Our esteemed and cherished colleague, Emmon Bach, was serving as elected President of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) at the time of his sudden passing in November 2014. SSILA is hosting this special symposium in honour of his memory and of his many diverse contributions to scholarship based on his extensive work with the Native languages of North America and with Native communities engaged in language documentation, conservation, and revitalization.
Following the paper presentations, there is a final session where friends, colleagues, former students can share memories and offer tributes. We warmly invite contributions – if you cannot attend in person, please send your thoughts (photos, etc.) in advance by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be included. Many thanks.