Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) is the premier North American conference on semantics as a part of linguistic theory. The 28th SALT will take place on May 18-20, 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Our invited speakers are Amy Rose Deal and Benjamin Spector. By attending, you agree to abide by the code of conduct. Reach the organizers at

The conference program is now posted. It includes the following special features:

  • Four poster sessions with lightning talks. [With these sessions and only two invited speakers, SALT 28 has 40 contributed presentations, 15 thirty minute talks and 35 lightning talks and posters, which is a significant increase in contributors.]
  • The conference reception, dinner, and party at the MIT Museum on Saturday, 6pm-11pm.
  • Pop-up mentoring during lunch on Saturday. The LSA Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL) is excited to debut “Pop-Up Mentoring” at a number of conferences this spring, including SALT at MIT. The Pop-Up Mentoring event at SALT will take place during lunch time (1:00 – 2:30 PM) Saturday during the conference. All attendees are invited to participate; this event is not restricted to women, and is open to participants at all career stages. The event is free, but you must register online in advance, so that we can pair mentees and mentors and get a rough head count.  To register for Pop-Up Mentoring at SALT, please click here to register as a mentor or here to register as a mentee.  You will be asked to complete a brief google form.

Note: the SALT Steering Committee is planning a Diversity/Inclusion themed get-together on Thursday evening for those in the area. Stay tuned for further details.

Conference registration is open and is being handled by the LSA. If you register by April 13, the rates are discounted. The registration form will ask you whether you need ASL Interpretation and will ask you to acknowledge the conference code of conduct and the LSA’s Civility Policy. You will also be able to state any dietary restrictions for the conference dinner(s).

Local information (accommodations etc.) will be provided soon.

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