39th LSN

39th Annual Conference of Linguistic Society of Nepal (LSN)

26-27 November, 2018

CEDA hall, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu



Chief Guest

Shree Ganga Prasad Uprety, Chancellor, Nepal Academy

Keynote speaker

Professor Dr. John Peterson, Chair of Linguistics and Head of Department (ISFAS), University of Kiel, Germany (http://www.isfas.uni-kiel.de/de/linguistik/mitarbeitende/john-peterson) will be the Keynote speaker of the conference. The abstract of the speech is as follows:

The prehistorical spread of Austro-Asiatic in South Asia with special reference to eastern central South Asia – a preliminary look

In my talk I will summarize preliminary research into the distribution of morpho-syntactic patterns in the languages of South Asia from three different families, above all in eastern-central South Asia, in a first attempt to unravel the linguistic prehistory of the subcontinent. To achieve this goal a small, preliminary morphosyntactic database was compiled on 29 languages from throughout South Asia based on data from published resources, original field work, as well as questionnaires sent out to researchers working on a number of languages of the region. This data base serves as the starting point for a much larger, finer-grained analysis of languages from throughout the subcontinent which is currently underway at the University of Kiel, Germany, and which will we hope will ultimately contribute to our knowledge of the linguistic prehistory of this region.


Registration fee

- Students are required to produce the valid Student Identity Card and its copy.
- Registration fee covers Lunch and teas for 26th and 27th, stationery, and a copy of the Society’s journal Nepalese Linguistics.

Travel and visa information

There are two options to enter Kathmandu, Nepal
a. Kathmandu is well connected via international flights to many cities around the world. Tribhuvan International Airport is about 20 minutes drive from the centre of the Kathmandu.
b. There are domestic flights to Kathmandu from various points of Nepal in the southern bordering areas to India. People entering Nepal via land from Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar, and West Bengal can fly from Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Bhairahawa, Nepaljung, and Dhangadhi to Kathmandu.
c. There are number of options to travel to Kathmandu via road from the southern Nepal. You can travel to Kathmandu from the cities viz. Kakarbhitta, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Birjung, Bhairahawa, Nepaljung, Dhangadhi, and Mahendranagar by bus. The travel time ranges from 5 hours to 20 hours. Please leave enough time for the travel.

Indian Citizens do not need visa, however, they need to carry an identity card (which can be the passport itself) that has got a photograph. For other foreign nationals, visa is required. Please visit the following website for detail information regarding visa and related regulations: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

For accommodation participants and presenters should bear the expenses on their own.

We suggest you to contact Mr. Suman Shrestha or Ram Dongol at Hotel Pacific (email: hotelpacificktm@gmail.com; hotelpacificsales@gmail.com; Website: www.hotelpacific.com.np) for accommodation. The hotel is located at the city centre near Thamel. The following is what the hotel management wrote to us regarding the charges for accommodation and food.

We are pleased to extend our following confidential Special rates for Linguistic Society of Nepal program date November 26 & 27, 2018.

Accommodation with Breakfast:





Extra Meal rates:

Fixed Buffet Breakfast NRs. 300.00 per Person
Fixed Buffet Veg. or Non-Veg. Lunch/Dinner NRs. 450.00 per Person

The above rates are exclusive of 10% Service Charge.

The following service will be provided on request:

  • Airport pick up by private car Nrs. 1000.00 one way.
  • Pick up from bus station by private car Nrs. 1000.00 one way.
  • Kathmandu Full day sightseeing by Private car Nrs. 3300.00 Full day (6 Hours)

We hope the above rates are within your expectation and kindly acknowledge the acceptance of the above rates by signing on the copy of this letter for our office record.
Thanking you,
With best regards,
Suman Shrestha/ Ram Dongol
Director Sales and Marketing
Cell: 00977- 98510-10404/98510-44202
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Further information on the conference will be updated regularly.