LINGUIST List 24.1603

Tue Apr 09 2013

Calls: Dravidian, General Linguistics/India

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 08-Apr-2013
From: Dr. S.A. Shanavas, HOD and General Convener <>
Subject: Current Trends in Dravidian Linguistics
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Full Title: Current Trends in Dravidian Linguistics

Date: 27-May-2013 - 29-May-2013Location: Thiruvananthapuram, IndiaContact Person: Dr. S.A. Shanavas, HOD and General ConvenerMeeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: Dravidian Languages

Call Deadline: 25-Apr-2013

Meeting Description:

Dravidian linguistics, the modern linguistic studies of the sixth largest families of language in world come of an age now. For the last two centuries the wide range of aspects of Dravidian languages from historical comparative to computational aspects has been studied. In addition to the different streams of classical and medieval grammatical traditions in each language, the modern treatment of these languages as an independent family is rightly started with the Note to the Introduction by Francis Whyte Ellis in 1816. Therefore, in 2016 the history of the modern study of Dravidian languages will reach to an age of 200 years development. For a better forward towards the future, it is a high time we have to initiate an assessment of the current status of linguistic studies in general and of course the more specifically the historical and comparative studies in Dravidian languages. Therefore, as a major programme of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Department of Linguistics (1963-), University of Kerala we are organizing a three days international seminar on The Current Trends in Dravidian Linguistics 27-29 May 2013.

Call for Papers:

Following are the thrust areas of the deliberations in the seminar:

- History and historiography of Dravidian linguistics- Current status of comparative Dravidian linguistics- Engenderment and documentation of Dravidian languages- Typological and contact studies of Dravidian languages- Language policy and planning of Dravidian languages- Language technology development for Dravidian languages- Sociolinguistics and sociology of Dravidian languages- Dravidian language Diaspora around the world- Language teaching and medium of education- Gender in Dravidian languages- Clinical practices in Dravidian languages- Bibliography and knowledge base of Dravidian languages- Revisiting Dravidian grammatical traditions- Linguistic archeology of Dravidian languages

Abstracts of no more than 300 words in word or pdf format should be sent as attachments to

Important Dates:

Submission of abstracts: 25 April 2013Full papers: 15 May 2013Seminar dates: 27-29 May 2013

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