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

SSILA 2017

2017 Annual Meeting

Austin, TX

January 5-8, 2017


The deadline for abstract submissions has passed. Notifications of acceptance were sent on or about Sept. 13, 2016.


The annual winter meeting of SSILA will be held jointly with the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) in Austin, TX at the JW Marriott, January 5-8, 2017. Information about the hotel and location can be found at the LSA website. Participants will be able to register for the meeting and reserve hotel rooms online at the LSA site between 09/01/2016 and 12/18/2016.

For the most up-to-date details about meeting registration, hotel reservations, etc. please check the LSA website.


The complete schedule of events may be viewed here, or downloaded as a PDF here.

Meeting Registration

Registration for SSILA can be done through the LSA website at this link. Additional information about registration is also available at the LSA website. Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register, and registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at LSA Annual Meeting functions.


Preregistration for the 2017 Annual Meeting will be available from September 1 through December 18, 2016.

Preregistration rates are as follows:

  • Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $240
  • Student Members: $78
  • Under/Unemployed Members: $90
  • Nonmember – Regular: $350
  • Nonmember – Student: $150

Onsite Registration

Any attendees who have not preregistered for the Meeting by the December 18 deadline will need to register onsite during the hours listed immediately above. Onsite registration fees are:

  • Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $310
  • Student Members: $115
  • Under/Unemployed Members: $105
  • Nonmember – Regular: $420
  • Nonmember – Student: $175
  • Special 1-day Rate: $85

Preregistrants may claim their conference tote bags, badges, and handbooks at the registration desk beginning at 12:00 p.m. on January 5. Registration will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on January 5, from 8:00 AM. to 7:00 p.m. on January 6 and 7, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on January 8.

Registration for the SSILA 2017 meeting is now open! Registration should be completed through the LSA website by going to the LSA meeting page and clicking the Register for Meeting button at the top of the page.

LSA Membership & Registration

For attendees who are not LSA members but would like to register at member rates, the following coupon codes can be used during checkout:

This content is for members only.

These codes will allow you to register as a nonmember, while receiving member rates.

If you are already an LSA member, you should login to the LSA website and register as an LSA member – do not use the above coupon codes if you are already an LSA member.

Hotel Reservations

The JW Marriott Austin has reserved a block of rooms for those attending the 2017 Annual Meeting. The JW Marriott is one of Austin’s newest and largest hotels, and is convenient both to public transportation, major landmarks, and local dining and entertainment options. Read more about why attendees should book with the LSA Room Block for the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Reservations may be made online or by telephone ((844) 473-3959; reference the Linguistic Society of America meeting) from September 1 through December 14, 2016.  The special LSA room rates for the 2017 Annual Meeting are:

Single/Double: $119/night
Triple: $129/night
Quad: $139/night

Call for Papers

SSILA welcomes abstracts for papers, posters, and organized sessions that present original research focusing on the linguistic study of the indigenous languages of the Americas. Download the complete call for papers here, and instructions for submitting your abstract via EasyChair here.

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Abstract Submission

The deadline for receipt of all abstracts and session proposals is midnight (the end of the day) August 1st. (The program chair should be notified of intent to submit an organized session proposal by July 1. See more info on Organized Sessions here.)

Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the electronic submission website EasyChair. Instructions for submitting your abstract via EasyChair can be found on the Abstract Guidelines page, available to SSILA members. Also, e-mail or hard-copy submissions will be accepted if arrangements are made in advance with the SSILA Executive Secretary ( Abstracts may be submitted in either English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

The EasyChair submission page address is

Abstracts must conform to the guidelines on the Abstract Guidelines page.

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Abstract Guidelines

See the Abstract Guidelines page for general requirements, formatting and content guidelines, categories of presentation, and instructions for submitting via EasyChair. You can also download the abstract guidelines here.

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