Please post: WAIL 2010 CFP

Daisy Rosenblum drosenblum at
Tue Nov 3 19:54:48 UTC 2009

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Santa Barbara, CA
April 30th-May 1st, 2010

The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa  
Barbara announces its 13th annual Workshop on American Indigenous  
Languages (WAIL), which provides a forum for the discussion of  
theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the indigenous  
languages of the Americas.

  Anonymous abstracts are invited for talks on any topic relevant to  
the study of language in the Americas. Talks will be 20 minutes,  
followed by 10 minutes for discussion.


Abstracts should be 500 words or less (excluding examples and/or  
references). Hard copy submissions will be accepted from those who do  
not have internet access. Individuals may submit abstracts for one  
single-authored and one co-authored paper.  Please indicate your  
source(s) and type(s) of data in the abstract (e.g. recordings, texts,  
conversational, elicited, narrative, etc.).  For co-authored papers,  
please indicate who plans to present the paper as well as who will be  
in attendance.

  Special panel:

This year's workshop will include a panel presented by academic and  
community-based researchers working on the documentation, description  
and revitalization of their heritage languages. Talks will be 20  
minutes each, followed by a group discussion/question-and-answer period.

Online submissions:  Please submit all abstracts online at 
. PDF, RTF, Microsoft Word and Open Office formats are preferred.
  For hard copy submissions: Please send four copies of your abstract,  
along with a 3x5 card with the following information: (1) your name;  
(2) affiliation; (3) mailing address; (4) phone number; (5) email  
address; (6) title of your paper; (7) whether your submission is for  
the general session or the Special Panel.

  Send hard copy submissions to:

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

Attn: Daisy Rosenblum or Stephanie Morse

Department of Linguistics

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106


February 1st, 2010

Notification of acceptance will be by email no later than March 1st,  

  General Information: Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific Ocean  
near the Santa YƱez Mountains. The UCSB campus is located near the  
Santa Barbara airport. Participants may also fly into LAX airport in  
Los Angeles, which is approximately 90 miles southeast of the campus.  
Shuttle buses run between LAX and Santa Barbara. Information about  
hotel accommodations will be posted on our website ( 

  For further information contact the conference coordinators, Daisy  
Rosenblum and Stephanie Morse, at wail.ucsb at, or check out  
our website at

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