The 33rd

Penn Linguistics Colloquium

March 27-29, 2009
University of Pennsylvania      Program   Local Information
Invited Speaker

Elisabeth Selkirk (UMass, Amherst)

Spelling out syntactic constituents as prosodic domains:
Match constraints and the syntax-prosodic structure interface

This program is made possible by a grant from the Fund to Encourage Women (FEW) of the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.

Special Panel

"Evolutionary Models of Change in Linguistics and Biology"

Invited Panelists:

LinguisticsBiologyWistar Institute
Anthony Kroch  Warren Ewens  Carlo Maley
William LabovJoshua Plotkin
Donald RingeSarah Tishkoff
Charles Yang
Inspired by the 150th anniversary of the publication of On The Origin of Species, there will be a special Workshop on Friday, March 27th focusing on affinities in models of linguistic and biological change.

The panel will begin at 10 am and end at 4:30 pm, with a lunch break at noon. Immediately following the panel will be the opening remarks for PLC 33 and brief Happy Hour!

About the Penn Linguistics Colloquium

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

The PLC 33 committee is Bob Lannon and Caitlin Light (co-chairs), Joe Fruehwald, Joel Wallenberg, Jon Stevens, Laurel MacKenzie, Lauren Friedman, Lydia Rieck, Satoshi Nambu, Toni Cook, Julia C. Bookout.

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

This event is supported by funding from the UPenn Department of Linguistics; SASgov, the student government for graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences; and GAPSA, the Graduate and Professional Students' Association of University of Pennsylvania.

Mailing Address:

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

On-site: $40 Students/$50 Faculty,
            $10 for Friday only

Online Preregistration Form is closed.
If you are an international attendee we ask that you pay at the conference site. If you have U.S. checking you can pay ahead of time by sending a check payable to the 'Penn Linguistics Club', postmarked by the date above, to
Penn Linguistics Colloquium Department of Linguistics 619 Williams Hall University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Due to the security policy at our venue, it will be very difficult to enter the conference site on Saturday and Sunday if you have not already pre-registered. So, pre-registration before our early-bird deadline is highly recommended if you will be arriving on Saturday or Sunday.
Previous Conferences

Proceedings of previous conferences are on the the Penn Working Papers in Linguistics website. Through PLC 30 the PWPL was an in-print publication and a hard-copy volume can be ordered. Since PLC 31 the PWPL has been a free-access online publication only.