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Each year the graduate students of the Linguistics Department of the University of Maryland organize a two-day workshop, Mayfest, focusing on a different aspect of language and linguistic theory.

Mayfest brings together eight-12 leading researchers to present their work in relation to the theme, leaving ample time for active discussion. It is typically held in the first week of May, Friday to Saturday.

Mayfest 2020: Hindsight [postponed to May 2021]

This year’s University of Maryland Mayfest is 2020 Hindsight, a retrospective view of our department through the prism of those who have studied and worked with Norbert Hornstein, one of its founders. We have invited a dozen alumni and collaborators–distinguished researchers in syntax, semantics, processing, neuroscience, computational models and acquisition–to come back to Maryland and share their work with us.

Past Mayfests