Conference announcement

Tariq Rahman trahman at
Mon May 9 20:34:50 UTC 2005

Dear Dr Bhatt,
Thank you for keeping me informed about the conference. You will remember
that I told you that I would attend the conference if I stay in the United
States. At that time I was not sure whether I would complete my tenure of
three years or not. Now I have decided to go back home by the middle of
June this year. This is because my children cannot adjust in the
educational system which we cannot afford. They lost this year and so we
decided to go back home.
I am sorry that I will miss this conference and I offer my profound
apologies that you put my name on the website and all this labour seems to
ahve gone waste. Had I attended the conference, I may not have contributed
anything original but I would have met you and other linguists whom I read
with such admiration.
I wonder if video conferencing is possible? If not, can one send a video
with one's paper read out and taped on it? If these alternatives are
possible I could do it. I could also ring you at my expense for ten minutes
when the question and answer session is in progress. The phone can be
connected to a mike or something for all to hear.
These are just outlandish ideas and you need not take them seriously.
We must keep up the interaction even if we do not meet so soon.
Yours sincerely,
Tariq Rahman

At 07:23 AM 4/26/2005, you wrote:
>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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