Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 5 : 7 July 2005

Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
Associate Editors: B. Mallikarjun, Ph.D.
         Sam Mohanlal, Ph.D.
         B. A. Sharada, Ph.D.
         A. R. Fatihi, Ph.D.



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  • E-mail your articles and book-length reports to or send it by regular mail to:
    M. S. Thirumalai
    6820 Auto Club Road, Suite C
    Bloomington, MN 55438 USA.
  • Contributors from South Asia may send their articles to
    B. Mallikarjun,
    Central Institute of Indian Languages,
    Mysore 570006, India
    or e-mail to
  • Your articles and booklength reports should be written following the MLA, LSA, or IJDL Stylesheet.
  • The Editorial Board has the right to accept, reject, or suggest modifications to the articles submitted for publication, and to make suitable stylistic adjustments. High quality, academic integrity, ethics and morals are expected from the authors and discussants.

  • Would you like to announce the dates and venues of your conferences, seminars, etc., and also publish the outline proceedings of these programs? Send a report to Language in India.

Copyright © 2005
M. S. Thirumalai

Language In India is a monthly online journal devoted to the study of the languages spoken in the Indian sub-continent. We wish to present the scholarly research findings on these languages in popular language. Our focus is on language use in mass media, education and administration, speech and hearing, sociolinguistic and political aspects relating to these languages and the society in the Indian subcontinent. We wish to present the linguistic descriptions, interdisciplinary research, and current issues of importance relating to Indian languages. Following the age-old tradition of Indian scholarship, the pages of this journal are open to scholarly articles on any language. We believe in co-operation and mutual help to foster amity between all peoples and their languages. This online journal publishes not only articles, but also book-length reports and studies. We want to be a blessing to Indian languages, praying for "strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow." We sincerely believe that every Indian language deserves our whole-hearted support for growth and that every one can find its place in a mosaic of unity and understanding, serving each other and singing the glory of God.


Please check the announcements given below regarding workshops, etc.

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Map of India, courtesy: Census of India.



Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India

A PROGRAMME ON DESIGNING AND PUBLISHING ONLINE RESEARCH JOURNALS (to Train Researchers in Linguistics, Indian Languages, English and Adjacent Sciences) July 5-9, 2005.

The Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore is glad to announce holding a workshop on Designing and Publishing Online Research Journals to Train Researchers in Linguistics, Indian Languages, and English and Adjacent Sciences from July 5 to July 9, 2005. The workshop will be held at the Central Institute of Indian Languages.

Dr. M. S. Thirumalai, a former deputy director and professor of this Institute, will direct this workshop.

It is preferred that the participants of the workshop should have some previous knowledge and experience in using a computer, and in word processing, and drafting, sending and receiving e-mails. The medium of the Workshop is English. Please do not plan to attend this workshop if you do not have this pre-requisite qualification.

The participants will learn the following:

  1. The characteristics and structure of a web page.
  2. The use of Note Pad and Word Pad, as well as some introduction to a few HTML code formatting software.
  3. The formatting codes needed to design a simple web page with running texts as well as linguistic symbols, etc.
  4. The formatting codes to insert various links, including images.
  5. The design of a simple online research journal in linguistics or adjacent sciences.
  6. The internal stylistic characteristics of a journal, and how these characteristics can be adopted for the web page.
  7. How to upload and download web pages.
  8. How to maintain an online journal.
  9. Other related issues.

This is an intensive, hands-on training workshop. The goal of the workshop is to enable the participants to produce at least one issue of their imaginary journal with at least five articles, and a home page. They will also link their journal issue with the journal issue prepared by another participant of the workshop. Time permitting, they will also prepare a web page giving the index of articles, etc. They will be trained to upload and maintain their issues.

Those who are really motivated to learn are welcome. They may bring with them at least two new articles of their own, and three articles of others in the electronic format. If they do not have their own laptop, they have to be prepared to work during the night or morning in the CIIL computer lab in order to finish their daily home work, which will be heavy.

Most of participants' time will be spent not on listening to lectures, but on actually working on your web pages! Strict discipline will be enforced.

Here is an opportunity to learn first hand from the person who has been publishing LANGUAGE IN INDIA for the last 5 years. This journal receives 186,000 hits every month (currently a little over 200.000 hits) and is accessed in over 75 countries.

The university/college departments are encouraged to send their personnel for this training so that they can easily design, upload and run their journals. Contact

Dr. B. Mallikarjun,
for registration and for other details such as accommodation, etc.

Registration will be done on first come first serve basis.

There is no registration fee.
Seats are limited.

Prof. Udaya Narayana Singh, Ph.D.
Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages.

Call for Papers

South Asia Language Review: Special Issue on `Second and Foreign Language Learning"
Guest Editor for this volume: Dr. A.R.Fatihi

South Asian Language Review (SALR), a bi-annual journal published by IILS in India invites contributions on the theme of Second and Foreign Language Learning. This special issue will focus on the fundamental theoretical issues in language learning such as child, second and foreign language acquisition, language education, bilingualism, literacy, language representation in mind and brain, culture, cognition, pragmatics and inter and intra group relations.

Papers are solicited in areas which include, but are not limited to the following topics:

1. Investigating Language Learning Theorie.:

2. Formal Instruction and Language Learning.

3. Attitudes, Orientations, and Motivations in Language Learning: Theory, Research, and Application.

4. Bilingualism: Motivational Orientations and Self-Determination.

5. Acculturation attitudes in Second Language Acquisition.

6. Second language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning.

7. Error Analysis 8. Lexical Approach to Second Language Teaching.

Submission Requirements:

Authors are requested to submit an original paper in not more than 3000 words (15 pages) by August 15, 2005. Format preferred: MS Word (doc or rtf files) and if possible a pdf/ps file too.


Refer to the style-sheet of `Language'

Email submissions: or fatihi_,,

Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2005.

Revised versions of the paper should be ready by October 31, 2005.

Snail mail/disk submissions:

Dr. A.R Fatihi, Guest Editor, SALR.
Professor, Department of Linguistics,
Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh (UP), INDIA.
Tel: 91-571 -2505259

Prof Omkar N. Koul, Editor, SALR
C-13 Greenview Apartments 33
Sector 9

Delhi 110085, INDIA
Tel: 91-11-27556197