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Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 27 was hosted by the Linguistics Department of the University of Maryland, College Park on May 12 through May 14, 2017.


Pranav Anand, UC Santa Cruz
Chris Barker, NYU
Sarah Murray, Cornell University
Maribel Romero, Universität Konstanz

There was a satellite workshop on Meaning and Distribution on May 11, 2017.

Beth Levin, Stanford University

Jeff Lidz, UMD

The SALT Distinguished Presentation Award at SALT 27 was awarded to M. Ryan Bochnak, for his talk Sequence of Optional Tense. The annual prize, made for the first time in 2017, recognizes an untenured scholar for excellence in both their abstract and their presentation. The jury this year comprised invited speakers Pranav Anand, Angelika Kratzer, Sarah Murray and Maribel Romero, along with conference chairs Valentine Hacquard and Alexander Williams.

This year marked the beginning of new relation between SALT and the Linguistic Society of America, which handled conference registration, will host the proceedings, and will continue to promote SALT as part of its mission to advance the scientific study of language through scholarly communication.

The Linguistic Society of America is proud to publish conference proceedings, including those of the SALT meeting. Click here to find out more about what the LSA does for linguistics and linguists everywhere and here to find out more about joining the LSA.