The CALA 2020 – The (Annual) Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology

February 5-8, 2020

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia



Following the success of the CALA 2019, The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology 2019, in Cambodia, we announce The CALA 2020, February 5-8, 2020, at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.


Purpose and Structure

The CALA 2020 invites Linguists, Anthropologists, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropologists, Culturologists, Sociologists, Political Scientists, and those in related fields pertinent to Asia.



Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 5-8, 2020


The first of several videos, by the Chair, Professor Hazlina Abdul Halim (Dean, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia), is at



  • Taylor and Francis Global Publishers (Official Partners)
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • 100 academic institutions globally (University of Hawai'i, Temple University, University College London, SOAS, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Indian Institute of Anthropologists, and so forth).
  • Scientific Committee of over 100 academics globally prominent in Linguistic Anthropology and related fields



We advise that several Special Journal issues are planned, as well as a collection of Monographs, from papers submitted to the CALA, that meet the requirements of submission, review and acceptance. The papers selected will all be published with Top-Tier Ranking journals, and their Publishers. Here, ample assistance will be provided to revise manuscripts for publication.

Please note that the CALA represents a fully Non-Profit Organization, and all publishing is FREE. The CALA refuses to implement a pay to publish system, and will always endorse a meritocratic environment for academics, thus refusing to in any way adopt any system that requires the implementation of paid fees. Furthermore, the CALA will always source funding and grants from funding agents to assist those who need funding to access Linguistic Anthropology.


Abstract submissions

The Call for Abstracts is now open, at the below links, which contain all pertinent information. Please also find attached the Call for Papers for the CALA 2020. Submissions have until now been high, so the CFP deadline may change.


Anthropological Excursion

Sarawak, Malaysia


See website at for full CFP and all information.


For more information, please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazlina Abdul Halim
Dept. of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Head of Communications
Ms. Nhan Huynh