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41st Annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC)

The Department of Linguistics welcomes the Penn community to the 41st Annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC)!


PLC will take place March 24-26, 2017 at Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk.

PLC is a conference run by the graduate students in the Linguistics Department at Penn.


The conference will open on Friday March 24 with a Special Panel on Language Acquisition, with Penn professors Charles Yang (Linguistics, Computer Science and Psychology) and John Trueswell (Psychology), along with Jeff Lidz (University of Maryland), Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois) and Ailis Cournane (New York University). On Saturday, a keynote address will be given by Ashwini Deo (Ohio State University), whose work involves the intersection of Semantics/Pragmatics and Historical Linguistics. The rest of the Saturday and Sunday program is filled with presentations by PhD students and faculty members from national and international universities.


We invite students from the School of Art and Sciences and from the other departments to join us in this exciting conference. Thanks to generous funding from GAPSA, the admission will be FREE for all Penn Graduate and Professional Students not affiliated with the Department of Linguistics. For additional information, please visit If you would like to attend PLC for free, please contact us at prior to the event for further instructions.

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