[lg policy] call: Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 19 17:11:28 UTC 2012

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Short Title: WAIL

Date: 27-Apr-2012 - 28-Apr-2012
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Contact Person: Elliott Hoey
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/nailsg/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Other Specialty: American Indian Languages

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

The annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL) is a forum
for the discussion of theoretical and descriptive linguistic studies
of indigenous languages of the Americas. WAIL is sponsored by the UCSB
Linguistics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara
and presented by the Native American Indian Languages study group
(NAIL), which has been meeting regularly in Santa Barbara since 1990
to discuss issues relating to Native American language and culture.

General Information:

Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Yñez
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 (http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/nailsg/).

Call for Papers:

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 in
.pdf format 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.

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

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

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 31, 2012

Notification of acceptance will be by email no later than February 29, 2012.

For further information, please contact the conference coordinators,
Elliott Hoey or Dibella Wdzenczny, at wail.ucsbgmail.com, or check out
our website at http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/nailsg/.


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