Call for Proposals: CoLang 2022 Expressions of Interest

Greetings from Susan Gehr and Jean-Luc Pierite, the co-conveners for CoLang 2019–2020 Advisory Circle. The CoLang Advisory Circle is seeking expressions of interest for hosting the 2022 Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang). These should take the form of a two-to-three page proposal that minimally: presents the qualifications of the proposed Director(s) (include participation at […]

Call for Applications: Documentation of Language & Material Knowledge

The British Museum’s Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) and SOAS’ Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) are delighted to announce a joint call for grant applications. Funded by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – EMKP and ELDP jointly offer grants for collaborative projects that combine language and material knowledge documentation. […]

Job: Assistant Professor, Indigenous Language Sustainability, University of Alberta

Competition No. A110740475 Closing Date  Will remain open until filled. The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Indigenous Language Sustainability (ILS). This full time appointment is effective July 1, 2020. Applicants must hold a PhD in Linguistics or an allied field and have experience with fieldwork […]

Call for Applications: Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP)

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The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) annual grant round is now open. ELDP supports the linguistic documentation of endangered languages worldwide. Our key objectives are: to support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages to create a repository of resources for linguistics, social science, and the language […]

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 […]