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Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Mobilian Trade Language phrasebook and lexicon (Kaufman)

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 […]

Call for Funded Participants – Workshop

Please find below a call for participants (in English followed by Spanish and Portuguese) for a workshop on community-based approaches to linguistic work across the Americas. We have limited funding to support Indigenous community members conducting language related activities in their community. The workshop will be the day before the annual LSA/SSILA meetings in January. […]

PhD scholarships at the language and culture research centre

Applications are invited, from suitably qualified students, to enter the PhD program of the Language and Culture Research Centre at James Cook University Australia. Supervision will be provided by Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Professor R. M. W. Dixon, Professor Rosita Henry, Dr Alexander Walker, Dr Luca Ciucci, and Dr Michael Wood. Our PhD candidates generally […]

New Executive Secretary / Treasurer

SSILA is happy to announce that Mary S. Linn (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage) will be SSILA’s new Executive Secretary / Treasurer! She will be coordinating with Keren Rice, Tania Granadillo and the Executive Committee. Her three-year term will begin at the end of the SSILA 2019 meeting in New York City. We […]

Call for Papers — Tlalocan

TLALOCAN XXIV Convocatoria de recepción de documentos En nombre de la revista Tlalocan, Revista de fuentes para el conocimiento de las culturas indígenas de México, y de su directora Karen Dakin, le extendemos una cordial invitación para participar en el volumen XXIV. Para este volumen hemos sido designados como editores, Lilián Guerrero y Hiroto Uchihara. […]

Native American languages at CoLang 2018

CoLang 2018 will take place at the University of Florida from June 18-July 20, 2018.   Many Native American languages and communities will be represented.  Among the workshops are a two week mini-practicum on Mississippi Choctaw, and three week long practica on Timucua and Macuiltianguis Zapotec. Registration is open till April 1, 2018.  Don’t delay — […]

Call for papers — Computational modeling of polysynthesis

Call for Papers All Together Now? Computational Modeling of Polysynthetic Languages 25-26 August, 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Co-located with COLING 2018 http://coling2018.org/ http://languagescience.umd.edu/poly Polysynthetic languages are languages where words typically consist of many morphemes, each with independent meaning. Polysynthetic languages occur all over the world. In particular, the Indigenous languages of the Americas are polysynthetic, as well […]

Nominations for SSILA Executive Secretary/Treasurer

Nominations for  SSILA Executive Secretary/Treasurer   SSILA is looking for an Executive Secretary/Treasurer for the three-year term beginning at the SSILA meeting in New York City in 2019.  Attendance at that meeting is not required but would be helpful.   Please nominate yourself or someone else by May 1, 2018.  Please give a brief explanation […]

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