Previous Congress

The 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL19) was held in 2013 in Geneva, Switserland. The main goal of ICL19 was to take stock of the state of research in linguistics, one hundred years after the death of a leading modern figure, the Geneva linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. The central theme of ICL19 was the language-cognition interface, a key topic in current research in linguistics.

The main lectures (keynotes and session organizers) have been archived on the University of Geneva website MediaServer.

During ICL19 the organizers, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, invited Professor Noam Chomsky, MIT, to give a lecture, attended by about 3000 persons. The title of his lecture was What is language, and why does it matter? A personal perspective. The lecture is available at the following link:

All the data relative to the congress are still accessible through the website of the congress.