3rd Linguistics Spring School in the Indian Mountains

Sponsored by

Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore and
Microsoft Research in India (MSRI), Bangalore


13th - 31st May 2008
Kausani, Uttarakhand, India
Web Site: http://www.fosssil.in/

Call Deadline: 20th March 2008

After the success of the 1st LISSIM and the 2nd LISSIM, FOSSSIL announces the 3rd LISSIM to take place in Kausani May 13th to 31st, 2008, in the lap of the gorgeous Kumaun Hills, India. Overlooking the highest peak on the Indian side, Nanda Devi (7820m), and several other peaks including the famous, Trishul (7120m, see the background picture), the Spring 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 the following established experts in formal linguistics topics (2 more members have been invited):

bullet Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts, USA
bullet Tanmoy Bhattacharya, University of Delhi
bullet Theresa Biberauer, University of Cambridge, UK
bullet Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
bullet M.T. Hany Babu, University of Delhi
bullet Gillian Ramchand, University of Tromsų, Norway

The (tentative) topics to be discussed are as follows:
-  Syntactic Typology
- Syntax and Semantics of Definiteness/ Classifiers
- Morphology/ syntax interface
- Distributive Morphology
- Complex Predicates
- Evidentiality and the Left Periphery - Semantics of Modality

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@fosssil.in. All prospective students for the School are requested to send an email to the same address with the following information latest by 20th March, 2008:

Qualification in Linguistics:
PhD/ Research Topic:
Reason for Participating in LISSIM: (max 500 words)

The registration fee of Rs. 3000 (for students from India)/ $325 (students from outside India) will cover accommodation and food for 19 days of the School.

Formal Studies in the Syntax and Semantics of Indian Languages (FOSSSIL)

Email: secretarty@fosssil.in