Call for Papers – 23rd Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

Call Deadline: Friday, February 7th at 6:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

The Linguistics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces its 23rd Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL), May 22, 2020 – May 23, 2020. WAIL provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the Indigenous languages of the Americas.

Keynote Speaker: Roberto Zariquiey (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)

Call for Papers

Linguistic Field (s): Any topic relevant to the study of indigenous languages of the Americas

Anonymous abstracts are invited for talks on any topic relevant to the study of Indigenous languages of the Americas. Talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be 500 words or less (excluding examples and / or references).

Individuals may submit abstracts for one single-authored and one co-authored paper. Please indicate your source (s) and type (s) of data in the abstract (e.g. recordings, texts, conversational, elicited, narrative, etc…). For co-authored papers, please indicate who plans to present the paper as well as who will be in attendance.

Abstracts should be submitted in .pdf format to wail.ucsb@gmail.com. Please submit two abstracts, one with the identifying information of the person or persons giving the presentation along with affiliations and contact information, the other with no indication of the author (s).

Hard copy submissions will be accepted from those who do not have Internet access. For this, please send four copies of your abstract, along with a 3×5 card with the following information: (1) your name; (2) affiliation; (3) mailing address; (4) phone number; (5) email address; and (6) title of your paper. Send hard copy submissions to:

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Attn: Jordan AG Douglas
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday, February 7th at 6:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time). Notification of acceptance will arrive by email no later than: Monday, March 2nd.

Contact Persons: Alonso Vásquez Aguilar, Jordan AG Douglas, and James Yee

For further information, please contact the conference coordinators, at wail.ucsb@gmail.com