Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro is a regional site for NACLO 2020.

North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

Open Round: January 23, 2020
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. central

Invitational Round: March 5, 2020

Middle Tennessee State University
Center for Dyslexia Building , Room 116
200 N. Baird Lane, Murfreesboro, TN

Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. You may park at one of the visitor spots available in the Dyslexia Center Parking Lot.

Questions? Contact Aleka Blackwell,

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving the problems, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary. Professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics and language technologies use dozens of languages to create engaging problems that represent cutting edge issues in their fields. The competition has attracted top students to study and work in those same fields. It is truly an opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century. Top performers on the open round will be invited to compete in the invitational round. The winners of the invitational round will be eligible to represent North America at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Ventspils, Latvia.

To register for the open round of the NACLO competition, please go to Registration is free. For directions to the MTSU campus, please click here. Please plan to arrive by 8:45 a.m.

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Thirteenth Annual MTSU Linguistics Olympiad

Do you like . . .

…solving word puzzles?
…tackling linguistic challenges?
…deciphering coded messages?

If so, join students from across Tennessee at this year’s MTSU Linguistics Olympiad. 

Compete for medals and prizes, play word games, and meet other budding linguists.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Where: BAS Building, MTSU

Cost: $18