[Lingtyp] Call: SSILA 2020 Annual Winter Meeting - Call for Organized Sessions Reminder

Martin Kohlberger martin.kohlberger at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 02:32:21 UTC 2019


*Annual Winter Meeting, New Orleans, LA*

*January 2-5, 2020*

*Call for Organized Session Proposals**

**Please note that there will be a call for regular papers and posters in
the coming weeks.  This call is only for organized session proposals.*

*Deadline for Organized Session Proposals:*

*May 1st, 2019*

The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
(SSILA) will hold its annual winter meeting jointly with the Linguistic
Society of America (LSA) in New Orleans, LA on January 2-5, 2020.  SSILA
meetings allow scholars to present on a wide range of topics centered on
any aspect of Indigenous American languages.

*Call for Organized Session Proposals*

SSILA welcomes proposals for organized sessions.  This is an opportunity
for researchers to present a series of presentations that revolve around a
single typological, methodological or areal theme.  The presentations must
be based on original research focusing on the linguistic study of the
Indigenous languages of the Americas.

Organized sessions involve more than one scholar and are expected to make a
distinctive and creative contribution to the meeting. Proposals for
organized sessions are NOT reviewed anonymously. These sessions may include
several presentations focused on a specific theme, a major presentation
with invited discussants, and other types of sessions with a clear,
specific, and coherent rationale.

Abstract Submission

The *deadline* for receipt of organized session proposals is on *May 1st at
11:59PM (Hawaii-Aleutian time).*

Authors of successful SSILA session proposals may wish to submit their
proposals to the LSA for co-sponsorship.  Please note that the LSA deadline
for organized sessions is on May 15th.  The SSILA committee will make a
decision about these proposals before the LSA submission deadline.  For
more information on submitting organized session proposals to the LSA 2020
Annual Meeting, see the LSA website (

All organized session proposals should be submitted electronically by
e-mail to SSILA Program Committee Administrator Martin Kohlberger (
conferences at ssila.org). Any queries prior to the submission deadline can
also be sent to this e-mail address.  Proposals should be submitted in

The proposal must indicate whether it is intended to be a joint SSILA/LSA
session or a SSILA session, and should include:

(1) a session abstract approximately 1000 words in length outlining the
purpose, motivation, length (either 1.5 hours or 3 hours), and
justification for the session, as well as the broader impacts (e.g.,
contribution to community goals, social outcomes), as relevant.

(2) names and affiliations of all participants, their role (paper
presenter, introducer, moderator, discussant, etc.), and titles of papers;

(3) a complete timetable (Note that organized sessions do not have to
follow the 20-minute paper + 10-minute discussion format. However, the
presentation format should be clearly described.)

(4) 200-500 word abstracts for each paper or poster presentation

All organizers and presenters must be members of SSILA in order for their
proposal to be accepted. (Join SSILA here! <https://ssila.org/join>) The
membership requirement may be waived for co-authors, or for participants in
organized sessions, who are from disciplines other than those ordinarily
represented by SSILA (linguistics and linguistic anthropology). Requests
for waivers of membership must be made by a member of the Society to the
SSILA Secretary Mary Linn (secretary at ssila.org).
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