Dec
9
Wed
6th International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact Tickets
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day

Date: 09-Dec-2020 – 10-Dec-2020
Location: El Jadida, Morocco
Contact: Mohammed Derdar

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Documentation; Ling & Literature; Translation

Subject Language(s): English

The Applied Language and Culture Studies Research Laboratory (ALCS) invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 6th International Conference on “Cultures and Languages in Contact” to be held at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University in EL Jadida, Morocco on December 9 and 10, 2020.

The goal of this international conference is to bring together scholars working on current issues within the context of language, culture and translation studies. Specifically, the conference seeks to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art and explore new directions and emerging trends in cultures and languages and their contact.

All the proposals should go through a round of blind review by anonymous reviewers. The proposals for papers which will be selected to be presented at the conference are the ones which make a significant contribution to their respective fields. They should be informed by a related theory and observe the highest academic standards in terms of methodology and organization.

Program Information:

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
– Cultures and languages in contact and/or in conflict;
– Cultural translation and postcolonial discourse;
– Culture and society as reflected in translated Arabic works
– Migrant writing &diaspora
– Gender and popular culture;
– Media and translation studies;
– Amazigh culture and language
– Languages in contact;
– Language planning and language policy;
– Borrowing and structural transfer
– Cultures and languages across the curriculum;
– Current issues in Applied Language Studies;
– Literacy and adult basic education

Submission Guidelines:
Proposals for paper presentations should consist of a title, an abstract, and a short bio specifying the author’s current position and affiliation. Titles should be no longer than 15 words. Abstracts are limited to 250 words in length, and bios are limited to 50 words. Individual paper sessions will be 15minutes.Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of Conference Proceedings. The language of the conference is English. Abstracts must be submitted through the EasyAbs facility using the following link: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/6clc.

Important Dates:
– Paper abstract submission deadline: September 16, 2020;
– Notification of acceptance: October 14, 2020;
– Paper submission: November 18, 2020;
– Conference: December 9 and 10, 2020.

The conference registration fee is 800 Moroccan Dirhams (80 Euros) covering access to all sessions, 1 lunch, coffee breaks and conference materials. The registration fee may be paid either cash on the day of the conference during registration or through transfer.

Feb
19
Fri
Embracing Language in a Changing World (UALC) Tickets
Feb 19 – Feb 20 all-day

Date: 19-Feb-2021 – 20-Feb-2021
Location: Virtual, USA
Contact Person: Ana Belen Alvarez

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 13-Dec-2020

On behalf of the organizing committee of the University of Alabama Language Conference, we would like to invite faculty and graduate students to submit abstracts for our eleventh annual conference to be held virtually on February 19-20, 2021. Organized by graduate students from the Modern Languages and Classics Department alongside several other departments on campus, this conference encompasses subjects relevant to language, literature, culture in all languages with an emphasis on English, French, German, and Spanish.

Call for Papers:

We invite you to submit proposals for 20-minute individual presentations as well as organized panels with three or four participants. Suggestions for panels must include individual presenter’s abstract along with a brief description of the panel theme (up to 300 words). Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to: ualanguagesconference@gmail.com by December 13, 2020.

Feb
26
Fri
The Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY 2021) Tickets
Feb 26 – Mar 2 all-day

Date: 26-Feb-2021 – 27-Feb-2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom), USA
Contact Person: Sarah Clark

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Nov-2020

The Sociolinguistics Symposium Committee at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the third annual Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY), which will be held virtually on February 26-27, 2021 in conjunction with the 13th Annual Illinois Language and Linguistics Society Conference.

SOSY is a graduate student-run symposium aimed primarily at providing graduate and advanced undergraduate students a forum to present and discuss their research on topics related to sociolinguistics. Following the success of last year’s symposium on “Rethinking Speech Communities”, this year’s theme is “Marginalized Language: Race, Identity and Society”. This session invites abstracts that focus on various semiotic practices —including but not limited to codeswitching, stance-taking, lexical choice, script choice, and phonetic variation—of meaning-making in different modalities. We especially encourage research that explores the identity processes uncovered, recovered, encouraged or discouraged at the locic of linguistic marginalization through a variety of analytical/theoretical sociolinguistic approaches.

