The Eighth Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 8) – 12-14 Oct 2017

Thanks to all participants of WILA 8 for a tremendous workshop!

We are looking forward to next year’s WILA at University of Wisconsin- Eau-Claire.

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Proceedings of WILA 8

As mentioned during the workshop, an agreement has been formed with Cascadilla Proceedings Project about a series of WILA proceedings. Series editors are Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo, and Michael T. Putnam, Penn State University; editors for the first volume are Jan Heegård Petersen and Karoline Kühl, University of Copenhagen.

Thanks to generous support by the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen, there will be no publication fee for the authors.

In order to avoid fees for the authors, we will accept 12-14 papers. The papers will be peer-reviewed twice, first internally, then by external reviewers.

Please note: As we aim for a quick publication process, the maximum length of a paper is set at 4000 words, including headings, references, etc. We will provide you with information on Cascadilla Proceedings’ formatting guidelines once your paper has been accepted.

Important dates

  • Submission of first version of papers: December 15, 2017. Please send to
  • Revision period: February 15 – March 15, 2018.
  • Submission of final version March 15, 2018. Please submit to

WILA 8 Local organizers were

Karoline Kühl, Jan Heegård Petersen, Gert Foget Hansen and Frans Gregersen.

WILA 8 Organizers were

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