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Message1: Indian Languages in Contact Situations: Historical, Typological and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
Date:14-Sep-2015
From:Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi sonalkulk at rediffmail.com
LINGUIST List issue http://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-4064.html

 



Full Title: Indian Languages in Contact Situations: Historical, Typological and Sociolinguistic Perspectives 
Short Title: ILC 2016 

Date: 04-Feb-2016 - 06-Feb-2016
Location: Pune, India 
Contact Person: Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi
Meeting Email: languagecontact2016 at dcpune.ac.in
Web Site: http://dcpune.ac.in/languagecontact2016.php 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Typology 

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2015

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce our second international conference under the UGC-Special Assistance Programme on Language Contact. The Conference on Indian Languages in Contact Situations is being organised by the Department of Linguistics, Deccan College, Pune (India) in collaboration with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. The conference will be held at the Deccan College (Deemed University), Pune on 4-6 February 2016.

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Sarah Thomason (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Prof. K.V. Subbarao (formerly, Delhi University, New Delhi, India)
Prof.YaronMatras (University of Manchester, U.K.)
Prof. Anju Saxena (University of Uppsala, Sweden)

Special Panel on Marathi in Contact Situations:
Plenary talk by Prof.Rajeshwari Pandharipande  (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA)

Conference Convenor:
Prof. Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi 
Email: sonal.kulkarni at dcpune.ac.in

Tel: (Mobile) +91-9890444606 
(Office) +91-2026513244 

Conference Organising Committee:

Prof. Shailendra Mohan  (Mobile: + 91-9850342451 )
Dr. Kalika Mehta
Mr. Rahul Mhaiskar
Dr. Shubhangi Kardile
Ms. Khushboo Parghi
Ms. Megna Carvalho
Mr. Sambhaji Jadhav
Ms. Sujata Bhujang
Mr. Satish Bangar
Mr. Sanjay Hargude

The conference will be preceded by a Workshop on Language Contact on 3 February 2015. Scholars interested in pursuing research in this field may register for the workshop. Details of the workshop will be posted soon. 

2nd Call for Papers:

The Conference invites abstract submissions on the historical, typological and sociolinguistic perspectives on Indian languages in contact situations. We welcome submissions on Indian diaspora abroad. Presentations may focus on describing processes involved in bringing about particular outcomes of contact as well as on theoretical issues. Studies covering languages of different genetic origins are especially welcome. Abstracts may be submitted on topics including but not limited to the following themes:

1. Identifying contact-induced change and differentiating it from language-internal change (e.g. grammaticalisation)
2. Processes of linguistic diffusion in contact situations
3. The role of bi/multilingualism in contact-induced change
4. The mechanisms of contact-induced change (borrowing, diglossia, code-mixing, code-alternation, etc.)
5. The effect of speakers' attitudes toward contact-induced change on the outcome of contact
6. The effects of stable contact vis-a-vis transitional contact
7. The role of microlinguistic areas in understanding processes of language change
8. A typology of language contact situations in India 

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts written in English should be submitted by 15 October, 2015 using Easyabs System at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/languagecontact2016

The abstract should include the following information: 

(1) On page 1 -
Subject: Abstract submission for Language Contact Deccan -2016
- Author name(s): 
- Title of the presentation: 
- Affiliation(s): 
- 3 to 5 keywords: 
- Email for correspondence:

(3) On page 2 -
- The problem(s) being addressed 
- The central claim(s) being made 
- Data source(s) and analytical approach(es)
- Sample examples
- Implication(s) of the findings 

Authors may submit no more than one individual and one joint (co-authored) proposal. The abstract should be 500 words maximum (excluding references). Please use only Unicode compliant fonts. For co-authored papers indicate the email address that we should use for correspondence. Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the organising team. The book of abstracts will be published on the Deccan College website. 

For queries related to abstract submission write to Prof. Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi at languagecontact2016 at dcpune.ac.in

Conference webpage: http://dcpune.ac.in/languagecontact2016.php

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline	: 15 October, 2015
Notification of acceptance: 15 November, 2015
Conference registration deadline: 5 January, 2016
Conference: 4-6 February, 2016


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