International Symposium on Malay/Indonesian Linguistics

ISMIL is an annual event whose goal is the advancement of scholarship in Malay/Indonesian Linguistics, through the bringing together of linguists from Malay and Indonesian speaking countries and their colleagues in other parts of the world.

Papers presented at ISMIL are concerned with the Malay/Indonesian language in any of its varieties. In addition to the standardized versions of Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia, papers are particularly welcome dealing with non-canonical isolects such as regional dialects of Malay and Indonesian, contact varieties, and other closely related Malayic languages. Papers may be in any of the subfields of linguistics, and may represent variegated approaches and diverse theoretical persuasions. Presentations at ISMIL are delivered in English, as is befitting an international symposium.

ISMIL 27 will be held together with the first International Symposium on Bornean Linguistics in Singapore on June 5-7, 2024

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Previous ISMILs

ISMIL 26 18-20 May, 2023, Honolulu, HI

ISMIL 25 6-8 August, 2022, Tokyo/Virtual

ISMIL 24 20-22 May, 2021, Virtual

ISMIL 23 6-7 July, 2019, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

ISMIL 21 4-6 May 2017, Langkawi, Malaysia

ISMIL 20 14-16 July 2016, Melbourne, Australia

ISMIL 19 12-14 June 2015, Jambi, Indonesia

ISMIL 18 13-15 June 2014, Procida, Naples, Italy (David Gil’s photos)

ISMIL 17 8-9 June 2013, Padang, Indonesia

ISMIL 16 22-24 June 2012, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (David Gil’s photos)

ISMIL 15 24-26 June 2011, Malang, East Java, Indonesia (David Gil’s photos)

ISMIL 14 30 April – 2 May 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (David Gil’s photos)

ISMIL 13 6-7 June 2009, Lombok, Indonesia (David Gil’s photos)

ISMIL 12 26-27 June 2008, Leiden, The Netherlands

ISMIL 11 6-8 August 2007, Manokwari, Indonesia (Photo Gallery)

ISMIL 10 21 – 23 April 2006, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
(Udel Ling. Dept’s photo gallery | Peter Cole’s photos)

ISMIL 9 27 – 29 July 2005, Maninjau, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia<!– (Photo Gallery)–>

ISMIL 8 31 July – 2 August 2004, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia<!– (Photo Gallery)–>

ISMIL 7 27-29 June 2003, Nijmegen, The Netherlands<!– (Photo Gallery)–>

ISMIL 6 3-5 August 2002, Bintan, Indonesia<!– (Photo Gallery)–>

ISMIL 5 16-17 June 2001, Leipzig, Germany (Photo Gallery)

ISMIL 4 26-27 July 2000, Jakarta, Indonesia (Photo Gallery)

ISMIL 3 24-25 August 1999, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISMIL 2 24-25 August 1998, Ujung Pandang, Indonesia

ISMIL 1 14-15 January 1997, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

The ISMIL Standing Committee

Peter Cole, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

David Gil, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany

Hooi Ling Soh, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, USA

Peter Slomanson, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Thomas J Conners, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Institutions Supporting ISMIL

Association for Linguistic Typology

PKBB, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya

Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Department of Linguistics, University of Delaware

University of Minnesota

De Gruyter Mouton

Pantun Collection

ISMIL Pantun Collection

Related Links

Linguistics Field Station, Jakarta
(a former joint project of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Atma Jaya University)

Waruno Mahdi’s WWW home page
(a personal homepage with extensive links on Austronesian linguistics and related topics)

(Austronesian languages mailing list)

(Southeast Asian Languages Mailing List homepage)

(an e-mail discussion list on Malay/Indonesian)