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CLS 51 Program and Abstracts

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Dear Linguists,

The CLS 51 folks are pleased to announce that the conference program is now available with short abstracts at their website:

Despite the deadline having passed, some short abstracts are still coming in, so they will be doing occasional updates to the file. If there’s something you can’t find, it’s because they haven’t received it yet.

Prof. Giannakidou Announced as 10th Annual PLA Symposium Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The Purdue Linguistics Association will be hosting its 10th Annual Symposium on April 10th and 11th. They are a regional symposium that highlights the work of exceptional undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate linguists. In addition to presentations from students representing a diversity of research topics in linguistics, they will have a special session titled ‘Scalar and Non-scalar Negative Polarity Items: Prosody, Syntax, and Semantics’ presented by Dr. Anastasia Giannakidou of the University of Chicago. Please visit their website [] for a detailed program.

Please feel free to email with any questions.

Dates: April 10th – 11th
Location: Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Tentative CLS 51 Schedule

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Dear Chicago Linguists,

CLS 51 is pleased to share with you all the tentative schedule for the upcoming conference. The attached PDF is the tentative schedule and includes session titles, session members, paper titles, and invited speaker slots. Of course, this schedule is tentative, so the schedule may shift around a bit. Nevertheless, we wanted to share with all of you our exciting spread of talks!

CLS 51 Officers

Ksenia Ershova, Josh Falk, Jeff Geiger, Zach Hebert, Robert Lewis, Patrick Munoz, Jacob Phillips, Betsy Pillion


30th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The University of Chicago is hosting the CGSW30 May 22-23, 2015.  The preliminary program is available here and registration is free for UChicago Linguistics students.  Hope to see you there!

Chicago Linguists at BLS

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Chicago linguists will have another strong showing at the annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society this year:

  • Andrea Beltrama (University of Chicago), Scale type totally matters! Intensification at the socio-semantics interface
  • Ksenia Ershova (University of Chicago), Non-canonical noun incorporation in Bzhedug Adyghe
  • Martina Martinovic & Peter Klecha (University of Chicago & Ohio State University), Exhaustivity, predication, and the semantics of movement

A full program of BLS 41 can be found here:

Great job everyone!