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LINGUIST List 24.929

Thu Feb 21 2013

Summer Schools: 7th Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains/Himachal Pradesh,India

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Feb-2013
From: Tanmoy Bhattacharya <tanmoy1gmail.com>
Subject: 7th Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains/Himachal Pradesh,India
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7th Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains/Himachal Pradesh, India

Host Institution: Central Institute of Indian Languages
Coordinating Institution: Central Institute of Indian Languages
Website: http://www.fosssil.in/lissim_7.htm

Dates: 26-May-2013 - 14-Jun-2013
Location: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Focus: The theme for LISSIM7 is syntactic variation.

Minimum Education Level: MA

Special Qualifications:
Experience in syntax research preferred.

The 7th version of the internationally renowned annual Summer School organised
by FOSSSIL (Formal Studies in the Syntax & Semantics of Indian Languages),
LISSIM 7 will take place in Sidhbari, Kangra, from May 26 - 14th June, 2013.
Surrounded by the Dhaula Dhar range of Himalayan mountains, the Summer School
venue is ideal for communal living and learning, devoid of the usual
distractions of a city, town or even a touristy hill station.

The teaching faculty will consist of the following established experts in
formal linguistics:

David Adger, Queen Mary, University of London
Tor Afarli, Trondheim University, Norway
Sjef Barbiers, Meertens University, Amsterdam
Hilda Koopman, UCLA
Julie Legate, University of Pennsylvania
Domnique Sportiche, UCLA
Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania
Tanmoy Bhattacharya, University of Delhi
Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
MT Hany Babu, University of Delhi

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Tuition: 400.00 USD

Registration: 18-Mar-2013 to 01-Apr-2013

Contact Person: Tanmoy Bhattacharya
Email: tanmoy1gmail.com

Apply by Email: secretaryfosssil.in

Registration Instructions:
The admission to the School is highly competitive and since the number of
student participants is limited to 20, prospective participants are therefore
requested to apply as soon as possible. Students from India are requested to
apply for membership to FOSSSIL by writing an email of intention to

Identify, describe, and attempt to explain one instance of variation in a
syntactic construction in your language/speech community.Discuss the
challenge it poses to either existing analyses of the linguistic construction
or to general theoretical formulations. Outline an analysis that would
reconcile these challenges. Be sure to:
* Describe the exact type of the variation -- does it relate to LF or PF or
to the transformational engine?
* Identify the source of the variation -- dialectal/idiolectal/social or is
it based on register/discourse context/pragmatic, etc.?

We will evaluate entries for originality and novelty, so you are advised not
to replicate standard analyses of textbook examples of parametric variation.
Entries must not be more than 2 A4 pages long, and typeset in a font no less
than 11 pt in size.Entries must be submitted by March 5th at 5 pm. Include a
brief bio-data, along with a brief resume that lists the courses in syntax and
semantics you have taken, plus a brief write-up of your research and/or reading
activities in the last year. A recommendation from your supervisor or your MA
syntax teacher must be attached with your email.
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