Interspeech 2020 (Special Session/Challenges Proposal Due) Tickets
Oct 25 – Oct 29 all-day

INTERSPEECH is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing. INTERSPEECH conferences emphasize interdisciplinary approaches addressing all aspects of speech science and technology, ranging from basic theories to advanced applications. In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, INTERSPEECH 2020 will feature plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, special sessions & challenges, show & tell sessions, and exhibits. A number of satellite events will also take place around INTERSPEECH 2020.

Scientific Area Topics
Original papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:
1. Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition
2. Phonetics, Phonology and Prosody
3. Analysis of Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
4. Speaker and Language Identification
5. Analysis of Speech and Audio Signals
6. Speech Coding and Enhancement
7. Speech Synthesis and Spoken Language Generation
8. Speech Recognition – Signal Processing, Acoustic Modeling Robustness and Adaptation
9. Speech Recognition – Architecture Search, and Linguistic Components
10. Speech Recognition – Technologies and Systems for New Applications
11. Spoken Language Processing – Dialog, Summarization and Understanding
12. Spoken Language Processing – Translation, Information Retrieval and Resources

Constructions in the Nordics 2 (CxGN 2) Tickets
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day

Date: 16-Nov-2020 – 17-Nov-2020
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact: Julia Prentice

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Danish; English; Faroese; Icelandic; Norwegian Bokmål; Norwegian Nynorsk; Swedish

Language Family(ies): Germanic

This is the second workshop in the series ‘Constructions in the Nordics’. Scholars working on Nordic languages from a Construction Grammar perspective as well as constructionists from the Nordic countries are welcome.

Program Information:

This second CxGN workshop on construction grammar in a Nordic context is a forum for both constructionist researchers in the Nordic countries, regardless of what languages they are studying, and linguists applying constructionist approaches to any of the Nordic languages, regardless of where they are studying.

Through a series of CxG workshops, which started out at Kiel University in 2019, CxGN aims at giving the vibrant but somewhat scattered Nordic CxG community a platform to learn more about each other’s work and form new collaborations.

We welcome 30-minute presentations in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. Submit your abstracts (max. 500 words including examples, excluding references) at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cxgn2 by June 3, 2020.

Registration will be open from 5 July until 1 October 2020.

Please visit https://constructionsinthenordics.org for more information

Populism, political representation, media language and power Tickets
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day

Date: 19-Nov-2020 – 20-Nov-2020
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact Person: Malin Roitman

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English; French; Spanish

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2020

The RomPol workshop 2020 will focus on the following research axes:

1) Comparative studies of populist discourses emerging from different countries and circulating in the media, in France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and – for this edition – Sweden;
2) Analyses of the seduction strategies and rhetorical means used in different populist discourses in one of the countries on focus;
3) Studies of media productions (oral and/or written) with focus on the notions of information vs misinformation and the dissemination of fake news, in the light of specific discursive events under the recent years;
4) Investigations of the political representation and the relations between populism and direct democracy in different countries as well as the so-called citizens’ initiative referendum (RIC) in France.

These research avenues will provide complementary insights to better understand the rising populism in the countries on focus as well as the way the media participate in its dissemination and circulation. It is our hope that the workshop Populism, political representation and media language and power increase the number of collaborations with researchers from different backgrounds who are interested in interdisciplinary and comparative research on political discourse, in particular on the development of populism in Romance-speaking countries and in north European countries. Several researchers within ROMPOL are also part of the network “Language and Power” at Stockholm University, which will enable us to build bridges between different disciplines working specifically on populism and media power.

The following researchers have agreed to give plenary lectures:

a) Within social & political science perspectives:
– Christophe Premat, Associate Professor of French cultural studies at Stockholm University. https://www.su.se/english/profiles/chpr8162-1.195186
– Jens Rydgren, Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University. http://www.jensrydgren.com
– Jessé Souza, Professor of Sociology at the University of Juiz de Flora, Minas Gerais. https://jessesouza.com.br/

b) Linguistics perspective:
– Michele Colombo, Professor of Italian Linguistics at Stockholm University, https://www.su.se/english/profiles/mico0163-1.447268
– Beatriz Gallardo-Paúls, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Valencia. https://pauls.blogs.uv.es/
– Malin Roitman, Senior Lecturer of French Linguistics and Discourse Analysis at Stockholm University. https://www.su.se/profiles/meure-1.195148

Second Call for Papers:

The proposals (maximum 400 words) can be written in English, in French or in Spanish and should be sent to rompolsu.se by March 31, 2020.

Important dates:
– March 31, 2020 : deadline to send proposals to rompolsu.se
– November 19-20, 2020: Workshop

Linguistic and Social Aspects of Hate Speech in Modern Societies Tickets
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Conference

CONFERENCE DATES: November 23-24, 2020

LOCATION: Odense, Denmark

LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics




SUBMISSION ADDRESS: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lshsms2020

 WEBSITE: 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).  We invite contributions concerning all linguistic and social aspects of hate speech, including but not limited to the following:

the use, imagery and evolution of slurs
metaphors, tropes and narratives used in hate speech discourse
cognitive aspects and stereotypes
perception and acceptability norms of hate speech
hate speech corpora: compilation, annotation and evaluation
target-specific aspects of hate speech based on religion, ethnicity, gender, caste etc.
pedagogical aspects, educational media and school policies
the role of social media in the dissemination of hate messages
othering as a linguistic vehicle of discrimination
cross-language and cross-cultural comparisons
party policies and the political dimension of hate speech
philosophical aspects of hate speech
legal aspects of hate speech

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. There is no conference fee!

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.