43th PLC call for papers: Linguistics and Biology

Direct link:  https://www.ling.upenn.edu/Events/PLC

The 43rd Penn Linguistics Conference will take place on March 22-24, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Papers on any topic in linguistics and associated fields are welcome (abstracts due: November 19, 2018).

We will be holding a special themed panel on the interplay between linguistics and biology. From Lyell and Darwin’s speculative analogies between languages and species all the way through to population models of language change and phylogenetic trees of language families, evolutionary biology and historical linguistics have shared a set of conceptual and mathematical tools with great success in both fields. For this year’s PLC, we’re inviting speakers from fields bridging the sciences and humanities to discuss the exchange of ideas between linguistics and biology.

Keynote speaker: Ruth Kramer (Georgetown University).

Invited panelists:   Stephen Alter (Gordon College)

Becca Morley (Ohio State University)

Tandy Warnow (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Moderator:  Gareth Roberts (University of Pennsylvania)

For more information and submission guidelines:

Conference website: https://www.ling.upenn.edu/Events/PLC

Email: plc@ling.upenn.edu

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