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Proceedings of WAIL 24 (2022)

Editors: Jordan A.G. Douglas-Tavani and Guillem Belmar Viernes


Proceedings of WAIL 15 (2012)

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Editors: Elliott Hoey & Dibella Wdzenczny


  • Evidence for Language Contact in Numeral System of Quechuan, Aymaran, Cavineña, and Chipaya by Aaron W. Marks

Proceedings of WAIL 14 (2011)

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Editors: Stephanie Gamble Morse & Elliott Hoey

  • Temporal expression in Wichí nominals by Dibella Wdzenczny

  • Negation and focus in K'iche' by Murat Yasavul

  • On the syntax of coordination in Menominee by Meredith Johnson & Bryan Rosen

  • Topics in Chukchansi Yokuts Phonology and Morphology by Peter Ara Guekguezian

Proceedings of WAIL 13 (2010)

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Editors: Daisey Rosenblum & Stephanie Gamble Morse


  • Ejectives in Nez Perce by Katherine Nelson

  • Assimilatory Processes in Chuxnabán Mixe by Carmen Jany

  • The Role of Homophony Avoidance in Morphology: A case study from Mixtec by Mary Paster

  • Hiaki Pronominals and Typology of Deficiency by Heidi Harley and Alex Trueman

  • Tense and Evidentiality in Sirionó and Yuki by Östen Dahl

  • Complement Clause Types in Northern Tepehuan: A continuum of semantic and syntactic complexity by Stefanie Ramos Bierge

  • Categorical Restrictions of Positional Verbs in Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec by Keiko Beers

  • "There is no thermostat in the forest": Talking about temperature in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) by Susanne Vejdemo and Hunter Lockwood

  • Building an Intergenerational, Home-Based Language Nest by Melissa Borgia and Sandy Dowdy

Proceedings of WAIL 12 (2009)

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Editors: Daisy Rosenblum & Carrie Meeker


  • Ablaut and reduplication in Dakota: Revisiting the phonology-morphology relationship by Jesse Saba Kirchner

  • Grammaticalization of the generalized Kampan applicative -ako (Arawak) by Elena Mihas

  • Orthography and ideology: Examining the development of Kaw writing by Justin T. McBride

  • Updating the Sauk lexicon: Strategies and implications for language revitalization by Olivia N. Sammons

Proceedings of WAIL 6 (2003)

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Editor: Jeanie Castillo


  • Floating Moras and Features in Southern Sierra Miwok by J.C. Brown

  • Causation in Warihio by Rolando Félix Armendáriz

  • Salish Psych Applicatives by Donna B. Gerdts & Kaoru Kiyosawa

  • Pragmatics of Word Order in South Conchucos Quechua by Diane M. Hintz

  • The Representation of Oral Literature and its Role in Language Revitalization by Gary Holton

  • Syntactic and Semantic Development of Body Part Prepositions in Valley Zapotec Languages by Brook Danielle Lillehaugen

  • Investigating Focus in Noun Phrases by Pamela Munro & Larry Gorbet

  • Inverse Agreement, Argument Structure, and Hierarchy-Driven Phenomena in Ojibwe by Alexis Palmer

  • On the Syntax and Semantics of Content Questions in Yucatec Maya by Judith Tonhauser