LINGUIST List 26.3006

Tue Jun 23 2015

Calls: General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Syntax, Typology/India

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 23-Jun-2015
From: Prof. Shailendra. K Singh <>
Subject: International Conference on Syntactic Typology: Language Contact and Convergence
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Full Title: International Conference on Syntactic Typology: Language Contact and Convergence
Short Title: ICSLC2015

Date: 23-Nov-2015 - 28-Nov-2015
Location: Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Contact Person: Prof. Shailendra. K Singh
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 30-Aug-2015

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is pleased to announce that it is organizing a two day International Conference on Syntactic Typology: Language Contact and Convergence.

The relationship between language contact and syntactic typology in Linguistics has been, till date, an extensive area of research. The various aspects of language change as results of language contacts are obvious. However, the distinctiveness of various strands of language contact in the ‘New Linguistics World Order’ and possible implications of different types of language contact on syntactic typology have not yet been sufficiently recognized and explored. These issues will be brought into focus by ensuring that even local languages are given a voice. Because of the pioneering nature of the theme of conference, it is felt necessary not to impose a preordained set of topics or issues for the participants. It is an attempt to kick-start such dialogue concerning the evolution of syntactic typology in the nest of language contact and convergence. The main objective of the conference is to encourage the greatest possible degree of engagement among contributors of different streams of linguistics. It will also locate North-East languages within the broader trends of Pan-Indian Linguistics and South Asian languages.

The following sub-themes will testify the intellectual vibrancy of the conference:

- Syntactic Typology
- Language Typology, Areal Typology and Syntactic Description
- Morpho-Syntax
- Generative Syntax
- Language Contact and Convergence
- Structure of South Asian Languages
- Language Construction and Discourse
- Language Globalization and Language Structure
- New writings and New Grammatical Structures
- Emerging Domains and Grammatical Analysis
- Public Space and Structural Analysis

This International Conference will also include a 4 day workshop, with an objective to promote recent developments in training and research techniques on language analysis to research scholars and students across India who are working in research areas related to the theme of the conference. In particular, research scholars from the North-East region of India will be trained to work on the numerous languages, regional varieties and dialects of the region.

Venue: North Eastern Hill University

Conference Dates: 23 and 24 November 2015
Workshop Dates: 25 to 28 November 2015

Call for Papers:

Abstracts should be submitted in English and should be sent by 30 August 2015 using the Easyabs System at

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