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The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

CFP: WAIL 2018

Meeting Description The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces its 21st 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. Keynote Speaker Anthony K. Webster (University of Texas at Austin) Anthony K. Webster […]

Online Tlingit Verb Dictionary

SSILA members are invited to look the Online Tlingit Verb Dictionary, a database of over 1,000 conjugated Tlingit verbs. This project was funded by the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Administration for Native Americans, Sealaska Heritage Institute, Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, and the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Click […]

Two maps showing Canadian Aboriginal languages

Every five years, Canada holds a census which includes several questions on language. The last census was held in 2016, and the data pertaining to language were released in August and October, 2017, respectively. Of particular interest to the SSILA readership are the data concerning “Aboriginal” (the Canadian government’s cover term for “First Nations, Inuit, […]

Updated call for participants: Expanding linguistic science by broadening Native American participation

Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Satellite Workshop and Accompanying Activities LSA Annual Meeting, January 4-7, 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah Project Description Linguistic science has a long history of research on the Indigenous languages of North America, yet it is rare for such research to be framed around the knowledge systems of those language communities. […]

Call for participants: Expanding linguistic science by broadening Native American participation

Expanding Linguistic Science By Broadening Native American Participation Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Satellite Workshop and Accompanying Activities LSA Annual Meeting, January 4-7, 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah Project description: Linguistic science has a long history of research on the Indigenous languages of North America, yet it is rare for such research to be framed […]

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