LINGUIST List 23.321

Wed Jan 18 2012

Calls: Language Documentation, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 17-Jan-2012
From: Elliott Hoey <>
Subject: Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
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Full Title: Workshop on American Indigenous Languages Short Title: WAIL
Date: 27-Apr-2012 - 28-Apr-2012 Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA Contact Person: Elliott Hoey
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Other Specialty: American Indian Languages

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

The annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL) is a forum for the discussion of theoretical and descriptive linguistic studies of indigenous languages of the Americas. WAIL is sponsored by the UCSB Linguistics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara and presented by the Native American Indian Languages study group (NAIL), which has been meeting regularly in Santa Barbara since 1990 to discuss issues relating to Native American language and culture.

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. Information about hotel accommodations will be posted on our website (

Call for Papers:

Anonymous abstracts are invited for talks on any topic relevant to the study of language in the Americas. Talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be 500 words or less (excluding examples and/or references) and can be submitted online in .pdf format at:

Hard copy submissions will be accepted from those who do not have internet access.

Individuals may submit abstracts for one single-authored and one co-authored paper. Please indicate your source(s) and type(s) of data in the abstract (e.g. recordings, texts, conversational, elicited, narrative, etc.). For co-authored papers, please indicate who plans to present the paper as well as who will be in attendance.

For Hard Copy Submissions:

Please send four copies of your abstract, along with a 3x5 card with the following information: (1) your name; (2) affiliation; (3) mailing address; (4) phone number; (5) email address; (6) title of your paper; (7) whether your submission is for the general session or the Special Panel.

Send hard copy submissions to:

Workshop on American Indigenous LanguagesAttn: Elliott Hoey or Dibella WdzencznyDepartment of LinguisticsUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA 93106

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 31, 2012

Notification of acceptance will be by email no later than February 29, 2012.

For further information, please contact the conference coordinators, Elliott Hoey or Dibella Wdzenczny, at, or check out our website at

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