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