CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

Bradley McDonnell bradley.mcdonnell at
Fri Jan 7 22:06:31 UTC 2011


Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Santa Barbara, CA
April 15th- 16th, 2011

The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara
announces its 14th 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. This year's
conference will feature a keynote address by Nora England (UT Austin).

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 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.

*Online submissions:* Abstracts can be submitted online at in PDF format.

*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

Attn: Stephanie Morse or Elliott Hoey
            Department of Linguistics

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106


Notification of acceptance will be by email no later than February 14th,

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, Stephanie Morse
or Elliott Hoey, at wail.ucsb at, or check out our website at

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