FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL)

Bradley McDonnell bradley.mcdonnell at
Tue Jan 17 18:11:25 UTC 2012

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Santa Barbara, CA
April 27th- 28th, 2012

The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara
announces its 15th 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 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 Languages

Attn: Elliott Hoey or Dibella Wdzenczny
            Department of Linguistics

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106


Notification of acceptance will be by email no later than February 29th,

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, Elliott Hoey
or Dibella Wdzenczny, at wail.ucsb at, or check out our website at

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