[lg policy] call: Migration and Its Linguistic Consequences in South Asia

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 4 14:43:38 UTC 2012

Migration and Its Linguistic Consequences in South Asia
Short Title: MMM15

Date: 05-Aug-2013 - 10-Aug-2013
Location: Manchester City, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Razaul Faquire
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/iuaes/iuaes2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1467

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical
Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Aug-2013

Meeting Description:

The aim of the 17th IUAES2013 session titled 'Issues of Migration and
Its Linguistic Consequences in the Different Regions of South Asia
throughout the History' is to explore the issues of linguistic
consequences, e.g. language shift and creation of lingua francas which
occurred due to the immigration and internal migration of various
speech communities in the different regions of South Asia throughout
the history.

The immigration of various speech communities occurred in South Asia
in different phases throughout the history. It frequently occurred
with the incidence of conquest and colonization. The immigration of
the Aryans and Central Asians, and the colonization by the British
(and partly by the Tibetans), shaped the linguistic composition of
South Asia. Therefore, the language situation which now persists in
South Asia has been gradually created through language contact between
the languages of immigrants' speech communities and indigenous
communities. The pattern of language contact, however, changed over
time with the occurrence of each major flow of migration. Regardless
of this pattern, the immigrants' languages always played dominant
roles, changing the languages of both immigrant and native speech
communities and creating a few lingua francas in the different regions
of South Asia. Accordingly, the proposed panel will address the
following issues relating to the linguistic consequences of migration
in South Asia:

a) Timeline of major events of migration of various speech communities
in the language situation of South Asia
b) Linguistic consequences of the immigration of various speech
communities in South Asia
c) Process of creation of lingua francas due to the linguistic
consequences of migration in South Asia
d) Present trend of language contact due to the migration in the
language situation in South Asia

This academic session aims to facilitate communication and exchange of
information and experience among the scholars, academics and students
who are involved in the study of migration and its linguistic
consequences in South Asia and other parts of the world.

Final Call for Papers:

In response to requests to allow more time, we have extended the
deadline for the Call for Papers until August 3, 2012.

You are invited to submit a short abstract (under 300 characters
including spaces) and a long abstract (the normal 250 words) of your
paper via online form from our website
(http://www.nomadit.co.uk/iuaes/iuaes2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1467) on
any of the issues of migration and its linguistic consequences in
South Asia.

The Organizing Committee of 17th IUAES will offer financial support
and favorable policies to a limited number of scholars and students
from non-affluent countries. The guidelines on financial support can
be found on our website (http://www.iuaes2013.org/index.html).

A formal invitation will be sent to you after the abstract has been
reviewed and accepted.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstract: August 3, 2012
Notification of acceptance: October 3, 2012
Deadline for submission of full version of accepted paper: December 31, 2012


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