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(SALA) 24

State University of New York, Stony Brook
November 19 - 21, 2004

Conference Website:

Email inquiries: SALA24 at


The 24th Annual Conference of South Asian Languages Analysis (SALA)
will be held 19 _ 21 November, 2004 at the State University of New
York, Stony Brook.  SALA 24 will be organized by the Center for India
Studies, in collaboration with the Linguistics Department and the
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies.

The Organizers welcome papers on all aspects of theoretical and
applied linguistics in relation to South Asian languages.   SALA 24
especially welcomes papers and symposia that address the following
special themes:

v Use of South Asian Languages in Commerce, Media, and the Internet
v Endangered South Asian Languages: Role of the State and Society
v Language, Religion, and Identity in South Asia
v Language and Inequality: The Language of Dalit and Feminist Literatures
v Evolving Standards in South Asian Languages
v Theoretical and Applied Linguistic Traditions in South Asia and
Contemporary Linguistics
v Multilingualism, Language Mixing, and Convergence in South Asia
v Linguistic Pluralism and Creativity in South Asian Literatures
v Diasporic Creativity in South Asian Languages
v Teaching South Asian Languages as Heritage Languages
v Language in Education in South Asia - Regional and National
v Indian English as a Contact Language
v Conflicts and Courtships between English and South Asian Languages
v Constructs of Critical Linguistics in South Asian Context
v Kannada and Dravidian Linguistics
v Language Technology and South Asian Languages
v Psycholinguistics and the Processing of South Asian Languages

Abstract for presentation should be no longer than 250 words.  At the
top of the abstract, put the title, but do not put your name.  Your
name should only be on a cover message, which should include:
-- name(s) of the author(s),
-- affiliation,
-- contact address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address
-- title of the paper
Send your abstract as an e-mail attachment to Professor S.N. Sridhar
at s.sridhar at  The deadline for submission of
abstracts is October 1, 2004.  Authors will be notified whether their
paper has been accepted or not shortly after the abstracts have been

For abstract publication purposes, please follow these guidelines:
your text should be in Word format, Times New Roman font (size 12pt),
single-spaced and have 1 inch margins on all sides.
Special fonts: If your abstract uses any special fonts, please send
(alongside Word document,) a PDF file, or a paper copy to the address
shown below (same deadline), as special fonts may not transmit
accurately. Indicate at the bottom of your e-mail if a hardcopy has
been mailed. You may choose to send your special fonts file via
attachment, or by diskette/CD.

A more detailed announcement, giving details of the Keynote Speaker,
Invited Speakers, Organizers of Special Sessions, as well as details
about Registration, Hotels, and Travel Guidelines will be posted on
the website.

For further details, please visit:
Or email: sala24 at

Professor S.N. Sridhar, Chair, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies,
Stony Brook University. N 507, SBS Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4243
Phone: 631-632-4041 OR 631-632-7690.  Fax:     631-632-4098
Email:  s.sridhar at
Professor Kamal K. Sridhar, Director, Center for India Studies
Stony Brook University, East 5350, Melville Library, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3386
Phone:  631-632-1730 OR 631-632-9742.  Fax: 631-632-9731
Email:  ksridhar at

Tej K. Bhatia
Linguistics & Cognitive Sciences

312 HBC, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1160
email: tkbhatia at
Tel: 315-443-5374 (off.)
Fax: 315-443-5376
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