Conference: SALT 33

The 33rd meeting of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 33) will be hosted by the Linguistics Department at Yale University, May 12 – 14, 2023.

SALT33 is additionally associated with the following workshops & special sessions:

  • (In)definiteness & Genericity (Thursday morning, 11 May)
  • Negation & Diachrony (Thursday afternoon, 11 May)
  • SALT(ED):(concurrent with SALT33)
  • Philosophy of Linguistics (Sunday afternoon & Monday, 14–15 May)

Participation in these sessions is by invitation but they will be open to all SALT attendees.

Call Deadline: 09-Dec-2022

The invited speakers at SALT 33 will be:

  • Ivano Caponigro (UCSD)
  • Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
  • Carlotta Pavese (Cornell University)
  • Ellie Pavlick (Brown University
  • Heike Wiese (Humboldt University)

Please contact with any queries. In participating, you agree to abide by SALT’s Code of Conduct.

Call for Papers:

We invite submission of abstracts for 30-minute oral presentations (with an additional ten-minutes for questions) and posters on any topic in natural language semantics with relevance to linguistic theory.

Assuming the travel policies of Yale University, the state of Connecticut, and the United States all permit it, we expect presentations to take place in person.

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts are due at midnight (11.59pm EST [UTC–5]) on Friday, 9 December 2022

Please insure that any submission conforms to the following enforceable guidelines:

  • Abstracts must be anonymous.
  • The main text should be at most 2 pages (US Letter or A4) in length, including examples, with an optional third page for glossed examples, references, large graphs, tables, pictures, and figures. (Note, use a third page for examples only when they are non-English examples and are glossed.)
  • The abstract should use a12pt font and 1 inch margins (for US Letter) or 3 cm margins (for A4) on all four sides.
  • The abstract must be submitted as a single PDF file.
  • In addition to the intellectual interest of the abstract, clarity and readability will also be taken into account in reviewing. Submitters should indicate what is the language, languages, or language family studied in the paper (including where the object language is English).

SALT33 will feature a poster session. Poster presentations will be published as regular papers in the proceedings. Poster presenters will be invited to give a short “lightning talk” prior to the poster session.

Submission policies
Authors may be involved in at most two abstracts and may be the sole author of at most one abstract.

SALT does not accept papers that at the time of the conference have been published or have been accepted for publication. In addition, preference will be given to presentations that are not duplicated at other major conferences.

If the work or a close variant of it is under submission to or accepted for publication or presentation in any other major venue (such as a national or international conference or a journal/book chapter), we request that the authors create a small section titled ᴀᴅᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ sᴜʙᴍɪssɪᴏɴ after the references at the end of the paper. This section should include the other venue(s) for which the work has been submitted, the status of those submissions, and an indication of any major aspects of the SALT abstract not submitted elsewhere. We require that authors update us by email if/when there is a relevant change in the status of other submissions.

SALT 33 has a code of conduct. By submitting an abstract and attending the conference, you are agreeing to abide by the code.

Papers presented at the conference (including oral presentations, alternates & posters) will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

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Submission page:

Any questions about submissions can be emailed to