52nd Annual International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages 

Image from the ICSNL website.
May 23, 2017

Simon Fraser University will host the 52nd Annual International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages (ICSNL) at the Vancouver (Harbour Centre) Campus August 18–19th, 2017.

The International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages (ICSNL) began with a small group of linguists dedicated to the study of Salish languages gathering at the Seattle home of Laurence and Terry Thompson in 1965, and by the early 1980s had expanded to include “neighbouring” language families and isolates, including Wakashan, Chimakuan, Tsimshianic, Athapaskan, Chinookan, Penutian and Sahaptin languages, as well as the Chinook jargon and linguistic isolates of the area, including Haida, Kootenai and Tlingit. Throughout the decades, the conference became a “clearing house” and sharing forum for linguists who were carrying out long-term sustained work on languages of Northwest North America, along with past and present graduate students who were able to present work in progress, and the odd linguistic anthropologist who shared cross-over work into discourse and social theory.

-Marianne IgnaceIntroduction to the Precedings for the 50th ICSNL Conference, 2015. Full text available here.

Please visit the ICSNL website for more information.