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South Asian Languages Analysis 24
Message 1: South Asian Languages Analysis 24
From: Shikaripur Sridhar <s.sridharstonybrook.edu>
Subject: South Asian Languages Analysis 24
South Asian Languages Analysis 24
Short Title: SALA 24
Date: 19-Nov-2004 - 21-Nov-2004
Location: Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
Contact: Shikaripur Sridhar
Contact Email: s.sridharstonybrook.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.stonybrook.edu/sala
Linguistic Sub-Fields(s): General Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic; Dravidian; Indo-Aryan; Munda; Tibeto-Burman
The 24th Annual Conference of South Asian Languages Analysis (SALA) will be
held 19 - 21 November, 2004 at the State University of New York, Stony
Brook. SALA 24 will be organized by the Center for India Studies, in
collaboration with the Linguistics Department and the Department of Asian
and Asian American Studies. Contact s.sridharstonybrook.edu OR
24th Annual International Conference on
SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES ANALYSIS (SALA)
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
Charles B. Wang Center
November 19-21, 2004
Sponsored by: Center for India Studies, Department of Linguistics,
Department of Asian & Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University
Registration: $50 ($25 for students)
Friday, November 19, 2004
9:00 A.M. Registration and Coffee
9:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Inaugural Session (Main Theater)
Welcome Dr S.N. Sridhar, Chair, Department of Asian & Asian American
Studies, Stony Brook University
Welcome Dr Daniel Finer, Chair, Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook
Greetings Dr. William Arens, Dean, Office of International Academic Programs
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Syntax I
Jan Heegard, University of Copenhagen
''Locative Case Suffixes in Kalasha''
Pritha Chandra, University of Maryland, College Park
''On Hindi Left Dislocation and Successive Cyclic Movement''
Elena Bashir, University of Chicago
''Notes on the Brahui Verb System: Serial Verbs and two Innovations''
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Sociolinguistics
Paromita Chakarborti, University of Pennsylvania
''Colit: The Emerging New Standard in Kolkata Bengali''
Ali Fatihi, Cornell University
''Linguistic Manipulations in Indian Political Advertising''
Shiv R. Upadhyay, York University, Toronto
''The Sociolinguistics of Honorifics in Nepali Family Discourse''
BREAK (15 minutes)
11: 45 A.M. - 1:15 P.M. Phonology I
Elinor Kaene, Christ Church, Oxford University and Oxford University
''Prosodic Structure in Tamil''
Lakhan Gusain, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
''Tones in Rajasthani''
Anubha Kothari, Rutgers University
''Hiatus Resolution in Bengali---a non-Cyclic Account''
11: 45 A.M. - 1:15 P.M. Language, Discourse, and Inequality
Maggie Ronkin, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University
''Interrogating Power Upside Down: Literal and Hypothetical Worlds in Narration''
Ben Conisbee Baer, Columbia University
Kaushal Panwar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
''Language and Inequality: Dalit Language and Feminist Language''
1:15 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Lunch
2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Plenary Lecture
E. Annamalai, Emeritus Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages,
and Visiting Professor, Council on South Asian Studies, Yale University
''The Developer of Language: Government vs. the Community''
3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Language Contact
Ian R. Smith, York University, Toronto
''Are Sri Lankan Portuguese and Sri Lankan Malay really Creoles?''
