The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Texts in Indigenous Languages of the Americas Series (formerly IJAL Native American Texts Series)

Call for Proposals

The International Journal of American Linguistics is pleased to announce the relaunching of the Native American Texts Series under a new name, Texts in Indigenous Languages of the Americas, which will take the form of an annual supplement to the journal dedicated to the presentation of analyzed oral texts from the indigenous languages of the Americas. We are now accepting proposals for a guest-edited, thematically-organized collection of texts to appear as part of the 2016 volume of the journal.

Issues in the series may be single-authored or edited multi-contributor collections, and will have a print component of 200 pages (approximately 1,200 lines of analyzed text) as well as on-line PDF and HTML versions accompanied by audio recordings. Texts will be presented in four-line interlinear glossing following IJAL format (, and must follow a uniform style throughout, including the use of a consistent set of abbrevia- tions. Preference will be given to texts for which recordings with time-aligned transcripts can be provided. There is no restriction as to subject matter, and texts from a variety of genres including myths, legends, rituals, and personal narratives are welcome.

Proposals should include:

  • a one to two page description of the volume, outlining and justifying the unifying theme (language, language family, geographic area, subject matter), the origins of the texts to be included, and the relevant experience of the author/editor(s) with the language(s) involved
  • a detailed table of contents
  • the names and qualifications of other contributors (if relevant)

Where appropriate, contributors will be required to demonstrate that appropriate permissions for the publication of these materials have been obtained. Projected deadline for the manuscript would be July 2015.

Address proposals and inquiries via e-mail to Please include “TILA” in the subject line.

All proposals must be received by December 1, 2014.

For a list of issues from the NAT series see

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