May 25 - June 6, 2020

LISSIM 12: Morphology?Syntax Interface
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:

Indian Faculty

  • Tanmoy Bhattacharya, University of Delhi
  • Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Utpal Lahiri, English & Foreign Language University


    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!

    News from LISSIM 12
    February 20, 2019
    Some more very exciting potential teachers have been invited
    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