LINGUIST List 28.779

Thu Feb 09 2017

Calls: General Linguistics, Language Documentation/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 08-Feb-2017
From: Alexia Fawcett <>
Subject: 20th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
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Full Title: 20th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Short Title: WAIL

Date: 12-May-2017 - 13-May-2017
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Contact Person: Alexia Fawcett
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 12-Feb-2017

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces its 20th 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 Mary S. Linn (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage).

General Information:

Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Yñez 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.

Final Call for Papers:

20th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL 2017)
Santa Barbara, CA
May 12 -13, 2017

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 at .

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 Languages
Attn: Alexia Fawcett or Adrienne Tsikewa
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: February 12, 2017

Notification of acceptance will arrive by email no later than March 6, 2017.

For further information, please contact the conference coordinators, Alexia Fawcett or Adrienne Tsikewa, at or check out our website,

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