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Full Title: 35th Annual & 1st International Conference of Linguistic Society of India

Short Title: ICOLSI-1
Location: Mysore, India
Start Date: 27-Nov-2013 - 29-Nov-2013
Contact: Linguistic Society of India
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.lsi.org.in
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce that the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (India) will host the 35th Annual and the 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-1).

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. S.N. Sridhar
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor State University of New York, Stony Brook

Plenary Speakers:

1. Prof.Rajend Mesthrie, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
2. Prof. Claus Peter Zoller, University of Oslo, Oslo
3. Prof. Rakesh Mohan Bhatt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4. Prof. Christiane Pilot Richoor, CNRS, France
5. Prof. Ajit K. Mohanty, Retired Professor, JNU, India

Special Sessions:

There will be two special sessions:

1. Language Documentation and Description of Less-Explored Languages
2. Communication, Cognition and Cybernetics

Invited Colloquia:

The conference will include two invited colloquia (1 hour and 40 minutes each).

1. Language and Mind in Autism (Lead Speaker, Prof. Parasuram Ramamoorthi)
2. Classifiers in Indian Languages (or) Language Conflict and Resolution Studies (to be confirmed)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2778

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