Book: Uncommon Anthropologist

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SSILA members may be interested in the recently-published book, Uncommon Anthropologist, by Nancy Mattina, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. View the details of this book on the University of Oklahoma Press website, and check out the summary below. A trailblazer in Native American linguistics and anthropology, Gladys Reichard (1893–1955) is one of America’s […]

Native Voices Endowment Request for Proposals Now Available

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The Native Voices Endowment (NVE) 2019 Request for Proposals is now available on the Endangered Language Fund website. The NVE program was created within ELF for the purpose of revitalizing and maintaining the Indigenous languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark expedition. For details about eligibility, please see […]

IJAL 85(4) Now Available

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The latest issue of the International Journal of American Linguistics (IJAL) is available on the University of Chicago Press Journals website. A table of contents can be viewed below. Visit to explore the individual articles from this issue and to learn more about IJAL, including how to submit manuscripts and how to subscribe. Visit the website of IJAL‘s editorial office […]

Marion Harry (1937–2019)

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Mrs. Marion Harry of the Homalco First Nation. She was a fluent speaker of the Homalco language, a.k.a. Sliammon/Homalco/Klahoose dialect of the northernmost Coast Salish language. (The language has been referred to as Sliammon, Mainland (dialect) of Comox, or ʔayʔaǰuθəm.) She passed away on […]

SSILA 2020 Call for Session Chairs

The SSILA Program Committee is seeking session chairs for our 2020 annual meeting in New Orleans. The meeting will be held on January 2–5. Session chairs introduce speakers, moderate any discussion during the question-and-answer period, and remind speakers when the time allotted for their 20-minute talk is drawing to a close. Session chairs should hold […]

Job: University of Toronto (St. George Campus)

The Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto (St. George Campus), invites applications for one full-time teaching stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the area of Indigenous Language Documentation and Revitalization in languages spoken in North America, preferably in Canada. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2020. Applicants must […]

CFP: Amazônicas VIII

Amazônicas VIII will take place at the Federal University of Goiás (Goiânia, Brazil) from June 29th, 2020 through July 3rd, 2020. The symposia include “Nominal Classification: grammar, discourse, typology”; “The interplay between phonology and morphology”; and “Verbal art in indigenous languages of Amazonia: tradition and innovation.” There will also be a symposium focused specifically on […]