Second Circular and Request for Presentation Titles

The Fourth Work­shop on Sino-Tibetan Lan­guages of South­west China (STLS-2016) will be held at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in Seat­tle, USA, Sep­tem­ber 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016.* This is the second cir­cu­lar and preliminary request for proposed presentation titles.

In order to apply for conference funding, the organizers need a list of potential participants and presentation titles. If you anticipate participating in the workshop, please send your name, affiliation, and a provisional presentation title (in English or Chinese) to by December 15. (Note that providing this information does not guarantee acceptance of your abstract, which will be determined later through the regular anonymous abstract review process.)

The following information is updated from the first circular:

  1. All pre­sen­ta­tions will be selected by anonymous review of abstracts.
  2. We antic­i­pate an abstract sub­mis­sion period from December 1, 2015 to Feb­ru­ary 29, 2016. The pro­ce­dure for abstract sub­mis­sion will be announced in the third circular.
  3. Results of abstract review (acceptance/rejection) will be sent out in April 2016.
  4. The con­fer­ence web site address is The site will be built out with addi­tional con­tent over the next few months. Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the site.
  5. If you did not receive this circular directly from, and would like to be added to the mail­ing list for future work­shop announce­ments, please send a request by email to with your name and pre­ferred email address.

Please dis­trib­ute this circular widely to col­leagues, email lists, and other appro­pri­ate venues.

We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you in Seat­tle next autumn!

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee)

* For more on the history and name of the workshop, see