SIL International Media Release
SIL scholars to present papers at LSA’s 81st annual meeting in January 2007
(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:
- Dr. Michael Cahill – The phonetics and phonology of labial-velars in Dagbani
- Dr. Kenneth Olson – Articulation of the Kagayanen interdental approximant: An ultrasound study (with Jeff Mielke, U of AZ)
SIL representatives presenting at the SSILA:
- Daniel Hintz – Evidentiality and the co-construction of knowledge in South Conchucos Quechua
- Diane Hintz – Discourse pattern replication: Uses of the perfect in Spanish in contact with Quechua
- Dr. Steve Marlett – Stress and extrametricality in Seri