MELA-2019: Marginal Ethnologic and Linguistic Annals

Country: India

City: Santiniketan

Abstr. due: 30.08.2019

Dates: 24.11.19 — 27.11.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

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Organizers: Centre for Endangered Languages (CFEL), Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan is nodal Centre


It gives us immense pleasure to invite you to participate in the International Seminar on Marginal Ethnologic and Linguistic Annals: MELA-2019 to be held during 24-27 November, 2019 at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal (India), organised by Centre for Endangered Languages (CFEL), Visva-Bharati. Here Research Papers, Films, Poster Presentations and Theme Paintings are invited within given time frame. There will be interactive sessions consist of renowned linguists, interdisciplinary academicians, film makers, thinkers, writers, journalists and young scholars of the field.

Centre for Endangered Languages (CFEL), Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan is nodal Centre for theoretical foundation established by UGC, where 8 other CFELs have been established in various central universities in the Country. CFEL, V.B. has focused on inter-departmental and interdisciplinary research related to endangered languages and to undertake fieldwork, research, analysis, archiving and documentation of smaller indigenous/endangered languages, using stat-of-the art speech and language technologies, in formats that are universally acceptable viz. digital textual, audio and video formats. CFEL is working on producing and publishing monographs, grammars, grammatical sketches, dictionaries and lexicon, ethno-linguistic and theoretical descriptions, collection of oral and folk literature and scholarly book on endangered languages and to make language and dialect atlases with special reference to minority and endangered languages.

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