Third Toronto-Ottawa-Montréal workshop on the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (TOMILLA 3).

Thymus vulgaris, TOMILLA's quasi namesake


The Toronto-Ottawa-Montréal Workshop on the Indigenous Languages of Latin America is a yearly workshop that aims to gather researchers from Eastern Canada and beyond to discuss work in linguistics and related disciplines on the Indigenous languages spoken traditionally south of the Río Bravo. The first workshop in the series was held at the University of Toronto in November 2017. After a two-year hiatus, the third edition of TOMILLA will be held at the University of Ottawa in the Fall of 2021. The workshop will be held in-person, but talks will be streamed. See call below for the possibility of submitting short pre-recorded talks for the poster session.

TOMILLA this year is partly supported by SSHRC through Insight grant 435-2018-1173 (PI Andrés Pablo Salanova).

2021 Call for abstracts

The third Toronto-Ottawa-Montréal Workshop on Indigenous Languages of Latin America (TOMILLA) will be held on December 3rd and 4th, 2021, at the University of Ottawa. TOMILLA aims to provide an informal venue for presenting work of a theoretical, descriptive or documentary nature dealing with indigenous languages of South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. We welcome talks on any topic related to these languages, including but not limited to: syntax, semantics, pragmatics, morphology, phonetics, phonology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, language typology, linguistic geography, language maintenance and revitalization, language documentation, discourse analysis, and applied linguistics.

One-page abstracts (including references and examples) for (a) 20-minute in-person talks and for (b) posters or 10-minute pre-recorded talks may be sent until November 15th to . Abstracts should be in PDF format and anonymous, and the accompanying message should have "TOMILLA abstract" as subject, and should indicate in the body of the message the names of the authors, their institutional link, and whether the abstract is for a talk or a poster/pre-recorded talk. Abstracts may be in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French. Talks and posters may in addition be in any indigenous language of Latin America.

Authors who had abstracts accepted for TOMILLA in the winter of 2020 and wish to be included in the program with the same abstract in 2021 are asked to email us at their earliest convenience.

Previous editions

  • TOMILLA 1 was held at the University of Toronto on November 24, 2017.
  • TOMILLA 2 was held at the University of Montréal on November 24, 2018.