We are canceling CLS 56

Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have had made the decision to cancel CLS 56. After extensive deliberation, the organizing committee for CLS 56 has made the difficult decision to cancel the conference. This is a very unfortunate result for all those involved, but this seemed like the most prudent action given the recommendations of the CDC and WHO, and recent statements made by the administration of The University of Chicago. We have sent out an email to all the presenters regarding the related information.



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 56th annual meeting.


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