Call for Papers:

Submissions are limited to two abstracts per author: one single author abstract and one multi-author abstract OR two multi-author abstracts. The student must be the first author and presenter. Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words, with one extra page allowed for images, data, and/or references. Full references are not necessary; but if used – please use the (Author, Year) format. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format with NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION of the presenter in the document.

Deadline for abstract submissions: November 14, 2020,11:59pm CST. Authors will be notified of abstract decisions by mid December, 2020.

To submit an abstract for the Sociolinguistic Symposium, please visit: https://linguistlist.org/easyabs/SOSY2021

For additional information on SOSY 2021, please visit: https://publish.illinois.edu/sociolinguisticssymposium/

Mar
19
Fri
45th Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC 45) Tickets
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day

Date: 19-Mar-2021 – 21-Mar-2021
Location: Philadelphia/Online, USA
Contact Person: Johanna Benz

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Nov-2020

The Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC) is an annual conference in general linguistics. It aims to bring together researchers from different subfields, and is open to submissions from faculty, students, and independent researchers. PLC 45 will be held virtually, allowing linguists from all around the world to participate. In addition to discussing their papers at the conference, accepted authors will have the chance to publish their work in the conference proceedings. PLC 45 will feature a special session devoted to the presentation of undergraduate research. Undergraduate students are warmly encouraged to submit an abstract showcasing their research in any subfield of linguistics and related disciplines.

Keynote Speaker: Caroline Heycock (The University of Edinburgh)

Special Panel on Rules and Generalizations in Language in the Brain
Panel Moderator: Kathryn Schuler (University of Pennsylvania)

Call for Papers:

We welcome papers in linguistics and associated fields on any topic and in any approach. Session topics in recent years have included – but are not limited to – phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics. We encourage abstracts on both spoken and signed languages. Speakers will have twenty minutes for each presentation, followed by five minutes for discussion and questions. The conference will also include a virtual poster session. Abstracts should indicate whether they are being submitted for consideration as a talk, poster, or both.

Length: Please limit abstracts to two single-spaced pages in 12pt font, including examples, figures, and references. Examples and figures may be interspersed with text. Abstracts should be anonymized: please do not include your name or affiliation within the abstract.

Format: To facilitate the review process, please submit your abstract as a .pdf file.

Please submit papers at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=plc45 by November 12, 2020. For full instructions, please see the conference website.

Mar
20
Sat
UNC Linguistics Spring 2021 Colloquium Tickets
Mar 20 all-day

Date: 20-Mar-2021
Location: Chapel Hill, USA
Contact Person: Yu Cai

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2021

Every spring, the Linguistics Graduate Student Association at UNC-Chapel Hill puts on its annual Spring Colloquium. We invite fellow linguists from all over to present and discuss current topics of interest in the field in an all-day conference. The Colloquium is free for all who present or attend; there is no registration fee. The 2021 UNC Linguistics Spring Colloquium will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 with two keynote speakers:

Dr. Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University

Dr. Kate Lindsey, Boston University

Call for Papers:

The Linguistics Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now accepting abstracts for its 2021 Spring Colloquium. Papers and posters are invited on any topic in all areas of Linguistics. Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long (in English) followed by a 10-minute discussion period. It will again feature a poster session during the coffee hour after its small but mighty success last year.

Abstracts should be no longer than one page in 12-point font with an optional second page for examples, figures, tables, and/or references.

Please do not include any author information in your abstract. Abstracts containing identifying information will not be considered.

Please submit abstracts via https://old.linguistlist.org/confservices/customhome.cfm?CFID=ddfddec8-19b5-4483-bcd1-b15227efb24d&CFTOKEN=0&emeetingid=5802JA44587E485A40A050441. If you have any difficulties submitting your abstract, please contact the Colloquium Committee at LingColloquium@unc.edu.

Mar
22
Mon
Linguistic and Social Aspects of Hate Speech in Modern Societies Tickets
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day

Date: 22-Mar-2021 – 23-Mar-2021
Location: Odense, Denmark
Contact Person: Andrea Kleene

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2020

Due to the current pandemic situation the conference has been postponed. The new dates of the conference are 22-23 March, 2021. Visit our website for more details: http://xperohs.sdu.dk/conference/

Hate speech and offensive language is a widespread phenomenon in modern societies. Hate speech can be roughly defined as any communication that attacks individuals or groups “on the grounds of ‘race’, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, language, religion or belief, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and other personal characteristics or status” (Council of Europe 2016). However, still relatively little is known about the linguistic and communicative mechanisms underlying the expression and perception of hate speech.

