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Message1: 16th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
From:Stephanie Morse stephaniemorse at umail.ucsb.edu
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Full Title: 16th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages 
Short Title: WAIL 2013 

Date: 26-Apr-2013 - 27-Apr-2013
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA 
Contact Person: WAIL 2013
Meeting Email: wail.ucsb at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/wail/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation 

Other Specialty: Amerindian Languages 

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2013 

Meeting Description:

The 16th 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 Indigenous Languages Study Group (NAIL), which has been meeting regularly in Santa Barbara since 1990 to discuss issues relating to Native American language and culture.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Spike Gildea (the University of Oregon).

General Information:

Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Y´┐Żez 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. 

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 Panel. 

Send hard copy submissions to:	

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages 
Attn: Dibella Wdzenczny or Megan Lukaniec
Department of Linguistics 
University of California, Santa Barbara 
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 30, 2013 

Notification of acceptance will be by email no later than February 28, 2013. 

For further information, please contact the conference coordinators, Dibella Wdzenczny or Megan Lukaniec, at wail.ucsb at gmail.com, or check out our website at http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/wail/.

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