2009 Linguistic Institute

The 65th Linguistic Institute, sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America and the University of California, Berkeley, is coming soon!

For information on the 2009 Linguistic Institute, please visit the LSA and LSA2009 websites:

Registration and fellowship applications will go online from these websites in January.

The theme of the 2009 Institute is Linguistic Structure and Language Ecologies. Courses, lectures, and conferences highlight the relation between linguistic structures and the ecologies in which they are embedded, including physical and psychological contexts, demographic and social contexts, and historical and geographic contexts. Institute dates are as follows:

6-week courses: 6 July 2009 – 13 August 2009
Session 1 (3-week courses): 6 July – 23 July
Session 2 (3-week courses): 27 July – 13 August

More information on the 20 six-week courses and 60 three-week courses is here.

Students receive full academic credit (and all campus privileges) at the lowest per-week cost of any Linguistic Institute since 2003, and a variety of housing options are available. Student members of the LSA may apply for fellowships that cover all tuition and fees; for information about the fellowship process see this page.

Affiliates (professors, researchers, and other non-students) may attend courses and have full campus privileges for the cost of $1200 (six weeks) or $700 (three weeks). Because affiliate fees subsidize student fellowships, we encourage potential affiliates to consider registering early so that we will be able to give as many fellowships
as possible.

See this page for information about Forum and Institute lectures by Mark Baker, Stephen C. Levinson, Malcolm Ross, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Donca Steriade, and Michael Tomasello, and for information about the following conferences:

Dene Conference

33rd Stanford Child Language Research Forum

Society of the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Association for Linguistic Typology

International Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Role and Reference Grammar conference