Mayfest

Each year the graduate students of the Linguistics Department of the University of Maryland organize a two-day workshop, Mayfest, focusing on a different aspect of language and linguistic theory. Mayfest brings together 8-12 leading researchers to present their work in relation to the theme, leaving ample time for active discussion. It is typically held in the first week of May, Friday-Saturday.

Past Mayfests

  • 2017, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 27
  • 2016, Context
  • 2015, Morphest
  • 2014, A Big Ten Deal
  • 2013, Linguistically Predictable: When, How, and Why Do We Predict in Language?
  • 2012, The Role of Computational Models in Linguistic Theory
  • 2011, The Interpretation of Pronouns
  • 2010, Bridging Typology and Acquisition
  • 2009, Moving Beyond Truth Conditions: The Computation of Meaning
  • 2008, Island Perspectives
  • 2007, Where, When and Why is Hierarchy Needed?
  • 2006, Language Learning Fest: Counts, Cues, Constraints and Computation
  • 2005, WH-fest
  • 2004, CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
  • 2002, The Minimalist Fact
  • 2001, Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
  • 2000, Syntactic Effects of Changes in Inflectional Systems (DIGS VI)
  • 1999, Morphology
  • 1998, Minority Languages in the Twenty-first Century: Perspectives on Basque Language
  • 1997, Optimality Theory Workshop