Recurring Events


The Penn Linguistics Colloquium (PLC) is an annual conference in linguistics run by our graduate students held here at the university.

The Linguistics Speaker Series is a student-run series of invited talks, usually every other week throughout the semester. We invite students and professors from various subfields and various universities to speak to the Penn Linguistics community about their current research.

Working Groups

Common GroundThe Common Ground Seminar in Language and Communication Sciences is a weekly interdisciplinary research seminar. It brings together faculty, graduate students and postdocs who share an interest in the scientific study of language and communication. Each week, a visitor or member of this group will present their research findings, plans or ideas. The group will provide discussion and feedback.

Splunch (Speech Lunch) is a weekly phonetics meeting where students often present their ongoing phonetics research.

Weekly XTAG meetings are held at IRCS and are generally discussions about ongoing research or interesting papers in the fields of Tree Adjoining Grammar, formal syntax, formal semantics, and the syntax-semantics interface.

Other Events

IRCS holds a Friday Noon Colloquium Series.

CLunch (Computational Linguistics and Lunch) is held on Tuesdays at noon. (Get on the CLunch mailing list.)