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South Asian Languages Analysis Program
The 24th Annual International SALA Conference
November 19-21, 2004

SALA 2004 Registration Form (pdf)

Friday, November 19

Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m.

Inaugural Session (Main Theatre)
9:30–10:00 a.m.
Welcome & Greetings:
Dr. S.N. Sridhar, Chair, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies
Dr. Daniel Finer, Chair, Department of Linguistics
Dr. William Arens, Dean, Office of International Academic Programs

Syntax I
10:00–11:30 a.m.
“Locative Case Suffixes in Kalasha”
Jan Heegard, University of Copenhagen

“On Hindi Left Dislocation and Successive Cyclic Movement”
Pritha Chandra, University of Maryland, College Park

“Notes on the Brahui Verb System: Serial Verbs and Two Innovations”
Elena Bashir, University of Chicago

10:00–11:30 a.m
“Colit: The Emerging New Standard in Kolkata Bengali”
Paromita Chakarborti, University of Pennsylvania

“Linguistic Manipulations in Indian Political Advertising”
Ali Fatihi, Cornell University

“The Sociolinguistics of Honorifics in Nepali Family Discourse”
Shiv R. Upadhyay, York University, Toronto

11:30–11:45 a.m.

Phonology I
11: 45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
“Prosodic Structure in Tamil”
Elinor Kaene, Christ Church, Oxford University, Phonetics Laboratory

“Tones in Rajasthani”
Lakhan Gusain, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“Hiatus Resolution in Bengali–A Non-Cyclic Account”
Anubha Kothari, Rutgers University

Language, Discourse, and Inequality
11: 45 a.m.–1:15 p.m
“Interrogating Power Upside Down: Literal & Hypothetical Worlds in Narration”
Maggie Ronkin, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University

“Traveling Women”
Ben Conisbee Baer, Columbia University

“Language and Inequality: Dalit Language and Feminist Language”
Kaushal Panwar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

1:15– 2:30 p.m.

Plenary Lecture
2:30–3:30 p.m.
“The Developer of Language: Government vs. the Community”
E. Annamalai, Emeritus Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, and Professor, Council on South Asian Studies, Yale University

Language Contact
3:30–5:00 p.m.
“Are Sri Lankan Portuguese and Sri Lankan Malay Really Creoles?”
Ian R. Smith, York University, Toronto

“Sinhala-Malay Contact and Syntactic Variation in Sri Lankan Malay Modals”
Peter Slomanson, City University of New York, Graduate Center

“Code-Switching in Bilingual Settings: The Case of Delhi”
M. J. Warsi, University of California, Berkeley

Syntax II
3:30–5:00 p.m.
“Agency and Case Marking in Early Child Hindi”
Bhuvana Narasimhan, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

“The Left Periphery in Kashmiri”
Emily Manetta, University of California, Santa Cruz

“The Genitive Demonstrative in Tangkhul”
Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Devi, and Lesian, Delhi University

5:00–6: 00 p.m.

Keynote Address
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Comparative Dravidian Syntax”
Ron Asher, University of Edinburgh

Dinner and Entertainment
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 20

Syntax III
9:00–10:30 a.m.
“Typology of NPI’s in Hindi”
Rajesh Kumar, University of Texas, Austin

“Non-Reciprocal Uses of the Verbal Reciprocal in Boro:
A Case for Discourse Interface”
Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Borgoyari, Delhi University

“Lexical Choice in Tamil Child Language”
Bhuvana Narasimhan, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nimegen

Phonology II
9:00–10:30 a.m.
“Family Resemblances in Indian Englishes:
A Phonetic Study of the Englishes of Related Indian L1s”
Caroline Wiltshire, University of Florida, Gainsville

“Assimilation Patterns in Hindi”
Sylvia Tur, University of Washington, Seattle

“An Investigation into the Morphophonemics of Bodo”
Priyankoo Sarmah, University of Florida, Gainsville

Dimensions of Desi Diaspora
9:00–10:30 a.m.
“Language Maintenance and Shift in South Asian Americans in the Northeast:
Aa Four-Language Comparative Study”
Kamal K. Sridhar, Stony Brook University

“Everyone Is Dada and Didi and Boudi and Whathaveyou: Arranged Marriages and Language Maintenance in Bengali Community in Malaysia”
Dipika Mukherji, Bowling Green State University

“Bengali or Delhiwala Bengali”
Anupam Das, University of Indiana, Bloomington

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Dimensions of Desi Diaspora II
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
“Reason for Language Shift Among Indian Minorities in Peninsular Malaysia”
Maya David, University of Kaula Lampur

“Popular Culture and Desi Diaspora”
Sunita Mukhi, Stony Brook University

“Administrative Arrangement and Pedagogical Design in Establishing a South Asian Language Program”
Brian Joseph and Sai Bhatwadekar, Ohio State University

Syntax IV
10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
“Pnar Pronominal Clitics:
A Case of Strata Ordering of Homophonous Formatives”
P.R. Rajakrishnan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

"The Genitive Demonstrative in Tangkhul"
Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Hindustani Devi Thangam and Apiano Leisan

“Discourse Connectives and Their Arguments in Malayalam”
Sobha Nair, Anna University Research Centre, Chennai
B. N. Patnaik, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

“Case marking in Nepali”
Chao Li, Yale University

Language Policy in South Asia
10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
“Home Rule Movement and Linguistic Reorganization”
M. S. Thirumalai, Bethany College, Minneapolis

“The ‘Gift’ of the Raj: Linguistic Controversy in Pakistan”
Yaqoob Bangash, University of Notre Dame

“Language, Religion, and Identity in South Asia”
Aza Hilali, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

“Language Use in Higher Education: Functional Importance and Status of English in the Indian Multilingual Context”
Karunakaran Krishamoorthy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

12: 45– 2:00 p.m.

Plenary Lecture
2:00–3:00 p.m.
“English in India: Political Ideologies vs. Public Aspirations”
Mahendra K. Varma, York University,

South Asian Languages and Information Technology
3:00–4:30 p.m.
“Web-Based Urdu Pedagogical Materials: Problems and Prospects”
M.J. Warsi, University of California, Berkeley

“Handling ki in Hindi for Hindi to English Machine Translation”
R. M. K. Sinha and Anil Kumar Thakur, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

“Karaka Analyzer for Sanskrit”
Mishra and Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Sanskrit and Linguistics
3:00–4:30 p.m.
“Linguistic Issues in Coding Sanskrit”
Peter M. Scharf, Brown University

“Role of Language in Pancharatra Agama”
Laxmi Swaminathan, Stony Brook University

“Liberative Semiology: The Mimamsa Theory of Language”
P. Bilimoria, Deakin, Melbourne, and Stony Brook Universities

“I Don’t Think This is Used in Indian English:
A Study of Transferred Negation in Indian English”
Hemalatha Nagarajan, Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages,

“Marathi Negation: A Minimalist Account”
Aarti Nayudu, University of Durham

“Pro and Verbal Reflexive in Ho”
Tae-Jin Koh, Delhi University










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