Volume 1, Issue 1                                                                                                      May 2007




bulletReport of 1st LISSIM

bulletAnnouncement for 2nd 


bulletInterview: An interview

        with Juan Uriagereka

        (Part 1)

bulletReports of recent



Book Review: Review of Mind Design and Minimal Syntax

bulletDissertation Abstracts

bulletBook View

bulletIn Memoriam

bulletForthcoming Events

bulletMembership Form


       Editors for this issue

        Paroma Sanyal (CIEFL)

        H. Basantarani (OU)
        Samar Sinha (JNU)

        Other Contributors

        In our next issue

 Part II of the interview with Juan Uriagereka


Book Review of Diachronic Syntax by Ian Roberts


Reports of the New Linguistic Survey of India Summer Camp at CIIL


Dissertation Abstracts

   Web version: 

   H. Basantarani

    FOSSSIL News






Introducing FOSSSIL

The Formal Studies in the Syntax and Semantics of Indian Languages (FOSSSIL) Society is a non-governmental learned registered society formed to undertake research and investigation in the syntax and semantics of Indian languages, and/ or the languages of the various social groups in India. It further aims to undertake schemes/ activities leading to the development of formal linguistic descriptions and analyses of Indian languages and to provide facilities and act as a forum for exchange of information, ideas and experience in the practices and techniques in formal linguistic descriptions and analyses of Indian languages.

FOSSSIL conducts formal linguistics workshops and a Spring/ Autumn School in the Indian mountains (LISSIM) every year. Among various other activities, the Society plans to publish the following every year, in addition to the 5th Asian GLOW proceedings to be published in 2007:

The FOSSSIL Newsletter


Notes of the Spring/ Autumn schools (Notabilis)


One MPhil and one PhD dissertation


Indian Journal of Formal Studies


Contingent upon future endowments, FOSSSIL wishes to institute fellowships and prizes for deserving researchers working on formal studies of Indian languages.

Membership to the Society is open to anyone who shows demonstrable interest in the goals of the Society and is seconded by two other members upon payment of prescribed fees. For more details, visit our website membership queries, write to