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Seventh Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 7)

Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
October 27–29, 2016


Call for papers

We invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions) on any aspect of the linguistics of heritage languages in the Americas (e.g., structural, generative, historical, sociolinguistic, or experimental). Abstracts should be no more than one page in length, but may include a second page with diagrams, charts, and references. Supported files include: .doc, .docx, .pdf, and .tex files. The abstract itself should be anonymous; any and all identifying information is to be provided on the online abstract submission form.

Immigrant Languages Workshop Abstract Submission Form

Linguistic field(s)

Anthropological Linguistics; Bilingualism; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Language Contact; Sociolinguistics


Schedule of Events

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Where to Eat and Drink in Athens, GA

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Sponsoring Institutions:

Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies

Department of Romance Languages

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI)

Linguistics Program


Keynote Speaker:

Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Immigrant Languages in the United States: Acquisition, Loss, Transmission and Change


Local organizers:

Joshua Bousquette

Chad Howe


Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, University of Iceland
Joshua Bousquette, University of Georgia
Angela Hoffman, Uppsala University
Chad Howe, University of Georgia
Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo
Michael Putnam, Penn State University
Joseph Salmons, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Previous Workshops:

The Sixth Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, September 24-26, 2015, Uppsala University
The Fifth Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, October 17-19, 2014, UCLA
The Fourth Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, September 19-21, 2013, University of Iceland
The Third Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, September 27-29, 2012, Pennsylvania State University
The Second Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, September 21-24, 2011, University of Oslo
Investigating Immigrant Languages in America, September 16-17, 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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