I. Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce that 36th South Asian Language Analysis Roundatable (SALA 36) will be held in Kathmandu,Nepal on July 8-10,2020. The Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University is the main organizer of this conference.

II.Call for papers

Abstracts are invited for 30 minutes (20+10) talks and posters, as per the following details:

Submissions (Talks and Posters):

The main conference sessions will involve 30-minute talks (20 min. + 10 min. discussion), and poster presentations. Contributions can focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research. Presentations should describe original, unpublished work. Submit through easychair at easychair.

Deadline: Extended till midnight of 5th February 2020 (Nepal Standard Time). 

Submissions (Workshops): Go to workshops link for further information.

Submission Specifications:
We invite abstracts for individual presentations, and posters. We welcome submissions concerning research on South Asian languages pertaining to one or more of the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Morphology and Syntax
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Comparative and typological studies 
  • Cognitive and psycholinguistic studies
  • Language contact
  • Historical linguistics and language change
  • Translation studies
  • Computational linguistics
  • Corpus and quantitative linguistic studies 
  • Language endangerment, preservation and documentation
  • Language learning, acquisition, and teaching 
  • Language policies and planning

All abstracts should be submitted in word and PDF format not exceeding 500 words through easychair (https://easychair.org/cfp/SALA36). Abstracts should be no more than one page of text (with a limit of 500 words), with an additional page for figures, examples, and references. The abstract should be in 11 pt. in Times New Roman font with 1 inch (2.54 cm) margin on all 4 sides and include a title. Omit author name(s) and affiliation(s) (including in PDF document properties), and avoid obvious self-reference. The language of the conference is English and all abstracts must be written in English. Please indicate whether you would like the abstract to be considered for a talk, a poster or either. In addition, it is necessary to also indicate whether the abstract is for the main session or for one of the workshops.