Summer School Announcement: Formal Studies in the Syntax and Semantics of Indian Languages Society (FOSSSIL)/Himachal Pradesh,India
|Host Institution:||Formal Studies in the Syntax and Semantics of Indian Languages|
|Coordinating Institution:||Central Institute of Indian Languages|
|Dates:||26-May-2013 to 14-Jun-2013|
|Location:||Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Focus:||The theme for LISSIM7 is syntactic variation.
|Minimum Education Level:||MA|
|Additional Qualifications:||Experience in syntax research preferred.|
|Full Summer School Description:||
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
|Registration Dates:||18-Mar-2013 to 1-Apr-2013|
|Contact person information:||
|Apply by email:||email@example.com|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identify, describe, and attempt to explain one instance of variation in a syntactic construction in your language/speech community. 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.?
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.
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 15th 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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