Berkeley Linguistics Society
41st Annual Meeting February 7-8, 2015
Invited Speakers:
Shobhana Chelliah, University of North Texas
Bill Croft, University of New Mexico
Jessica Coon, McGill University
Jeff Mielke, North Carolina State University
Chris Potts, Stanford University
Kofi Yakpo, University of Hong Kong

Welcome to the website of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS), the second oldest graduate student-run linguistics society in the United States. The primary purpose of the Berkeley Linguistics Society is to organize a conference, the Annual Meeting, held every year since 1975.

BLS 41 Executive Committee

Kenny Baclawski, Anna Jurgensen, Spencer Lamoureux, Hannah Sande, and Alison Zerbe


30 July 2015
BLS42 will take place from February 5th-7th 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley.

10 February 2015
Thank you to all who participated in and helped contribute to the success of BLS41!

16 December 2014
Pre-registration is now open! Please take a moment to sign up here.

31 October 2014
Abstract submission for BLS41 is closed. Notification of decisions will be given in the coming weeks.

15 August 2014
Abstract submission is now open! Please follow the link to EasyChair. There you can either set up a new account or log-in as an author. Click the "Submissions" link in the toolbar at the top, and follow the directions on that page. If you choose to upload an abstract, please make sure it is in pdf format.

12 June 2014
Information regarding BLS 41 coming soon! Check back for updates on next year's conference and previous years' proceedings.

4 February 2014
The program for BLS40 is now available here!

27 October 2013
The deadline for abstract submissions to BLS40 is one week away! Please see the Call for Papers link above for further details.

19 October 2013
BLS40 is pleased to announce that the plenary speaker for the parasession Language, Inequality, and Globalization will be Kira Hall, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

17 September 2013
The call for papers for BLS40 has been released! Information regarding the plenary speaker for the second parasession will be released shortly. Like our Facebook page and join the event for BLS40 here.

10 August 2013
The 40th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society will take place at the University of California, Berkeley from February 7-9, 2014. A call for papers and further details will be announced in early September.

10 August 2013
The Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society are now available for order!