The 32nd
Penn Linguistics Colloquium

February 22-24, 2008
Jon M. Huntsman Hall
University of Pennsylvania

Keynote Speaker:
Sandra Chung, UC Santa Cruz.
"Chamorro possessives and the syntax-semantics of subjects"

Special Session:
Prosody and its interfaces.
Invited Speakers:
Satoshi Tomioka, University of Delaware
"Intervention Effects in Focus"

Download the PLC poster!

The PLC 32 program also includes sessions on syntax, phonetics, phonology, and semantics. The program with links to abstracts is available online:

View the schedule.

Please note the registration information below.

Proceedings: Conference proceedings will be published as a volume of the Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, now both an in-print and on-line publication. Speakers will be invited to submit electronic versions of their papers after the Colloquium.

The call for papers is now closed as of November 20, 2007. Notifications of acceptance/rejection were emailed on January 14, 2008.

Online pre-registration has closed!

If you intend to register on-site on Saturday or Sunday and do not have a Penn card, please email us so that we can organize entry into JMHH: plc, followed by the number thirty-two , followed by an 
at-sign, followed by

On-site registration will be available at the JMHH MBA lounge (2nd floor) on conference days. Please see the schedule of events for registration desk availability.

On-site registration fees:
Students: $25
Faculty/other: $30

Payment will be by cash or check.

The PLC has posted a call for papers. Papers on any topic in linguistics and associated fields are welcome, for both the general sessions and the special session. Speakers will have 20 minutes for their presentations and 5 minutes for discussion and questions.

Deadline: Abstracts are due by the end of the day on Monday, November 19, 2007 (midnight EST, Monday night). Notification of acceptance/rejection will be given on Monday, January 14, 2008.

Length: Please limit abstracts to one page, single- or double-spaced, using 1'' margins on all sides and 11pt font size. An additional page may be used for examples, references, and tables. Do not include your name or affiliation within the abstract.

Proceedings: Conference proceedings will be published as a volume of the Penn Working Papers in Linguistics. Speakers will be invited to provide camera-ready copies of their papers after the Colloquium.

Abstract Submission: Is now closed.

Non-US Residents: For authors who have non-US passports and live outside the United States: Please get to know the visa requirements for your country. In some cases, you may have to apply for a US visa even before the PLC acceptance is sent out, because the visa application process can take a long time.

View the call for papers as : [.pdf] [.txt].

The PLC is a conference in linguistics run by the graduate students in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania.

The PLC 32 committee is Catherine Lai (co-chair), Laurel MacKenzie (co-chair), Toni Cook, Aviad Eilam, Josh Tauberer, Caitlin Light, Giang Nguyen and Bob Lannon.

To contact the PLC committee, email plc, followed by the number thirty-two , followed by an 
at-sign, followed by

This event is supported by funding from the Graduate and ProfessionalStudent Assembly of the University of Pennsylvania and SASgov.

Mailing Address:

Penn Linguistics Colloquium
Department of Linguistics
619 Williams Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Proceedings of the 30th PLC, volume 13.1 of the Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, are now available.

The 31st Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium took place in Philadelphia on February 23-25, 2007.  We look forward to seeing everybody again next year at PLC 32! You can see some pictures here.

Last year's keynote address was "Psycholinguistic studies of grammatical representation: Evidence from acquisition, processing, and disorders" by Harald Clahsen of the University of Essex. PLC 31 also featured a special session entitled "Integrating Models of Language Change" led by Anthony Kroch, Don Ringe, Bill Labov and Charles Yang of the University of Pennsylvania.

To order the proceedings of previous conferences, visit the Penn Working Papers in Linguistics website.