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The Semantics Workshop of the American Midwest and Prairies (SWAMP) is a regional workshop for students in the Midwest studying natural language meaning. SWAMP is an annual workshop, being held this year at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Participant universities decide among themselves whose work to submit, but the workshop itself is free and open to attend.

Because the workshop starts early on a Saturday and ends in the afternoon, we can try to arrange crash-space with graduate students for any presenters.

Directions

From I-96 (Columbus): Take exit 106B for US-127N toward Lansing. Stay on US-127 for approximately three miles. Take exit 9 to merge onto Trowbridge Road. Stay on Trowbridge Road. It turns into Red Cedar Road after a curve on campus. Wells Hall is the building on the right just past Shaw Lane, across the street from the stadium (you'll pass through two stoplights). You can park across the street from Wells Hall, since parking isn't enforced on the weekend.

From I-69 (Chicago): Take exit 95 to merge onto I-496E towards Downtown Lansing. Take exit 9 to merge onto Trowbridge Road. Stay on Trowbridge Road. It turns into Red Cedar Road after a curve on campus. Wells Hall is the building on the right just past Shaw Lane, across the street from the stadium (you'll pass through two stoplights). You can park across the street from Wells Hall, since parking isn't enforced on the weekend.

Google Maps link to Wells Hall

Schedule of presentations

Presentations will start in the morning, with coffee and bagels provided beforehand. Presenters are given 20 minutes to present, plus 10-20 minutes for questions, depending on time. There will be a projector for anyone with slides, and presenters with slides are encouraged (but not required) to bring a handout with the slides.

All talks will be in the Department of Linguistics and Language conference room, B342 Wells Hall.

Crash space for Friday and/or Saturday night might be able to be arranged for out of town graduate student presenters and groupies. Contact Cara Feldscher () if interested.

Questions about the schedule or other SWAMP details should be directed to Cara Feldscher ().

With regards to the dinner after, please let us know if you have any allergies.

We look forward to seeing you in East Lansing. People who plan to attend are encouraged to fill out this form here letting us know, but everyone is welcome to come regardless of whether they have registered in advance.

The organizing committee is Kai Chen, Yan Cong, Cara Feldscher, Adam Gobeski, Josh Herrin, and Marcin Morzycki. In case of questions, contact Cara Feldscher ().