5th Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains

Funded by

CIIL, Mysore and GLOW, Europe

Photo After the first week at LISSIM5


Boškovič: NP/DP; Richards: Prosody  Excursions and Journeys Research Student Presentation
FOSSSIL GBM  After Class Basic Prosody Teaching

25th May - 8th June 2011
Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
Web Site: http://www.fosssil.in/
Call Deadline: 1st April 2011 Extended to: 15th April 2011

1st List
The Final List
More on the venue, travel and weather
Teaching Schedule
Reading Groups

FOSSSIL announces the 5th LISSIM to take place in Kangra, May 25-June 8, 2011, surrounded by the Dhaula Dhar range of 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. (see below for more on the venue)

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

bullet KA Jayaseelan, English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad
bullet Zeljko Boskovic, University of Connecticut
bullet Norvin Richards, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
bullet Michal Starke, CASTL, Tromso
bullet Utpal Lahiri, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
bullet Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
bullet Tanmoy Bhattacharya, University of Delhi
bullet MT Hany Babu, University of Delhi

Some of the topics to be discussed during the 5th LISSIM are:




Clause and NP Structure, Locality of Movement, and Phases


Word order: the head parameter; generating VO/ OV orders; Topic, Focus, and Adverb positions in clause structure, Arguments for a linear tree,   A "copy-from-buffer" proposal about movement


Wh and Prosody; Head Movement



Given the above faculty list and popularity of the theme, the admission to the School is likely to be highly competitive and since the number of student participants is limited to 25, 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, with a copy to ayesha.kidwai@gmail.com. All prospective students for the School are requested to send an email to the same address with the following information latest by 1st April, 2011 (extended to: 15th April 2011):

Qualification in Linguistics (details of syntax-semantics courses):
PhD/ Research Topic:
Whether receiving a JRF\SRF scholarship:
Reason for Participating in LISSIM: (max 500 words)

In addition, all student applicants are required to request their research supervisor\syntax-semantics teacher for a letter assessing the student’s capabilities and motivation in the subject area.

The first list of participants will be declared by 15th April (extended to: 16th April 2011) and interviews by video conferencing or in person in Delhi will be conducted 16-17th April (extended to:  21st April). The final list of selected participants will be made available on April 22, 2011.

The registration fee ($350 for student/ teacher participants from outside India, Rs. 6500 for students participant and Rs. 11500 for teacher participants from India) will cover accommodation (at least twin sharing), food for 14 days of the School, and reading materials.

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

Email: secretarty@fosssil.in