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 25, Issue 1 (2019) Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Penn Linguistics Conference

Working Papers


Ava Creemers and Caitlin Richter


Macro Differences in Dialects
Pritha Chandra and Gurmeet Kaur


Changing Variation: Diffuse Directionality in Icelandic Subject Case Substitution
Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir, Iris Edda Nowenstein, and Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir


De Re Attitude Reports about Disjunctive Attitudes
Petr Kusliy and Ekaterina Vostrikova


Turkic Nasal Harmony as Surface Correspondence
Andrew Lamont and Jonathan North Washington