Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro is a regional site for NACLO 2021.

North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition

Open Round: January 28, 2021
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. central

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, MTSU cannot host NACLO 2021, but you can register to compete from home at .

Invitational Round: Please check for more information.

 Questions? Contact Aleka Blackwell,

The North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition (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, visit their site. Registration is free. 

14th Annual MTSU Linguistics Competition

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 Competition. 

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

When: TBD

Where: BAS Building, MTSU

Cost: $18