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SIL scholars to present papers at LSA’s 81st annual meeting in January 2007

LSA logo(January 2007) SIL representatives will present papers at the 81st 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 Anaheim, California, on January 4–7.

Over 300 papers will be presented at the LSA meetings, in addition to eleven multi-speaker symposia or workshops, ranging from "The perception of nasality in Karitiana" to "Approaches to Language Complexity” to "Non-wh-phrases in sluicing in Turkish."

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 the Executive Committee, other 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 representatives presenting at the LSA:

SIL representatives presenting at the SSILA:

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