LINGUIST List 12.88

Tue Jan 16 2001

Calls: Himalayan Languages, Australian languages

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  1. Anju Saxena, Seventh Himalayan Languages Symposium
  2. Claire Bowern, Australian languages (ICHL)

Message 1: Seventh Himalayan Languages Symposium

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 12:41:10 +0100
From: Anju Saxena <>
Subject: Seventh Himalayan Languages Symposium

***** Call for Papers *****

Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
September 7-9, 2001
Last date for submitting abstract: 1 February, 2001

The Himalayan Languages Symposium brings together scholars working on
languages and language communities of the greater Himalayan region:
north-western and north-eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan
Plateau, northern Burma and Sichuan, and Nuristan, Baltistan and the
Burushaski-speaking area in the west. 

We invite abstracts for presentations on topics including, but not limited to:

- Descriptions of lesser-known languages
- Language change and variation
- Multilingualism and language contact
- Historical-comparative studies
- Typological studies
- Field reports
- Corpus-based analysis
- Language death and language preservation
- Language policy and language planning
- Ethnology and folklore
- Himalayan languages and new technologies

Workshop 1: Language change in the Tibeto-Burman area
Main speaker: James Matisoff (University of California, Berkeley)
Workshop organizer: Jadranka Gvozdanovic (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Workshop 2: Nominal juxtaposition as a morpho-syntactic phenomenon
Workshop organizer: Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Abstracts should be no longer than one page with one-inch margins using at
least an 11-point font. Along with the abstract, please enclose a separate
page specifying the authors' affiliation, address, and e-mail address.
Abstracts may be submitted electronically (as an attached file in RTF,
postscript, PDF or MS Word format).

* Abstract due: 1 February, 2001 
* Acceptance notification: 1 March, 2001 
* Symposium: 7-9 September, 2001

Pre-registration (before June 30): $45 (faculty), $25 (students)
Registration at conference site: $50 (faculty), $30 (students)

�sten Dahl, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University
Gunilla Gren-Eklund, Dept. of African and Asian Languages, Uppsala University
Anju Saxena, Department of Linguistics, Uppsala University

For any information related to the HLS-7, please contact:
Anju Saxena
Department of Linguistics
Uppsala University
Box 527
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden 
Tel. +46-18-471 14 57
Fax. +46-18-471 14 16 
Workshop 1 organization and contact information:
Jadranka Gvozdanovic
Faculty of Philosophy, Slavic Dept., University of Mannheim
Schloss EW 327, D-68131 Mannheim, Germany
Fax: +49 621 181 2291

Workshop 2 organization and contact information:
Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm
Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Fax: +46-8-155389

News about the symposium will also be posted on the symposium's Web page at

The Permanent Secretariat for this annual Symposium is maintained at Leiden
University in the Netherlands.



Seventh Himalayan Languages Symposium
Uppsala University

7-9 September, 2001

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Please send this form to:
Anju Saxena
Department of Linguistics
Uppsala University
Box 527
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
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Message 2: Australian languages (ICHL)

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 22:38:19 -0500
From: Claire Bowern <>
Subject: Australian languages (ICHL)

Expressions of interest for the workshop dealing with subgrouping in 
Australian languages at ICHL 2001 are due by **31st January**. For details 
of the workshop, please visit For general 
ICHL details go to For questions 
please email Claire Bowern ( or Harold Koch 

Department of Linguistics
Harvard University
305 Boylston Hall
Cambridge MA 02138
ph: (+1) 617-547-3521
fax: (+1) 617-496-4447
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