LINGUIST List 30.1436

Fri Mar 29 2019

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Documentation/USA

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Date: 27-Mar-2019
From: Martin Kohlberger <>
Subject: SSILA Summer Meeting 2019
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Full Title: SSILA Summer Meeting 2019

Date: 13-Jul-2019 - 14-Jul-2019
Location: Davis, CA, USA
Contact Person: Martin Kohlberger
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) will hold a summer meeting at the LSA 2019 Linguistic Institute (, which will take place at the University of California, Davis. The meeting will be held on July 13 and July 14 at the UC Davis Conference Center. SSILA meetings allow scholars to present on a wide range of topics centered on any aspect of Indigenous American languages.

This meeting will host a special session on the broader impact of linguistic work in the Americas. The social context and collaborative dynamic of every project varies enormously across the continents. Whereas some communities might focus efforts on language conservation and reclamation, others might consider linguistic work to take a less central role in achieving community goals. We encourage scholars to submit contributions which explore the ways in which they collaborate with speaker communities and other stakeholders, and what broader impacts their work has had, whether positive or negative. To further bring this special session in line with the overall theme of 2019 Institute - linguistics in a digital era - we ask that authors focus on broader impacts related to digital resources.

2nd 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 submit an abstract. (You can join SSILA at:

Scholars who wish to participate in the special session should submit contributions that pertain to the theme, for example by addressing one or more of the following questions:

- What role do digital technologies play in your research and how do they affect the social context of your work, with a focus on possible negative and neutral impacts as well as positive ones?
- How are digital resources used to address the goals of both Indigenous communities and academic researchers?
- In what ways do digital resources mediate the collaboration of university-based and community-based scholars?
- How can digital resources be deployed to create meaningful and lasting contributions of linguistic research to language communities?

The deadline for receipt of all abstracts is March 31, at 11:59 PM Hawaii-Aleutian time.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the electronic submission website EasyChair. 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, or Portuguese.

The EasyChair submission page address is:

Abstracts must conform to the guidelines below.

General Requirements:

1. All authors must be members of SSILA. See the SSILA website for information about membership and renewal. The membership requirement may be waived for co-authors who are from disciplines other than those ordinarily represented by SSILA (linguistics and linguistic anthropology). Requests for waivers of membership must be made by a member of the Society to the SSILA Secretary, Mary Linn (

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

3. After an abstract has been submitted, no changes of author, title, or wording of the abstract, other than those due to typographical errors, are permitted.

4. Papers must be delivered as projected in the abstract or represent bona fide developments of the same research.

5. Papers must not appear in print before the meeting.

6. Handouts, if any, are not to be submitted with abstracts but should be available at the meeting for those listening to the presentation.

7. There will be a registration fee for presenters not registered at the 2019 Institute.

8. Authors who must withdraw from the program should inform the SSILA Program Committee Administrator, Martin Kohlberger (, as soon as possible.

9. Late abstracts will not be considered, whatever the reason for the delay.

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