19 November

6th International


of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan


will be held online


6th International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan

The 6th International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP 2020) will be held on 19–21 November 2020. The main theme of the conference is Trends and Developments in Linguistic Analyses and Linguistic Resources. To mitigate the risk of spread of Covid-19 the conference this year will be held online. The conference aims to keep the community memebrs in touch in the time of the pandemic and provide them a chance to share their ideas, research work and developments on this platform.


November 2020will be held online

Important Dates

6th International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan

Deadline for submission of paper abstracts: 31 Jul 2020 15 Aug 2020
Deadline for submission of workshop proposals: 20 Jul 2020
Notification of the decision for paper abstracts workshop proposals:25 to 31 Aug 2020
Registration opens: 25 Aug 2020
Early bird registration deadline:31st Oct 2020
Regular registration deadline: 15th Nov 2020
Days of the conference: 19-21 Nov 2020

International Invited Speakers

Following reputed scholars have kindly consented to deliver their speeches to the participants.

Northern Arizona University, USA

University of Konstanz, Germany

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA

University of Freiburg, Germany

University of Krakow, Poland

National University of Singapore

University of Oslo, Norway


Following reputed scholars have kindly consented to conduct workshops

Workshop Introduction:

One of the main goals of phonetic research is to investigate the acoustic, aerodynamic, and articulatory correlates which best classify the speech sounds of the living human languages. In recent years, the application of phonetic tools has moved beyond the study of consonants and vowels. The aim of this workshop is to introduce various methods, resources, and tools currently used in phonetic research and other closely related fields (speech pathology, biomechanical modeling of sound change). Students and researchers interested to investigate the phonetic aspects of languages will benefit from the current workshop.


Qandeel Hussain earned his PhD Linguistics from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and specialized in experimental phonetics and laboratory phonology. His research interests include linguistic typology, acoustic and articulatory description of endangered Dravidian, Indo-Iranian, Japonic, and Sino-Tibetan languages, language documentation, Bayesian phylogenetics, and historical-comparative linguistics. He uses cutting-edge experimental phonetic tools (ultrasound-imaging, oral-nasal airflow, and electroglottography) to document the consonantal and vocalic contrasts of under-described languages.


  • "[W]hat holds together the diverse forms of Cognitive Linguistics is the belief that linguistic knowledge involves not just knowledge of the language, but knowledge of our experience of the world as mediated by the language." (Dirk Geeraerts and Herbert Cuyckens, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Oxford University Press, 2007)

  • "Language offers a window into cognitive function, providing insights into the nature, structure and organization of thoughts and ideas. The most important way in which cognitive linguistics differs from other approaches to the study of language, then, is that language is assumed to reflect certain fundamental properties and design features of the human mind." (Vyvyan Evans and Melanie Green, Cognitive Linguistics: An Introduction. Routledge, 2006)

Cognitive linguistics is a multidisciplinary branch of linguistics that came to the academic shores/arena in 1990. Cognitive Linguistics combine the knowledge of cognitive science, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and linguistics. In the light of above-mentioned quotes, Cognitive Linguistics offers linguists with a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives that can be combined with already known and researched field of linguistics like discourse, language teaching, etc.


Time slots Contents to be covered
20 minutes Introductions, A Warm-Up Exercise: Experience, Knowledge & Embodiment
20 minutes Hands-on activity: Concept is the main object of Cognitive Linguistics
20 minutes Presentation: What is Cognitive Linguistics and what it is not?
20 minutes Discussion with audience
20 minutes Summary of key points


  • MPhil & PhD aspirants and scholars
  • Students of Linguistics & Literature


Dr. Huma Batool is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of English at Air University, Islamabad. She has above 15 years of experience in the educational environments, where she demonstrated interest in the student's academic and personal development through student-centered teaching. Her areas of professional expertise include integration of four skills, with special emphasis on phonology, mechanics of the language, presentation skills and writing (creative, academic & technical writing). Her areas of research interest include Second Language Acquisition, ELT, Cognitive Discourse Analysis, Psycho-Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics & Language Processing in Neurotypicals and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


Whatever is required for a webinar.

Panel Discussions


  1. Prof. Dr. Sajida Zaki, Department of Humanities NED University Karachi
  2. Prof. Dr. Sarmad Hussain, Center for Language Engineering UET Lahore
  3. Prof. Dr. Rafique Memon, University of Sindh Jamshoro
  4. Prof. Dr. Nazir Malik, University of Lahore
  5. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asim Mehmood, Department of Applied Linguistics GCU Faisalabad
  6. Dr. Maria Maldonado, University of Lahore
  7. Dr. Riaz Ahmed Mangrio, SMIU Karachi
  8. Dr. Imdad Ullah Khan Department of English and Foreign Languages University of Swat


  1. Muhammad Zaman Sagar, advocacy officer at Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI), project director at Gawri Community Development Program, Kalam Swat
  2. Aftab Ahmad, program director Torwali MLE program, Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT), Bahrain Swat.
  3. Zubair Saeed, Executive Director, Institute of Applied Linguistics, Karachi
  4. Gul Muhammad, Director MLE program Indus Kohistani, Kohistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  5. Farid Ahmad Raza, Program Director, Khowar MLE program, Chitral, Pakistan
  6. Naseem Haider, MLE Literacy Officer, Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI), director MLE program Palula language, Chitral

Organizing Committee
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Dr. Tafseer Ahmed Khan
Focal Person
Dr. Nasir Abbas Syed
Chair Scientific Review
Dr. Ghulam Raza
Chair Communication
Dr. Mutee U Rahman
Chair Program
Dr. Muhammad Shakir Aziz
Chair Publication