Annual Meeting

NAAHoLS 2023

Our 2023 Annual Meeting will be held concurrently with the Linguistic Society of America conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver, CO, on January 6 and 7, 2023.

Call for Papers: We invite papers relating to any aspect of the history of the language sciences. All presenters must be members of the association (contact the NAAHoLS Secretary for details). Papers will be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be submitted as file attachments (preferably in Word). The length of the abstract should not exceed 500 words – upon acceptance, a shorter (100 word) abstract will also be requested for the LSA meeting handbook. The deadline for abstracts is 1 September 2022.

Abstracts should be sent to: David Boe, Department of English, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI 49855;

Previous Annual Meetings

NAAHoLS 2022: Washington, DC (hybrid conference format due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
In addition to our regular program, NAAHoLS hosted a joint session with the LSA: The Smithsonian Institution and the Field of American Linguistics.

NAAHoLS 2021: San Francisco, California (conference held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

NAAHoLS 2020: New Orleans, Louisiana.

NAAHoLS 2019: New York City.
In addition to our regular program, NAAHoLS hosted a joint session with the LSA on the topic of New York City and other urban centers in the development of linguistic thought.

NAAHoLS 2018: Salt Lake City, Utah.

NAAHoLS 2017: Austin, Texas.

NAAHoLS 2016: Washington, DC.

NAAHoLS 2015: Portland, OR.

NAAHoLS 2014: Minneapolis, MN.

NAAHoLS 2013: Boston, MA.

NAAHoLS 2012: Portland, OR.

NAAHoLS 2011: Pittsburgh, PA.

NAAHoLS 2010: Baltimore, MD.

NAAHoLS 2009: San Francisco, CA.

NAAHoLS 2008: Chicago, IL.

NAAHoLS 2007: Anaheim, CA.

NAAHoLS 2006: Albuquerque, NM.

NAAHoLS 2005: Oakland, CA

NAAHoLS 2004: Boston, MA.

NAAHoLS 2003: Atlanta, GA.

NAAHoLS 2002: San Francisco, CA.

NAAHoLS 2001: Washington, DC.

NAAHoLS 2000: Chicago, IL.