Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas 10

About SULA 10

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 10 will be held at the University of Toronto, 4-6 May 2018.

The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working on languages or dialects spoken in the Americas which do not have an established tradition of work in formal semantics. We especially encourage abstract submissions from those whose work involves primary fieldwork or experimentation as well as analysis. We strongly encourage the participation of graduate students.

The conference proceedings will appear as a volume published by the GLSA.

Invited Speakers

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Call for Abstract

The deadline for abstract submission is January 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST.

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers (25-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion) or posters on any topic in the semantics of under-represented languages of the Americas. As in previous years, sessions will include a discussion period at the end with commentators.


Abstracts must be at most two pages long, including data and references, on letter-size or A4 paper with 1 inch margins on all sides and at least 11 point font. Abstracts should have a clear title and should be anonymous. The abstract must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

We are using EasyChair for the submission and review process. Abstracts must be submitted through the following website:

When you submit your abstract, please indicate whether your abstract should be considered for a talk, a poster, or both. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author, or 2 joint abstracts per author.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 21 January 2018 (11:59 pm PST)
  • Notification of acceptance: Late February
  • Conference date: 4-6 May 2018


The preliminary program for SULA 10 can be found here.

Practical Information

Getting to UofT

Toronto has two major airports (the collective IATA code is YTO): Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ), is located on the western outskirts of the city. The new Union-Pearson Express train runs to Union Station for $27.50 one-way (or $53.00 round-trip) per adult. A taxi from Pearson to downtown Toronto costs between $50 and $75 and takes between 45 minutes and an hour. Public transportation is also an option: it costs $3 to take the 192 Airport Rocket bus to the Kipling subway station, transfer (for free) onto the Bloor-Danforth subway line, and travel east to downtown. This combined trip typically takes between 50 and 90 minutes, depending primarily on how frequently the buses are running. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) (also known as the City Centre Airport) is located in downtown Toronto. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport currently provides free shuttle service to the Royal York Hotel, across the street from Union Station. There are also streetcars ($3 per ride) that travel north (511 Bathurst) and east/west (509 Harbourfront). Taxis are an additional option.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place in Sidney Smith Hall, on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.

Sidney Smith Hall is located at 100 St. George street, two blocks and a half south of Bloor street. This is a short walk from the St. George subway station. Here is a picture of the entrance to the building on St. George street.

Sidney Smith Hall as an accessible entrance on Huron street.

We will be using two different rooms in Sidney Smith hall:

  • Sid Smith 1072, which is on the first floor of the building. Here is a step by step visual guide to finding this room.
  • The lounge of the Department of Linguistics (Sid Smith 4065), on the fourth floor of Sidney Smith Hall.

Talks will take place in Sid Smith 1072, everything else will happen in the Linguistics Lounge:

  • Talks: Sid Smith 1072
  • Registration session: Linguistics Lounge
  • Breakfast and coffee breaks: Linguistics Lounge
  • Poster session: Linguistics Lounge

The conference dinner will be at the Harvest Kitchen restaurant, 124 Harbord St. We made a reservation at 6:30pm on Saturday evening.


There are many hotels close to the St. George Campus. Some options are:

SULA 10 Proceedings

Organizers: Kimberly Johnson and Alex Goebel.

Contact information:

Presenters interested in submitting a paper should inform the editors ( by June 1st, 2018.

Submission deadline: August 15, 2018

Length for submissions:

  • Invited talk: 20 pages.
  • Paper presentation: 15 pages.
  • Poster: 10 pages.

Style sheet: LaTeX

Style sheet: Word