F O S S S I L

1st Linguistics Spring School in the Indian Mountains (LISSIM)

Announcement
 

FOSSSIL announces the 1st LISSIM to take place in Kausani March 26th to April 4th, in the lap of the gorgeous Kumaun Hills, India. Overlooking the highest peak on the Indian side, Nanda Devi (7820m), and several other peaks including the famous, Trishul (7120m), the Spring School venue is ideal for communal leaving and learning, devoid of the usual distractions of a city, town or even a touristy hill station.

After successfully conducting two, back-to-back workshops on the semantics of Tense and Aspect in Indian Languages (STAIL1 and STAIL2) in association with CIIL, Mysore and University of Delhi, LISSIM is the first FOSSSIL-only event. As FOSSSIL is a non-profit making society, not formally associated with the university system, though the founding parents are all university professors in Linguistics, the only avenue of generating funds for offering reduced rates for boarding and lodging for 11 days for the participants is through membership to the society. As such the school is open only to the members of the society.

Student fee for Indian students is Rs. 2500 which includes annual membership fees to the Society. For non-Indian student participants, a fee of 250 Euros will be charged. The fees will cover accommodation and food for 11 days of the Spring School, registration fee for the Spring School and annual membership of the society which will entitle them to one annual journal of the Society (Indian Journal of Formal Linguistics), proceedings of the 1st LISSIM (Notabilis) to be published later in the year and free access to one annual workshop.

The 1st LISSIM will be almost completely dedicated to syntax, empirically examining the status of some pre-Minimalist themes in the Minimalist program, like Remnant Movement, Head versus Phrasal Movement, Topic and Focus effects as a result of movement, among others.

The teaching will consist of the following faculty who are established experts in the above topics:
Ian Roberts, University of Cambridge
KA Jayaseelan, CIEFL, Hyderabad
Anders Holmberg, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Nomi Erteschik-Shir, Ben Gurion University

Teaching will commence from 10:30 am and will be covered in three sessions everyday, with a lunch break and coffee break in between. There will be a total of 36 sessions with at least 4 sessions devoted to discussions of problems. There will be a mid-School break for excursion to Chaukori at the height of 2010m and 87 Kms from Kausani on 31st March and 1st April.

Since the number of student participants is limited to 20, prospective participants are therefore requested to apply as soon as possible. All prospective students for the spring school are requested to send an email to secretary@fosssil.in with the following information latest by 24th February 2007:
 


NAME:
EMAIL:
AFFILIATION:
QUALIFICATION IN LINGUISTICS:
PHD/ RESEARCH TOPIC:
REASON FOR PARTICIPATING IN LISSIM: (MAX 500 WORDS)
 

Applicants will be informed of their selection by 26th February 2007. As there are limited seats, there is likely to be a competition for selection, applicants are therefore requested to apply at their earliest.
 

Useful websites
Student guideline for 1st LISSIM
LISSIM Wikispaces
2nd LISSIM

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