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Full Title: 17th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

      
Short Title: WAIL 2014
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Start Date: 02-May-2014 - 03-May-2014
Contact: Megan Lukaniec
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/wail/
Meeting Description: The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces its 17th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL), which provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the indigenous languages of the Americas.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for this year will be Lucy Thomason (Smithsonian Institution).

General Information:

Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific Ocean near the Santa YƱez Mountains. The UCSB campus is located near the Santa Barbara airport. Participants may also fly into LAX airport in Los Angeles, which is approximately 90 miles southeast of the campus. Shuttle buses run between LAX and Santa Barbara.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Anthropological Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.4526


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