The LSO has sponsored the Workshop in General Linguistics (WIGL) annually since 2003. The workshop is held in spring at UW-Madison, and is open to presentations from any area of linguistics. The proceedings are published online in the LSO Working Papers in Linguistics.
WIGL 17 will be held at UW-Madison on Saturday-Sunday, April 4-5 2020.
Invited Speaker: Jacee Cho, English, UW-Madison
“What is unique about second language acquisition?”
Theme: This year’s workshop particularly encourages submissions on second language acquisition, with a special emphasis on syntax and semantics. However, submissions are welcome in any field of descriptive, applied, or theoretical linguistics.
Abstract submission: Abstracts should be at most one page, with 1-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font. A second page may be included for references and/or data. Abstracts should not include the author’s name or affiliation.
Abstracts should be submitted online via EasyAbs: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/WIGL17.
Deadline for abstracts: January 31, 2020. You will be notified of the status of your submission by February 15, 2020.
Contact information of workshop co-organizers:
Click on the workshop title to see a schedule of talks.
WIGL 16 (2019) – invited speaker: Caroline Niziolek “Language Made Audible: How Speech Acoustics Reflect Communicative Goals”
WIGL 14 (2017) – invited speaker: Grant Armstrong “‘To be NP’ or ‘not to be NP’: what can and cannot be a nominal predicate in Yucatec Maya”
WIGL 13 (2016) – invited speaker: Joshua Raclaw “Producing claims of epistemic rights and access through no prefaced utterances in English conversation”
WIGL 12 (2015) – invited speaker: David Salo “The Diachrony of Imagination”
WIGL 11 (2014) – invited speakers: Tom Purnell, Eric Raimy, and Joe Salmons “Hypermodularity and Wisconsin English”
WIGL 10 (2012) – invited speakers: Monica Macaulay, Rand Valentine
WIGL 9 (2011) – invited speaker: Rebecca Shields “Multiple scrambling and Relativized Minimality”
WIGL 8 (2010) – invited speakers: Joe Salmons, Hamid Ouali
WIGL 7 (2009) – invited speaker: Kier Moulton
WIGL 6 (2008) – invited speaker: Yafei Li “The minimalist LF is a tranquil LF”
WIGL 5 (2007) – invited speaker: Mürvet Enç “Event structure, boundaries, and temporal modifiers”
WIGL 4 (2006) – invited speaker: Marianne Milligan “The Need for Language Specific Constraints: Evidence from Menominee prosodic structure”
WIGL 3 (2005) – invited speaker: Monica Macaulay “On Prominence Hierarchies: The Case of Algonquian”
WIGL 2 (2004) – invited speaker: Tom Purnell “Repair Operation Hierarchies in Bantu Tonology”
WIGL 1 (2003) – invited speaker: Vivian Lin “QR: A or A’?”