Sula bird (© 2006 Lynn Weinert)

Sula bird (© 2006 Lynn Weinert)

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 8 will be held at the University of British Columbia, 16-18 May 2014. 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.

There will be two special sessions this year:
(1) Na-Dene Languages
(2) Pragmatics and Information Structure.

Invited Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Seth Cable (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • James Crippen (UBC)
  • Kathryn Davidson (Yale University)
  • Pat Littell (UBC, University of Potsdam)
  • Andrew McKenzie (University of Kansas)
  • Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
  • Luciana Sanchez-Mendes (Universidade de São Paulo)

Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2014

The deadline for abstract submissions has passed. For complete schedule information, please see the links below.


The program of the conference is now available. HTML is available here.

Practical Information

Getting to UBC: UBC is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which is accessed by flights into Vancouver Int’l Airport (YVR), B.C Ferries to Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay, and trains and buses to Pacific Central Station and other points in the city. Public transit is operated by TransLink, and route planning information is available at . Downtown Vancouver is approximately 25 minutes by bus, with many buses serving UBC.

For maps of the campus, see

Accomodation: Accomodation on the UBC campus is provided by West Coast Suites, Otherwise, hotels and hostels are available in Downtown Vancouver.

Crash space may be available; if you are interested in crash space, please email, and include your gender and the dates you expect to need crash space.

Restaurants and Services: The UBC campus offers many dining choices, including a number of restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops and pubs. A number of services are also available on and around the campus, including copy shops, banking, drug stores, convenience stores, and a post office. For information on these businesses, please see the following links.

Organizers: Lisa Matthewson, Hotze Rullmann, Jozina Vander Klok, Erin Guntly