LINGUIST List 32.1816

Mon May 24 2021

Calls: Gen Ling/Finland and Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 24-May-2021
From: Josh Brown <>
Subject: 12th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas
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Full Title: 12th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas
Short Title: WILA

Date: 07-Oct-2021 - 09-Oct-2021
Location: Helsinki (Hybrid), Finland
Contact Person: Elizabeth Peterson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2021

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas is an annual conference focused on heritage language research. WILA began in 2010 as a conference on ''Investigating Immigrant Languages in America'' at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then, its host university has alternated between the United States and abroad.

Research on migrant and heritage languages has often incorporated different approaches to linguistics, including formalist, functionalist, experimental and social factors driving language loss and language transmission. A relatively underexplored topic relating to heritage languages is that of ideology, although ideology clearly plays a major role in heritage languages at every level. The theme of WILA12 is ideology, and while submissions dealing with this broad theme are welcome, submissions having to do with heritage languages from other perspectives are likewise welcome.

Final Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions) and posters on any aspect of the linguistics of heritage languages in the Americas (e.g., structural, historical, sociolinguistic, or experimental). Abstracts should be no more than 400 words, but may include additional information such as diagrams, charts, and references. Abstracts should be submitted to

Selected papers from the conference will be published. There will be a separate call for papers for the publication.

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