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Full Title: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas 19

Short Title: WSCLA19
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Start Date: 25-Apr-2014 - 27-Apr-2014
Contact: Phil Branigan
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) is an annual gathering of linguists who both specialise in indigenous languages and contribute to the development of grammatical theory, in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

WSCLA 19 will take place at Memorial University, Newfoundland. The conference will run all day on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, and through mid-day on Sunday, April 27.

We are pleased to announce the following invited speakers:

Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
Michael Hamilton (McGill University, student guest speaker)
Heidi Harley (University of Arizona)
Ellen Courtney (University of Texas at El Paso)
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax
LL Issue: 25.730

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