The Penn Linguistics Club Announces

The 25th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium

February 24 (Friday) and 25 (Saturday), 2001

Invited Speaker: Morris Halle, MIT

On Feature Spreading and the Representation of Place of Articulation

Papers on any topic in linguistics and associated fields are welcome. This year's Colloquium will feature a special session on "Empirical Data and Linguistic Theory". Speakers will have twenty minutes for their presentations and five minutes for discussion and questions.

Our special session is on "Empirical Data and Linguistic Theory". We are soliciting papers which examine data sampled from language in actual use, by which we broadly mean empirical data obtained through fieldwork, questionnaires, corpus investigation, experiments, telephone recordings, etc. We are interested in papers from across the spectrum of theoretical and applied linguistics and related fields.

Prospective speakers may submit their abstracts by E-mail or in hard copy by regular mail. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages in 12-point font with 1-inch margins. Mailed submissions should include five copies of the abstract, accompanied by an index card including the presenter's name, affiliation (department and institution), address, e-mail address and the sub-field of linguistics (or related discipline) that best characterizes the paper's topic. In particular, please indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered for inclusion in the special session. Please do not include your name or affiliation on the abstracts themselves. For e-mail submissions, this information should be included in the body of the e-mail message. E-mail submissions should preferably be in PS, PDF, or plain text format; unfortunately we cannot guarantee correct font outputs for RTF or WORD DOC. Abstracts should reach us no later than Friday, December 8. Please send them to:

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

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

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at one of the above addresses. In addition, the Colloquium's Web page can be accessed from


This event is supported by funding from GSAC.