Final Call for Abstracts 31 March 2008: Himalayan Linguistics Symposium

Harald Hammarstrom harald at BOMBO.SE
Sat Mar 15 16:44:06 UTC 2008

14th Himalayan Languages Symposium
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
21-23 August 2008

Keynote speaker: Scott DeLancey, University of Oregon

The Himalayan Languages Symposium brings together scholars working on languages
and language communities of the greater Himalayan region: north-western and
north-eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan Plateau, northern Burma and
Sichuan, and Nuristan, Baltistan and the Burushaski-speaking area in the west.

We invite abstracts for presentations on topics including, but not limited to:

   * Descriptions of lesser-known languages
   * Argument structure
   * Grammatical changes in contact situations
   * Language change and variation
   * Historical-comparative studies
   * Typological studies
   * Field reports
   * Corpus-based analysis
   * Language policy and language planning
   * Ethnology and folklore
   * Himalayan languages and new technologies

Submission proceedure

Abstracts should be no longer than one page with one-inch margins using at
an 12-point font. Along with the abstract, please enclose a separate page
specifying the authors' affiliation, address, and e-mail address. Abstracts may
be submitted electronically (as an attached file in RTF, postscript, PDF or MS
Word format). Please send your abstract to HlsGoteborg at

Important dates

   * Abstract due: 31 March, 2008
   * Acceptance notification: 30 April, 2008
   * Symposium: 21-23 August, 2008

If you would like to receive information about the conference, send an e-mail
HlsGoteborg at

Information about the conference is also available at the conference homepage

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