Peter Slomanson, City University of New York, Graduate Center
''Sinhala-Malay Contact and Syntactic Variation in Sri Lankan Malay Modals''
M. J. Warsi, University of California, Berkeley
''Code-Switching in Bilingual Settings: The Case of Delhi''
3:30 - 5:00 P.M. Syntax II
Bhuvana Narasimhan, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
''Agency and Case Marking in Early Child Hindi''
Emily Manetta, University of California, Santa Cruz
''The Left Periphery in Kashmiri''
Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Devi, and Lesian, Delhi University
''The Genitive Demonstrative in Tangkhul''
5:00 P.M. - 6: 00 P.M. Cocktails
6:00 - 7:00 Keynote Address
Ron Asher, University of Edinburgh, ''Comparative Dravidian Syntax''
7:00 - Dinner and Entertainment
Saturday, November 20, 2004
9:00 A.M. - 10:30 00 A.M. Syntax III
Rajesh Kumar, University of Texas, Austin
''Typology of NPI's in Hindi''
Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Borgoyari, Delhi University
''Non-Reciprocal Uses of the Verbal Reciprocal in Boro: A Case for Discourse
Bhuvana Narasimhan, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nimegen
''Lexical Choice in Tamil Child Language''
9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Phonology II
Caroline Wiltshire, University of Florida, Gainsville
''Family Resemblances in Indian Englishes: a Phonetic Study of the Englishes
of Related Indian L1s''
Sylvia Tur, University of Washington, Seattle
''Assimilation Patterns in Hindi''
Priyankoo Sarmah, University of Florida, Gainsville
''An Investigation into the Morphophonemics of Bodo''
9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Dimensions of Desi Diaspora
Kamal K. Sridhar, SUNY-Stony Brook
''Language Maintenance and Shift in South Asian Americans in the Northeast -
a Four-Language Comparative Study.''
Dipika Mukherji, Bowling Green State University
''Everyone is dada and didi, and boudi, and whathaveyou: Arranged Marriages
and Language Maintenance in Bengali Community in Malaysia''
Anupam Das, University of Indiana, Bloomington
''Bengali or Delhiwala Bengali''
BREAK: 15 Minutes
10:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. Dimensions of Desi Diaspora II
Maya David, University of Kaula Lampur
''Reason for Language Shift Among Indian Minorities in Peninsular Malaysia''
Sunita Mukhi, SUNY-Stony Brook
''Popular Culture and Desi Diaspora''
Brian Joseph and Sai Bhatwadekar, Ohio State University
''Administrative Arrangement and Pedagogical Design in Establishing a South
Asian Language Program''
10:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. Syntax IV
Hemalatha Nagarajan, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages,
''I Don't Think This is Used in Indian English: a study of transferred
negation in Indian English''
Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Hindustani Devi Thangam and Apiano Leisan,
''The Genitive Demonstrative in Tangkhul''
Sobha Nair, Anna University Research Centre, Chennai,
and B. N. Patnaik, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
''Discourse Connectives and Their Arguments in Malayalam''
Chao Li, Yale University
''Case marking in Nepali''
10:45 - 12:45 Language Policy in South Asia
M. S. Thirumalai, Bethany College, Minneapolis
''Home Rule Movement and Linguistic Reorganization''
Yaqoob Bangash, University of Notre Dame
''The 'Gift' of the Raj: Linguistic Controversy in Pakistan''
Aza Hilali, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
''Language, Religion, and Identity in South Asia''
Karunakaran Krishamoorthy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
''Language Use in Higher Education: Functional Importance and Status of
English in the Indian Multilingual Context''
12: 45 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Lunch
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Plenary Lecture
Mahendra K. Varma, York University,
''English in India: Political Ideologies versus Public Aspirations''
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. South Asian Languages and Information Technology
M.J. Warsi, University of California, Berkeley
''Web Based Urdu Pedagogical Materials: Problems and Prospects''
R. M. K. Sinha and Anil Kumar Thakur, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
''Handling ki in Hindi for Hindi to English Machine Translation''
Mishra and Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
''Karaka Analyzer for Sanskrit''
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. Sanskrit and Linguistics
Peter M. Scharf, Brown University,
''Linguistic Issues in Coding Sanskrit''
Laxmi Swaminathan, Stony Brook University
''Role of Language in Pancharatra Agama''
P. Bilimoria, Deakin, Melbourne, and Stony Brook Universities
''Liberative Semiology: The Mimamsa Theory of Language''
Evening: Dinner at the Sridhars' residence, 273 Hallock Road, Stony Brook,
Aarti Nayudu, University of Durham
''Marathi Negation: A Minimalist Account''
Tae-Jin Koh, Delhi University
''Pro and Verbal Reflexive in Ho''
P.R. Rajakrishnan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
''Pnar Pronominal Clitics: A Case of Strata Ordering of Homophonous Formatives''
Registration, travel, lodging, and other information, please visit the
conference website (http://www.stonybrook.edu/sala) or email
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