LINGUIST List 29.865

Thu Feb 22 2018

Calls: Mayan, General Linguistics/Guatemala

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 21-Feb-2018
From: Robert Henderson <>
Subject: Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics 5
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Full Title: Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics 5
Short Title: FAMLi 5

Date: 10-Aug-2018 - 11-Aug-2018
Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Contact Person: Robert Henderson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Mayan

Call Deadline: 13-May-2018

Meeting Description:

FAMLi (Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics) aims to bring together native speakers of Mayan languages and researchers from around the world to share research on all aspects of Mayan languages including but not limited to phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics, typology, historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology, acquisition, and psycholinguistics. FAMLi encourages participation from researchers working in any linguistic framework, and with any level of formal linguistic background, to present description and analysis of Mayan languages.

FAMLi 5 is set to take place in Antigua, Guatemala at Cooperación Española and funded by in part by generous support from the Language Science Center at UMD.

Invited Speakers:

Waykan Benito Pérez
Jessica Coon
Danny Law
José Reginaldo Pérez Vail

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for presentations (20 min + 10 min for questions) or posters for the fifth edition of Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi 5), to be held in Antigua, Guatemala from August 10-11, 2018 (conference venue TBA soon). The aim of FAMLi is to bring together linguists to present work on contemporary Mayan languages and tackle new and outstanding puzzles in the field. FAMLi encourages participation from researchers working in any linguistic framework to present data and analyses of Mayan languages.

Presentations and posters should present an analysis in any subfield of Mayan linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, language acquisition, linguistic anthropology, psycholinguistics and experimental studies are all welcome. Presentations and posters can be in either Spanish or English. We also encourage the participation of native speaker scholars and students of any of the Mayan languages.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words (English or Spanish) on one page with one inch margins, in Times New Roman, 12 pt., single spaced including references and data. Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF file to EasyChair ( by 13-May-2018.

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