In global community, using English to create mutual understanding among the community members results that English is positioned as  a dominant  language in the world. The domination of English may affect on  the existence of  local languages of the countries where English is not the national / main language. In the countries like Indonesia, English is a foreign language. As a foreign language, English is learnt not acquired and at first  it was used not as prominent as first or second language. Up to now, It has been  used in a special occasion among other things, especially in formal situation. Therefore, not all Indonesian people can speak English well.

However, English is getting stonger and stronger. The recent tendency shows  that  English  is not only used in a specific moment but also in daily communication especially in global era like today. People communicate not only with other people from their home countries but also with those from abroad. This makes English become much more dominant, while  local languages get more threatened.

The threatening condition may affect the vitality of local languages. In this occasion, the question about the vitality of local languages is important to discuss. This topic can be investigated from different perspectives in linguistics either micro or macro one.


The Vitality of Local Languages in Global Community

Time and Venue

  • Time: July 19-20, 2017
  • Venue: NEO Candi Hotel (Jalan S. Parman 56 Semarang, Indonesia. Phone +62 24 8509900,

Keynote Speakers

  1. Dr. Dadang Sunendar, M.Hum. (Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa. Indonesia)
  1. Dr. Tupas Topsie Ruanni Fernandez (National Institute of Education. Singapore)
  1. Shu-Chuan Chen, Ph.D. (Asia University. Taiwan (on confirmation))
  1. Ketut Artawa, Ph.D. (Udayana University. Indonesia)
  1. Dr. Suharno, M.Ed. (Diponegoro University. Indonesia)

Call For Papers

  • The abstract should be in English or bahasa Indonesia, not more than 400 words with 4-5 keywords, single spaced, Times New Roman 11, and in MS-Word program (.doc/.docx/.rtf). Write the initials of the topic areas on the top corner of your paper.
  • The full paper that could be in bahasa Indonesia or English is not more than 7 pages (including abstract and references), A4, in 1 space, in MS-Word program (.doc/.docx/.rtf), Times New Roman 11, and 2.54 cm margin on all sides of the page
  • Abstract and full paper must be sent to the committee of the seminar via email to

Topic Areas

  • Phonology (Phon)
  • Morphology (Mor)
  • Syntax (Syn)
  • Semantics (Sem)
  • Psycholinguistics (Psych)
  • Pragmatics (Pra)
  • Sociolinguistics (Soc)
  • Language Maintenance and Shift (LMS)
  • Language and Culture (LC)
  • Linguistics in Education (LE)
  • Discourse Analysis (DA)
  • Language Acquisition (LA)
  • Language and Politics (LP)
  • Historical Linguistics (HL)

Important Dates

Abstract Submission:    May 19, 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance:  May 27, 2017

Full paper deadline: June 30, 2017

Seminar Registration Fee

  • Fee IDR 600,000.-
  • Payment should be transferred to BNI 46 UNDIP Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
    • Account Name: Deli Nirmala
    • Account Number: 0347474921
  • The latest date of payment:
    • Presenters: June 20, 2017
    • Audience: July 13, 2017
  • The receipt must be sent via email to the committee of the international seminar

Registration & Facilities

The fee includes: seminar kit, sertificate, abstract bulletin, softfile proceedings, lunch and snacks.

Registration online at

Hotel Reservation

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  • Single bed IDR 400,000.-/night
  • Double/twin bed IDR 200,000/each/night

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