Call for papers: CLS 59

CLS 59: Apr. 28 – 30, 2023.
Location: Chicago.

Invited speakers:

  • Richard Compton (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Troy Messick (Rutgers University)
  • Line Mikkelsen (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Prerna Nadathur (The Ohio State University)
  • Natalie Weber (Yale University)
    Chris Kennedy (University of Chicago)

Special topics:

  • Ancient languages
  • Arctic languages
  • Syntax-prosody interface

Submission deadline: January 8, 2023 at 23:59
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Conference: CLS 58

CLS 58: Apr. 22-24, 2022.
Location: Chicago.

Invited speakers:

  • Lal Zimman (University of California Santa Barbara)
  • Monica Do (University of Chicago)
  • Roger Levy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Kathryn Davidson (Harvard University)
  • James Kirby (University of Edinburgh)
  • Emily Gasser (Swarthmore College)

Special topics:

  • Sociophonetics
  • Sign Languages
  • Language and Music
  • Language Production
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Language Documentation, Variation and Change

Submission deadline: Jan. 9, 2022.
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Conference: CLS 57

CLS 57: May 6-8, 2021.
Location: Online.

Invited speakers:

Special Sessions:

  • Languages of South Asia
  • Sign Linguistics
  • Language Documentation and Revitalization
  • Language and Race
  • Phi-features
  • Grammaticalization
  • Sociosyntax

Extended submission deadline: Jan. 15, 2021.
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Conference: CLS 56 (cancelled)

CLS 56: cancelled

Invited speakers:
Megan Lukaniec (University of Victoria)
Bryan Kirschen (Binghamton University)
Manfred Krifka (ZAS)
Kathryn Davidson (Harvard University)
Ivy Sichel (University of California Santa Cruz)

Special topics:
Heritage Language Linguistics
Speech Acts

Extended submission deadline: Jan. 15, 2020.
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Conference: CLS 55

CLS 55: May 16-18, 2019.
Location: the University of Chicago

Invited speakers:
Michael Arbib (University of Southern California)
Elabbas Benmamoun (Duke University)
Karen Emmorey (San Diego State University)
Yaroslav Gorbachov (The University of Chicago)
Wendy Sandler (University of Haifa)
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Cambridge University)

Special topcis:
Brain and language
Endangered languages
Language acquisition 
Sign language linguistics
Phylogenetic emergence of human languages

Extended submission deadline: Jan. 23, 2019.
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Conference: CLS 52

CLS 52: April 21-23, 2016.
Location: UChicago.

Invited Speakers:
Edith Aldridge – University of Washington
Hans Boas – The University of Texas at Austin
Caroline Heycock – The University of Edinburgh
Andrew Nevins – University College London
Henriette de Swart – Universiteit Utrecht
Sarah Thomason – University of Michigan
Ming Xiang – The University of Chicago

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Conference: CLS 50

CLS 50: Apr. 10, 2014 – Apr. 13, 2014.
Venue: University of Chicago.

Invited Speakers:
Bruce P. Hayes (University of California, Los Angeles)
Daniel Lassiter (Stanford University)
Gregory M. Kobele (University of Chicago)
Jessica Coon (McGill University)
Jonathan David Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)
Katalin É. Kiss (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Pauline Jacobson (Brown University)


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