Call for Papers

2012 Workshop on East Asian Languages

The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces its 15th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL), which provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the indigenous languages of the Americas.

Anonymous abstracts are invited for talks on any topic relevant to the study of language in the Americas.

  • Talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.
  • Abstracts should be 500 words or fewer (excluding examples and/or references).

Submission Guidelines


Abstracts can be submitted online in PDF format at:

By mail

Hard copy submissions will be accepted from those who do not have internet access.

Individuals may submit abstracts for one single-authored and one co-authored paper. Please indicate your source(s) and type(s) of data in the abstract (e.g. recordings, texts, conversational, elicited, narrative, etc.). For co-authored papers, please indicate who plans to present the paper as well as who will be in attendance.

Please send four copies of your abstract, along with a 3x5 card with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Affiliation
  3. Mailing address
  4. Phone number
  5. Email address
  6. Title of your paper
  7. Whether your submission is for the General Session or the Special Panel.

Send hard copy submissions to:

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Attn: Elliott Hoey or Dibella Wdzenczny
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106