The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) was founded in December 1981 as the international scholarly organization representing American Indian linguistics, and was incorporated in 1997. Membership in SSILA is open to all those who are interested in the scientific study of the languages of the native peoples of North, Central and South America. The Society has approximately 900 members, more than a third of them residing outside the United States.
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The 2016 Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) is being held at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks from June 20 - July 22. Get more details here.