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NACLO 2017

North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Hosted by the Southern Illinois University Department of Linguistics

Are you interested in language? Are you good at solving puzzles? Do you enjoy logic games? Are you high school or middle school student between the ages of 13-18? If so, you should complete in the 2017 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad! No prior knowledge or experience with linguistics or second languages is required—all of the problems test problem solving and logical thinking abilities.

Winners of the invitational round will be eligible to represent North America at the International Linguistic Olympiad!


  • Open Round:  January 26, 2017 9am (check-in at least 15 minutes before)
  • Invitational Round:  March 10, 2017 9am (check-in at least 15 minutes before)

Where? Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Faner 2365

Questions?  Contact Dr. Jeffrey Punske:

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NACLO Across The Country

» Learn more about NACLO at the national level and even see examples of the types of puzzles solved by NACLO student linguists by downloading the organization's flyer here (PDF).

NACLO In Southern Illinois

» Learn more about our local NACLO tournament event (held at SIU Carbondale) by downloading the Southern Illinois NACLO event flyer here (PDF).