Call for papers: Seventh Himalayan Languages Symposium

Anju Saxena Anju.Saxena at LING.UU.SE
Tue Jan 16 11:41:10 UTC 2001

***** Call for Papers *****


Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
September 7-9, 2001

Last date for submitting abstract: 1 February, 2001

The Himalayan Languages Symposium brings together scholars working on
languages and language communities of the greater Himalayan region:
north-western and north-eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan
Plateau, northern Burma and Sichuan, and Nuristan, Baltistan and the
Burushaski-speaking area in the west.

We invite abstracts for presentations on topics including, but not limited to:

-         Descriptions of lesser-known languages
-         Language change and variation
-         Multilingualism and language contact
-         Historical-comparative studies
-         Typological studies
-         Field reports
-         Corpus-based analysis
-         Language death and language preservation
-         Language policy and language planning
-         Ethnology and folklore
-         Himalayan languages and new technologies

Workshop 1: Language change in the Tibeto-Burman area
Main speaker: James Matisoff (University of California, Berkeley)
Workshop organizer: Jadranka Gvozdanovic (University of  Mannheim, Germany)

Workshop 2: Nominal juxtaposition as a morpho-syntactic phenomenon
Workshop organizer: Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Abstracts should be no longer than one page with one-inch margins using at
least an 11-point font. Along with the abstract, please enclose a separate
page specifying the authors' affiliation, address, and e-mail address.
Abstracts may be submitted electronically (as an attached file in RTF,
postscript, PDF or MS Word format).

* Abstract due: 1 February, 2001
* Acceptance notification: 1 March, 2001
* Symposium: 7-9 September, 2001

Pre-registration (before June 30): $45 (faculty), $25 (students)
Registration at conference site: $50 (faculty), $30 (students)

Ă–sten Dahl, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University
Gunilla Gren-Eklund, Dept. of African and Asian Languages, Uppsala University
Anju Saxena, Department of Linguistics, Uppsala University

For any information related to the HLS-7, please contact:
Anju Saxena
Department of Linguistics
Uppsala University
Box 527
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Tel. +46-18-471 14 57
Fax. +46-18-471 14 16
E-mail: anju.saxena at

Workshop 1 organization and contact information:
Jadranka Gvozdanovic
Faculty of Philosophy, Slavic Dept., University of Mannheim
Schloss EW 327, D-68131 Mannheim, Germany
E-mail: jadranka at
Fax: +49 621 181 2291

Workshop 2 organization and contact information:
Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm
Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
E-mail: tamm at
Fax: +46-8-155389

News about the symposium will also be posted on the symposium's Web page at

The Permanent Secretariat for this annual Symposium is maintained at Leiden
University in the Netherlands.



Seventh Himalayan Languages Symposium
Uppsala University

7-9 September, 2001




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Uppsala University
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