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Full Title: 23rd Himalayan Languages Symposium

Short Title: HLS23
Location: Tezpur University, Assam, India
Start Date: 05-Jul-2017 - 07-Jul-2017
Contact: Arup Kumar Nath
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Meeting Description: The Himalayan languages broadly refer to the languages of north-western and north-eastern India, where languages of Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman, Austro-Asiatic, and Tai-Kadai linguistic stocks are spoken; the languages of Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan Plateau; the languages of northern Burma and Sichuan; and the languages of Nuristan, Baltistan and the Burushaski speaking area in the west. This area is known for its large scale of linguistic diversity where being multilingual is a need rather than an urge.

Considering the huge diversity of ethno-linguistic peoples of this region and the ‘contact’ linguistic situation, it could be well assumed that different research insights may have emerged in the works of various scholars. The Himalayan Languages Symposium would provide a platform to discuss and share these linguistic aspects of Himalayan languages.

This conference aims at exploring the diachronic as well as synchronic description of Himalayan languages along with their theoretical perspectives. This conference intends to be the meeting ground of various linguists working on the documentation, preservation, description and theoretical developments of Himalayan languages.

This year at Tezpur University, we will pay special attention to the following areas of research in the Himalayan Languages:

1) Phonetics and Phonology
2) Cognitive Linguistics
3) Syntax
4) Semantics
5) Morphology
6) Language technology development
7) Natural language processing
8) Writing systems and typography
9) Language and politics
10) Migration pattern of the greater Himalayan region
11) History of linguistic research in the Himalayan region
12) Speech technology
13) Second language acquisition
14) Language documentation
15) Sociolinguistics
16) Pragmatics
17) Psycho-linguistics / Neuro-linguistics

The Conference will be held in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam, India, during 5-7 July, 2017.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Writing Systems
LL Issue: 27.3420

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