Keynote Speaker:

Ayesha Kidwai 

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Plenary speakers:

  1. Aimee Lahaussois (CNRS/ Paris Graduate School of Linguistics) "A terminographic study of ideophonic lexemes in Kiranti language descriptions"
  2. Alexander Coupe (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) "Cognitive schemas, language contact and alignment change in Nagamese"
  3. Anju Saxena (Uppsala University, Sweden) "Northwest Himalayan linguistic prehistory in a new light" (jointly with Borin and Comrie)
  4. Madhav P Pokhrel (Formerly,Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal). "Evolution of grammar in the inscriptional Pahadi"
  5. Marilee Coles-Ritchie (Westminster College, Salt Lake City, US/ English Language Specialist of  United State's Department of State. ). "Implementing Writer's Workshop in South Asia’s Multilingual Classrooms: Embracing indigenous knowledge"
  6. Sonal Kulkarni Joshi (Deccan College,  Pune, India)
  7. Tanmoy Bhattacharya (University of Delhi, Delhi, India) "Revisiting Caryāgītikoṣa: An early rise of addressee agreement"


  • Abhi Subedi (Formerly, Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
  • Kundan Aryal (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
  • Dripta Piplaii (IIT, Kharagpur, India)
  • Prem Phyak (Chinese University of Hongkong, Hongkong-China)

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