Workshop: WSCLA 25

The 25th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA 25) will take place online on May 28-30, 2021.

The Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) is an annual linguistics conference, which started in 1995. The central objective of WSCLA is to bring together linguists who are engaged in research on the formal study of the indigenous languages of the Americas in order to exchange ideas across theories, language families, generations of scholars, and across the academic and non-academic communities who are involved in language maintenance and revitalization.

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:

Invited speakers:

Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Organizing committee:
Michael Barrie (Sogang University)
Maziar Toosarvandani (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Michelle Yuan (University of California, San Diego)
With generous support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Call for papers

Abstracts are invited for the 25th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (20+10 min). A poster session may be included depending on the number of submissions. The deadline for submissions is March 19th, 2021 (anywhere on Earth).

Abstracts must conform to the following requirements:

  • A4 or 8.5 by 11 paper
  • 2.5cm margins
  • Times 11 point font
  • 2 pages including data—Please interleave data into the abstract. Do not gather the examples at the end of the abstract.
  • References may appear on or spill over to a third page

Authors may submit a maximum of (1) one singly-authored and one jointly-authored abstracts, or (2) two jointly-authored abstracts. Please submit your abstracts in pdf form only.

Submission page: