Lancaster University

31st South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA-31)

Lancaster University, UK – 14th to 16th May 2015


Call for papers

We invite submission of abstracts for SALA-31.

We invite submission of abstracts for papers and for panel discussions; we consider any descriptive, theoretical, or applied linguistic research concerning one or more of the languages of South Asia – broadly defined – to be within scope for SALA-31.

Topics on which we welcome submissions include but are not limited to

  • Descriptive studies of any aspect of a South Asian language or languages
    • (including: syntax, semantics, lexis, morphology, phonology, phonetics)
  • Theoretical analysis within any framework – formal or functional
  • Cognitive and psycholinguistic investigation;
  • Typological studies;
  • Pragmatics and discourse analysis (of any kind);
  • Sociolinguistics
    • (including: regional and social variation; bilingualism; language in culture and society; language attitudes)
  • Historical linguistics and language change;
  • Philology;
  • Comparative, contrastive and translation studies;
  • Computational linguistics, language modelling, and NLP;
  • Corpus linguistic investigation and analysis;
  • Quantitative linguistics;
  • Language documentation;
  • Preservation of endangered languages;
  • Development of language resources and datasets including corpora, software tools, lexicons, and grammars;
  • Language learning, acquisition, and teaching.

Paper presentations will consist of a 20 minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. We are open to various types of paper presentation – including but not limited to discussion papers, reports of research complete or in progress, and research software demonstrations. Submissions for paper presentations should be in the form of an extended abstract of 750-1500 words in length.

Panel discussions will consist of an extended session (1 hour or 1.5 hours) containing either multiple individual presentations on a theme, or an extended joint presentation. Allocation of time within the panel timeslot is the responsibility of the lead presenter (who should also be the one to submit the abstract). Submissions for panels should take the form of a single 1500 word extended abstract on behalf of all speakers to be on the panel. All speakers should be named. The abstract should include a note to specify whether the panel is intended to be 1 hour or 1.5 hours in length.

We especially encourage submission of abstracts from early-career researchers, including postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers.

All abstracts should be submitted as formatted files, using the conference stylesheet, which can be downloaded from the following links:

Abstracts should be submitted through our online submission system

Note we unfortunately cannot accept abstracts in PDF or ODT format. Please use RTF instead.

The deadline for abstracts is 24th December 2014.
Authors will be notified of outcomes by 16th January 2015.

Early notification: Authors who submit their abstracts by 14th November will receive early notification of whether the abstract has been accepted (within a week at most).


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