Call for Papers

The 22nd Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA 2017) will take place at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, on April 21-23, 2017.

The Workshop on Structure and Constituency in 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 the 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.

Invited speakers:

Amy Rose Deal
Alana Johns
Nicholas Welch

Invited student speaker:

Clarissa Forbes

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 diachronic, sociolinguistic, or applied topics from a formal perspective, and we are especially interested in papers seeking to correlate the interests of formal linguists and the concerns of indigenous communities.

Invited speakers will be announced in the new year. We expect a volume of conference proceedings to appear in the UBCWPL series.

Abstract submission guidelines:

• Please submit your abstract for a paper in .pdf format following the
requirements listed below, before midnight EST on February 3rd 2017 (extended from the original deadline, January 30th).
• Abstracts should be anonymous. Author name(s) should not appear in the
abstract or file name.
• Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages in length including references and
examples (minimum 12 pt font size, 1 inch margins).
• Submissions are limited to two abstracts per author, including at most one
single-authored abstract. (In other words, you may contribute to two coauthored
abstracts, or one co-authored abstract plus one single-authored
• E-mail address for abstract submission and general inquiry: