The 35th

Penn Linguistics Colloquium

The 35th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium will take place March 18-20, 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia.

     Local Information      Program
Invited Speaker

Virginia Valian (CUNY, Hunter College)

Title: Competence, Performance, and Language Acquisition

Special Panel

Special Panel on Language Acquisition

Friday, March 18

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm with reception to follow

Place: Claudia Cohen Hall, room G17 (auditorium)


Jeff Lidz (University of Maryland, Linguistics)

Anna Papafragou (University of Delaware, Psychology)

Jennifer Smith (University of Glasgow, Linguistics)

Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania, Linguistics)

Call for Papers

The deadline for abstracts has passed and notification has been sent out. Please consider submitting to next year's conference.

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.

This event is supported by funding from 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.

The PLC 35 Committee is: Hilary Prichard (chair), Chris Ahern, Dimka Atanassov, Jana Beck, Claire Crawford, Aaron Ecay, Lauren Friedman, Josef Fruehwald, Soohyun Kwon, Yong-Cheol Lee, Marielle Lerner, Caitlin Light, Brittany McLaughlin, Kobey Shwayder, Meredith Tamminga, Jing-Jing Tan

Contact the committee via email or mailing address:


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,Others


The online pre-registration form is closed. Please register on-site.

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.