NSF grant awarded to support the third conference on Sound Systems of Mexico and Central America

Our colleague, Emiliana Cruz, of the Anthropology Department, and I are very happy to announce that the National Science Foundation has approved funding for the third conference on Sound Systems of Mexico and Central America. The conference will be held here at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in October, 2018. Besides plenary and contributed addresses and poster sessions, the conference will include two round tables, one devoted to discussing effective techniques for fostering collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous scholars, and the other to discussing how to translate linguistic descriptions into useful pedagogical materials to be used in the indigenous communities. A call for papers will be sent out in October, 2017; abstracts will be due 1 March 2018; and decisions about acceptance will be made by a scientific committee by 1 May 2018. (John Kingston)

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