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Full Title: Language Contact in India: Historical, Typological and Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Short Title: LCI-2013
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Start Date: 06-Feb-2013 - 08-Feb-2013
Contact: Dr. Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: A Conference on Language Contact in India is being organised by the Department of Linguistics (UGC-SAP-DRS-1), Deccan College, Pune (India) in collaboration with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. The conference will be held at the Deccan College (Deemed University), Pune on 6-8 February 2013. We especially welcome scholars to contribute papers focusing on language contact across language families in India. We also welcome scholars who would like to benefit from multiple perspectives - historical, typological and sociolinguistic (empirical as well as theoretical) on language contact to participate in the conference.

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Hans H. Hock (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA)

Invited Speakers:

Prof. K.V. Subbarao (formerly Delhi University, New Delhi, India)
Prof. Anvita Abbi (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
Prof. S.N. Sridhar (State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA)
Prof. Probal Dasgupta (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkotta, India)

Travel and Accommodation:

The Conference will offer limited travel funds to outstation paper presenters for train travel by AC III tier from the place of journey to Pune and back by the shortest route. Participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements and arrange for funding from their respective organizations.

Accommodation and local hospitality will be provided by the Dept. of Linguistics, Deccan College.

Delegates who wish to have hotel accommodation at their own expense may contact the organisers well in advance. A list of local hotels and a tentative pricelist will soon be posted on the Deccan College website at

Registration Fees:

[1] Local delegates and students not receiving fellowship: Rs. 500/- (documentary proof of student status from student’s department is necessary)
[2] All other delegates: Rs. 1000/-

The registration fee may be paid in the form of a demand draft drawn in favour of the Registrar (LCI-2013), Deccan College, Pune payable at the Central Bank of India, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Please note:

[1] It is important that all paper presenters and participants send the filled Conference Registration Form along with the fee payment in advance, latest by 15 January 2013.
[2]Persons accompanying conference participants will also register.


1. Dr. Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi
Tel: +91-9890444606

2. Dr. Shailendra Mohan
Tel: + 91-9850342451

Address for all postal correspondence:

Organising Committee (LCI-2013)
Department of Linguistics
Deccan College (Deemed University)
Yerawada, Pune 411006
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.4175

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