Call for Papers: SALA Sessions, UW Madison

SALA 27, October 16, 2008

Hans Hock and Alice Davison are proposing a one-day SALA meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2008, as a pre-conference before the regular Conference on South Asia in Madison. The next regular meeting of SALA will not be until 2009, at the University of North Texas, Denton. In the meantime, we hope to have a shorter version of SALA in Madison.

Topics of SALA sessions:

Sanskrit and historical linguistics
Analysis of South Asian languages–Syntax, Morphology, Phonology

Madison Conference on South Asia
Panel on Language Endangerment
In addition, there will be a panel organized by Sadaf Munshi on minority and endangered languages, which will be part of the Conference on South Asia.

Submitting an abstract
Abstracts should be 250-400 words. Please include a brief description of the topic of your paper, the kind of data you will use, and its relation to specific issues. The abstract should include your name, your institutional affiliation and your email address. The format should be a Word attachment AND a PDF file. For those using Word 2007, save your file as Rich Text Format or Word 97-compatible format, because of compatibility problems with Word 2003 and Macintosh computers..

For SALA papers;
Email your abstract as two attachments to BOTH these addresses:

Hans Henrich Hock

Alice Davison

Madison Conference on South Asia
For the Language Endangerment panel in the South Asia Conference:
Email your abstract as an attachment to:

Sadaf Munshi, U. of North Texas

Questions should be addressed to “Dhareshwar, Lalita Uday”

We hope to see you at the conference in Madison!

The deadline for abstracts is rather short: March 15, 2008. We have to send the proposal for the conference as a whole to the South Asia Conference by a strict deadline of April 1, 2008.

All participants will be notified by email March 25 if your abstract is accepted. If you are planning to present your paper at the conference, you MUST register by April 1, with payment of the registration fee.
(This is $120 for non-students, and $80 for students). Register online at:

We hope to see you in Madison!