Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

SSILA 2019

January 3–6, 2019

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

New York City, NY

The annual winter meeting of SSILA will be held jointly with the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) in New York City at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, January 3–6, 2019.

Participants will be able to register for the meeting and reserve hotel rooms online at the LSA website between September 1, 2018 and December 14, 2018.

The most up-to-date information about the meeting venue and registration can be found at the LSA website.

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Call for Papers

SSILA welcomes abstracts for papers that present original research focusing on the linguistic study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas.  Presenters must be members of SSILA in order to present.

SSILA would like to invite authors to also mention broader impacts of their work (such as support of community goals and desired social outcomes) in their abstracts.

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The deadline for receipt of all abstracts is July 31st, at 11:59 PM Hawaii-Aleutian time.

Abstract Guidelines

See the Abstract Guidelines page for general requirements, formatting and content guidelines, categories of presentation, and instructions for submitting via EasyChair.

For the SSILA 2019 meeting, the submission page is

Meeting Registration

Meeting registration is open from September 1, 2018 to December 14, 2018. Everyone attending the SSILA meeting is expected to register, and registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at SSILA / LSA Annual Meeting functions. Membership in LSA is not required for attendance at SSILA.

Preregistration information is available here. One of the benefits of SSILA meeting with the LSA is that SSILA attendees get to register at LSA member rates. You can do this in one of two ways:

  • If attendees are already LSA members, they can log in to the LSA website and simply register for the meeting using the instructions provided at the link above.
  • For attendees who are not LSA members but would like to register at member rates, the following coupon codes can be used during checkout.  These codes will allow you to register as a nonmember, while receiving member rates.

You must be a SSILA member to view these codes. If you are already a member, please login here.

Hotel Reservations

The LSA Annual Meeting page has been updated to include information about local transportation, dining, and nightlife.

Read more about why conference attendees should book their reservations at the conference hotel here.

Hotel reservation information and links are available here. To prevent abuse, the link for the cheaper student reservations has been restricted to LSA student members. If there are student attendees that would like to register for this rate, please email David Robinson at the LSA and he will get them set up. If you have any questions, please contact:

David Robinson
Director of Membership and Meetings
Linguistic Society of America
522 21st St NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20006


Check back here for the latest version of the SSILA conference program as the conference nears!

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