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.
- 2017, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 27 (May 11-14)
- 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