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FYI: 2013 Linguistic Institute Registration Now Live

Author: Andries Coetzee

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: We are happy to announce that the registration system for the 2013 Linguistic Institute is now live - and after only one day, the number of registrations is already approaching the 200 mark!

The Linguistic Institute is a bi-annual event sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America. It brings together hundreds of linguists (both students and professors) for four weeks, for a wide variety of classes, workshops, conferences, talks, and other activities. The 2013 Linguistic Institute is hosted by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and will be held between June 24 and July 19, 2013. The theme of this year's Institute is ''Universality and Variability'', and it is promising to be an exciting and vibrant event.

Complete information about the 2013 Linguistic Institute is available on our website here: http://lsa2013.lsa.umich.edu/

The registration system can be accessed at this link: http://lsa2013.lsa.umich.edu/about/registration-information/

We encourage you to register sooner rather than later. Some of the most popular classes may fill up early!

For any questions regarding the 2013 Linguistic Institute, you can contact the Institute Directors at: lsa2013@umich.edu.

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