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Southern Illinois University to host linguistics olympiad Jan. 28

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Are you a middle or high school student between the ages of thirteen and eighteen?

If so, you might enjoy the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, a problem-solving competition for those who might give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money. 

The Department of Linguistics at SIUC hosts an open round for NACLO on Jan. 28 in the engineering building, A Wing, Room 220. The contest itself begins at 9 a.m., and students should plan to arrive approximately 45 minutes early for registration, seating and instructions.

Despite the term "linguistics," student competitors do not need prior experience with either linguistics or second languages. They should however, be interested in language, or enjoy puzzles or logic games. 

Contact Jeffrey Punske with any questions you may have at punske@siu.edu. Register for this event by clicking here. Or visit the local website by clicking here.

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