LINGUIST List 31.2863

Tue Sep 22 2020

Calls: Morphology, Phonology, Psycholing, Semantics, Syntax/USA and Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 20-Sep-2020
From: Diti Bhadra <>
Subject: (Formal) Approaches to South Asian Languages 11
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Full Title: (Formal) Approaches to South Asian Languages 11
Short Title: (F)ASAL-11

Date: 26-Mar-2021 - 28-Mar-2021
Location: Will be hosted virtually and synchronously, USA
Contact Person: Diti Bhadra
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic; Dravidian; Indo-Aryan; Tibeto-Burman

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2020

Meeting Description:

This conference is the main venue in North America for discussion of theoretical and theory-driven research in South Asian Linguistics. We encourage submissions from researchers engaged in theoretically informed field-based research and experimental/psycholinguistic approaches to South Asian languages. The 11th (F)ASAL will be hosted virtually and synchronously by the Institute of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota, on March 26-28, 2021.

This year’s (F)ASAL meeting will additionally feature a special half-day session honoring the late Rahul Balusu, a South Asian linguist extraordinaire and a dear friend of the (F)ASAL community and the greater linguistics community. We envision that this special session will have talks (20-minute oral presentations with an additional 10 minutes for questions) and posters showcasing work that have been directly inspired by Rahul's work and the work and people that he himself was inspired by. All of Rahul's linguistic works are encapsulated in this memorial website ( Please submit abstracts for research that is related to and inspired/informed by any aspect of the topics, papers, research questions in Rahul's body of work.

Invited Talks:
Special session:
- K.A. Jayaseelan (English and Foreign Languages University)
- Anna Szabolcsi (New York University)

Main session:
- Sakshi Bhatia (Central University of Rajasthan)
- Ayesha Kidwai (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
- Utpal Lahiri (English and Foreign Languages University)

Call for Papers:

For the general session, abstracts are invited for talks (20-minute oral presentations with an additional 10 minutes for questions) and posters from researchers engaged in analyses and theory-informed description of any phonetic/phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic phenomena in South Asian languages, as well as theoretically informed field-based research, and experimental/psycholinguistic/neurolinguistic approaches to South Asian languages.

Abstracts must be anonymous. All abstracts, including data, are limited to two single-spaced pages (A4 or US Letter) with 1-inch (2.5cm) margins and a minimum font size of 12pt in the Times New Roman font. Only references and/or large graphs, tables, pictures, and figures can be on a third page. The third page should have no other text. Data should be interspersed throughout the abstract. These guidelines apply to both the general sessions and the special session. Violation of these guidelines will lead to automatic rejection of abstracts. Authors may be involved in at most two abstracts and may be the sole author of at most one abstract for the entire conference. Please indicate if your submission(s) are for the special session or the general sessions during submission on Easychair (

(F)ASAL-11 will feature poster sessions in both the general and special sessions. Poster presentations will be published as regular papers in the proceedings. Poster presenters will be asked to give a short lightning round presentation prior to the poster session.

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