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Full Title: International Seminar on Language Endangerment in South Asia

Short Title: LESA
Location: Tamilnadu, India
Start Date: 13-Mar-2013 - 15-Mar-2015
Contact: Ganesan Marappa Goundar
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: International Seminar on Language Endangerment in South Asia
Annamalai University

We are happy to inform you that the Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University (under the auspices of UGC SAP CAS - IV) in collaboration with the Centre for Tribal and Endangered Languages, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore is organizing an International seminar on ‘Language Endangerment in South Asia’ for three days during 13-15 March 2013.

We have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the international seminar and to participate in the deliberations. The international seminar would provide an excellent opportunity to researchers for presenting the theoretical issues and participating in intellectual discussions on different issue of language endangerment in South Asia.

About the Centre:

The department of Linguistics in Annamalai University was established in 1956 and was upgraded to Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics in 1963. Since then the centre has been recording phenomenal growth, offering various courses in linguistics and carrying out high level research in India. The UGC has sanctioned grants under SAP since 1990 to till date. Under IV phase of the SAP endangered languages is considered as one of the thrust areas by our centre for research. The centre has produced more than 170 Ph.D. thesis and published 182 books. It has organized more than 100 seminars, conferences and workshops. It has made significant contributions not only in Dravidian languages but in Indian tribal languages. In our centre more than 25 doctoral research works were undertaken in Tribal Languages. Particularly, the centre has produced more than 25 Ph.D. dissertations in Indian tribal languages. The centre has also been working in the area of computational linguists since 2000 and produced many software and tools for Tamil language processing.

Registration Fee Details:

Foreign delegates: US$ 100
Accompanying person (Foreign): US$ 150
Foreign students: US$ 75
Indian delegates: Rs. 1000
Accompanying person (India): Rs. 1500
Students: Rs. 500
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.2

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