• The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to January 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST.
  • View the CFP here on our website or here on EasyChair.
  • CLS 57 is going virtual! The dates will remain the same, but all talks, posters, and social events will be hosted on an online platform. Stay tuned for more info!


The Chicago Linguistic Society is the oldest student-run linguistics organization in the United States. Our linguistics conference has been held almost every year since 1965. This academic year, CLS will host its 57th annual meeting, which will be held from Thursday, May 6, to Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Invited Presenters

CLS 56 Online Repository: Papers accepted to CLS 56 are now being hosted on an online repository which can be found here.


Land Acknowledgement

The Chicago Linguistic Society is headquartered at the University of Chicago, which was built on the occupied and unceded lands ancestrally stewarded by many Native peoples. These include the people of the Council of Three Fires (the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa nations) as well as the Menominee, Kickapoo, Miami, Sac and Fox, and Ho-Chunk nations. Today, Cook County is home to 39,000 Native people representing more than 100 tribal nations.


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