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Full Title: Workshop on Language Description and Sciences and WORLDS Fellowship

Short Title: WORLDS - 1
Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Start Date: 08-Aug-2014 - 09-Aug-2014
Contact: Ritesh Kumar
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Meeting Description: Workshop on Language Description and Sciences (WORLDS - 1) is the first of an annual workshop series conducted by the Department of Linguistics, K.M. Institute of Hindi and Linguistics, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. The major aim of the workshop series is to popularise and spread awareness about Linguistics among the undergraduate students of the country so as to encourage them to take up higher education and research in Linguistics.

It is part of this effort that we have also instituted the WORLDS Fellowship which would be available for the outstanding undergraduate participants of the workshop for pursuing M.A. in Linguistics at the department and attending the workshop. The fellowship includes free accommodation and travel and maintenance grant for attending the workshop, full refund of admission and tuition fee for pursuing M.A. in Linguistics at the Dept. of Linguistics, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra (if the awardee decides to take admission at the dept.) and a certificate of excellence. The maximum number of fellowships to be awarded this year is 5.

This workshop is conceived as a mini fieldwork where the participants will be exposed to the basics of data collection, analysis and description, which will be conducted by some of the leading field linguists and experts of language description in India, followed by practical sessions on conducting fieldwork on the participants' own language. It is expected to expose the participants to the methods and ways of a linguist and would serve well to combine the theoretical promise of the earlier half-day workshops with the real, practical problems and joys of the field!

The confirmed resource persons for the workshop are:

Prof. Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr. Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Mr. Atanu Saha, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra

Workshop dates: 8 - 9 August, 2014
LL Issue: 25.2541

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