Workshop on Community-based Language Research across the Americas (CBLRAA)

January 2-3, 2019

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

New York, NY, USA

The CBLRAA workshop will take place in New York City on January 2 and 3, 2019 before the start of the annual meetings of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) ( and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) (

The purpose of the CBLRAA workshop is to improve communication among community members, researchers, and institutions who engage in community-based language work across the Americas. In particular, the workshop aims to open space for perspectives from Latin American and Indigenous researchers and community members. At the workshop we will discuss differences and similarities among the community-based approaches being applied, ethical and practical issues that arise, what we can learn from one another, and how we can maintain channels of communication and collaboration in the future. The workshop will involve short presentations by invited speakers as well as small and large-group activities meant to generate discussion. The workshop will be multilingual with support for speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, and English. If support in another language is needed, please contact us ( and we will do our best to provide it.

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation Documenting Endangered Languages Program (BCS-1833155).