Call for papers

The 12th (F)ASAL will be held synchronously both in-person (pandemic permitting) and virtually, hosted by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah on 9–10 April 2022. As the community of South Asianist linguists expands and evolves over time, (F)ASAL would like to reach out to researchers that do high-quality linguistic study of any South Asian language adopting a wide range of methodologies.

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Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are invited for talks (20-minute oral presentations with an additional 10 minutes for questions) and posters from researchers engaged in analyses and theory-informed description of any phonetic/phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic phenomena in South Asian languages, as well as theoretically informed field-based research, and experimental, psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic approaches to South Asian languages.

Abstracts must be anonymous. All abstracts, including data, are limited to two single-spaced pages (A4 or US Letter) with 1-inch (2.5cm) margins and a minimum font size of 11pt in Computer Modern/Latin Modern or Times New Roman font. Only references and/or large graphs, tables, pictures, and figures can be on a third page. The third page should have no other text. Data should be interspersed throughout the abstract. Violation of these guidelines will lead to automatic rejection of abstracts. Authors may be involved in at most two abstracts and may be the sole author of at most one abstract for the entire conference.

(F)ASAL-12 will feature poster sessions. Poster presentations will be published as regular papers in the proceedings. Poster presenters will be asked to give a short lightning round presentation prior to the poster session.

Submission details:

   ⦿ Abstract deadline: Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 11:59pm (Mountain Time, USA)
   ⦿ Notification: end of January 2022

Invited Speakers

   ⦿ Ashwini Deo (The Ohio State University)
   ⦿ Indranil Dutta (Jadavpur University)
   ⦿ Saralin Lyngdoh (North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong)
   ⦿ Shannon Barrios & Rachel Hayes-Harb (University of Utah)


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