• The conference booklet for CLS 53, containing short abstracts for the invited talks and papers, is now available online!
  • The schedule for CLS 53 can be viewed here (updated May 22).
  • Registration is available for the Dynamic Modeling in Phonetics and Phonology workshop. The registration link can be found at the workshop website.
  • Registration is open! Please follow the instructions on the registration page.


The Chicago Linguistic Society is the oldest student-run linguistics organization in the United States. Our linguistics conference has been held every year since 1965. This academic year, CLS will host its 53rd annual meeting, which will be held from Thursday, May 25, to Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Invited Speakers

On this site, you can find information about CLS 53, view the call for papers, view the conference schedule and booklet, find information about conference proceedings, and learn about past conferences. An announcement about CLS 53 conveying a proper subset of this information is also available on LinguistList and can be accessed here.


Please email us with any questions or issues that may arise.