University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics


The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) are published by the Penn Graduate Linguistics Society, the organization of linguistics graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania.

PWPL publishes two volumes per year:

  • Proceedings of the annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC)
  • Selected Papers from New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV)

In addition, we publish an occasional volume of working papers written by students and faculty in the department.

Current Issue: Volume 20, Issue 1 (2014) Proceedings of the 37th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference

Working Papers


Soohyun Kwon


How Uniqueness Guides Definite Description Processing
Christopher A. Ahern and Jon Stevens


Learning Local Phonological Processes
Jane Chandlee and Cesar Koirala


LF Intervention Effects and Nominative Objects in Japanese
Kenshi Funakoshi and Masahiko Takahashi


Against a Split Phonology of Michif
Hilary Prichard and Kobey Shwayder


‘By’-Phrases in the Icelandic New Impersonal Passive
Einar F. Sigurðsson and Brynhildur Stefánsdóttir


Building Deverbal Ability Adjectives in Icelandic
Jim Wood and Einar F. Sigurðsson