LINGUIST List 25.4913

Thu Dec 04 2014

Calls: Sociolinguistics, General Linguistics/Pakistan

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 03-Dec-2014
From: Ayesha Sohail <>
Subject: 2nd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics 2015
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Full Title: 2nd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics 2015
Short Title: 2KICL

Date: 04-May-2015 - 05-May-2015
Location: City Campus, UAJK, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Contact Person: Dr. Ayesha Sohail
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

2nd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics will be held on 04-05 May 2015, at City Campus Muzaffarabad. The conference is mandated to promote lesser known languages spoken in the region as well as major languages. What is currently known as the Muzaffarabad Division, occupies a strategic position linguistically as it is located in the centre of Gilgit-Baltistan, the Hazara region and the Kashmir valley which are home to languages spawning from diverse families, becoming the richest areas of the world in terms of linguistic diversity. It is also striking to notice how languages have undergone changes as a result of their long contact with other languages and how their relative positions are changing. The linguistic behaviour also provides a window on social behaviour of the speakers. It is in this context, the major theme of the conference has been chosen as Language Variation.

This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to provide a forum to researchers and practitioners in the areas of theoretical and applied linguistics to present and share their research findings in a stimulating and interactive environment. In addition, the conference purports to offer collaborative and networking opportunities to scholars and practitioners and advance new perspectives as well as reflect on current research practices in the field. We are positive that the conference will yield results that lead to breaking new grounds and produce enduring effects. The outcomes of the conference will result in more profound understanding of these complex linguistic and interactional behaviours.

Our highly motivated team of hosts is anxiously looking forward to welcoming you to Muzaffarabad in May 2015.

Call for Papers:

Department of English and Institute of Languages, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are pleased to announce Call for Papers for the 2nd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics.

Conference Focus:

The general conference theme is “Language Variation”, yet the papers on the following themes may also be considered:

Language Documentation
South Asian Languages
Language Contact
Phonetics and Phonology
Language Acquisition
Discourse Analysis
Conversational Analysis
Corpus Linguistics
Interface Studies (Phonology/Morphology, Morphology/Syntax, Conversation Analysis/Phonetics etc.)

Abstract Proposals and Deadlines:

Scholars are invited to submit abstracts (up to 350 words) by 15 February 2015 in MS Word format, Times New Roman, Font size 12, as an email attachment sent to

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts:

Paper submissions will be reviewed by experts selected by the conference committee for their demonstrated knowledge of particular topics. The progress and results of the review process will be notified to the authors by 15 March 2015.

Conference Venue:

The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
City Campus
Azad Kashmir

Information and Contact Details:

For all correspondence about the conference, please contact

Dr Ayesha Sohail
Chairperson, Department of English
The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Telephone: 0092-5822-960496

Dr Abdul Qadir Khan
Director, Institute of Languages
The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Telephone: 0092-5822-960444

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