Call for papers: WSCLA 24

The Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas is an annual linguistics conference, founded in 1995. Its central objective is to bring together formal linguists whose research focuses on the Indigenous languages of the Americas, and experts in language documentation and revitalization. WSCLA 24 will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, on May 9-11, 2019.

Abstracts are invited for papers in any area of formal linguistics (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) within any theoretical framework. We welcome papers that address experimental, diachronic, sociolinguistic, or applied topics from a formal perspective, and we are especially interested in papers that address the responsibilities of formal linguistic research with respect to the concerns and needs of Indigenous communities.

Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/view/wscla2019

Invited speakers:

We expect a volume of conference proceedings to appear in the UBCWPL series.

Call for papers:

We invite submission of abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations (with an additional 10 minutes for questions) or posters in any area of formal linguistics (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) focusing on the Indigenous languages of North, South or Mesoamerica. We welcome papers that address experimental, diachronic, sociolinguistic, or applied topics from a formal perspective, and we are especially interested in papers that address the responsibilities of formal linguistic research with respect to the concerns and needs of Indigenous communities.

Abstracts should be submitted to the EasyChair website here. The deadline is 11:59PM EST, November 30th, 2018 11:59PM EST, December 14, 2018. Note that you will be asked to provide a shorter abstract of 150 words on EasyChair.

Abstracts should be submitted according to the following instructions:

  • Abstracts must be anonymous. Author name(s) should not appear in the abstract or file name.
  • Letter size paper, 1 inch margins, 12pt font from the Times family.
  • A maximum of two pages, including examples and references.

Submissions are limited to two abstracts per author, including at most one single-authored abstract. (In other words, you may contribute to two co-authored abstracts, or one co-authored abstract plus one single-authored abstract.)