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LINGUIST List 21.2547

Wed Jun 09 2010

Calls: General Ling, American Langs/USA

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Ivy Doak, SSILA Annual Meeting

Message 1: SSILA Annual Meeting
Date: 08-Jun-2010
From: Ivy Doak <ivyivydoak.com>
Subject: SSILA Annual Meeting
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Full Title: SSILA Annual Meeting

Date: 06-Jan-2011 - 09-Jan-2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Contact Person: Ivy Doak
Meeting Email: ivyivydoak.com
Web Site: http://www.ssila.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: American Languages

Call Deadline: 01-Aug-2010

Meeting Description:

The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
welcomes abstracts for papers, posters, and organized sessions that
present original research focusing on the linguistic study of the indigenous
languages of North, Central and South America.

Call For Papers

The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 6-9, 2011

Call for Papers, Posters, and Organized Sessions

Deadline for abstracts: August 1, 2010

The annual winter meeting of SSILA will be held jointly with the Annual
Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at
the Hilton Pittsburgh, January 6-9, 2011. Information about the hotel and
location can be found at the LSA website (www.lsadc.org), and participants
will be able to preregister for the meeting and reserve hotel rooms on-line
after July 1.

SSILA welcomes abstracts for papers, posters, and organized sessions that
present original research focusing on the linguistic study of the indigenous
languages of the Americas.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for receipt of all abstracts and session proposals is midnight
(PST) August 1st.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the electronic
submission website EASY CHAIR. Consult the SSILA website for details.
Also e-mail or hard-copy submissions will be accepted if arrangements are
made in advance with the SSILA Executive Secretary (ivyivydoak.com).
Abstracts may be submitted in either English or Spanish.

Categories of Presentation

Authors are required to indicate the preferred category of their presentation
at the time of submitting the abstract. The program committee will try to
accommodate this preference as space and time allow.

20-Minute Papers. The bulk of the program will consist of 20-minute papers,
with 10 additional minutes for discussion. Guidelines for preparing abstracts
for these papers appear above.

Posters. Depending on subject and/or content, it may be more appropriate
to submit an abstract to the poster session for visual presentation rather
than to a 20-minute paper session. In general, the sorts of papers which are
most effective as posters are those in which the major conclusions become
evident from the thoughtful examination of charts and graphs, rather than
those which require the audience to follow a sustained chain of verbal
argumentation. Therefore, authors will want to make points in narrative form
as brief as possible. A poster should be able to stand alone--that is, be
understandable even if the author is not present. Abstracts for posters
should follow the same guidelines as those for papers. SSILA poster
sessions share space with LSA posters.

Organized Sessions. SSILA encourages submission of organized session
proposals. Organized sessions typically involve more than one scholar and
are expected to make a distinctive and creative contribution to the meeting.
Proposals for organized sessions are NOT reviewed anonymously. These
sessions may be: (1) symposia which include several presentations on a
single topic; (2) workshops focused on a specific theme or issue; (3)
colloquia which include a major presentation with one or more invited
discussants; or (4) sessions of any other kind with a clear, specific, and
coherent rationale.

The organizer(s) of such sessions should notify the program chair
(rrhodesberkeley.edu) of their intent to submit a proposal at the earliest
possible date, but no later than July 1st, including a general statement of
the purpose and structure of the session. A full proposal must be submitted
to the program chair by August 1st and must include: (1) a session abstract
outlining the purpose, motivation, length (maximum: 3 hours), and
justification for the session; (2) names of all participants, including
discussants, and titles of papers; and (3) a complete account, including
timetable, of what each participant will do. Note that organized sessions,
even when structured as symposia, do not have to follow the 20-minute
paper + 10-minute discussion format.

All participants in organized sessions should submit an abstract of their
paper following the submission instructions. Should the organized session
not be accepted, the abstracts will be considered instead for the general
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