Call For Proposals (English)


This professional meeting will engage participants in a hemispheric dialogue and also serve as a permanent forum for networking and exchanging ideas, experiences and research on methodological, theoretical, pedagogical, and practical issues from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives. We invite proposals for individual presentations and groups panels to be presented at the second International Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America (ILCLA) and the fourth Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STLILLA).

Successful proposals will clearly indicate the relationship of the presentation to the core symposium themes. Presentations should provide an opportunity for symposium participants to engage with some of the challenging and fundamental questions at the intersection of research and the teaching and learning of Latin American indigenous languages and cultures.

Thematic tracks

  • Ethnography of Indigenous Languages and Cultures: intellectual, political, and cultural roles of indigenous communities in Latin America; sociocultural practices and knowledge;
  • Indigenous Literature and Culture: cultures and identities;
  • Film, Performance, and Representation of and by indigenous populations; 
  • Indigenous Peoples and the State: politics and gender; indigenous social movements; political mobilization for democracy, human rights, and alternative epistemologies; indigenous women’s movements;
  • Language Pedagogy: use of media and technology; distance-learning courses; best practices, methodologies, and strategies; assessment and evaluation
  • Linguistics and Socio-linguistics: language attitudes and ideologies; language contact and hybridity; dialectology and standardization; ideologies of monolingualism, bilingualism, and multilingualism;
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization and Documentation: indigenous languages as first, second, third, foreign, and global languages; indigenous languages as Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs); language policy and planning; Indigenous language databases and digital archives;
  • Latin American Indigenous Heritage in the U.S. and the World: impact of migration/relocation; heritage languages


  • Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018
  • Accepted Proposal Announcement: May 1, 2018
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: July 31, 2018
  • Event Dates: October 25-28, 2018


Proposals for presentations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or any indigenous language of Latin America are welcomed. All proposals, regardless of type, must be sent in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, and include the following:

  • Name and title of the author/organizer, institutional affiliation, and contact information
  • Title of the proposed presentation
  • Abstract (300 words)
  • Indication of any A/V equipment needs

Proposals for panels and round table discussions must also include:

  • Name, title, institutional affiliation, and email for each additional participant
  • Proposed topic title to be covered by each additional participant

Please remember that all submissions are final. Once you begin the process, you will not be able to save or edit later. If you have any questions or concerns about regarding the call for proposals, please contact CLAS at (or Megan Hasting at or by phone at +1 (614) 688-4285)