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Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

May 28-30, 2020

Mexico City, México


We're happy to announce that this year's Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas Conference will be held in Mexico City at El Colegio de México and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, May 28-30, 2020.

The goal of the Conference is to bring togheter researchers working on indigenous languages and dialects spoken in the Americas in order to strengthen the connection between semantic fieldwork and formal semantic theory. We encourage the participation of linguists involved in fieldwork, language documentation and revitalization who also carry out theoretically oriented analyses. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts (PDF here)

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers (25-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion) or posters on any topic in the semantics of under-represented languages of the Americas. As in previous years, sessions will include a discussion period at the end with commentators.

Instructions for Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be at most two pages long, including data and references, on letter-size or A4 paper with 1 inch margins on all sides and at least 11 point font. Abstracts should have a clear title and should be anonymous, so all authors' names must be absent from all pages. The abstract must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

Abstract submission will be through the EasyChair platform clicking here or copy-paste the following adress on your browser:

Important dates

Submission deadline: January 6, 2020, 11:59 CST

Notification of acceptance: February 6, 2020

Conference date: May 28-30, 2020

Invited Speakers


To be published


Close to the SULA 11 Conference dates, we'll be hosting two workshops and we encourage SULA 11 participants to register and attend. More information soon

Venue and Accommodations

    • To be announced


If you have questions, please contact the organizing committee at

SULA 11 Organizing Committee:

Ana Aguilar Guevara (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Renato García González (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Samuel Herrera Castro (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Julia Pozas Loyo (El Colegio de México)

Rodrigo Romero Méndez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Violeta Vázquez-Rojas Maldonado (El Colegio de México)

SULA Steering Committee:

Jürgen Bohnemeyer (University at Buffalo)

Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)

Sarah Murray (Cornell University)

Andrés Salanova (University of Ottawa)

Suzi Lima (University of Toronto)

Guillaume Thomas (University of Toronto)

Ana Aguilar-Guevara (Universidad Nacional Atonoma de Mexico)

Violeta Vazquez-Rojas (El Colegio de Mexico)


El Colegio de México A.C.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Cátedra Jaime Torres Bodet (El Colegio de México)

Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Instiuto de Investigaciones Antropoplógicas (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Posgrado en Antropología (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Posgrado en Lingüística (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)