This conference aims to fill in a few of these gaps and shed light on various linguistic and social aspects of current manifestations of hate speech, providing an international forum for researchers working in the field.

It is organized by the members of the Velux-project “Towards Balance and Boundaries in Public Discourse: Expressing and Perceiving Online Hate Speech (XPEROHS)”.

Invited speakers are Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University) and Jörg Meibauer (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz).

Call for Papers:

NEW: Due to the Corona Pandemic, the conference will be organized as a hybrid event: In any case, you can participate online. At the same time we hope to welcome all those who want to/may travel to Odense in person. Technical details will follow.

We invite extended abstracts for long talks (800 word abstract) or short abstracts for shorter talks (400 word abstract). Long talks will be allocated a slot of 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. The shorter ones are limited to 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.

Submission deadline: 16 November, 2020
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lshsms2020

Notification of acceptance: 30 December, 2020

There is no conference fee!

May
12
Wed
Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 27 (GLAC 27) Tickets
May 12 – May 14 all-day

Date: 12-May-2021 – 14-May-2021
Location: Virtual, USA
Contact Person: Katerina Somers

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2021

GLAC is the annual conference of the Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL), an organization serving a broad community of scholars teaching and researching in Germanic linguistics and philology. Papers submitted to GLAC may be on any linguistic or philological aspect of any historical or modern Germanic language or dialect, including English (to the Early Modern period) and the extraterritorial varieties. Papers from the full range of linguistic and philological subfields, as well as differing theoretical perspectives, are welcome. Abstracts submitted to GLAC will be reviewed anonymously.

Call for Papers:

The organizers of the 27th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC 27), sponsored by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, invite faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit abstracts to the conference, which will be take place virtually from Wednesday, May 12 through Friday, May 14, 2021.

There are two options for participating in GLAC 27:
– 30-minute papers on original research (20 minute talk, 10 minute question period)
– Poster sessions on research (via prerecorded “lightning talks” and breakout rooms for discussion)

Papers and posters may be on any linguistic or philological aspect of any historical or modern Germanic language or dialect, including English (to the Early Modern period) and the extraterritorial varieties. Papers from the full range of linguistic and philological subfields, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics, language variation, language typology, metrics, first and second language acquisition, foreign language education, language contact and language change, as well as differing theoretical perspectives, are welcome. All abstracts will undergo anonymous peer review.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format by March 1, 2021. Abstracts should be a maximum of one single-spaced page in length and written in a standard 12-point font. They should be submitted through Easy Abstracts at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/glac2021.

A note from the organizers:
Because of the online format we expect that there will be fewer speaker slots than is normally the case at GLAC. Thus, we will offer expanded poster sessions, as well as a conference repository for abstracts and recorded presentations, which will be accessible during and after the conference. In setting the presentation schedule, our first principle will be to give preference to graduate students and early career researchers. Second, we will aim for breadth in topics. We ask that each individual submit only one abstract this year, either for a single-authored paper/poster or a co-authored paper/poster.

**Please indicate at the top of your abstract if you think your paper works *only* as a paper or a poster. Our default assumption will be that submissions are for either format.**

Jun
9
Wed
Approaches to Migration, Language & Identity 2021 (AMLI2021) Tickets
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

Date: 09-Jun-2021 – 11-Jun-2021
Location: University of Sussex/Online, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Charlotte Taylor

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2021

This is the third edition in the ‘Approaches to Migration, Language & Identity’ conference series. It is organised by Charlotte Taylor and Stuart Dunmore at the University of Sussex and will be held ONLINE.

We welcome papers addressing any aspect of the intersection between migration, language and identity whether focussed on migration discourses, language practices, legal policy or the ideologies embedded and revealed within them. We also welcome reflexive work which challenges and advances how we investigate these topics, and work which highlights potential impact and proposes methods for stakeholder involvement.

