The CALA, The Annual Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, is a yearly conference on Linguistic Anthropology with a focus on Asian countries, and regions. Scholars globally gather to engage in work on fields of Asian Linguistic Anthropology, though this does not limit interest to those working on the East, or to Linguistic Anthropologists, Linguistics, or Anthropologists. Networking multiple universities, the conference venue shifts annually, where the Conference Main committee, advised by the Conference Scientific committee, collaborates with the respective universities for each conference.
The general aims of the conference include:
To elicit new understandings of Linguistic Anthropology, by centering research and rhetoric on Asian contexts, and a network of related fields.
To contribute significantly to the advanced efforts of other global societies and organizations in Linguistic Anthropology, such as the SLA (Society for Linguistic Anthropology), The JLA (the Journal for Linguistic Anthropology), the AAA (the American Anthropological Association), The JAT (the Journal of Anthropological theory), the Annual Review of Anthropology, and others.
To strengthen conceptions of, and interest in, the Linguistic Anthropology of Asia, and to increasingly connect scholars working in and on Asian regions with those in other regions.
|2016||Development of first / Central committee|
|2017||Formation of Scientific committee|
|2017||Endorsement by the American Anthropological Association|
|2017||Partnering with Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Cambodia|
|2018||Partnering with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore|
|2018||Partnering with Publisher Taylor and Francis Publishers Global|
|2018||Receipt of Wenner Gren Foundation Grant, and Japan Foundation Grant|
|2019 (Jan.)||Inaugural annual conference, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia|
|2019 (June)||Launching of the CALA Academic Journal, The JALA|
|2020 (Feb.)||Second annual conference, University Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia|