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【Call for Papers】The 14th International Conference on Taiwanese Languages and Teaching & "The Voice of Transformation" in Taiwan Studies

With the theme of “Taiwan's Multilingual Community,” the conference is
co-hosted by NCKU Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS)
and Taiwan Languages & Literature Society. Since sound implies languages which are
transformed from different groups, gender, generations, social hierarchy and borders,
each speaking subject has his/her own agency and will transform through language
contacts. Through social implications— unique and inimitable, voice-listening and
penetrating, multi-voiced interchange and negotiation, the management of language
and struggle with subjectivity of voice, this conference aims to explore the creativity
and subjectivity of Taiwan’s multilingualism. By structural linguistics, sociolinguistics,
pragmatics, cognitive linguistics and educational psychology and transdisciplinary
methodology, this conference will also explore Taiwan’s multiple voices and will look
forward to building a conversational platform of cultural implications to create the
sustainable development of multi-language community.

A. Date: August 27-28, 2022.
Venue: Department of Taiwanese Literature (1 University Road, Tainan City.)
Conference Organizers: Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences
and Taiwan Languages Society, National Cheng Kung University

B. Themes: Taiwan's Multilingual Community

C. Sub-themes:
a. The multi-development and common good of Taiwanese languages.
b. The relative language policy and language revitalization of Taiwanese languages.
c. The phonetic and phonological structural analysis of Taiwanese languages.
d. The morphology and syntax of Taiwanese languages.
e. Writing, application and pedagogy of Taiwanese languages.
f. Research and pedagogy of linguistic landscape.
g. Topics on Taiwanese languages related to Taiwanese culture, literature, and
h. Topics on Taiwanese languages related to science, medical research and other
transdisciplinary studies.

D. Important Dates:
a. Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2022 (Saturday).
b. Abstract acceptance notification: March 15, 2022 (Tuesday).
c. Full paper submission deadline: July 31, 2022 (Wednesday).

E. Submission guidelines
a. Language: Taiwanese languages or English.
b. Topics should include conference theme or sub-themes.
c. Abstracts should be 300-500 words (one full A4 page).
d. Since the review process is conducted anonymously, do not reveal author’s
identity on submission.
e. At least one of the corresponding authors should present the paper in person. The
maximum number of submissions are two: one for single author and one for
f. Please download and fill in “Basic Information of Authors” and “Title and
abstract,” save as both pdf and word files, and then mail to

F. Contact information:
Organization: Department of Taiwanese Literature
Address: 1 University Road, Tainan City
Contact person: Po-hsien Kuo.
Phone: 0966530131
Email: istlt2021@gmail.com

G. Conference Fees
a. The accepted abstract will be charged paper presentation fee. There are no
submission charges.
b. Members in Taiwan Languages & Literature Society will not be charged
presentation fee.
c. Presentation fee:
Students: NTD 1500.
Non-students: NTD 2000.
Presentation fee should be paid by designated date or the presenter’s qualification
will be canceled.
d. Payment methods will be announced soon.
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