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SIL scholars to present papers at LSA’s 80th annual meeting in January 2006

(January 2006) SIL representatives will present papers at the 80th annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) and also at the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA), meeting concurrently in Albuquerque, NM on January 5 – 8.

Over 290 papers will be presented at the LSA meetings, in addition to eleven multi-speaker symposia or workshops, ranging from "Word and Paradigm Morphology" to "A Field Linguist’s Guide to Making Great Audio and Video Recordings” to "Information Theory and Phonology."

The Linguistic Society of America has approximately 7,000 members from many countries. The Society’s two most prominent continuing activities are publishing its premier journal, Language, and convening its annual meeting.

SIL members have a long history of involvement with the LSA. Dr. Kenneth Pike served as its president in 1961. Others have served on various committees or on the editorial board of Language. Dr. Gary Simons is currently on the LSA’s Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation.

SIL will also be presenting the new edition of the Ethnologue.

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