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LINGUIST List 24.2778

Tue Jul 09 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/India

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Jul-2013
From: Umarani Pappuswamy <umaranipgmail.com>
Subject: 35th Annual & 1st International Conference of Linguistic Society of India
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Full Title: 35th Annual & 1st International Conference of Linguistic Society of India
Short Title: ICOLSI-1

Date: 27-Nov-2013 - 29-Nov-2013
Location: Mysore, India
Contact Person: Linguistic Society of India
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lsi.org.in

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2013

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (India) will host the 35th Annual and the 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-1).

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. S.N. Sridhar
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor State University of New York, Stony Brook

Plenary Speakers:

1. Prof.Rajend Mesthrie, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
2. Prof. Claus Peter Zoller, University of Oslo, Oslo
3. Prof. Rakesh Mohan Bhatt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4. Prof. Christiane Pilot Richoor, CNRS, France
5. Prof. Ajit K. Mohanty, Retired Professor, JNU, India

Special Sessions:

There will be two special sessions:

1. Language Documentation and Description of Less-Explored Languages
2. Communication, Cognition and Cybernetics

Invited Colloquia:

The conference will include two invited colloquia (1 hour and 40 minutes each).

1. Language and Mind in Autism (Lead Speaker, Prof. Parasuram Ramamoorthi)
2. Classifiers in Indian Languages (or) Language Conflict and Resolution Studies (to be confirmed)

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of theoretical and applied linguistics, with particular focus on languages and linguistic applications relevant to South Asia.

Paper Topics:

The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following (alphabetically sorted): Anthropological Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Corpus Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ethnolinguistics, Historical Linguistics; Indian Grammatical Tradition; Language Planning; Language Teaching, Language Testing; Language Contact and Language Change; Language Endangerment and Language Documentation; Language Technology; Lexicography; Lexicology; Linguistic Typology; Machine Translation; Morphology; Natural Language Processing; Phonetics; Phonology; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sign Language; Sociolinguistics; Stylistics; Syntax; Translation.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Please note the changes in the abstract submission guidelines.

Abstracts should be submitted in English and should be sent by September 30, 2013 using the EasyAbs System at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/LSI2013.

Authors may submit no more than one individual or one joint (co-authored) proposal (only one abstract per author). The abstracts should be anonymous, and fit on at most 2 pages including examples, tables/figures and references (using 12-point Times New Roman with reasonable margins).

Queries related to Abstract Submission may be addressed to Dr. Uma Pappuswamy at 35aiclgmail.com.

Conference Information Pages:

Please check out the pages at:

1. http://www.lsi.org.in/lsi.img/ICOLSI-1.pdf
2. http://linguistlist.org/confservices/LSI2013

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: September 30, 2013
Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2013
Submission of full paper: October 31, 2013
Conference: November 27-29, 2013

Registration Fee:

The registration fee is as follows:

1. Participants from SAARC countries: Rs.1500/-
2. Students from SAARC countries: Rs. 1000/-
3. Students from SAARC countries (without fellowship): Rs. 750/-
4. All others: USD 75 (Seventy five US dollars)

Registration fee includes conference kit, modest accommodation and boarding facility for SAARC delegates. For other delegates, registration fee includes conference kit and boarding facility only. Delegates who wish to have hotel accommodation at their own expense may contact the Organizers well in advance at icolsi2013gmail.com. Modest accommodation will be provided to Paper Presenters on ‘first-come, first-served’ basis (depending upon receipt of the registration fee in advance). A list of hotels and similar facilities (to be booked and paid by the participants on their own) will be uploaded on the Linguistic Society of India website (http://www.lsi.org.in) and the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore website (http://www.ciil.org) in due course.

Please note the accompanying person(s) will also have to register.

The Conference Registration Form should be sent along with the Fee payment in advance. This is obligatory for all paper presenters. We regret that we will be unable to accept late registrations.

Mode of payment of Registration Fee:

For Paper Presenters:

Last date for paying Registration Fee (by Money Order / Bank transfer / DD): 31 October 2013

Mode of Payment:

By Money Order (M.O.): The payee is: The Secretary, Linguistic Society of India, Department of Linguistics, Deccan College PG & RI, Pune-411006, India. The full name and full postal address of the payer (along with a Memo/message written on the MO form about the purpose of the payment) should be given on the MO form.

By Bank Transfer: The fee may be sent by Bank Transfer into the bank account of the Conference.

The details of the bank account of the Conference are:

Name of the account: Linguistic Society of India
Account number: 1 1 5 6 8 5 0 1 0 2
Name of the bank: Central Bank of India, Pune
Name of the branch: Central Bank of India, Deccan College, Pune.
IFSC code of the branch: C B I N 0 2 8 4 2 4 4
MICR code of the bank and branch: 4 1 1 0 1 6 0 2 5

Through Demand Draft (DD): The fee may be sent through a Crossed Demand Draft that can be realized at a bank in Pune and the payee being: The Secretary, Linguistic Society of India

For Persons Coming from Abroad:

The registration fee (in Indian Rupees) may be paid in advance or through bank transfer. It can alternatively be paid in cash (in Indian Rupees) at the Conference Venue.

Conference Registration Form:

The form can be downloaded from http://www.lsi.org.in and http://www.ciil.org.


The participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements and arrange for funding from their respective organizations.

Membership of LSI:

All paper presenters have to be LSI members by the time they register for the conference. Details about LSI membership may be found at: http://www.lsi.org.in.

Organizing Committees:

National Advisory Committee
Prof. Anvita Abbi, President, Linguistic Society of India
Prof. Awadhesh Kumar Mishra, Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore
Prof. Udaya Narayan Singh, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Shantiniketan, Kolkata
Prof. Nazir Ahmad Dhar, Vice- President, Linguistic Society of India
Prof. S.N. Sridhar, Stony Brook University, USA
Prof. Rajeshwari Pandharipande, University of Illinois, USA
Prof. Gregory Anderson, University of Oregon, USA
Prof. K. Rangan, Former Professor, Tamil University, Tanjavur

Conference Organizing Committee:

Prof. S. Imtiaz Hasnain, Convenor
Dr. L. Ramamoorthy, Coordinator, CIIL, Mysore
Prof. Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi, Treasurer, LSI, Pune
Prof. Mina Dan, Jt.Secretary, LSI, Kolkata
Dr.Umarani Pappuswamy, NEHU, Shillong
Dr. Subhangi Kardile, Jt.Secretary, LSI, Pune
Dr. Aadil A. Kak, EC member, LSI
Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Life member, IIT, Chennai
Dr. Shailendra Mohan, Secretary & Coordinator, LSI, Pune


1. Dr. L. Ramamoorthy
Coordinator, CIIL, Mysore
Email: ramamoorthyciil.stpmy.soft.net
Tel: +821- 2345127

2. Dr. Shailendra Mohan
Secretary & Coordinator, LSI, Pune
Email: smohan72gmail.com,
Tel: +91-9850342451

Email Address for all Electronic Correspondences:

Abstracts: 35aiclgmail.com
All other queries: icolsi2013gmail.com

Address for All Postal Correspondences:

C/o The Secretary,
Linguistic Society of India
Department of Linguistics
Deccan College PG & RI

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