(formal) Approaches to South Asian Languages 13

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (March 31-April 2 2023)

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The (formal) Approaches to South Asian Languages conference is the main venue in North America for the presentation and discussion of linguistic research focusing on South Asian languages.

The 13th (f)ASAL will be hosted by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan during March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd, 2023. The special theme is "language contact and multilingualism." 

We encourage submissions from scholars who do high-quality linguistic study of any South Asian language spoken or signed, adopting a wide range of methodological and disciplinary approaches.

Important dates

Conference dates: 31 March - 2 April 2023

Early Bird Registration due 15 March 2023

Submissions due 19 December 2022 11:55 PM anywhere on Earth

Notifications sent 11 February 2023

Submissions open 11 October 2022


Invited Presenters

University of Delhi

Dr. Bhatia specializes in syntax, psycholinguistics and the interface between syntax and psycholinguistics

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Gautam specializes in language documentation, contact and change,   translingualism, language politics, and language policy and planning with a focus on Nepal

New York University

Dr. Das is a linguistic anthropologist specializing in language, technology, and inequality in North America, South Asia and the francophone world

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Bhatt specializes in the sociolinguistics of language contact in South Asian languages (Kashmiri, Hindi, Indian English)

Funding for event accessibility services provided through the Faculty and Staff Disability Navigators in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA).

We also thank: the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, the Department of Linguistics,  and eGIF funding from the College of Literature, Arts, and Science at UM