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  1. rbhatt, 23rd South Asian Languages Analysis

Message 1: 23rd South Asian Languages Analysis

Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 14:33:43 +0000
From: rbhatt <>
Subject: 23rd South Asian Languages Analysis

23rd South Asian Languages Analysis 
Short Title: SALA XXIII

Date: 10-OCT-03 - 12-OCT-03
Location: Austin, Texas, United States of America
Contact: Rajesh Bhatt
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

The XXIIIrd annual meeting of the SALA conference will be held at the
University of Texas at Austin from Oct. 10-12, 2003. The SALA
conferences cover a wide range of issues in the study of South Asian
Languages. A non-exhaustive list includes descriptive linguistics,
historical linguistics, language teaching, sociolinguistics, and
theoretical linguistics. 

The 23rd SALA (South Asian Languages Analysis) Roundtable
October 10-12, 2003 
The University of Texas at Austin

 Shobhana Chelliah (University of North Texas)
 Megan Crowhurst (University of Texas at Austin)
 Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers)
 Vijay Gambhir (Pennsylvania)
 Paul Kiparsky (Stanford)
 Anoop Mahajan (UCLA)
 Patrick Olivelle (University of Texas at Austin)

Information concerning lodging and registration is available on the
following web-page:

Friday, October 10
9.00-9.30 a.m. Registration 
9.30-10.00 a.m. Opening Remarks by Dean Richard Lariviere 
10.00-11.00 a.m. Invited talk by Paul Kiparsky (Stanford) 
11.00-11.15 a.m. Break

11.15-11.45 a.m. Reflexives and Ditransitives in Kannada - Jeffrey
Lidz (Northwestern) & Alexander Williams (Pennsylvania)
11.45-12.15 p.m. A Unified Account of Case Conversion in Kannada And
Japanese - Chandra Shekar & Brian Agbayani (CSU Fresno)
12.15-12.45 p.m. Forward and Backward Control: Evidence from Mizo,
Rabha, Hindi-Urdu, and Telugu - K. V. Subbarao (Delhi)

Historical Linguistics
11.15-11.45 a.m. Middle Indo-Aryan h/aspirate clusters revisited -
Hans Henrich Hock (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
11.45-12.15 p.m. Inducing a Chronology of the Pali Canon - Paul
Kingsbury (Pennsylvania)
12.15-12.45 p.m. The Place of Ghale in the Bodish Subgroup of
Tibeto-Burman - Michael Noonan & Holly Smith (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

11.15-11.45 a.m. The Systemic Nature of Casual Speech Style in
Malayalam - Rodney Moag (University of Texas at Austin)
11.45-12.15 p.m. Voicing in Tamil: effect of register or phonological
environment? - Sylwia Tur (University of Washington)
12.15-12.45 p.m. Codeswitching in Manipravalam Points to a Revised
Model for the 'Birth' of Malayalam - Lisa Edwin (University of Texas
at Austin)
12.45-2.15 p.m. Lunch
2.15-3.15 p.m. Invited Talk: The Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation -
Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers)
3.15-3.30 p.m. Break

3.30-4.00 p.m. On Indexicals in Zazaki Reported Speech - Pranav Anand
& Andrew Nevins (MIT)
4.00-4.30 p.m. Negation in Tamil and Issues of Scope and NPI
Licensing - Sandhya Sundaresan & Sudha Arunachalam (Pennsylvania)
4.30-5.00 p.m. na and nahII in Hindi and Urdu - Elena Bashir
(University of Chicago)

3.30-4.00 p.m. Personal Inflection in the Munda Verb: Areal,
Diachronic, Typological Perspectives - Gregory D. S. Anderson
(University of Manchester/MPI-EVA Leipzig)
4.00-4.30 p.m. Non-finite verb markers in Betta Kurumba - Gail Coelho
(Rice University)
4.30-5.00 p.m. Economy in Stem-formation - Bhavani Saravanan (SUNY
Stony Brook)

3.30-4.00 p.m. Private Radio Stations and the Construction of an
Urban-Indian identity through Language - Malavika Shetty (University
of Texas at Austin)
4.00-4.30 p.m. Interfaces of literacy and orality: esthetics of
resistance in the mystical poetry of Pakistan and India - Shemeem
B. Abbas (University of Texas at Austin)
4.30-5.00 p.m. The Cultural Implications of Generic masculines in
Oriya - Kalyanamalini Sahoo (IISC, Bangalore)
5.00-5.15 p.m. Break
5.15-6.15 p.m. Scribes and Editors: Textual Creation in Ancient India
- Patrick Olivelle (University of Texas at Austin)

