LINGUIST List 26.5600

Thu Dec 17 2015

Calls: General Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 17-Dec-2015
From: Sarah Dopierala <>
Subject: The Sylheti Language Conference
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Full Title: The Sylheti Language Conference
Short Title: SLC

Date: 12-May-2016 - 12-May-2016
Location: SOAS, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Sarah Dopierala
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://Forthcoming

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

A gathering of all those who are willing to contribute to the topic of the Sylheti language (as spoken in Bangladesh, India and/or in the diaspora). All disciplines are welcome.

SOAS, University of London is a unique institution located in central London at Russell Square. SOAS is known for its student body diversity as well as its dedication to the regions of East and South Asia and Africa. The SOAS Sylheti Project and the SOAS Sylheti Language Society are among the many active projects being undertaken by SOAS students and faculty. Taking inspiration and encouragement from the Sylheti-speaking population in London, the projects endeavor to teach the Sylheti language as well as document its usage. This year, the SOAS Sylheti Project will be hosting a one-day event dedicated to this minoritized language.

Organizers: Candide Simard, Marie Thaut, Emily Gref, Andriana Koumbarou, Anna Cronin, Anu Bhaskararaman, Breanna Lewis, Caoife Garvey, Daniel Vincent, Eveling Villa, Harry Willoughby, Jean Rohleder, Jonas Lau, Martha Tsutsui, Rebecca Orford, Robert Laub, Sarah Dopierala, Svetoslav Minchev, Waran Kangeyan, and Zurab Baratashvili

Call for Papers:

Conference Date: May 12, 2016
Location: SOAS, University of London
Abstract Due: February 1, 2016
Review Results by: March 1, 2016

We invite scholars from any discipline who would like to contribute to the topic of the Sylheti language (as spoken in Bangladesh, India and/or in the diaspora). Scholars from the following fields may be particularly interested: linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, anthropological linguistics, musicology, ling & literature, and comparative linguistics.

Please see our call for abstracts for more information about when and where to send your abstracts as well as for contact information if you have any additional questions.

We hope you will help make our Sylheti Language Conference a success!

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