June 24-July 19, 2013

Immerse yourself in a month-long festival of courses, workshops, special lectures, and social activities!  The Linguistic Institute has provided life- and career-changing moments for individual linguists and pivotal moments for the field itself. 

The LSA provides seed money for each Institute and administers the competition that provides fellowships for some 100 students.  Join the LSA today and help us supoprt the Institute!

LSA Media Advisory: Hundreds of Linguists Gather in Ann Arbor for Biennial Linguistic Institute 

Institute registration is now closed

Universality and Variability—No one theoretical perspective explains language in all of its complexity. This is why the 2013 LSA Institute at the University of Michigan brings together diverse areas of linguistics and integrates different approaches and methodologies. Courses and lectures capture cognitive, universalist, functionalist, socio-cultural and descriptive approaches to linguistics, as well as practical topics such as experimental, computational and mathematical methodologies.

Be stimulated by a diverse range of perspectives, explore new methodologies, be taught by prominent scholars and innovators and be part of emerging synergies in the field of linguistics.

After classes, enjoy the mild summer climate in a culturally vibrant Ann Arbor, featuring street festivals, music performances, markets, museums and restaurants.