deadline for abstract submission: January 7, 2018

Notification of acceptance: March 5, 2018 

Deadline for full-length papers: August 20, 2018

Submission guidelines:

  1. The conventional languages for presentation in the conference include Taiwanese languages and English.
  2. We accept two types of submissions:
  1. Individual papers related to the abovementioned issues.
  2. Organized panels
  1. Minimum of three and a maximum of five participants per panel proposal (chair included) 
  2. Panel topics should focus on

A: Writings and application of Taiwanese languages

B: Immersion language teaching of Taiwanese languages

C: Language maintenance and loss of Taiwanese languages

D: of Taiwanese folk culture

  1. Please download the Proposal Submission Form from the conference website ( and return it to conference secretary office via The proposal must be saved as an additional PDF in addition to Word formats.

Pre-registration Rates:

1. Members of Taiwanese Languages and Literature Association (who have paid the membership fee for 2018): free

2. Non-members: Students: $1500 TWD; Non-students: $2000 TWD


Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who may be interested! We look forward to an exciting and intellectually stimulating conference in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, that reflects the dynamism of the studies of Taiwanese Languages and Teaching. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Huang-Lan Su at or visit



Tiun , Hak-khiam


The 12th International Symposium on Taiwanese Languages and Teaching


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