• Aaaaand, that's a wrap! CLS 57 is now over - thank you so much to all our staff, presenters, and attendees for making this an event to remember.
  • The Discord will continue to be open to attendees for continuing discussions. The YouTube stream archives (links below) will also remain up for about a week from the end of the conference (so roughly until May 16th or 17th).
  • If you were a presenter, stay tuned for more information on the proceedings volume!

YouTube Stream Archives

Day 1 - Thursday, May 6th

Day 2 - Friday, May 7th

Day 3 - Saturday, May 8th


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 hosted the 57th iteration of its conference online from May 6th - May 8th, 2021.

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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