Invited speakers

Meghan Sumner, Stanford University

Judith Tonhauser, The Ohio State University

Joe Pater, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Joey Sabbagh, University of Texas, Arlington

Liina Pylkkänen, New York University

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BLS42 committee

Thanks to everyone who came to BLS42

Registration is now open.

A reduced early bird price is available until 1st January.

Berkeley at night

Call for papers closed

Strawberry creek

Call for papers

We invite abstracts for talks presenting current research in any area of descriptive and theoretical linguistics. Abstracts that examine the use of experimental methods in combination with formal-theoretical analysis are especially encouraged.

Special sessions announced

BLS42 will have a special session on learnability and a parasession on Austronesian linguistics. We're excited to have Joe Pater and Joey Sabbagh as plenary speakers for these sessions.

Register in December

Registration for BLS42 will open in December 2015.


Register now to join us in February 2016 or learn more about BLS42.