This is the site for the 2010 competition. The 2011 competetition, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, has its own site.
The International Olympiad in Linguistics (IOL) is an annual competition for high/secondary school students in which they solve problems, alone and in a team, based on linguistics and logic. The competition requires no special knowledge, only familiarity with such fundamental concepts from linguistics and mathematics as are typically present in school curricula, as well as general culture and logical thought.
To learn more about previous International Olympiads in Linguistics and see previous problems, go here.
September 9, 2010
All problems and solutiosn uploaded, see left menu.
August 21, 2010
There is now a press release up on this web page. More photos are coming soon.
August 2, 2010
IOL-8 has ended. There will soon be a press release very soon!
Thank you all, participants, jury, functionaries, team leaders everyone. It's been a great event.
July 16, 2010
There is now a link at the contacs page to a page with pictures and phone numbers to most the staff and volunteers.
July 7, 2010
The programme, contest sites and hostels, excursions and contact are updated. (See menu to the left.)
June 17, 2010
The admission fee is lowered to 600 Swedish Crowns
June 10, 2010
New accommodation sheet is sent out for approval. Deadline for changes in accommodation is 17th of July.
June 3, 2010
The Local Organizing Committee meets. Main points of discussion will be the revised budget and accommodations.
June 3, 2010
Information on the planned excursions have been added to the web page, under Programme.
June 1, 2010
The new revised registration fee is set: we have been able to lower it from 1200 to 1000 Swedish crowns. (Currency converter)
May 26, 2010
The Local Organizing Committee meets to discuss the budget, accomodations and other practical matters. We have found several smaller sources of funding, and hope to soon be able to reduce the registration fee.