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LINGUIST List 20.1285

Mon Apr 06 2009

Calls: General Ling/USA

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        1.    Sadaf Munshi, South Asian Languages and Analysis Roundtable, XXVIII

Message 1: South Asian Languages and Analysis Roundtable, XXVIII
Date: 05-Apr-2009
From: Sadaf Munshi <sadafmunshiunt.edu>
Subject: South Asian Languages and Analysis Roundtable, XXVIII
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Full Title: South Asian Languages and Analysis Roundtable, XXVIII
Short Title: SALA XXVIII

Date: 09-Oct-2009 - 11-Oct-2009
Location: Denton/Texas, USA
Contact Person: Sadaf Munshi
Meeting Email: salaunt.edu
Web Site: http://www.sala.unt.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

This year the annual meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis roundtable is
dedicated to the memory of Dr. Professor Prem Singh (1935-2008).

Call for Papers

We encourage individual papers and/or panel proposals on South Asian languages
and linguistics from diverse frameworks and especially welcome those with
interdisciplinary focus, including but not limited to:
- Endangered language documentation
- Multilingualism and language maintenance
- Language ideology and language policy
- Language and literature
- Language pedagogy
- Discourse analysis
- English in South Asia
- Developments in different theoretical models

Location: University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America

Abstract Deadline:
April 30, 2009 (for general sessions and panels )

Plenary Speakers
Peter Hook, University of Michigan; Gregory Anderson, Living Tongues Institute
for Endangered Languages; Tista Bagchi, University of Delhi

Special Session
Special presentations in honor of Professor Prem Singh (1935-2008) by Paul
Kiparsky, Madhav Deshpande, and George Cardona.

Abstract Submission
Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to salaunt.edu. An author may submit
at the most one individual and one joint abstract. In case of co-authored work,
one e-mail address should be designated for communication with SALA.

Abstracts should be should be no more than 500 words in length (not including
data and references, which may be placed on a separate page). Only those
abstracts formatted PDF or Microsoft Word can be accepted. Abstracts should be
as specific as possible, with a clear statement of topic or argument,
methodology, approach and conclusions. Abstracts should be anonymous with the
author name as filename, followed by the appropriate file extension. The title
of the abstract must appear on at the top of the abstract page and the following
information should be included on a separate page in the same file:

(1) Paper title
(2) Session (General/Special Panel)
(3) Name(s) of author(s)
(4) Affiliation(s) of author(s)
(5) Address where notification of acceptance should be sent
(6) Phone number for each author
(7) Email address for each author
(8) Subfield (phonology, syntax, discourse analysis, bilingualism etc.)

Deadline for abstract submission is 30 April, 2009 (for general session and
panels). The authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts by 30
May, 2009 via email.

For special equipment needs, the conference organizers must be contacted by 1
Sept, 2009.

Panel Proposals
Panel organizers should submit completed proposals on or before 30 April, 2009.
Please ensure that one person has been designated as the organizer and one as
chair of your panel. The 'organizer' and 'chair' can be the same person. The
number of participants (i.e. presentations) in each panel is 3-4. Each proposal
must include a 'panel proposal' and abstracts for papers/presentations by each
panelist. It must include a title for the panel, titles for individual papers,
names and affiliation for each participant (including the panel organizer).

Proposals must be sent via email. Other guidelines for panel proposals and
abstracts are the same as those for individual abstracts mentioned above.

Presentation:
Individual presentations are allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.
Panels can be proposed for a 2-hr period.

Contact Persons:
Sadaf Munshi
Assistant Professor
Linguistics and Technical Communication
University of North Texas
Email: salaunt.edu
Ph: 940-369-8944

Shobhana Chelliah
Associate Professor
Linguistics and Technical Communication
University of North Texas
Email: salaunt.edu
Ph: 940-369-8955
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