LINGUIST List 32.2516

Thu Jul 29 2021

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

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 29-Jul-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: 21-Jan-2022 - 23-Jan-2022
Location: Washington, DC (Virtual), 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: 31-Aug-2021

Meeting Description:

The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) will hold its annual winter meeting on January 21-23, 2022. SSILA meetings allow scholars to present on a wide range of topics centered on any aspect of Indigenous American languages.

Because of the global COVID-19 crisis, the SSILA Executive Committee has decided that the conference will be held online on a virtual platform, allowing participants to take part in the meeting without the need to travel. The SSILA executive committee is currently exploring all options so that registration fees can be kept at a minimum.

We are delighted to announce that we will commemorate the 40th anniversary of SSILA with a number of special events, including presentations by the following keynote speakers. These events will provide us with the opportunity to reflect on the founding of the Society, what has been achieved in our field over the past decades and in what direction our field is headed.

Keynote speakers:
Gladys Camacho Rios (University of Texas at Austin)
Hilaria Cruz (University of Louisville)
Jenny L. Davis (Chickasaw; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Second Call for Papers:

SSILA welcomes abstracts for papers that present original research focusing on the linguistic study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas. Presenters must be members of SSILA in order to present. You can join SSILA at: 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 (

Any member may submit one single-author abstract and one multi-author abstract OR two multi-author abstracts.

You are strongly encouraged to state the contribution made by the analysis and state the social outcomes/impacts/implications of the work (which may be positive, neutral or negative, immediate or potential). Consideration of the social outcomes/impacts/implications of the work might focus on the specific topic under consideration or take into account the broader scope of a project. Effects might take a while to be felt, and might be nuanced with respect to who is influenced and how. Implications are likely to relate to the social significance to the language community, such as the project’s capacity for developing tools for pedagogy or revitalization, valorizing the language within a broader social context, or (perhaps at the same time) introducing points of tension regarding approaches to language teaching. They might also include bringing a situation regarding a language community’s status to wider attention, educating the public regarding language endangerment and its significance, promoting the application of Native ways of knowing in linguistic research or community-related goals.

Abstract Submission:
The deadline for receipt of all abstracts is on August 31 at 11:59PM (Hawaii-Aleutian time). Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the electronic submission website EasyChair. Consult the SSILA website for detailed instructions ( Also, e-mail or hard-copy submissions will be accepted if arrangements are made in advance with the SSILA Program Committee Administrator, Martin Kohlberger ( Abstracts may be submitted in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

The EasyChair submission page address is

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