31st Penn Linguistics Colloquium

February 23-25, 2007
University of Pennsylvania

Keynote Speaker: Harald Clahsen, University of Essex: "Psycholinguistic studies of grammatical representation: Evidence from acquisition, processing, and disorders"

Special Session: "Integrating Models of Language Change",

Panel Discussion: Anthony Kroch, William Labov, Don Ringe & Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania

The PLC 31 program also includes sessions on language acquisition, syntax, phonetics, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and language change. The complete list of talks with links to abstracts is available online:

View the schedule

Proceedings: 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 after the Colloquium.

The preregistration deadline (Tuesday, February 20 2007) has now passed. Please come to the registration desk at Huntsman hall to register on site. Onsite registration costs $25 for students and $30 for faculty and others. Times and locations for registration during PLC are as follows:

  • Friday February 23: 2pm-7pm, JMHH Forum
  • Saturday February 24: 9am-4:15pm, JMHH MBA Lounge
  • Sunday February 25: 9:45am-1pm, JMHH MBA Lounge

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

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

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

Proceedings of the 29th PLC, volume 12.1 of the Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, are now available.

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. Last year's keynote address was "Direct Compositionality and Variable Free Semantics: Taking the Surprise out of 'Complex Variables,'" by Pauline Jacobson, Brown University. We also had a workshop on Distributed Morphology, lead by David Embick & Rolf Noyer, University of Pennsylvania.

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.

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