The conference is conceived as an interdisciplinary event and we warmly invite abstract submissions for papers addressing language and identity in relation to migration from colleagues across a range of disciplines including, but not limited to: education, intercultural communication, law, literary studies, linguistics, geography, history, memory studies, migration studies, psychology, sociology, translation studies. We also warmly welcome contributions from colleagues working outside academia.

Call for Papers:

Topics of interest include:

Representation
– Migration and un/belonging
– Language, national identity and the Other
– Interrogating categorisation of migrants
– Representing migration from the perspective of departure country
– Framing privileged migration
– Self-representation of migration
– Migrant-authored literary practice and identity
– Cross-linguistic analysis of migration discourses
– Metaphor in representations of migration
– Integration as a two-way process and concept

Language practices
– Language and superdiverse contexts
– Language contact: practices and attitudes
– Migration and intercultural communication
– Migration and translation
– Educational practices and migration
– Heritage languages and identity

Policy and impact
– Language testing and citizenship
– Language policy and citizenship
– The language of migration policy
– Discursive criminalisation of migration
– Creating impact – case-studies and experiences
– Working with stakeholders in investigating language, migration and identity
– Identification of areas where impact is needed

Historical perspectives
– Historical analyses of representation, practice and policy in relation to migration
– Language, migration and memory
– Memorialisation of migration
– Narratives of distant travels

Reflexivity
– Decolonising the study of language and identity in relation to migration
– New interdisciplinary methods for investigating language, migration and identity
– Approaches to the study of language and migration (critiques / comparisons)

Abstract format:
Please specify whether your paper is a) a research paper b) reflexive/position paper c) work-in-progress paper. All abstracts should be approx. 250 words (excluding references) and should include up to 5 keywords, a clear research question, indication of findings and references. Categories (a) and (c) should also include a description of the data and methodology. Abstracts should be submitted to amliip2021@gmail.com by Monday, 15 February 2021.

Please see the conference website for more information: www.amli2021.org

Jun
21
Mon
Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2021 (PaPE) Tickets
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Date: 21-Jun-2021 – 23-Jun-2021
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Pilar Prieto

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2020

PaPE 2021 will be held from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 June 2021 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Catalonia. It is the fourth Phonetics and Phonology in Europe conference, following successful conferences in Lecce, Italy (2019), Cologne, Germany (2017), and Cambridge, UK (2015). Prior to 2015, a series of biennial PaPI (Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia) conferences dates back to 2003. PaPE 2021 is locally organized at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and has the support of many research groups in other universities in Barcelona (UB, UAB, UOC) working in the discipline of phonetics and phonology.

We invite works aimed at exploring different disciplinary approaches to all areas of phonetics and phonology, including interdisciplinary research which investigate the sound properties of language from multiple perspectives: neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and speech technologies. As such, PaPE strives to be a meeting place for researchers from different perspectives and methodologies to exchange ideas, promote further collaboration, and bridge the gap between these topics and disciplines. In addition to the broad goals laid out above, this year’s PaPE will also have a specific scientific aim, delving into the topic of “Phonetics and Phonology: Real-world applications”. Therefore, while submissions related to any area of phonetics and phonology are welcome, we particularly encourage contributions dealing with –but not limited to– real-world applications of phonetics and phonology within the domains of acquisition and teaching research, multimodal communication, conversational avatars, and health and clinical research.

Second Call for Papers:

PaPE 2021 will be the latest installment of the PaPE conference series, aimed at exploring different disciplinary approaches to all areas of phonetics and phonology, including interdisciplinary research which investigate the sound properties of language from multiple perspectives: neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and speech technologies. This covers a variety of topics including:
– Tone and intonation
– Phonological theory
– Audiovisual prosody and gesture
– Language development
– Linguistic typology
– Language pathology
– Language teaching
– Speech Technology
– Conversational Avatars

As such, PaPE strives to be a meeting place for researchers from different perspectives and methodologies to exchange ideas, promote further collaboration, and bridge the gap between these topics and disciplines.

