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.

PLC 30 — February 24-26, 2006

The 30th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium took place in Philadelphia on February 24-26, 2006.  We look forward to seeing everybody again next year at PLC 31! You can see some pictures of the reception here.

Keynote Address: Direct Compositionality and Variable Free Semantics: Taking the Surprise out of "Complex Variables," by Pauline Jacobson, Brown University. [abstract]

Workshop: Distributed Morphology. David Embick & Rolf Noyer, University of Pennsylvania.

Sessions will be held in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology/phonetics, and morphology.

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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 in the spring.

For more information, contact plc, followed by the number thirty, followed by an at-sign,
followed by The PLC 30 committee is Augustin Speyer, Catherine Lai, Giang Nguyen, Jonathan Gress-Wright, Josh Tauberer, Keelan Evans, Laia Mayol (co-chair), Lucas Champollion, Lukasz Abramowicz (co-chair), Michael Friesner, and Neville Ryant.

Past PLC News

The 29th PLC was held February 25-27, 2005. See the photos here and here. Our invited speaker was Mark Baker from Rutgers University, who gave the keynote On Gerunds and the Theory of Categories (see abstract). You can also browse last year's program.

Proceedings of the 28th PLC, volume 11.1 of the Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, are now available.

About the Penn Linguistics Colloquium

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

This event is supported by funding from the Graduate Student Association Council of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mailing Address:

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

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