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South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA) - SECOND CIRCULAR


      The 29th Meeting of the South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA) will be hosted by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, Karnataka, India, from 6th – 8th January, 2011.

     In addition, a workshop on “Language Contact in South Asia” is planned for 10th – 31st January, 2011.

The Conference is organized by:

      a Local Committee consisting of Rajesh Sachdeva, P.P.Giridhar, Y.Sridhar Reddy, Gail Coelho and K.S. Nagaraja

      an International Committee consisting of Peri Bhaskararao, Shobhana Chelliah, Alice Davison, P.P.Giridhar, Hans Henrich Hock, Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, Sadaf Munshi, Pramod Pandey, John Peterson, Rajesh Sachdeva, Karumuri V.Subbarao, Yogendra Yadav.

     The Keynote Speaker is Peri Bhaskararao (Title: “From Speech Signal to ‘Words’: Approach from Speech Corpora of South Asian Languages”)

Panels on the following themes have been proposed. Panelists are being zeroed in on:

a.      Grammatical Structures/Analyses of Under-analyzed Languages of South Asia
         (Convenor : K.V.Subbarao)

b.       The  Nilgiri Languages
         (Convenor: Peri Bhaskararao)

c.      Language Contact in South Asia
         (Convenor: Hans Hock)

d.       Multilingualism and Multilingual Education
         (Convenor: Rajesh Sachdeva)

     In addition there will be two plenary sessions, a valedictory session where a distinguished linguist will deliver the valedictory address and parallel general sessions.

     The conference is followed by an (optional) excursion to Somnathpur Temple and/or Srirangapatnam (on Sunday, the 9th January, 2011)

     Further details will be made available in later postings.

      Abstracts for the SALA conference are invited in all areas of South Asian Languages and Linguistics.  They should not exceed one A4 or US Letter sized page (including the title, set in 12pt.) and should be submitted electronically as attachments to e-mail, preferably in pdf format, to the account below.  Authors are requested to submit their abstracts in duplicate, one with author identification, the other without. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified in the second week of October 2010, upon which all delegates will have to formally register online and, in the case of Indian delegates, pay by DD a sum of INR 250 in the case of students and INR 500/- in the case of nonstudents.DD's should be made out in the name of Co-ordinator SALA29 payable at the Jayalakshmipuram Branch of Canara Bank at Mysore. Foreign participants shall pay the registration fee by cash in Indian Rupees on the spot on the first day of the conference.Online Registration form is in the attachment below. We would expect confirmation of your participation at SALA29 by the 25th of October 2010 so as to enable us to arrange accomodation etc. For Registration form Click here.

      E-mail address for abstracts, filled-in Registration forms and other Correspondence:                         salaconference@gmail.com

Deadlines:  October 25th 2010 for confirmation of participation. 
                     December 10th for handout/full paper.  

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