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 a Ph.D. and be current SSILA members.

The following sessions are in need of a chair:

  • Thursday, January 2: Digital Tools for Lexicography and Orthography – 4:00PM-5:30PM
  • Thursday, January 2: Historical Linguistics 1 – 4:00PM-5:30PM
  • Thursday, January 2: Syntax 1 – 5:30PM-6:30PM
  • Thursday, January 2: Revitalization 1 – 5:30PM-6:30PM
  • Friday, January 3: Syntax 2 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Friday, January 3: Historical Linguistics 2 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Friday, January 3: Semantics 1 – 9:00AM-12:00PM Friday, January 3: Phonology – 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Friday, January 3: Semantics 2 – 2:00PM-4:30PM
  • Friday, January 3: Archiving – 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Saturday, January 4: Revitalization 2 – 9:00AM-11:00AM
  • Saturday, January 4: Morphology 1 – 9:00AM-11:00AM
  • Saturday, January 4: Syntax 3 – 9:00AM-11:00AM
  • Saturday, January 4: Language Acquisition – 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • Saturday, January 4: Morphology 2 – 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • Saturday, January 4: Sociolinguistics – 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • Saturday, January 4: Revitalization 3 – 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • Saturday, January 4: Phonetics – 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • Saturday, January 4: Language Contact – 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • Sunday, January 5: Morphophonology – 9:00AM-10:30AM
  • Sunday, January 5: Historical Linguistics 3 – 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • Sunday, January 5: Syntax 4 – 10:30AM-12:00PM
  • Sunday, January 5: Revitalization 4 – 10:00AM-12:00PM

To volunteer to chair a session, please add your name and university affiliation to the relevant session in the following link by September 30.

Click here to volunteer as a session chair.

Chairs will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis. Please do not write your name in if there is already a volunteer for that session. Also, please do not volunteer to chair a session unless you are certain you will be attending the meeting.

Volunteers will be provided with a packet containing basic instructions and time cards to let speakers know how much time they have left.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to help!

Martin Kohlberger, SSILA Program Committee Coordinator

Updated: September 19, 2019 — 8:19 pm