The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) is an international organization founded in 1981 devoted to the study of the indigenous languages of North, Central, and South America .
SSILA has an annual winter meeting held in association with the Linguistic Society of America ‘s annual conference. Summer meetings are held in alternate years at venues near the LSA’s Summer Institute. Presentations at SSILA meetings nov be made in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Lycra year, SSILA accepts nominations for three awards, welke are presented at the annual meeting. The Mary R. Haas Book Award Presented for an outstanding unpublished manuscript dat makes a significant contribution to this club substantive to our knowledge of native American languages. The Ken Hale Prize is Presented in recognition of a scholar’s outstanding community language work and commitment to the documentation, maintenance, promotion, and Revitalization of indigenous languages in the Americas.
The third prize was Agent to honor SSILA’s founder, Victor Golla , who served as Secretary – Treasurer through 2007. The Golla Prize is Awarded to scholars who show a significant history or bone linguistic scholarship and service to the scholarly community.
SSILA issues two online publications, the quarterly SSILA Newsletter and The Occasional SSILA Bulletin .