SSILA 2019 – Call for Organized Session Proposals

Annual Meeting, New York City, NY

January 3-6, 2019

Call for Organized Session Proposals*

*Please note that there will be a call for regular papers and posters in the coming weeks.  This call is only for organized session proposals.

Deadline for Organized Session Proposals: May 1st, 2018

The annual winter meeting of SSILA will be held jointly with the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in New York City, NY on January 3-6, 2019.

Call for Organized Session Proposals

SSILA welcomes proposals for organized sessions.  This is an opportunity for researchers to present a series of presentations that revolve around a single typological, methodological or areal theme.  The presentations must be based on original research focusing on the linguistic study of the indigenous languages of the Americas.

Organized sessions involve more than one scholar and are expected to make a distinctive and creative contribution to the meeting. Proposals for organized sessions are NOT reviewed anonymously. These sessions may include several presentations focused on a specific theme, a major presentation with invited discussants, and other types of sessions with a clear, specific, and coherent rationale.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for receipt of organized session proposals is midnight (the end of the day) May 1st.

Authors of successful SSILA session proposals may wish to submit their proposals to the LSA for co-sponsorship.  Please note that the LSA deadline for organized sessions is on May 15th.  The SSILA committee will make a decision about these proposals before the LSA submission deadline.  For more information on submitting organized session proposals to the LSA 2018 Annual Meeting, see the LSA website (

All organized session proposals should be submitted electronically by e-mail to SSILA Program Committee Administrator Martin Kohlberger ( Any queries prior to the submission deadline can also be sent to this e-mail address.  Proposals should be submitted in English.

The proposal must indicate whether it is intended to be a joint SSILA/LSA session or a SSILA session, and should include:

(1) a session abstract outlining the purpose, motivation, length (maximum: 3 hours), and justification for the session;

(2) names of all participants, including discussants, and titles of papers;

(3) a complete account, including timetable, of what each participant will do. Note that organized sessions do not have to follow the 20-minute paper + 10-minute discussion format. However, the presentation format should be clearly described;

(4) a maximum one-page abstract for each participant, 11pt or 12pt font, 1-inch margins; references can be on a second page.

The entire proposal should be submitted in a single PDF document.

Updated: February 21, 2019 — 5:59 pm