Announcement of the 2nd LISSIM


2-13 September, 2007


After the success of the 1st LISSIM, FOSSSIL announces the 2nd LISSIM to take place in a little village called Dharamkot, 1 km above McLeodganj, the abode of Dalai Lama, at 2100 meters, overlooking the Dhauladhar range of Himalayan mountains from September 2nd-13th, 2007. Set among pine forests, the Autumn School venue is ideal for communal living and learning, devoid of the usual distractions of a city, town or even a touristy hill station. The teaching faculty will consist of:


Tim Stowell, University of California, LA

Hilda Koopman, University of California, LA

Dominique Sportiche, University of California, LA

Andrew Nevins, Harvard University

Halldor Sigurdsson, University of Lund, Sweden


The topics to be discussed are the syntax of Tense and Mood, reconstruction/binding, the morphology/syntax interface and syntactic PF, verbal complexes, impersonal (null) subjects, and generalized pro-drop. In addition, there will be a One-day Workshop on Control on 6th September led by Cilene Rodrigues (University of Brasilia).


Since the number of student participants is limited to 20, prospective participants are therefore requested to apply as soon as possible. Students from India are requested to apply for membership to FOSSSIL by writing an email of intention to All prospective students for the School are requested to send an email to the same address with the following information latest by 15th June, 2007: (1) Name (2) Email (3) Affiliation (4) Qualification in Linguistics (5) PhD/ Research Topic (6) Reason for Participation in LISSIM2 (max 500 words). The registration fees structure is as follows:


Students from India: Rs. 3000

Students/others from outside India: Euros 250/US Dollars 325/Pounds 168.

Others from India: Rs 4500

The fees will cover accommodation and food for 13 days of the School, registration fee for the School and annual membership of the society which will entitle them to two issues of the journal of the Society (Indian Journal of Formal Linguistics), 6 issues of the Newsletter and free access to one annual workshop.

Applicants will be informed of their selection by 30th June, 2007. Those wishing to present a paper in the one-day workshop on the 6th of September in addition to participating in the School, are requested to send by email an abstract with their application not exceeding 500 words on the workshop topic.