South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA-32): Call for papers


Call for papers

We invite submission of abstracts for SALA-32.

The 32nd  edition of the South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable  (SALA-32) will take place at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, on April 27th -29th  2016. We invite submission of abstracts for individual papers before  September 20th  2015 .

Any descriptive, theoretical, or applied linguistic research concerning one or more of the languages of South Asia – broadly defined – is welcome.

Considering the location of this meeting, we encourage the submission of abstracts concerning the linguistic effects of the centuries-old interaction between South Asian languages and Portuguese. Further possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Descriptive studies of any aspect of a South Asian language or languages;
  • Comparative and typological studies;
  • Cognitive and psycholinguistic studies;
  • Language contact;
  • Pragmatics and discourse analysis;
  • Sociolinguistics;
  • Historical linguistics and language change;
  • Philology;
  • Translation studies;
  • Computational linguistics;
  • Corpus and quantitative linguistic studies;
  • Language endangerment, preservation and documentation;
  • Language learning, acquisition, and teaching;
  • Language policies.

Paper presentations  will consist of a 20 minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Paper abstracts should be no longer than 800 words, excluding reference list.

We encourage submission of abstracts from early-career researchers, including postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers.

All abstracts must be submitted before  September 20th  2015  using the EasyAbs online platform. To submit, click on  and upload your abstract in either .doc, .pdf, or .txt format.

Any questions may be addressed to the organisers by email to:

Further information will be available soon at: