Monday, August 27, 2012

CLaSIC 2012 First Conference Update

Conference Update 1 (August 2012)

We would like to request all paper/poster presenters to register for CLaSIC 20 by 7 September 2012. The deadline is required to prepare a detailed conference programme (including the schedule of presentations) by October. Presenters who have not registered by the deadline stated above cannot be included in the programme. Please register for the conference by using our online system available at if you have yet to do so. (Presenters please use CLaSIC 2012 Account Password sent from "" when you submitted your proposal.) To take advantage of the discounted early bird registration fee of SGD 420, we would also like to advise non-presenting participants to register for the conference by 30 September 2012. Thereafter the fee will be SGD 490. We would like to request that the payment reaches us within 2 weeks after the registration. If we do not receive or are unable to confirm your payment of the registration fee 2 weeks after your registration, we will send you a gentle reminder by e-mail. We regret that we are unable to accept on-site payment at the conference. Payment must be made prior to the conference by the stated payment modes. We accept the following two modes of payment: VISA/Master card, or bank draft. The bank draft should be made out to the National University of Singapore with the name and the registration number on the reverse side and be mailed to the following address: Centre for Language Studies Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore AS4/02-05, 9 Arts Link Singapore 117570 2.

Accommodations have been arranged for international participants who wish to stay at the official conference hotel, The Elizabeth Hotel, at preferential rates with free transportation provided from hotel to campus in the morning and back to hotel in the evening after the conference. To make your online hotel reservation and enjoy the preferential rates, please visit or access our CLaSIC homepage and choose Accommodation. Should you have queries, please email Ms Eva Lau at at The Elizabeth Hotel: Alternative Accommodations: Contact Information of The Elizabeth Hotel: THE ELIZABETH HOTEL 24 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228518 Tel : +65 6738 1188 Fax : +65 6732 3866 Email: For information on other hotels in Singapore, please refer to the Official Singapore Tourism Website, given provided under the link ‘Accommodation’, CLaSIC homepage.

Requirements for Entry into Singapore 
All international participants are requested to check the following requirements for entry into Singapore. • A passport with at least 6 months validity; • Valid Singapore visa, if applicable; • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Singapore; • Confirmed onward/return tickets (where applicable); and • Entry facilities to their onward destinations, e.g. visas. Should you need to apply for an entry visa to Singapore, please register for our conference first and then send us a request for a supporting document, if required, for the application. We would like to advise those who need an entry visa to go through the application procedures early, as it may take some time for your application to be processed and approved. For further details on the requirements for entry into Singapore, please refer to the following website of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore:

Conference Programme 
The detailed programme will be made available at the conference homepage by around October.

Conference Publications 
There will be two publications in connection with CLaSIC 2012. The Centre for Language Studies intends to publish a book of selected papers from the conference. This book will be refereed by a specially appointed committee. In addition to this, we will also be publishing the full proceedings of the conference as a USB-Drive (ISBN will be applied for). A USB-Drive has several advantages, e.g. a shorter production time, lower production costs, and greater portability. This will make it possible for us to produce and distribute the proceedings at no additional charge in time for the conference. Furthermore it will not be an additional load on your luggage. We would like to request all presenters to send us the manuscripts of their papers by 19 October 2012 for inclusion in the USB-Drive proceedings. The style sheet for paper is downloadable at our website: Kindly cooperate by adhering as closely to the style sheet as possible. This will be of great assistance to us for the timely production of the proceedings. As we will be publishing the conference proceedings as a USB-Drive, there is no limitation on the length of the manuscripts submitted. However, please try to keep the size of the files to be submitted to within 1 MB wherever possible, as e-mails with extremely large attachments may fail to arrive. Especially, please try to compress graphic images included in your manuscript. If you wish, you may also send your manuscripts on a CD-ROM to the following person and address:

Dr. Izumi walker CLaSIC 2012 Organising Committee Centre for Language Studies Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore AS4/02-05, 9 Arts Link Singapore 117570

Poster presenters may send us full papers or the main gist of their presentations in point form, complete with any illustrations to be included in their poster presentations. 6. Presentation Time Each paper presentation will be allotted a time of 30 minutes, with 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Keynote lectures will be of 45 minutes' duration, with 35 minutes for the lecture and 10 minutes for discussion.

Poster Presentation
A 40-minute session on the first and second conference day will be allocated to poster presentations. During the 40 minutes, presenters will have to be present at their posters to answer any questions or to provide further elaborations. Those who are doing an electronic poster (e.g. using a notebook computer) will have to provide their own notebook computers with a wireless network adapter, if internet access is required. Further details of the poster presentation (e.g. available space for each poster presentation, size of the board) will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide photocopying facilities at the conference site and would thus like to request presenters to bring sufficient copies of any handouts for your paper or poster presentations.

In general, all official receipts for payment received will be issued to participants at the conference in December. However, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to participants once payment has been processed. If you require the official receipt earlier, please send an e-mail request with your forwarding address to

Information about Singapore
To facilitate our international participants’ travel to and stay in Singapore, we have compiled a list of useful websites. These links are available at our homepage Please click the links named ‘About Singapore’ and ‘Transportation’.

Best Regards,

CLaSIC 2012 Organizing Committee

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