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WORLDS 2015 : Workshop on Language Description and Sciences


When Aug 7, 2015 - Aug 11, 2015
Where Agra, India
Submission Deadline May 25, 2015
Notification Due Jun 1, 2015
Categories    linguistics   field work   language description

Call For Papers

About WORLDS and WORLDS Fellowship
Workshop on Language Description and Sciences WORLDS is an annual workshop series conducted by the Department 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 with the real, practical problems and joys of the field!

Application for WORLDS – 2 and WORLDS Fellowship
We solicit expression of interest for participation in WORLDS - 2. 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 the form on the workshop website ( Final selection for the workshop will be based on the answers given in the application form and other criteria (visit our website for details).
Maximum number of participants that could be accommodated for the workshop is 30
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: 25th May 2015
 Workshop date:  7- 11 August 2015

Invited Speakers/Resource Persons (Confirmed)
Prof. Anvita Abbi (Padma Shree), Centre for Oral and Tribal Literature, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi
Prof. Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr. Bornini Lahiri, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore
Mr. Sudhanshu Shekahr, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi
Mr. Atanu Saha, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Mr. Mayank, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Mr. Keshari Nandan, Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra
Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra

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