LINGUIST List 30.4326

Thu Nov 14 2019

Calls: General Linguistics, Language Documentation, Typology/France

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-Nov-2019
From: Aimée Lahaussois <>
Subject: 26th Himalayan Languages Symposium
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Full Title: 26th Himalayan Languages Symposium
Short Title: HLS26

Date: 02-Sep-2020 - 04-Sep-2020
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Aimée Lahaussois
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Typology

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2020

Meeting Description:

The Himalayan Languages Symposium is an international conference dealing with the languages, linguistics and anthropology of the Trans-Himalayan area.
The 26th edition of the conference will be held simultaneously at INALCO (Paris, France), and at the Centre for Linguistics and Cultural Studies, Central Institute of Technology in Kokrajhar (Assam, India), on September 2 to 4, 2020. We will videoconference for 4 hours each day (2 general sessions and 1 plenary talk), with the rest of the program being local.

Call for Papers:

The special theme for the conference is reduplication. Other topics are of course welcome.

Submission Guidelines:

Papers are invited which address any aspect of the languages and linguistics of the Trans-Himalayan area. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, typology, documentation, including field reports and empirically-based ethnographic studies, and language technology/computational linguistics. We also welcome submissions from other fields (such as history, archaeology, ethnobotany, genetics and anthropology) which can relate to the history and development of Himalayan languages. Papers are not limited to the Trans-Himalayan language family, but may treat any language traditionally spoken within the Trans-Himalayan area, including Indo-Aryan, Tai-Kadai, Austro-Asiatic, and Hmong-Mien languages, as well as isolates, pidgins and creoles.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, single-spaced, exclusive of data and references (if any), and should be written in English. Abstracts should be submitted via,

The submission deadline for paper abstracts is February 29, 2020.

Organizing Committee:
Bihung Brahma, CIT Kokrajhar
Guillaume Jacques, CNRS-CRLAO
Aimée Lahaussois, CNRS-HTL

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