Friday, September 1, 2017

Academic Position Posting: Vietnamese Language Lecturer at Columbia University

Academic Position
Vietnamese Language Lecturer
Columbia University

Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Vietnamese Language Program of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in modern Vietnamese, beginning fall 2018. Responsibilities include teaching first-year through fourth-year modern Vietnamese. We are particularly interested in an engaging instructor willing to work collaboratively with other Columbia faculty and staff in developing Vietnamese studies at Columbia. Applicants should have extensive experience in teaching Vietnamese at the university-level to native speakers of English, demonstrated exceptional teaching achievement at all levels (level 1 through level 4) with both heritage and non-heritage learners, and familiarity with instructional technology.

Call for Papers: 3rd International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

Call for Papers
Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages   

Deadline: September 30, 2017
February 16-17, 2018

The Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages will focus on heritage/community language studies as a multidisciplinary field, impacting a variety of educational contexts. Submissions are welcomed from disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, applied linguistics, assessment, bilingualism, demographics, education, linguistics, policy, psychology, and sociology. 

Please provide a 400-word (maximum) abstract of your paper, panel, poster session and a 50-word (maximum) summary.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Call for Proposals for COTSEAL-Sponsored AAS 2018 Panel: Extended Deadline

The deadline for proposals for a COTSEAL-sponsored panel at the 2018 AAS Conference has been extended to July 28, 2017.

Please see this post for more details.  Please submit your proposal to Pauli Sandjaja.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Southeast Asian Language: New Directions (deadline extended)

Call for Proposals for Presentations/Posters/Roundtables
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
September 8-10, 2017


All Southeast Asian language teaching professionals are invited to submit proposals for presentations, posters, or roundtables focused on innovations, curriculum development, and research on pedagogy and assessment for Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and/or other Southeast Asian languages. Topics of interests include (but are not limited to): language structure, acquisition, methodology, technology, instruction strategies, content-based lessons, or heritage language learners.
See the NEW conference website: for details.

Prospective presenters and conference participants must complete the application and pre-registration FORM. Abstracts of 300-500 words must follow the guidelines below and should include a title, the language(s) being addressed, and a short description of the purpose and content of the proposed poster, presentation, or roundtable. Travel funding may be available.

The main text of the poster should be in English except for illustrations on the teaching/research language(s).
  • Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet
  • Presenters of a poster will be expected to be in attendance on Saturday, September 9 2017 in order to explain their poster and to hand out any supplemental materials they may have prepared.
  • Paper presentations/talks should be 20 minutes long and must be in English except for examples presented in the talk or in audio-visuals
  • Presentations will be scheduled across all three days of the conference and may be group thematically or by language
  • Roundtable proposals may submitted by individuals or groups of language professionals
  • Please indicate in the abstract if the topic is intended to address a language-specific topic and audience, or if it is a thematic discussion that cuts across more than one Southeast Asian language.
Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract submission: June 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 8, 2017

Conference Dates: September 8-10, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Call for Proposals for COTSEAL-Sponsored Panel at AAS 2018

COTSEAL is seeking for paper proposals to be presented at COTSEAL-sponsored panel at  the 2018 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Washington DC, March 22-25, 2018.

COTSEAL is recruiting 4 panelists working on different Southeast Asian Languages to form a panel on the broad topic of "Communicating Content: Linking Southeast Asian Language Instruction to Area Studies."

This theme is wide enough to include different kinds of language, linguistic, pedagogy 
and Southeast Asian area study perspectives and discussions.

The topics may include but are not limited to:
- Language and cultures
- Language and media
- Language and politics
- Language and the environment
- Content-based curriculum and instruction
- Language across the curriculum
- Integrated language and cultural awareness classes
- Jump-start classes connecting language and area study classes

The panel organizer is Desiana Pauli Sandjaja sandjaja@uw.eduPlease email Pauli your title and abstract by July 28, 2017.

Please also be aware that AAS does not allow people to participate as presenter, chair or discussant in more than one panel (being an organizer doesn't count).

To prepare for your proposal please check the AAS website:

Further questions about COTSEAL-sponsored panel can be addressed to the panel organizer and COTSEAL officers.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chulalongkorn Summer School of Southeast Asian Linguistics, June 5-16, 2017

Registration for the Chulalongkorn Summer School of Southeast Asian Linguistics  is open until 30 April 2017. The summer school will be held from 5 – 16  June 2017 at Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

To register, see

The summer school will provide participants with a general overlook on Southeast Asia as a linguistic area, and theoretical discussion and methodological training in Southeast Asian linguistics, as well as practical knowledge on language situations and language policy in the ASEAN region.

Participants will choose to attend three of the nine courses taught by prominent linguists. Here are the course listings:

- David Bradley (La Trobe University)
   Language Policy and the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment in Southeast Asia
- David Peterson (Dartmouth College)
   Language Documentation in the Context of Southeast Asia
- James A. Matisoff (University of California, Berkeley)
   The Tibeto-Burman Language Family in Areal Southeast Asian Perspective
- James N. Stanford (Dartmouth College)
   Variation in Indigenous Southeast Asian Languages
- John Whitman (Cornell University)
   Microparametric Variation and Historical Change in Southeast Asian Languages
- Marc Brunelle (University of Ottawa) and James Kirby (University of Edinburgh)
   The Synchrony and Diachrony of Tonation in Southeast Asia
- Nick Enfield (University of Sydney)
  Mainland Southeast Asian Languages in Global Perspective
- Pittayawat Pittayaporn (Chulalongkorn University) and Weera Ostapirat (Mahidol University)
   Comparative Kra-Dai
- Umberto Ansaldo (University of Hong Kong)
  Language Contact and Contact Languages in SEA
- Walter Bisang (University of Mainz)
  Grammaticalization in East and Mainland Southeast Asian Languages

The summer school will be accompanied by the lecture series “Past, Present, and Future of Southeast Asian Linguistics” which will take place during 5 – 16 June in the evening. It will comprise 5 special public lectures on pertinent issues in Southeast Asian linguistics by world-class scholars.

Monday, April 3, 2017

COTSEAL Business Meeting Minutes from AAS 2017 Now Online

You can view the minutes from the March 17, 2017 COTSEAL Business Meeting here. The minutes from this recent meeting include the full COTSEAL financial report for 2017, and a detailed report on the 2016 COTSEAL teacher training workshop.

Minutes from previous meetings can be viewed at: