This is the second circular for the 39th International
Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages & Linguistics, to be held on
the campus of the University
of Washington in Seattle, Sept. 15-17, 2006.
The conference is hosted by the Department
of Asian Languages & Literature. Updated information on the
conference, as well as copies of all circulars and other announcements,
is available at the ICSTLL-39
web site, http://depts.washington.edu/icstll39/.
As of this writing, 92 scholars from around the world have indicated
their intent to participate in the conference. The list of participants
can be viewed on the web site's Participants page.
We are pleased to announce that two keynote speakers have confirmed
their participation. Professor Jerry Norman will speak on "Proto-Min
Numerals" and Professor Robbins Burling will speak on "The Lingua Franca cycle and the map of Tibeto-Burman Languages".
If you wish to attend the conference, whether you plan to
present a paper or not, please visit the ICSTLL-39
web site and indicate
your intent to participate. This
step is required before you can register for the conference.
You may also add or remove your name from the conference email list
on the Intent
to Participate page.
If you have already indicated your intent to particicpate, and would
like to change your contact information, revise your paper title, or
remove yourself from the participants list, please go to the Update
My Information page.
Papers are welcome on all aspects of linguistics in the Sino-Tibetan area. The deadline for abstracts is June 15, 2006.
Before submitting an abstract, be sure to indicate your intent to participate. We cannot process your abstract until you have done so.
Abstract format: Abstracts shall be limited to one page. Abstracts should be in English, or bilingual including English. At the top of the abstract please include the paper title, your name, institution, and email.
Abstract submission: If possible, please
send abstracts as email attachments to icstll39 @ u.washington.edu. Pdf format
is preferred. If pdf is not possible, Microsoft
Word (.doc) format is acceptable. The file name should include both "icstll" and
your last name, for example "icstll39_handel.pdf" or "icstll39_handel.doc".
If submission in electronic form is not possible, abstracts may instead
be sent by regular mail to
ICSTLL-39 Organizing Committee
Department of Asian Languages & Literature
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3521
Submitted abstracts will be available for download from the Participants page
of the web site. If you do not wish your abstract to be publicly viewable,
please say so when you submit it.
The language of conference presentations should be English if possible.
If you are unable to present in English, please provide
English-language handouts or arrange for interpretation into English.
The deadline for registration is July 15, 2006. We
regret that we will be unable to accept late registrations or walk-in
plan to register by the deadline.
The registration fee is US $40 (US $15 for students). Payment may be
made in one of three ways:
- Personal or bank check drawn on a US bank in US dollars
- Wire transfer
- Major credit card
We prefer payment by check if possible. A small processing fee will
be added to credit card payments.
In order to register, please visit the Register page on the web site.
Details on making payment are available there. Before you can register,
you must indicate your Intent
Once payment is received, you can confirm that you are registered by
visiting the Particpants page
of the web site. Registered participants are marked with an asterisk
Please note that the registration fee does not cover meals. Information
on meal costs will be provided in the fourth circular.
We have secured a block of rooms at a reduced price at two hotels near
Inn and the Watertown
Inn. Rooms at Watertown Inn are somewhat nicer than at University
Inn, but both provide comfortable accommodation. The hotels are about
a 15-minute walk from the conference site, and within a 5-minute walk
of each other. Details and information on reserving rooms are available
on the ICSTLL-39 web
The nearest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), located 18 miles south of the University of Washington. Travel time from the airport to the conference hotels is about 30 minutes in normal traffic conditions. More details on transportation will be available on the ICSTLL-39 web site.
Some non-US citizens will need a visa to enter the United
States to attend the conference. If you are in doubt about whether you
will need a visa to enter the US, please carefully consult the US
State Department web site and/or check with your local
US consulate. Because of current security concerns, wait times for a
visa can be weeks or months, so plan to apply early.
Information on visas for temporary visitors to the US is available at this
US State Department web site. You will also find a link there to
that provides anticipated wait times for visas.
When you indicate your intent to participate in ICSTLL-39, you will be able to request an official letter inviting you to the conference, which you can submit with your visa application.
The conference banquet will be held Saturday evening, Sept. 16, 2006. There will be a separate charge for attending the banquet. We also plan to provide dinners on other nights of the conference for a small fee. Conference participants will be responsible for their own lunches. Breakfast is available at the conference hotels, and light refreshments will be served at conference sessions.
Further details on meals will be included in the fourth circular.
If you received this circular directly from icstll39 @ u.washington.edu,
then you are already on the conference email list. Please circulate this
announcement to colleagues. If you did not receive this email directly
from icstll39 @ u.washington.edu,
then you may sign up to receive future email announcements on the intent
to participate page of the ICSTLL-39
We hope to see many of you in Seattle! If you have any questions about the conference, or suggestions for workshops, panels, or other activities, please contact Prof. Zev Handel at icstll39 @ u.washington.edu.
For the ICSTLL-39 Organizing Committee,
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