UCSB Linguistics Hosts 21st Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

This April, the department will host its 21st annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL), co-organized by graduate students Adrienne Tsikewa and Jesús Olguín Martínez. WAIL is a form for the discussion of theoretical, descriptive, and practical studies of the indigenous languages of the Americas.

WAIL takes place on April 20th and 21st, and Anthony K. Webster (University of Texas-Austin) will deliver this year’s keynote address. Along with stimulating talks and workshop sessions, the conference also includes a dinner at the home of Professors Marianne Mithun and Wallace Chafe. This year’s program will also include a special panel for local Chumash language programs, and for the first time, WAIL is also offering three travel scholarships to assist student presenters in attending the conference.

More information (including a conference schedule when available) can be found at http://ucsbosl.orgsync.com/org/nail/WAIL.

UCSB Ling grad student Megan Lukaniec introducing alumna Andrea Berez-Kroeker, keynote speaker at WAIL 2016