WAIL 2010 Call for Papers

Rebekka S. Siemens rebekkasiemens at umail.ucsb.edu
Tue Oct 27 15:58:40 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) and can be submitted online at  
http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/wail2010.  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: Abstracts may be submitted in the following  
formats: PDF, RTF, or Microsoft Word document. Submit them online  
using Easy Abs at: linguistlist.org/confcustom/wail2010

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, 2009.

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 gmail.com, or check out  
our website at

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