The Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) on Languages and Linguistics was first held in 1949 and has been held every year since, covering a wide range of topics differing from year to year. As in previous years, GURT 2018 will be embellished by Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival, all being well, and lead to a volume of papers published by Georgetown University Press.

The theme of the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2018 is Approaches to Discourse.

GURT 2018 will bring together leading researchers from around the world and from various disciplines to take stock of current research and foster communication across approaches to discourse. In keeping with the spirit of diversity, we welcome abstracts for individual papers, posters, and colloquia that engage with the field’s various topical and theoretical foci, types and sources of data, methodological questions, and practical applications.


Below is a list of past GURT meetings and their topics: