LINGUIST List 16.572

Thu Feb 24 2005

Calls: Historical Ling/English/UK; Applied Ling/USA

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        1.    David Denison, Directions in English Language Studies
        2.    Marco Shappeck, South Asian Languages Analysis

Message 1: Directions in English Language Studies

Date: 21-Feb-2005
From: David Denison <>
Subject: Directions in English Language Studies

Full Title: Directions in English Language Studies
Short Title: DELS

Date: 06-Apr-2006 - 08-Apr-2006
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: David Denison
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2005

Meeting Description:

In 2006 we shall be celebrating two important events in which English Language
studies at Manchester has been centrally involved: the journal English Language
and Linguistics will have completed ten increasingly successful years, and a new
one-volume History of the English Language will be published.

In order to celebrate this double event we are holding a three-day conference
entitled Directions in English Language Studies (DELS) which is intended to
focus on current and, especially, future directions in English Language
research, both synchronic and diachronic.

The following distinguished scholars have all agreed to present plenary papers:
Joan Bresnan, Christian Mair, John McWhorter, Donka Minkova, Terttu Nevalainen
and Geoff Pullum.

Abstracts are now invited for shorter papers (20 minutes + 10 discussion),
submission deadline 31 October 2005, details of submission procedure to follow.
Any aspect of English Language studies, synchronic and/or diachronic, may be
covered, but preference will be given to those with something to say about
current directions in research or which indicate new directions.

We look forward to an exciting programme and to meeting both old and new friends
here in Manchester. For further details of the conference, please bookmark

Message 2: South Asian Languages Analysis

Date: 24-Feb-2005
From: Marco Shappeck <>
Subject: South Asian Languages Analysis

Full Title: South Asian Languages Analysis
Short Title: SALA 25

Date: 16-Sep-2005 - 18-Sep-2005
Location: Urbana-Champaign Illinois, United States of America
Contact Person: Rakesh Bhatt
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

This year the annual meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis roundtable is
celebrating its 25th (silver) anniversary and it also coincides with the 40th
anniversary of the Department of Linguistics. The conference will consist of a
General Session, a Parasession and a Special Session. There will be a
pre-conference symposium on language teaching.


The General Session will cover all areas of South Asian linguistic interest. We
encourage individual papers or panel proposals from diverse theoretical
frameworks and especially welcome those with interdisciplinary focus.

Invited speakers:

- Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts)
- Tara Mohanan and K. P. Mohanan (National University of Singapore)
- K. V. Subbarao (University of Delhi)

PARASESSION: "South Asian Perspectives on Applied Language Science''

This parasession brings together leading scholars from different parts of the
world to focus and highlight, for the first time in this forum, a range of
theoretical-conceptual, methodological, and empirical contributions that studies
in South Asian languages have made to the area of applied linguistics.

Invited speakers:

- Tej K. Bhatia: Syracuse University, USA
- Shyamala Chengappa (TBC): All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India
- Hans Heinrich Hock: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Raj Mesthrie: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
- Rajeshwari Pandharipande: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Tariq Rahman: University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Hal Schiffman: University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Udaya Narayan Singh: Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India
- Richard Sproat: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

SPECIAL SESSION: "Language in Globalization: Perspectives from South Asian

This session brings together scholars in the field of South Asian language
studies who will discuss the implications of globalization on the dynamics of
(multi-lingual) communities, (plural) identities, movements of linguistic
capital in global and transnational spaces, and, especially, on the forms of
sociolinguistic representations that are responses to non-local contexts and

Invited speakers:

- Suresh Canagarajah: CUNY-Baruch College
- Pradeep Dhillon: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Braj B. Kachru: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- S. N. Sridhar: SUNY-Stony Brook

Abstracts must be postmarked by

*** April 15, 2005 ***

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In case of joint
authorship, one address should be designated for communication with SALA.
Abstracts should be as specific as possible, with a statement of topic, approach
and conclusions, and should be no more than 400 words (not including data and
references, which may be placed on the reverse side). 5 copies of an anonymous,
one-page (8.5''x11'') abstract should be sent, along with a 3''x5'' card listing:
(1) paper title
(2) session (General/Para/Special)
(3) name(s) of author(s)
(4) affiliation(s) of author(s)
(5) address where notification of acceptance should be sent
(6) phone number for each author
(7) email address for each author
(8) subfield (syntax, phonology, discourse analysis, bilingualism etc.)

Department of Linguistics
University Of Illinois
4080 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Abstracts may also be submitted via e-mail. Only those abstracts formatted PDF
or Microsoft Word (Mac version preferred) can be accepted. Electronically
submitted abstracts should have the author's name as filename, followed by the
appropriate file extension. The text of the message must contain the information
requested in (1)-(8) above. We cannot accept faxed abstracts. Send electronic
submissions to

PRE-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM (Sept. 15, 2005): "Delivering South Asian Languages:
Current Practices, Future Models"

This symposium is designed to rethink/re-assess the curricular practices in
teaching South Asian languages and to find ways to engage them with current
paradigms of research in second/foreign language teaching.

Individual presentations are allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.
Panels can be proposed for either a 2-hr or a 3-hr period. An attempt will be
made to publish selected papers (revised and edited) presented at the conference.

All attendees, including presenters, must register for the conference. For
advance registration, we can accept only checks or money orders drawn on US
banks in US dollars, made payable to the University of Illinois.

Received in our office by September 1, 2005:
Residents of South Asian countries:
Students $10
Non-students $30

Students $30
Non-students $60

On-site, or received after September 1, 2005:
Students $40
Non-students $70

Marco Shappeck
SALA 25 Registration
4080 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801, USA

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