The Barcelona edition of PaPE in 2021 is planned to be held from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 June 2021 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Catalonia. In addition to the broad goals laid out above, this year’s PaPE will also have a specific scientific aim, delving into the topic of “Phonetics and Phonology: Real-world applications”. Therefore, while submissions related to any are of phonetics and phonology are welcome, we particularly encourage contributions dealing with –but not limited to– real-world applications of phonetics and phonology within the domains of acquisition and teaching research, multimodal communication, conversational avatars, and health and clinical research.

Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed one page of text (A4). In addition, references, examples and/or figures can optionally be included on a second page. If possible, use the MS Office Word template provided below. In any case, please use Times New Roman font, size 12, 1 inch margins and single spacing. Do not include author names or affiliations, and submit as property-free PDF file using author names separated by underscores as filename (e.g. smith_mueller_rossi_dejong.pdf).

Abstracts can be submitted until 30 November 2020, using the following EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pape2021

Abstracts may be submitted either for a ‘talk/poster’, or as a ‘poster only’. Authors may submit one abstract as first author and up to three abstracts as a co-author. Please indicate upon submission if the first author has student status. Choose at least three Keywords for your submission.

As with previous conferences in this series, selected papers will be published in established journals in the field of phonetics and phonology.

A Word template for abstracts can be downloaded at our website at https://pape2021.upf.edu/submission-information/

ATTENTION, PLEASE: The author/s name/s and affiliation/s have to be left blank in the first version of the abstract (as it has to be anonymous for the revision process). They will be inserted in the revised version, in case of acceptance.

COVID UPDATE: The local organizing committee is planning on maintaining the current dates for PaPE 2021 (June 21-23, 2021). Should the COVID health crisis not allow us to organize PaPE safely, however, we are ready to switch the conference to a hybrid or fully virtual event. The situation will continue to be monitored and a final decision will be made before the registration date.

Jun
27
Sun
Language & Risk. Communicating Risks, Danger and Safety in a Late Modern World Tickets
Jun 27 – Jul 2 all-day

Date: 27-Jun-2021 – 02-Jul-2021
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Contact Person: Georg Marko

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 25-Oct-2020

Risk, danger and safety are prominent topics in today’s society, some theorists even claim that they are the predominant principles according to which social life is organized, cf. Ulrich Beck’s theory of the risk society. As a consequence, risk communication, i.e. any text informing a wider audience about potential hazards in life and/or instructing them how to deal with them, constitutes a central form of language use today. While the main intention of research into risk communication is to enhance its efficiency, we will take a broader perspective in this panel, looking at how discourses represent aspects of life associated with risk, thereby foregrounding or backgrounding them, maximizing or minimizing them, and making them seem identifiable and manageable or unidentifiable and unmanageable. These aspects include calculated probabilities and subjective un/certainties, the people creating risk, taking it or being affected by it, the actions and events interpreted as dangers or opportunities, the emotions evoked, and the world in which risk and safety play a central role. Currently, there is of course also the question of the relationship between conceptions of risk and conceptions of crises and to what extent and how they are different.

The panel, which is part of the 17th International Pragmatics Conference in Winterthur, Switzerland, organized by the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), is intended to cover discourses in different social domains, including (but not limited to) politics, finance and the economy, medicine, technology, sports, forensic science and the law, ecology and the private sphere, and on different topics, including (but not limited to) terrorism, accidents, product safety, adventure sports, personal relationships, or identity.

The panel organizers are Hermine Penz (hermine.penz(at)uni-graz.at) and Georg Marko (georg.marko(at)uni-graz.at), both from Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Austria).

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions approaching this topic from various methodological and disciplinary angles, ranging from micropragmatics (e.g. form-based studies of epistemics) to macropragmatics (e.g. critical discourse analyses of risk constructions in specific types of texts). Interdisciplinary projects, combining pragmatic research with other linguistic and non-linguistic disciplines, are particularly welcome. There are no restrictions on the language or the semiotic mode of the material to be analysed.

Please submit an abstract of 250-500 words to the official conference site by 25 October 2020 (login is via http://ipra2021.exordo.com/login). Mind that for this process – and also for participation – you will have to be (or become) an IPrA member. Once you have accessed the dashboard on the above site, go to “Submit abstract”, click on the “Track” button, choose “Panel contributions” and follow the instructions. For further submission guidelines, see http://pragmatics.international/page/CfP. If you have any further questions, contact the panel organizers.