International Seminar on Linguistics 2017

ISOL is a biennial international seminar held by the Postgraduate Program of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanity, Andalas University, in collaboration with Linguistics Society of Indonesia (MLI), Chapter Andalas University, Padang. ISOL aims to provide a discussion platform for linguists, scholars, language observers, researchers, educators and students of language studies to exchange and share their knowledge and research of various aspects of language and discuss both theoretical and practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. The seminar is open to interested people from outside of Indonesia.

It is undeniable that, like human beings, language also changes. The lexicon once used in a language may no longer be used in the next few years. In contrast, a lexicon that did not exist before appears and is widely used in the next period. The pronunciation of a word may change from time to time.

Many factors can cause language changes. Contact between cultures or speakers of different language, language policies made by the authorities or government and the advancement of science and technology are among the factors responsible for the change.

Social change in a society is triggered by various factors. In Indonesia, reform is one of the causes of change in various aspects of social life, including government, politics, economy and culture. All these changes are recorded by or reflected in language.

In order to respond to the effects of social dynamics to language, the Graduate Program of Linguistics, Andalas University (UNAND), in cooperation with the Indonesian Linguistic Society of UNAND branches, implemented the 3rd ISOL with the theme ‘Language in Social Dynamics’.

Location: Padang, West Sumater, Indonesia
Start Date: 23-Aug-2017 – 25-Aug-2017


Conference Schedule:

Day 1:
Opening Ceremony (at Governor conference room)
Keynote Speaker

Day 2:
Parallel invited speakers session 1
Parallel paper presenter (all paper presenters) session 1
Parallel paper presenter (all paper presenters) session 2
Parallel invited speakers session 2
Parallel paper presenter (all paper presenters) session 3
Closing Ceremony (at Mayor conference room)

Day 3:
Field Trip

Conference Website