This past March 7-9, the USC Linguistics department pulled out all the stops for the 32nd edition of the West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL). More than 55 scholars presented their work in the different subfields of linguistics, for a total of 90 people in attendance. Keynote addresses were given by Sabine Iatridou, Jaye Padgett, Yael Sharvit and Jon Sprouse. Our own graduate students Canan Ipek, Saurov Syed and Ellen O´Connor spoke of their on-going projects. Great job team, you made us so proud!
The success of WCCFL would not have been possible without the help of all the people from our department that put in their time and effort to make this a great conference. From Andrew and Roumi running things, to the teams that coordinated the schedules for the different tasks, to the faculty that served as chairs for the different sessions, the teams that took care of the coffee breaks, welcome packets, programs, etc– WCCFL took a lot of work! Not to mention hosting scholars at our homes and simply being at the conference willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Hats off to all of you who showed the best of yourselves in this endeavor. Make sure t to visit the WCCFL Flickr site for more great pics!