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 22, Issue 1 (2016) Proceedings of the 39th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference

Working Papers


Sunghye Cho


-hii: Modality Meets Exclusivity
Vandana Bajaj and Kristen Syrett


Another Heavy Road of Decompositionality: Notes from a Dying Adverb
Remus Gergel, Andreas Blümel, and Martin Kopf


On the Semantics and Syntax of Persian ‘become’
Negin Ilkhanipour and Ayaka Sugawara