The University of Groningen is proud to host the nineteenth Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XIX). The conference will be held in Groningen (the Netherlands) from 5 to 8 January 2011 and will be accompanied by a Graduate Workshop on Biolinguistics.

ConSOLE is an annual traveling conference for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Linguistics from around the world. SOLE, founded in 1992 by students of the Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics, is currently based at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Together with a local organizing committee, it runs an annual conference for linguistics students, providing a forum for the upcoming generation of linguists to present research to an international audience. More information about SOLE, previous ConSOLEs, as well as online ConSOLE proceedings can be found at the SOLE webpage.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students not having defended a PhD by 13 September 2010 are invited to submit abstracts discussing work in theoretical linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics). Abstracts from other areas of linguistics (psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, phonetics, etc.) are also welcome, as long as the theoretical significance is made clear. For more information, go to Call for papers.

Invited speakers

Bruce Morén University of Tromsø (phonology)

Hotze Rullmann University of British Columbia (semantics)

Jan-Wouter Zwart University of Groningen (syntax)

Simon Kirby University of Edinburgh (biolinguistics)

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January 10 The conference was a success. Thanks to everybody who participated. Some photos of speakers have been uploaded to this webpage and yet others can be found elsewhere (FB, picasa). We also created a facebook group (authorization required).

January 4 Notice that there were some recent cancellations, so all the alternate speakers will get to speak. Check out the changes in the program.

January 3 For those travelling by train, the Dutch railways are offering a special 40% discount. See How to get there for more information.

December 14 For those of you who happen to have downloaded the pdf venue plan between Dec. 11 and Dec. 14, note that the restaurant where the conference dinner will take place has changed! A new plan will be uploaded soon.

December 3 The program is ready and most of the abstracts can be downloaded.

November 10 The preliminary program is online.

November 8 The registration for ConSOLE is now open. Both speakers and attendees should register until December 1.

October 22 The registration for the LOT winterschool in Amsterdam is open now! The school starts in the week after ConSOLE.

August 22 You can download a poster announcing ConSOLE XIX including the Biolinguistics Workshop.

July 24 Information on accommodation and on how to get to Groningen is added.

July 8 Second call for papers published on Linguist List

July 8 Simon Kirby has accepted to be the invited speaker of the Biolinguistics workshop. At the same time, the date of the workshop changed - it will take place on January 7th.

July 3 You can download a flier announcing ConSOLE XIX and the related Biolinguistics workshop.

July 1 The list of invited speakers finalized. We'll be happy to host Bruce Morén, Hotze Rullmann, and Jan-Wouter Zwart.

June 29 The page Local information now contains information about where to eat & drink in Groningen

LOT winter school in Amsterdam

This years ConSOLE is organized in close collaboration with the LOT Winterschool, which takes place from 10 - 21 January in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Winterschool offers a variety of state of the art courses taught by renowned international linguists. For more information on the Winterschool and how to sign up, follow this link.

Local organizers

Gisi Cannizzaro

Hanneke Loerts

Ankelien Schippers

Anja Schüppert

Radek Šimík

Student assistants

Farzin Jamatlou, Aleyda Linares, Jessica Sicard, Iris Xie, Minnie You

SOLE board

Bert le Bruyn

Camelia Constantinescu

Kathrin Linke

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