The 15th Texas Linguistic Society conference will be held October 24-26, 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Keynote Speakers

Call for Papers

The deadline has passed and all acceptances / rejections have been sent out.

Local Information


The University of Texas is located just a few miles north of downtown Austin. It is accessible primarily via Guadalupe St. which runs along the entire west side of the main campus.


TLS 15 will be held in the Center for Liberal Arts building (CLA).


The main airport servicing Austin, TX and the surrounding area is the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Shuttles and Taxis are available from AUS and the Route 100 Airport Flyer bus has stops on the UT campus at the intersection of 23rd St. E. and Robert Dedman, which is just a short walk from the Linguistics Department building.



  • German House Co-op (walking distance to campus)
    In the past, the managers of the Deutches Haus have opened their doors to temporary UT visitors, but their policies may have changed; get in contact with them via their website to change availability and rates for short-term stays.
  • Hostelling International USA: $24 / night (dorm); $60 / night (2-person private room (member prices)
    Accessible weekdays and Sunday by UT Shuttle, either the 672-LS or the 680-LS/NR, and Saturday (for $1/ride) by Cap Metro. Several city buses (i.e., 7, 100, 20, 411) stop in this area and have stops on or very near campus. If you're interested in hostelling and decide to stay here but have questions about the bus, just send us an email and we'll help you as best we can.

Other options

Stay With a Graduate Student

Some UT graduate students may be able to provide accommodations for TLS participants. If you would like to request to stay with a graduate student, please let us know via email with the following information:

  1. Your name and institution
  2. Your contact email
  3. Prefered host: Female / Male / Either
  4. With pet / no pet (indicate the kind(s) of pets you do not want to stay with)

Austin is kind of expensive, lodging-wise. If you're traveling economically, your best bet is probably to see if there's a UT grad student available to take you in (first come first serve!), then Couchsurfing (arrange at least a month in advance), then Airbnb (arrange at least a week in advance).