Arizona Linguistics

Circle 14

Language Technology and Media

The graduate students of the Linguistics Department at the University of Arizona are pleased host the 14th annual Arizona Linguistics Circle.

ALC14 will be held online via Zoom on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Please make your way to the Register page to sign up to attend the conference.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: July 27, 2020 (updated)

Notification of Acceptance: August 24, 2020

Conference Dates: October 17, 2020 (updated)

Invited Speakers

Sonja Lanehart (University of Arizona)

Ellen Riloff (University of Utah)

Gareth Roberts (University of Pennsylvania)

Please direct any questions to

COVID contingency

The COVID pandemic has created uncertainty about how ALC14 will take place. The organizing committee is currently planning the conference with the expectation that it will be held in-person in October. However, depending on what the situation looks like as we approach the conference dates, we may explore the possibility of moving the conference to a virtual format. The final decision will be made in August or early September with special attention paid to the preferences of the accepted authors.

UPDATE 8/4/2020

The decision was made to hold ALC14 virtually. The conference will be condensed to a one-day, dual-session event to better accommodate the new modality. Although registration will be required to access the Zoom rooms where our presenters will give their talks, attending the conference will be free. Registration can be done here.

The members of the ALC organizing committee believe it is important for the graduate students and young faculty that make up the bulk of our audience to continue to strengthen their research, networks, and CVs during the pandemic. Having a virtual conference allows us to provide those opportunities. This will be the first time the Arizona Linguistics Circle makes the jump to a completely online format. We are excited about the potential this opportunity affords, but ask for your patience as we make the necessary adjustments. Thank you!