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 24, Issue 1 (2018)

Working Papers


Ava Irani and Milena Šereikaitė


Unifying V-C Movement in Algonquian and Germanic: A View from Morphology
Ksenia Bogomolets, Paula Fenger, and Adrian Stegovec


The Effect of Focus on Creaky Phonation in Mandarin Chinese Tones
Yaqian Huang, Angeliki Athanasopoulou, and Irene Vogel


A High Definition Study of Syntactic Lifespan Change
Lilja Björk Stefánsdóttir and Anton Karl Ingason