Second circular, March 2013


The 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, 7-10 August 2013

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This will serve as a reminder that the 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics will be held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, from 7-10 August 2013.

***The abstract deadline is 17 March 2013!!!***

In addition to a review of the abstract submission procedure, this circular contains information on plenary speakers and accommodations. Please see the conference website for important travel advice.

Thank you to those of you who have already expressed your intent to attend the conference. If you expect to attend ICSTLL46, and you have not already done so, please take a moment to send a brief email indicating your intent to the organizer at to aid in planning.

Call for papers

We invite submission of abstracts for papers covering all aspects of linguistic research on Sino-Tibetan and other area languages. Papers may treat issues in specific core linguistic areas, they may present field reports, or they may involve research in allied fields, such as prehistory. Papers will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion. The language for presentations will be English.

Abstracts for the main session should be submitted online in pdf format using Easychair ( Abstracts should be no longer than 350 words in a 12-point, unicode-compliant font, and should be written in English. Authors should take care to remove self-identifying references so that the abstract may be properly reviewed.

Again, the deadline for abstract submission is 17 March 2013.

Plenary speakers

Scott DeLancey, University of Oregon

James A. Matisoff, University of California, Berkeley

James N. Stanford, Dartmouth College


7 August will be devoted to focused workshops.

James Stanford is organizing a workshop on Tai-Kadai. If you haven’t already done so, please contact him soon ( if you would like to participate. Abstracts for the Tai-Kadai workshop will be submitted directly to him rather than via Easychair.

There will be a workshop on Kuki-Chin, featuring invited papers on specific topics in Kuki-Chin grammar by specialists in this branch of Tibeto-Burman.

A STEDT orientation session also will be scheduled during the conference.


Please download and submit the room reservation form found here as soon as possible.

There are several options for accommodation near Dartmouth, but unless you have a car, most will be far less convenient than the options we recommend. It will not be possible to offer transportation from other area hotels and public transportation is extremely limited. Feel free to book your own hotel only if you will have a car, and please fill out the above form anyway so we can arrange a parking permit for you ($5/day). Be forewarned that it can often be difficult to find an available room at area hotels. We will post links for some nearby possibilities on the conference website, but we strongly urge you to take advantage of one of the other options described here.

If you do not have a car, the most practical options are dormitory accommodation, or the Hanover Inn.

Recommended option: We expect that most people will want the most affordable and nearest accommodation. We will provide comfortable dormitory rooms (with shared bath) for $80/person/night within easy walking distance of the conference venue. This price will also include breakfast and lunch at the ’53 Commons dining facility. Please note that the $80/night price is per person rather than per room.

For those who would prefer to stay in a more traditional hotel, we will reserve a block of rooms at the recently renovated Hanover Inn, right at the edge of campus, at about $180/night ( Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like one of these rooms, as the hotel fills quickly and we can’t hold the rooms indefinitely. If you will be accompanied by a spouse or other family members, this may be a better option than the dorms since the dormitory cost is per person. Please note, however, that the Hanover Inn price does not include meals, so you will need to pay for breakfast and lunch separately.

Important dates

17 March 2013: deadline for abstract submission

20 April 2013: notification of acceptance

1 July 2013: deadline for registration at discounted rate (details to follow)

Please check the conference website regularly for updates. The website also includes important information on how to reach Dartmouth. We will include information about visas as soon as possible.

Any further inquiries should be directed to the organizer, David A. Peterson: