LINGUIST List 32.2143

Tue Jun 22 2021

Calls: Gen Ling/India

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 23-Jun-2021
From: Ratul Ghosh <>
Subject: International Conference cum Workshop on Rhythm of Happiness
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Full Title: International Conference cum Workshop on Rhythm of Happiness
Short Title: ICRH (Rhythm 2021)

Date: 10-Dec-2021 - 12-Dec-2021
Location: IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
Contact Person: Ratul Ghosh
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Bengali; English

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

***PLEASE NOTE the new conference dates! The conference was originally scheduled for 18-20 November, 2021, but has been postponed until 10-12 December, 2021. All other dates remain unchanged.****

ছন্দ (Chhanda) or Rhythm as an International Conference cum Workshop was envisaged last year by the School of Languages and Linguistics jointly with Sir C.V. Raman Centre for Physics and Music, Jadavpur University as a quest for the underlying rhythm that spans the massive Universe to the tiniest DNA. The International Conference cum Workshop on Rhythm in Speech and Music from Neuro-cognitive perspectives (ICRSM 2020) in its debut endeavor held at Jadavpur University in January 2020, saw participation of eminent scientists, scholars, researchers and luminaries from across the globe. A special issue of the Jadavpur Journal of Languages and Linguistics has already been published as part of indexing about 60 contributory papers we had received during the Conference.

This year, the proposed theme of the Conference is “The Rhythm of Happiness - a Multidisciplinary Exploration”. Rhythm is a part of our very existence. We find it in the cycle of our life, seasons, years and days. It is a part of our waking life and our sleep. Our very bodies are rhythmic in the primordial rhythm of the heartbeat. Rhythm has various synonyms – flow, cycle, periodicity, throbbing, self-similarity, repetition, harmony – and pervades every walk of our lives. Interestingly, rhythm and happiness are intrinsically linked. Rhythm and flow allow us immersion in our work and happiness. Happiness is also manifest in the rhythm of dance and music. Rhythm, in terms of harmony of colors, forms, work and leisure have the ability to induce happiness. Standing antithetical to chaos, lack of order, disorganization, disruption, distortion and disharmony, rhythm stands as antithetical to all that is negative. Thus, both as a cause and effect of happiness, it stands on two sides, paranthyzing happiness.

How does rhythm contribute to happiness? How does happiness lead to rhythm? A search for the answer would lead one to multiple disciplines – bio-rhythms, neuro-rhythms, cosmic rhythms, ecological rhythms, socio-cultural rhythms, rhythms in music, art and culture, and rhythms in our everyday life. In each of these areas rhythms contribute significantly, they also inter-play and impact our state of happiness and wellbeing in interrelated ways. This conference proposes to explore these two fundamental questions in each of the areas cited above, as well as in ways that many of them are interrelated.

The core concept of rhythm irradiates and touches many disciplines, transcends many disciplines. Thus, the various diverse understandings of rhythm and its synonyms can be viewed as diverse manifestations of a fundamental unitary principle. This conference attempts to delve into this fundamental proposition and explore it further.

Second Call for Papers:

We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from those who wish to present their work in any area relevant to the theme of the conference. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters. Submissions must be made through Easy Chair:

Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following sub-themes:
Theme 1: Influence of Rhythm on Happiness and Wellbeing: Cognitive and Bio-Sciences Perspectives
Theme 2: The Rhythms of Happiness in Music, Visual Arts and Dance
Theme 3: Rhythms in Everyday Life and Culture & their contribution to Happiness and Wellbeing
Theme 4: Rhythm and Positive Psychology
Theme 5: Rhythm in Sound & Vibration: Wellbeing from Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives
Theme 6: Rhythm of Positive Communication: Language and Speech, Poetry
Theme 7: Ecological Rhythm, Environment and Wellbeing
Theme 8: Interdisciplinary exploration of rhythm and happiness

Abstract Submission guidelines:

Extended Abstracts of 750-1000 words (excluding references and data) in A4 PDF format(Word/LaTex/OverLeaf), and no less than 12 Pt. are to be uploaded by 31 July, 2021 using the EasyChair system. Abstracts should be completely anonymous for consideration. Submissions may be singly or jointly authored. No one can submit more than one singly or one jointly authored paper. All presenters must get themselves registered. At least one of the authors must register for the symposium. The paper(s) received without the registration fee will not be included in the conference programme/journal publication.

Please send your queries, if any, to or call 6291458725 / 9051908652.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline : 31 July, 2021 (Saturday)
Notification of acceptance : 15 August, 2021 (Sunday)
Early Bird Registration: 31 August, 2021 (Tuesday)
Submission of Full Paper: 30 September, 2021 (Thursday)
NEW Conference Dates: 10-12 December 2021

The completed manuscripts after peer review will be considered for Publication in a Scopus Indexed Conference Proceedings Series

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