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NSF’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

Funding Opportunity: NSF’s Tribal Colleges & Universities Program Shobhana Chelliah This post is about a new funding opportunity for language documentation. The US National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources includes the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP). TCUP promotes education, research, and outreach to eligible Tribal Colleges and Universities. A quick visit […]

SSILA 2016 Awards

At the SSILA 2016 business meeting in Washington, D.C., the Executive Committee was pleased to present the following awards: The Mary R. Haas Award: Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada The Mary R. Haas award was presented to Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada for his dissertation, The Mako language: Vitality, grammar, and classification. The award was presented by Rich […]

Alice Anderton (1949-2016)

SSILA mourns the loss of an important scholar and activist, Alice Anderton. Alice received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA in 1988, and her dissertation was entitled The language of the Kitanemuks of California. She published primarily on Uto-Aztecan languages (Kitanemuk, Comanche), but was active in advocacy for native languages in general, and Oklahoma languages […]

The antonyms questionnaire

Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm (Stockholm University) and Matti Miestamo (University of Helsinki) are conducting research on “property expressions that can be considered as opposites, or antonyms (in the broadest sense) to each other”, and are requesting data from languages SSILA members are familiar with.  Their work and the data they are seeking are described in this […]

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