Linguistics Olympiad

NACLO 2019

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who participated in the Open Round at UBC. We hope you enjoyed it! Results will be posted on the NACLO website, probably in late February or early March. Contestants who made it to the second (invitational) round on March 7 will receive an invitation from the jury by e-mail.

The 2019 Open Round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad will take took place on January 24th from 9 am to 12 pm in the Scarfe building at UBC, Room 204A. All participants should arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in. A map of the UBC campus can be found here. The Scarfe building is located at 2125 Main Mall, on the southwest corner of the intersection of University and Main Mall, near the fountain.

UBC NACLO can be contacted at naclo[dot]ubc[at]ubc[dot]ca.

About the Linguistics Olympiad

The International Linguistics Olympiad is a fun and educational contest for students in grades 6-12 in which you will solve linguistics problems from a variety of languages (natural and artificial). No prior knowledge of linguistics or any particular language is required. All you need to bring is your curiosity and enthusiasm!

Students from all over the world compete in local versions of the Olympiad; UBC is part of the North American Computational Linguistics OlympiadTop-scoring students are invited to compete to be a member of their national teams, and then the national teams meet to compete for the international title.

A large number of practice problems (and their solutions) are posted on the NACLO website.