First Call for Abstracts

The Twenty-Fifth
(ISMIL 25)

6-8 August 2022


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.


Persons wishing to present a paper at the symposium are invited to 
submit a one-page abstract in electronic form (preferably pdf, but 
MsWord also acceptable) to David Gil at the following address:

gil AT

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 May 2022

Notification: 1 June 2022

[Early submissions also possible; notifications will be made within two 
weeks of receipt of submission.]

Hybrid for participants from Japan, and countries whose governments ban 
zoom; online for all other participants


A Special Session will focus on Malay/Indonesian and other languages.We
encourage submissions on studies comparing Malay/Indonesian and other 
languages from various perspectives.Possible topics include contact 
between Malay/Indonesian and other languages, contrastive study of the 
grammars of Malay/Indonesian and other languages, influence of other 
languages found in foreign speakers of Malay/Indonesian, comparison of 
socio-political situations surrounding Malay/Indonesian and other 
languages, issues in incorporating Malay/Indonesian in a 
cross-linguistic project (e.g. linguistic typology, language resource 
development), etc.We are planning to publish selected papers as a 
special issue of NUSA. Linguistic studies of languages in and around 


Local Organizers:
Hiroki Nomoto, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Asako Shiohara, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Peter Cole, University of Delaware
Thomas Conners, University of Maryland
David Gil, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Peter Slomanson, University of Tampere
Hooi Ling Soh, University of Minnesota
Inquiries: gil AT