The 24th Penn Linguistics Colloquium

The 24th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium, aka PLC 2000, was held on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of February 2000 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Our invited speaker was Professor Alan Prince of Rutgers University, whose talk was titled `The Special and the General'.

This year's Colloquium featured a special session on aspects of the syntax-phonology interface, including such topics as phrase formation cyclicity, clitics, prosodic domains, lexical vs. functional issues, and empty categories.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Colloquium a success. We on the committee would particularly like to thank the other Penn Linguistics students who gave generously of their time, the Penn faculty and post-docs who served as session chairs, and of course the presenters, whose interesting and valuable talks are the Colloquium's reason for being.

The next edition of the Penn Working Papers in Linguistics will be the Proceedings of this year's PLC. Stay tuned . . . .

Colloquium Info

If you have any questions, please feel free to send email to

This year's PLC was brought to you by the Penn Department of Linguistics under the at times haphazard direction of The PLC Committee.

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