• The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to February 12, 2017 by 11:59 PM CST.
  • The Chicago Linguistic Society is pleased to announce a special workshop, Dynamic Modeling in Phonetics and Phonology, to be held May 24, 2017 as a satellite event of CLS 53. The call for papers is available at the workshop page. Further information can be found at the workshop website.
  • The call for papers for CLS 53 is out! Use the EasyChair platform for the submission of abstracts.


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, 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.


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