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Conference Information



Full Title: 34th All India Conference of Linguists

      
Short Title: 34AICL
Location: Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Start Date: 01-Nov-2012 - 03-Nov-2012
Contact: Linguistics NEHU
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.nehu.ac.in/Schools/Humanities/Linguistics/announcement.php
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce that The 34th All India Conference of Linguists (34AICL) will be held as scheduled in the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India from November 1-3, 2012. The conference is being organized by the Linguistic Society of India in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics and the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.

The theme of this year’s conference is Linguistic Diversity in India: Typologies, Cultures and Contacts.

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Gregory D.S.Anderson, University of Oregon, USA

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. K.V.Subbarao, Delhi
Prof. Juanita War, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
2 more to be confirmed

Special Sessions:

There will be three special sessions in the 34th AICL:

1. Typology of North-East Indian Languages
2. Language Contact in North-East India
3. Natural Language Processing in South Asian Languages

Invited Colloquia:

The conference will include two invited colloquia (1 hour and 40 minutes each). Names of Colloquium organizers will be announced in the final announcement along with the topics of the presentations.

Visas:

All non-Indian citizens who are attending the Conference need a visa to enter India. Please contact the Indian Consulate nearest to you for visa procedures. When your abstract is accepted, you will be issued an official letter inviting you to the Conference, which you can submit with your visa application.

Registration:

The registration fee is as follows:

1. Rs. 500 for a student (student-status has to be established through a letter from the student’s department) without fellowship
2. Rs. 1000 for all others.

Please note the accompanying persons 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.

Registration form and modes of payment will be made available after August 15, 2012. Please plan accordingly and send the registration forms latest by September 30, 2012.

Travel:

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

For other information please contact:

1. Dr. Umarani Pappuswamy
Email: umaranip@gmail.com
Tel: +91-8974036356

2. Ms. Saralin A. Lyngdoh
Email: saralyngdoh@gmail.com
Tel: + 91-801-471-9449
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.2884


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