LANGUAGE IN INDIA

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 4 : 6 June 2004

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

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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. 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.

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CONGRESS OF THE WORLD'S MAJOR LANGUAGES: CALL FOR PAPERS

Institute of Language and Literature Malaysia
P.O.Box 10803
50926 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Malaysia (Institute of Language and Literature Malaysia) is a semi-government body entrusted by the Government of Malaysia to plan and promote the standardization of the Malay language.

2. In less than five decades of language planning, the Malay language has achieved its main objectives of being the national language, the official language and the medium of instruction in Malaysia. However, what the future holds for this language and for many other languages of the world vis--vis the globalization juggernaut has to be viewed in its proper perspective. It is within this context that this Congress is convened. In this Congress, a major language is loosely interpreted as a language system that has been adopted by a community to be its national and official language within its boundaries and this language has played a major role in its nation's progress.

3. This Congress is meant to highlight the successes and experiences of many countries in establishing their respective national languages and to formulate strategies that will enable speech communities of the world to be inhabitants of a global village without sacrificing their languages and their national self-esteem.

4. To ensure the success of this Congress, we have identified potential presenters, but we want to open it for a wider audience of scholars around the world, so that a variety of important contributions about language planning and policies from around the world will be presented to the Congress. Thus, the Organizing Committee of the Congress of The World's Major Languages cordially invite you to submit abstracts and papers for presentation. Papers may cover any or all of the following topics:

  • The importance of national languages and their role in nation building.
  • Language policies and their ramifications.
  • Language planning and their implications.
  • The impact of globalization on national languages.

5. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee, which reserves the right to accept and reject abstracts for inclusion in the Program. All abstracts and papers must be original work. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure accuracy of content, spelling and presentation, as abstracts will be published exactly as submitted. Your abstracts will be translated into Malay. Abstract text should be a maximum of one A4 page (approx 500 words), written in Malay or English. Abstract text should be in Times New Roman Font, 12pt size, be single-spaced and justified. Leave a line between paragraphs and do not indent. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 July 2004, or as soon thereafter as possible. Abstracts and papers are to be submitted via e-mail to: budi@dbp.gov.my.

6. The format of your full paper manuscript shall be in PC's Microsoft Word .DOC or .RTF formats. The full paper must be written in Malay or in English and should not exceed 3000 - 5000 words; all the illustrations should be in black and white. You may also send a hard copy of the manuscript (printed on A4 size paper) to:

The Organizing Committee
Congress of the World's Major Languages
Language Research Division, Language Department
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
P.O.Box 10803
50926 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA

Please ensure that all materials are complete and checked for accuracy.

7. Important dates to look out for are summarized below and please find attached a copy of the congress brochure.

Abstract due: 30 June 2004
Notification of Acceptance: 10 July 2004
Final Paper Deadline: 01 September 2004
Conference Day: 05 October 2004

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

"BERKHIDMAT UNTUK NEGARA"

Yours sincerely,

RUSLI BIN ABD. GHANI
Head of Language Research Division
for The Director-General

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Malaysia (Institute of Language and Literature Malaysia) is a semi-government body entrusted by the Government of Malaysia to plan and promote the standardization of the Malay language.

2. In less than five decades of language planning, the Malay language has achieved its main objectives of being the national language, the official language and the medium of instruction in Malaysia. However, what the future holds for this language and for many other languages of the world vis--vis the globalization juggernaut has to be viewed in its proper perspective. It is within this context that this Congress is convened. In this Congress, a major language is loosely interpreted as a language system that has been adopted by a community to be its national and official language within its boundaries and this language has played a major role in its nation's progress.

3. This Congress is meant to highlight the successes and experiences of many countries in establishing their respective national languages and to formulate strategies that will enable speech communities of the world to be inhabitants of a global village without sacrificing their languages and their national self-esteem.

4. To ensure the success of this Congress, we have identified potential presenters, but we want to open it for a wider audience of scholars around the world, so that a variety of important contributions about language planning and policies from around the world will be presented to the Congress. Thus, the Organizing Committee of the Congress of The World's Major Languages cordially invite you to submit abstracts and papers for presentation. Papers may cover any or all of the following topics:

  • The importance of national languages and their role in nation building.
  • Language policies and their ramifications.
  • Language planning and their implications.
  • The impact of globalization on national languages.

5. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee, which reserves the right to accept and reject abstracts for inclusion in the Program. All abstracts and papers must be original work. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure accuracy of content, spelling and presentation, as abstracts will be published exactly as submitted. Your abstracts will be translated into Malay. Abstract text should be a maximum of one A4 page (approx 500 words), written in Malay or English. Abstract text should be in Times New Roman Font, 12pt size, be single-spaced and justified. Leave a line between paragraphs and do not indent. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 July 2004, or as soon thereafter as possible. Abstracts and papers are to be submitted via e-mail to: budi@dbp.gov.my.

6. The format of your full paper manuscript shall be in PC's Microsoft Word .DOC or .RTF formats. The full paper must be written in Malay or in English and should not exceed 3000 - 5000 words; all the illustrations should be in black and white. You may also send a hard copy of the manuscript (printed on A4 size paper) to:

The Organizing Committee
Congress of the World's Major Languages
Language Research Division, Language Department
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
P.O.Box 10803
50926 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA

Please ensure that all materials are complete and checked for accuracy.

7. Important dates to look out for are summarized below and please find attached a copy of the congress brochure.

Abstract due: 30 June 2004
Notification of Acceptance: 10 July 2004
Final Paper Deadline: 01 September 2004
Conference Day: 05 October 2004

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

"BERKHIDMAT UNTUK NEGARA"

Yours sincerely,

RUSLI BIN ABD. GHANI
Head of Language Research Division
for The Director-General