2nd CfP, deadline extended (hybrid event): International Conference on the Languages of the Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa  LESEWA-XVI


Date: November 21-22, 2024; Hybrid (online & onsite)

Venue: (Hybrid) The conference will be held in a hybrid format, allowing for both in-person and virtual presentations and participation. Moscow, Russia, Institute of African and Asian Studies, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya 11 (onsite) and online

Contact person: Anastasia Yuryevna Vikhrova, Anastasia Sergeevna Kolosova

E-mail: lesewaconf@gmail.com  +7 915 055-64-10

Organizing Committee:

Vikhrova A.Yu. – Chair (Moscow)

Rumyantseva I.M. (Moscow)

Kolosova A.S. – Secretary (Moscow)

Ivanov V.B. (Moscow)

Bogushevskaya V. – University of Salento (Lecce)

Scientific Committee:

Ivanov B. B. – IAAS Moscow State University (Moscow) (Chair)

Testelets Ya.G. – INP RAS (Moscow)

Plungyan V.A. – INP RAS (Moscow)

Khudyakov D.A. – Shenzhen MSU-BIT (Shenzhen)

Bogushevskaya V. – University of Salento (Lecce)

Linguistic Field(s): Typology; General Linguistics; Universal Grammar Subject Language(s): Languages of the Far East, Southeast Asia, and West Africa

NOTE: Full paper submission deadline has been extended to June 20, 2024

Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2024.

Conference description

In accordance with the tradition of conferences held in 1990-2022 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the conference seeks to examine parallelism in the morphosyntactic and semantic structures of the languages of the Far East, Southeast Asia, and West Africa, which cannot be explained by any genealogical affinity of languages, nor by areal factors. We welcome proposals for studies that are language-specific or focus on typology.

Presentations should be 30 minutes in length (20 min + 10 min discussion).

Those wishing to take part in the hybrid-format conference need to send to the Organising Committee a request for participation and a full paper (3-10 pages) on one of the topics of the conference. Applications and the papers should be sent to: lesewaconf@gmail.com.

Texts requirements: MS Word format, font Times New Roman, size 14. Page setup: A4, margins: top 2 cm, bottom 2 cm, left 3 cm, right 1,5 cm. Line spacing: 1,5. Working languages are Russian and English.

The registration fee of 300 roubles per page pays for the publication costs of the proceedings (postage is not included) and ensures that the author receives a copy of the conference proceedings. Payment of additional copies for the co-authors is made separately and costs 500 roubles each. The registration fee covers conference proceedings, coffee breaks, and other organisational expenses. 

Payment for the conference proceedings will be collected on the first day of the conference upon registration of participants. 

The content is the responsibility of the author.

Text requirements:

  • Initials and surname(s) of author(s) (right-aligned), next line – institution, city (right-aligned).
  • Title (centrally aligned, bold script)
  • Abstract in English (5-6 sentences)
  • In-text citations format: author – year in round parenthesis, e.g., (Winter – 1986).
  • Bibliography should not exceed 5 titles. Example:

Leontiev V.V. Psychology of Communication // Materials of scientific and practical conference. M., 2007. 

  • Tables should be typed in MS Word.

In the application for participation, please indicate your full surname, name, middle name or patronymics; academic degree and title, affiliation, position; home address; article title, phone number and e-mail.

Sincerely, LESEWA-XVI Organising Committee