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The LSO has sponsored the Workshop in General Linguistics annually since 2003. The workshop is held in spring at UW-Madison, and is open to presentations from any subfield of linguistics. The proceedings are published online in the LSO Working Papers in Linguistics.


WIGL 7 (2009)

Date: April 24-25, 2009

Place: 1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr.

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2009

Invited speaker: Keir Moulton, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

WIGL 7 will be held Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25. The registration fee is $10 for conference participants. Light refreshments will be provided. (The registration fee is waived for UW student audience members.) Note that the outer doors of Van Hise are locked on Saturday. There will be someone posted by the main first floor entrance (on Linden Drive) to open the door during the registration period -- please plan to arrive during this time.

Call for papers

The UW-Madison Linguistics Student Organization invites submissions for papers to be presented at the 7th annual Workshop in General Linguistics (WIGL), to be held on Friday-Saturday, April 24-25 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Papers are welcome on any aspect of human language grammar, from any theoretical perspective. After the workshop, presenters may submit papers for online publication in the LSO Working Papers in Linguistics.

Abstracts should be at most one page, with one inch margins and 12 point font. A second page may be included for references and/or data. Abstracts should be submitted electronically by mailing an attachment in Word (.doc), plain text (.txt), or .pdf format to by Feb. 15, 2009. You will be notified of the status of your submission by March 1. Abstracts should be anonymous, with only the title of the paper at the top of the page. In the body of the email message, please include the following identifying information:

  • Author’s name
  • Affiliation (institution and department)
  • Title of paper
  • Email address that should be used to contact the author


Contact Blake Rodgers with any further questions.


Past WIGLs

WIGL 6 (2008) Schedule Yafei Li  
WIGL 5 (2007) Schedule and abstracts Murvet Enc pictures
WIGL 4 (2006) Schedule and abstracts Marianne Milligan  
WIGL 3 (2005) Schedule Monica Macaulay  
WIGL 2 (2004) Schedule Tom Purnell  
WIGL 1 (2003) Vivian Lin  


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