It is with heavy hearts that we write to you today. As you know, there have been extensive and monumental decisions rendered by local, state, and national governments in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. One such decision is the cancellation of all in person meetings, classes, and events at the University of California, Santa Barbara for the remainder of the academic year. As this situation has developed, we have discussed a variety of options for the 2020 Workshop on American Indigenous Languages. Ultimately, we have decided that the best decision at this time will be to cancel the WAIL Conference for 2020.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause to you but we believe that the health and safety of all of our community of excellent scholars is the most important thing at this time. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out.
23rd Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Date: May 22, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Contact Persons: Alonso Vásquez Aguilar, Jordan AG Douglas, and James Yee
Linguistic Field(s): Any topic relevant to the study of indigenous languages of the Americas
Call Deadline: Friday, February 8th 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), which provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the indigenous languages of the Americas.
Roberto Zariquiey (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)
Call for Papers:
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 (eg 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 3x5 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: Friday, February 7th at 6:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Notification of acceptance will arrive by email no later than: Monday, March 2nd
Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Ynez Mountains. The UCSB campus is located near the Santa Barbara airport. Participants may also fly into the Los Angeles airport (LAX), which is approximately 90 miles southeast of the campus. Shuttle buses run between LAX and Santa Barbara.
For further information, please contact the conference coordinators, at email@example.com
McCune Conference Room,
University of California