Saturday, October 11
9.30-10.30 a.m. Invited talk by Anoop Mahajan (UCLA)
10.30-10.45 a.m. Break

10.45-11.15 a.m. The C Position in Meetie - Madhumita Barbora (Tezpur
11.15-11.45 a.m. Why Cleft? - Tanmoy Bhattacharya & Thangjam
Hindustani Devi (Delhi University)
11.45-12.15 p.m. Wh-movement and wh-split in Indo-Pakistani Sign
Language - Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam) & Ulrike Zeshan (La
Trobe University)

Codeswitching and Language Ideology in Marathi
10.45-11.15 a.m. Constraints on DP/NP code switching: Evidence from
Marathi-English - Shivali Tukdeo (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
11.15-11.45 a.m. Marathi-English Code Switching in America - Indira
Y. Junghare (University of Minnesota)
11.45-12.15 p.m. Interface of ideology and Grammar: Marathi
grammatical tradition in the 19th and early 20th century - Rajeshwari
Pandharipande (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Panel on Language Pedagogy: In the quest for ILR (Interagency Language
Roundtable) 4 in Hindi
10.45-11.15 a.m. Reading at higher levels: a language-specific
profile for Hindi - Herman van Olphen (University of Texas at Austin)
11.15-11.45 a.m. Strategic ILR 4 Level Activities - Rakesh Ranjan
(Emory University)
11.45-12.15 p.m. Complexity and Richness of Texts - Surendra Gambhir
(University of Pennsylvania)
12.15-1.45 p.m. Lunch
1.45-2.45 p.m. Invited talk: Investigating Competence and Performance
of Heritage Learners - Vijay Gambhir (University of Pennsylvania)
2.45-3.00 p.m. Break

3.00-3.30 p.m. Dependent Structural Case and the role of Functional
Projections - Alice Davison (U. of Iowa)
3.30-4.00 p.m. Raising and Control in Hindi Complex Predicates - Alex
Hurst (UCLA)
4.00-4.30 p.m. The Hindi Passive as a Double Subject Construction -
Sungok Hong (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
4.30-5.00 a.m. Pronominal Resolution in South Dravidian Languages -
L. Sobha (AU-KBC Research Centre, Madras Institute of Technology)
5.00-5.30 p.m. Reunderstanding Blocking: A Cognitive Linguistic
Approach - Sanjukta Ghosh-Sarkar (University of Hyderabad)

Code-switching and Language Contact in Sri Lanka
3.00-3.30 p.m. Do we code switch or code mix in Sri Lanka -
Priyanvada Abeywickrama (UCLA)
3.30-4.00 p.m. Contact-Induced Morphosyntactic Realignment in Negombo
Fishermen's Tamil - Steven Bonta (Cornell University)
4.00-4.30 p.m. The provenance and timing of subtrate influence in Sri
Lanka Malay - Ian Smith (York University)

Language Pedagogy
3.00-3.30 p.m. A Door Into Hindi: Developing a Language Course on the
Web - Afroz Taj (North Carolina State University)
3.30-4.00 p.m. Communicative-Experiential Hindi language Learning at
the Advanced Level: Providing opportunities for varied language input
and output - Gabriela Nik. Ilieva (NYU)
4.00-4.30 p.m. Dealing with heritage language Learners - Gyanam
Mahajan (SSEALC, UCLA)
4.30-5.00 p.m. Integrated Curricular Planning for Advanced Hindi
Language Teaching - Michael C. Shapiro (University of Washington)
5.00-5.30 p.m. Commentary - Rakesh Bhatt (University of Illinois at
6.30 p.m. Dinner at the Clay Pit

October 12
9.30-10.30 a.m. Invited Talk: Kashmiri Stress - Megan Crowhurst (with
Sadaf Munshi) (University of Texas at Austin)
10.30-10.45 a.m. Break

10.45-11.15 a.m. Derived SOV Structures in Marathi - Brian Agbayani &
Aartii Nayudu (CSU Fresno)
11.15-11.45 a.m. On word order, information distribution and
narrative development in Kashmiri - Asha Tickoo (Southern Illinois

10.45-11.15 a.m. Integrity of geminates and homorganic nasal plus
stop: evidence from a word game - Manjaro Ohala (San Jose State
11.15-11.45 a.m. Phonetic Correlates of Lexical Stress in Urdu -
Sarmad Hussain (National University, Pakistan)
11.45-12.00 p.m. Break
12.00-1.00 p.m. Invited Talk: Language Documentation through
Philology and Fieldwork - Shobhana Chelliah (University of North


Case Attraction in Persian Relative Clauses 
- Behrad Aghaei (University of Texas at Austin)
Generic Passages in Hindi 
- Eric McCready (University of Texas at Austin)

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