LINGUIST List 23.4598

Sat Nov 03 2012

Calls: General Ling, Socioling, Historical Ling, Applied Ling, Lang Doc/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 02-Nov-2012
From: John Sylak-Glassman <>
Subject: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas
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Full Title: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas Short Title: WSCLA
Date: 05-Apr-2013 - 07-Apr-2013 Location: Berkeley, CA, USA Contact Person: Andrew Garrett
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

The 18th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA 18) will take place at the University of California, Berkeley on April 5-7, 2013.

The central objective of this workshop is to bring together linguists who are engaged in research on the analytic study of the Aboriginal languages of the Americas so that they may exchange ideas across theories, language families, generations of scholars, and, importantly, across the academic and non-academic communities that are involved in language maintenance and revitalization.

The following invited speakers have been confirmed:

Judith Aissen (UC Santa Cruz)Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (University of Victoria)Monica Macaulay (Wisconsin)B'alam Mateo Toledo (CIESAS)Joyce McDonough (Rochester)Andrés Salanova (Ottawa)Maziar Toosarvandani (MIT)Lorna Williams (University of Victoria)

For further information, please see the conference website:

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for papers in any area of formal linguistics (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) within any theoretical framework. We welcome papers that address diachronic, sociolinguistic, or applied topics from a formal perspective, and we are especially interested in papers seeking to relate the interests of formal linguists and the concerns of indigenous communities.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

- Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format with the file name PaperTitle.pdf (where Paper Title is the title or a clear abbreviated version of it. No punctuation or spaces.)- Abstracts must be anonymous. Author name(s) must not appear on the abstract or file name. In addition, be sure to remove any author name in the document properties of the PDF file.- Abstracts must not exceed 2 pages in length including references and examples- Minimum 12pt font size, 1 inch margins

Abstracts should be sent as a PDF attachment to:

Citizens of countries (in Latin America or elsewhere) who would require a visa to enter the US may submit WSCLA 18 abstracts early and will receive early notification. Those submitting abstracts in this category should identify their nationality in their submission emails. This early deadline will be December 1, 2012 with notification of acceptance by December 10, 2012.

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