The latest issue of Cadernos de Etnolingüística, an open-access journal on indigenous South American languages, includes articles on Desano (Brazil), Mapoyo (Venezuela), and Nanti (Peru). The journal (whose editors are Lev Michael, from UC Berkeley, and Roberto Zariquiey, from Peru’s Pontificia Universidad Católica) is hosted by the Curt Nimuendajú Digital Library, a peer-maintained initiative that offers […]
Publications of interest to members
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 […]
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 journals.uchicago.edu/ijal 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 […]
The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA), a digital repository at the University of Texas at Austin, is pleased to announced the opening of the Terrence Kaufman Collections.
New publications Anderson, Judith Lynn. 2018. Gramática del chinanteco de Santiago Comaltepec, Oaxaca. Beal, Heather (ed.). 2018. Bichos / Bugs. Harris, Larry R. & Mary Harris. 2018. Propuesta de convenciones para escribir el mixteco del suroeste de Tlaxiaco. New versions of previous publications Brockway, Earl, Gertrude Brockway & Leodegario Santos V. 2018. Diccionario náhuatl norte […]
SSILA is thrilled to announce the launch of the SSILA Newsletter and Bulletin archives on the SSILA website! SSILA issued its quarterly newsletter from 1981–2012, and the electronic bulletin from 1993–2012. Both were edited primarily by Victor Golla. The archives contain copies of nearly every one of the newsletters and bulletins, serving as a rich […]
The stories of the Cherokee people presented here capture in written form tales of history, myth, and legend for readers, speakers, and scholars of the Cherokee language. Assembled by noted authorities on Cherokee, this volume marks an unparalleled contribution to the linguistic analysis, understanding, and preservation of Cherokee language and culture.
The Mobilian Trade Language (aka Mobilian Jargon) is a Native American pidgin, primarily based on Muskogean languages, that was spoken in the North American Southeast until the 1950s. For centuries, Mobilian Trade Language served as a lingua franca for various indigenous groups (and later Europeans and Africans) that came together for trade and ritual. As […]
The Archives contains works collected, compiled, or created by SIL, its strategic partners, or members of ethnolinguistic minority communities. Search and browse over 40,000 resources dating from 1935 to the present that describe, document, and/or communicate in the languages and cultures SIL serves. View more about the SIL Language & Culture Archives here.
The Conference on language revitalization: Sleeping and awakening languages of the Gulf south was held at Tulane University, in New Orleans on March 7–9, 2014. The proceedings were never published, but the conference overview, abstracts, and program may be viewed below. overview abstracts program