As you should all know by now, our Department is hosting the 2013 Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America. This bi-annual event brings together hundreds of linguists, both faculty and students, for four weeks of non-stop linguistics. The theme for this years Institute is "Universality and Variability", and the Institute will feature:

  • Nearly 70 different four-week courses taught by leading linguists from across the US and the rest of the world.
  • Multiple public lectures by prominent linguists, including Noam Chomsky, Janet Pierrehumbert, Keren Rice, Lyle Campbell, Anne Charity Hudley, and David Lightfoot.
  • More than 20 weekend workshops and conferences on wide range of topics in linguistics.
  • Many opportunities to socialize and network with other linguists.

After many months of intense planning, registration for the 2013 Linguistic Institute went live this Friday (March 15), and only two days into the registration period, nearly 200 participants have already registered. If you are planning to attend, we urge you to register soon, since some of the popular classes will fill up quickly. The registration link is available here.

We are also offering Michigan students the opportunity to work as interns at the Institute in exchange for a tuition waiver. More information about the internship opportunities, including an application form, is available here.