The Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) is an annual linguistics conference, which started in 1995. The central objective of WSCLA is to bring together linguists who are engaged in research on the formal study of aboriginal languages of the Americas in order to exchange ideas across theories, language families, generations of scholars, and across the academic and non-academic communities who are involved in language maintenance and revitalization.

WSCLA 17 will be held in the West Lounge (2nd floor) of Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago on March 9-11, 2012.

The invited speakers are:
  • Daryl Baldwin (Miami University)
  • Ryan Bochnak (University of Chicago)
  • Gabriela Caballero (University of California, San Diego)
  • Henry Davis (University of British Columbia)
  • Meagan Louie (University of British Columbia)
  • Jerry Sadock (University of Chicago)
  • Peggy Speas (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
The special themed session will focus on information structure

In addition there will be a round table discussion with invited speakers on the role of youths in language revitalization efforts.