SSILA is thrilled to announce the launch of the SSILA Newsletter and Bulletin archives on the SSILA website! SSILA issued its quarterly newsletter from 1981–2012, and the electronic bulletin from 1993–2012. Both were edited primarily by Victor Golla. The archives contain copies of nearly every one of the newsletters and bulletins, serving as a rich […]
Publications of interest to members
Cherokee narratives: A linguistic study (Feeling, Pulte & Pulte) The stories of the Cherokee people presented here capture in written form tales of history, myth, and legend for readers, speakers, and scholars of the Cherokee language. Assembled by noted authorities on Cherokee, this volume marks an unparalleled contribution to the linguistic analysis, understanding, and preservation […]
The Mobilian Trade Language (aka Mobilian Jargon) is a Native American pidgin, primarily based on Muskogean languages, that was spoken in the North American Southeast until the 1950s. For centuries, Mobilian Trade Language served as a lingua franca for various indigenous groups (and later Europeans and Africans) that came together for trade and ritual. As […]
The Archives contains works collected, compiled, or created by SIL, its strategic partners, or members of ethnolinguistic minority communities. Search and browse over 40,000 resources dating from 1935 to the present that describe, document, and/or communicate in the languages and cultures SIL serves. View more about the SIL Language & Culture Archives here.
The Conference on language revitalization: Sleeping and awakening languages of the Gulf south was held at Tulane University, in New Orleans on March 7–9, 2014. The proceedings were never published, but the conference overview, abstracts, and program may be viewed below. overview abstracts program
The series showcases the rich literary traditions of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Native Literatures of the Americas primarily publishes collected volumes of newly translated oral literatures and indigenous texts, as well as retranslations of classic texts. Each volume is accompanied by expert commentary and interpretive contextualization of Indigenous literatures. View the books in […]
This series is designed to attract, disseminate as widely as possible, and assist in the creation of the best possible book-length works that examine the indigenous languages of North and South America. Candidates of the series are winners of the Mary R. Haas Award, which is bestowed annually by the Society for the Study of […]