LINGUIST List 32.855

Mon Mar 08 2021

Calls: Anthro Ling, Lang Doc/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 08-Mar-2021
From: Sarah Shulist <>
Subject: Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
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Full Title: Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
Short Title: SILS

Date: 14-Jun-2021 - 18-Jun-2021
Location: Kingston, ON (Online), Canada
Contact Person: Sarah Shulist
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 19-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

The 27th annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium will be held June 14-18, 2021 at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada on the lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SILS27 will be taking place fully online in 2021.

SILS27 will be hosted jointly by Queen’s University; Tsi Tyonnheht Onkwawenna Lanaguage and Cultural Centre, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory; and Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest (KILN) a part of the urban Indigenous community of Kingston, ON.

Call for Papers:

SILS27 will focus on global perspectives of Indigenous Language Revitalization, as reflected in the Symposium title, “Global Indigeneity: Language from the Four Directions.” In addition to bringing together voices from around the globe, this theme is inspired by the four directions teachings for understanding health and community in holistic perspective, encompassing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. With this in mind, the Program Committee has identified four broad topic areas:

Physical – Technologies and products for language revitalization, particularly in light of the turn to online contact as a result of the pandemic
Mental – Insights and innovations in revitalization research
Emotional – Community connections for revitalization
Spiritual – Creative arts and language revitalization

We invite teachers, activists, students and scholars to submit proposals for presentations, posters, workshops, panels, or creative performances in and around the Four Directions and the four identified broad themes. These themes may be regarded as starting points for topics related to language revitalization and reclamation; community organizing and activism; programs and strategies for revitalization; technology and language revitalization; or any other related themes.

Proposals can be submitted here: The deadline for submissions scheduled for March 19, 2021.

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