SIL International Media Release
SIL scholars address Linguistic Society of America
(January 2010) SIL linguists will present papers, a poster and symposium commentary at the 84th annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) and at the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA). The two meetings will run concurrently 7–10 January in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
SIL's exhibit this year will feature several new books, as well as the 16th edition of the Ethnologue: Languages of the World, which catalogs 6,909 known living languages. The exhibit will also hold live demonstrations of SIL FieldWorks Language Explorer, currently being used in small- to medium-sized dictionary projects at several universities. SIL FieldWorks is a software suite that helps researchers manage language and cultural data—from the initial collection stage to the publication of dictionaries, text collections and grammars.
SIL participation at the LSA and SSILA
- Michael Cahill (SIL)—"Tonal polarity and dissimilation are distinct"
- Daniel J. Hintz (SIL)—"Auxiliation in Quechua: The role of contact within evolution"
- Diane Hintz (SIL)—"The prosody of affect in South Conchucos Quechua"
- Linda Humnick (SIL and University of Minnesota), poster—"Kumyk demonstratives and scalar implicatures in the givenness hierarchy model"
- George Huttar (SIL)—"Sources of African-derived Sarmaccan lexemes"
- Paul Kroeger (Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics and SIL)—"Cleft sentences in Indonesian and Kimaragang"
- Steve Marlett (SIL and University of North Dakota), respondent in symposium—The analysis of morphological phenomena in the Indigenous languages of the Americas
- Steve Marlett (SIL and University of North Dakota)—"Round vowel epenthesis and velar consonant epenthesis in Seri"
- Kenneth S. Olson (SIL and University of North Dakota) and Christine A. Keating (SIL)—"Crosslinguistic insights on bilabial trill genesis"
- James Watters (SIL)—"Phrase-final glottal stop in Tlachichilco Tepehua"
- James Watters (SIL), with Cecil Brown (Northern Illinois University), et al.—"Linking Proto-Totonacan and Proto-Mixe-Zoquean"
The The Linguistic Society of America, with approximately 7,000 members, is the largest national professional society representing the field of linguistics. The Society's two most prominent continuing activities are publishing its premier journal, Language, and convening its annual meeting, which attracts linguists from many countries.