LINGUIST List 23.2700

Tue Jun 12 2012

Calls: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Typology, Historical Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 11-Jun-2012
From: Ashwini Deo <>
Subject: South Asian Languages: Theory, Typology, and Diachrony
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Full Title: South Asian Languages: Theory, Typology, and Diachrony
Date: 28-Sep-2012 - 30-Sep-2012 Location: New Haven, CT, USA Contact Person: Ashwini Deo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 23-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Research on South Asian languages has been seeing a steady growth within linguistics as linguists expand their coverage to more and more languages of the subcontinent and as theoretical questions of increasing variety and sharpness are being posed in the context of the typological diversity, the contact situation, and the historical depth of the South Asian linguistic record. As the field grows, connections and commonalities have emerged between scholars working on the empirical, descriptive aspects of South Asian languages and those working on questions embedded in formal linguistic theory. Research on the diachronic aspects of South Asian languages, somewhat disconnected from linguistic theorizing until recently, is becoming relevant in understanding grammatical structure and the range of variability in the South Asian context.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on both formal and empirical aspects of South Asian languages and provide a forum where both can be fruitfully discussed. The main areas of focus will be morphosyntax and semantics.

Invited Speakers:

Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)Miriam Butt (University of Konstanz)Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers University)Carol Genetti (University of California, Santa Barbara)Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)

For further information, please contact Ashwini Deo (

Final Call for Papers:

Please note that the deadline has been extended to June 23.

We invite submissions for 30 min talks plus 10 min for discussion. Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, 2 pages (A4 or letter), in a font size no less than 11pt, and with margins of 1 inch/2.5cm. Please submit abstracts via EasyAbs (see link below) no later than June 23, 2012.

Link to the abstract submission page:

Deadline for submission: June 23, 2012Notification: Early July, 2012

If you have any questions, please write to

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