Conference announcement

Rakesh Bhatt rbhatt at
Tue Apr 26 14:23:14 UTC 2005

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
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