17 January 2016

Call for papers: Symposium on American Indian Languages

Abstracts are invited for papers on any aspect of linguistic analysis, language documentation, and revitalization of American Indian languages.

Special Session: Language Revitalization Strategies in the Americas: Challenges, Success and Pitfalls

The special session will be devoted to papers focusing on language revitalization methods.

Parasession: Documentation, Description & Theory

The parasession welcomes papers on language documentation (especially those that make use of digital technologies), and descriptive and/or theoretical work that draw their data from fieldwork.

All papers will be considered for inclusion in a peer-reviewed publication.

Plennary Speakers:
Leanne Hinton, University of California, Berkeley
Ofelia Zepeda, University of Arizona, Tucson

Submission Process:

Abstracts should be up to 500 words or less (excluding examples and/or references) for papers.

Abstracts should include:
(a) Title
(b) Name of author(s) and affiliation (if any)
(c) Session (special or parasession)

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

Please submit your abstract in .pdf format by email to sail@rit.edu (with the subject: “Abstract - SAIL2016”)

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016.

(Authors will be notified of acceptance by the end of February 2016).

For more information, go here.