LINGUIST List 32.1209

Tue Apr 06 2021

Calls: Anthro Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Doc/USA

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 05-Apr-2021
From: Martin Kohlberger <>
Subject: SSILA 2022 Annual Winter Meeting
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Full Title: SSILA 2022 Annual Winter Meeting
Short Title: SSILA 2022

Date: 06-Jan-2022 - 09-Jan-2022
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Martin Kohlberger
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 05-May-2021

Meeting Description:

The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) is planning to hold its next annual winter meeting jointly with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) in Washington, DC on January 6-9, 2022. SSILA meetings allow scholars to present on a wide range of topics centered on any aspect of Indigenous American languages.

It should be noted that depending on the progression of the global pandemic over the next few months, the SSILA executive committee may decide to hold the meeting in an online or hybrid (in-person and online) format instead.

Call for Organized Session Proposals:

SSILA welcomes proposals for organized sessions. This is an opportunity for researchers to present a series of presentations that revolve around a single typological, methodological or areal theme. These sessions may be in the form of a symposium (several presentations focused on a specific theme), a workshop (presentations with invited discussants), a tutorial (intensive instruction on a specific topic), a datablitz (a session composed of many very short presentations), and other types of sessions with a clear, specific, and coherent rationale. The presentations must be based on original research focusing on the linguistic study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas.

Organized sessions involve more than one scholar and are expected to make a distinctive and creative contribution to the meeting. Proposals for organized sessions are NOT reviewed anonymously.

Abstract Submission:

The deadline for receipt of organized session proposals is on May 5 at 11:59PM (Hawaii-Aleutian time).

Authors of successful SSILA session proposals may wish to submit their proposals to the LSA for co-sponsorship. Please note that the LSA deadline for organized sessions is on May 17. The SSILA committee will make a decision about these proposals before the LSA submission deadline. For more information on submitting organized session proposals to the LSA 2022 Annual Meeting, see the LSA website (

All organized session proposals should be submitted electronically by e-mail to SSILA Program Committee Administrator Martin Kohlberger ( Any queries prior to the submission deadline can also be sent to this e-mail address. Proposals should be submitted in English.

The proposal must indicate whether it is intended to be a joint SSILA/LSA session or a SSILA session only, and should include:
(1) a session title;
(2) the type of session (e.g. symposium, workshop, tutorial, datablitz, etc.);
(3) the name, affiliation and e-mail addresses of organizers;
(4) the session length (either 1.5 hours or 3 hours);
(5) a session abstract of up to 1000 words outlining the purpose and motivation for the session, as well as the social impacts (e.g. contribution to community goals, broader outcomes);
(6) the names and affiliations of all participants, their role (paper presenter, introducer, moderator, discussant, etc.), and the titles of papers;
(7) a complete timetable (note that organized sessions do not have to follow the 20-minute paper + 10-minute discussion format, but the presentation format should be clearly described);
(8) 200-500 word abstracts for each paper or poster presentation

All organizers and presenters must be members of SSILA ( in order for their proposal to be accepted. The membership requirement may be waived for Indigenous community scholars and language practitioners. It may also be waived for co-authors or for participants in organized sessions who are from disciplines other than those ordinarily represented by SSILA (linguistics and linguistic anthropology). Waivers can be requested by contacting the SSILA Secretary, Mary Linn (

Please note that there will be a call for regular papers in May. This call is only for organized session proposals.

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