LINGUIST List 24.4417

Wed Nov 06 2013

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, Language Documentation, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 06-Nov-2013
From: Megan Lukaniec <>
Subject: 17th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
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Full Title: 17th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages Short Title: WAIL 2014
Date: 02-May-2014 - 03-May-2014 Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA Contact Person: Megan Lukaniec
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2014

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.

Call for Papers:

Anonymous abstracts are invited for talks on any topic relevant to the study of indigenous languages of 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).

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.

Abstracts should be submitted in .pdf format through the EasyAbs system found at the address below:

Hard copy submissions will be accepted from those who do not have internet access. 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; and (6) title of your paper.

Send hard copy submissions to:

Workshop on American Indigenous LanguagesAttn: Megan Lukaniec or Kayla Eisman
Department of LinguisticsUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA 93106

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 15, 2014

Notification of acceptance will arrive by email no later than February 28, 2014.

For further information, please contact the conference coordinators, Megan Lukaniec or Kayla Eisman, at or visit our website at

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