WORLDS 2014 : Workshop on Language Description and Sciences
Call For Papers
About Worlds-1 and WORLDS Fellowship
Workshop on Language Description and Sciences WORLDS -1 is the first of an annual workshop series conducted by the Deapartment of Linguistics , K.M. Institute of Hindi and Linguistics, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. The major aim of the workshop series is to popularise and spread awareness about Linguistics among the undergraduate students of the country so as to encourage them to take up higher education and research in Linguistics.
It is part of this effort that we have also instituted the WORLDS Fellowship which would be available for the outstanding undergraduate participants of the workshop for pursuing M.A. in Linguistics at the department and attending the workshop. The fellowship includes free accommodation and travel and maintenance grant for attending the workshop, full refund of admission and tuition fee for pursuing M.A. in Linguistics at the Dept. of Linguistics, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra (if the awardee decides to take admission at the dept.) and a certificate of excellence. The maximum number of fellowships to be awarded this year is 5.
This workshop is conceived as a mini fieldwork where the participants will be exposed to the basics of data collection, analysis and description, which will be conducted by some of the leading field linguists and experts of language description in India, followed by practical sessions on conducting fieldwork on the participants' own language. It is expected to expose the participants to the methods and ways of a linguist and would serve well to combine the theoretical promise of the earlier half-day workshops with the real, practical problems and joys of the field!
Application for WORLDS – 1 and WORLDS Fellowship
We solicit expression of interest for participation in WORLDS - 1. Anyone who has completed her/his graduation or is currently pursuing it are eligible to apply for participation. Application could be made by filling up this form (Click here to apply). Final selection for the workshop will be based on the answers given in the application form and the following order of preference (1 is most preferred and 8 is the least).
Students completing graduation in 2014 (B.A/B.Sc./B.Com./B.Tech./MBBS/BDS and other equivalent degrees)
Students pursuing graduation
Students completing post-graduation in 2014 in disciplines other than Linguistics
Students pursuing post-graduation in disciplines other than Linguistics
Students completing post-graduation in 2014 in Linguistics
Students pursuing post-graduation in Linguistics
Students enrolled in M.Phil/Ph.D. in disciplines other than Linguistics
Students enrolled in M.Phil/Ph.D. in Linguistics
Total number of participants that could be accommodated for the workshop range from 80 - 100 depending on the quality and quantity of the applications received.
Application for the workshop is free. Applicants should note that readings for the workshop are compulsory as are regular attendance and punctuality.
Last date for applications: 30th June 2014
Workshop date: 8 - 9 August 2014
Invited Speakers/Resource Persons (Confirmed)
The confirmed resource persons for the workshop are
Prof. Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr. Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Mr. Atanu Saha, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra
We are currently in discussion with some of the other linguists in the country, which will be confirmed within 2 weeks' time. Please visit our website (http://worlds.kmiagra.in) for the updated list
Contact and other links
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