The Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas is an annual linguistics conference, founded in 1995. Its central objective is to bring together formal linguists whose research focuses on the Indigenous languages of the Americas, and experts in language documentation and revitalization. WSCLA 24 will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, on May 9-11, 2019.
Abstracts are invited for papers in any area of formal linguistics (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) within any theoretical framework. We welcome papers that address experimental, diachronic, sociolinguistic, or applied topics from a formal perspective, and we are especially interested in papers that address the responsibilities of formal linguistic research with respect to the concerns and needs of Indigenous communities.
We are pleased to announce the following confirmed invited speakers:
- Hilaria Cruz (Louisville)
- Henry Davis (UBC)
- Yuni Kim (Essex)
- Ted Levin (Facebook Reality Labs)
- Carol-Rose Little (Cornell)
- Taylor Miller (SUNY Oswego)
We expect a volume of conference proceedings to appear in the UBCWPL series.