May 25 - June 6, 2020

Funded by CIIL
LISSIM 12 Announced!

This is the first announcment for LISSIM 12, the 12th version of the internationally renowned annual Summer School organised by FOSSSIL. LISSIM 12 will take place in Solang Valley, Himachal pradesh, from May 25 -6 June, 2020. Surrounded by the Himalayan mountains, the Summer 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 admission to the School is highly competitive and 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 secretary.

The teaching faculty will consist of the following established experts in formal linguistics:


Selection for the School is based on previous records, written essay and an interview. LISSIM 12 will explore Morphosyntax and Morphology connection from the perspective of both lexicalist and non-lexicalist theories, and appropriate essay problems are designed to address these topics, which will be put up later!

LISSIM 12 Cancelled!

Due to the unfortunate Pandemic situation all over the world, the School now stands cancelled. [March 2020]. Stay tuned for the next year.

News from LISSIM 12
March 14, 2020
As of today, we have had to take the unfortunate decision to cancel LISSIM 12 (yet again) due to the Pandemic siutation prevailing all over the world, making travel and getting together difficult/ impossible
February 20, 2020
Some more very exciting potential teachers have been invited, and they have all accepted as of today
February 19, 2019
Basic website for LISSIM 12 put up
February 18, 2019
Inivtation sent to teachers
News from LISSIM 11
May 11, 2018
L-11 schedule posted here
May 7, 2018
L-11 Final List published here
April 10, 2018
No further extension of the essay submission deadline, but the essay choice criterion is relaxed to: anyone can choose any one of the two themes.
April 10, 2018
Essay deadline extended to 19th April, 2018
March 30, 2018
The essay problem sets are now live: here
March 28, 2018
Basic web page set up here
March 24, 2018
School dates announced as May 25-June 3, 2018
March 20, 2018
4 confirmed teachers for LISSIM 11 are Ian Roberts, Tor Afarli, Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine, and Susana Bejar (Ora Matunshky confirms for LISSIM 12!)
March 9, 2018
4 teachers for LISSIM 11 confirmed
News from LISSIM 10
May 15, 2017
The very final list of registered participants here
May 8, 2017
The last day for registration for the School is 9th May, 2017
May 4, 2017
L-X Final List published here
May 2, 2017
L-X interviews List published here
November 1, 2016

Our venue remains the same as the last year, which we all liked, only if we can negotiate the ride from Delhi better!


I am writing this letter in support of the funding request by the organizers of LISSIM. I taught at LISSIM last year. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I am grateful to the Central Institute of Indian Languages for making the event possible with their funding. Read more