John Peterson jpeterso at UNI-OSNABRUECK.DE
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Just thought this might be of interest to the members of the list. Sorry
for cross-postings! As far as I know, the deadline for abstracts has been
changed to May, not April, but please check with the organizers.


---------------------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ----------------------
Betreff: SALA-25 at UIUC
Von:     rbhatt at
Datum:   Die, 26.04.2005, 15:49

Dear Colleagues:

  We here at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are
hosting the 25th Silver Anniversary meeting of the South
Asian Language Analysis roundtable from 16-18 September.
There is a pre-conference symposium on teaching heritage
languages to be held on Sept. 15.  the announcement is
attached and pasted below.

Hope to see you all here in Fall.

25th Annual Meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis
Short Title: SALA-25

Date: 16 - 18 September, 2005
Location: Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Contact: Rakesh M. Bhatt
Contact Email: sala-25 at
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General and Applied Linguistics

Abstract Deadline: 2 May, 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
on September 15.

PRE-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM: September 15, 2005, 9 am – 4 pm,
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building, University of
Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

SYMPOSIUM THEME: Heritage Learners: Overcoming Curricular
Challenges (Organizer, Dr. Steven Poulos, Director, SALRC)

Invited Speaker: Silvina Montrul, Helen Corley Petit
Professor of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Preconference Symposium Abstract Deadline: April 30, 2005.

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute paper presentations
addressing issues of instructional methodologies in heritage
language programs, focusing on research highlighting:
∑ Differences between heritage and non-heritage learner
∑ Transmission and maintenance of heritage languages,
∑ Bilingualism and biculturalism,
∑ Curricular policy development,
∑ Teaching culture, learning language


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
∑ K. V. Subbarao (University of Delhi)

PARASESSION:  “South Asian Perspectives on Applied Language

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

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
∑ 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,

SPECIAL SESSION:  “Language in Globalization: Perspectives
from South Asian Languages”

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 influences.

Invited speakers:

∑ Vaidehi Ramanathan: University of California, Davis
∑ 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
     (6) phone number for each author
     (7) email address for each author
     (8) subfield (syntax, phonology, discourse analysis,
bilingualism etc.)

        SALA 25
        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 <sala-25 at>.

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

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
Associate Professor, Linguistics and SLATE
Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois
4088 FLB, 707 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801

Email: rbhatt at
Ph: 217-333-7017
    217-333-3563 (leave message)
Fax: 217-333-3466

John Peterson
FB 7, Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Osnabrück
D-49069 Osnabrück
Telephone: (+49) (0)541-969 4252
Telefax: (+49) (0)541-969 4256

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