Southwest Popular and American Culture Association (SWPACA) Tickets
Feb 22 – Feb 27 all-day

Date: 22-Feb-2021 – 27-Feb-2021
Location: Virtual, USA
Contact Person: Lisa Wagner

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2020

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

Call for Papers:

Papers in all areas of linguistics are being accepted for presentation in the area of Linguistics at the Southwest Popular Culture Conference (Location: Virtual) February 22-27, 2021.

Submissions on the following topics in Applied Linguistics are especially encouraged:
– Language Pedagogy
– Linguistic Landscapes
– Bilingualism
– Language in the Media
– L2 Teaching and Learning
– Discourse Analysis
– Language and Gender

Presenters will have 20 minutes to present their paper with 10 minutes for questions.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

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/

Cultural Constructions Conference (CCC 2021) Tickets
Mar 4 – Mar 5 all-day

Date: 04-Mar-2021 – 05-Mar-2021
Location: Online, USA
Contact Person: Cynthia Laborde

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

The organizers of the 2021 Cultural Constructions Conference hosted by the Department of Modern Languages at The University of Texas at Arlington invite papers and complete panels on any aspect of this year’s theme: ”Resilience and reinvention.”

The biennial Cultural Constructions Conference at The University of Texas at Arlington brings together student, professional, and faculty presenters for collegial and engaging multidisciplinary conversations. Admission is free and open to the public. This year’s conference features two keynote speakers, Dr. José Alaniz and Dr. Kris Knisely.

The question of resilience has become increasingly significant in the year 2020 on many levels, both in personal and professional contexts. We are seeking papers that examine the ability of languages and cultures to perform despite unpredictable events. The purpose of the conference is to open up a dialogue about resilience and reinvention in their broad sense: overcoming, surviving, preserving, remaking, renewing, reaffirming. We ask scholars to consider engagements with languages and cultures, the people that represent them, and the professions that surround them, in terms of ongoing processes of adaptation. We welcome proposals for fifteen-minute papers as well as planned panels of three to five papers pertinent to these themes and their manifestations anywhere in the world.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. In an effort to be inclusive, we ask for all presentations to be delivered in English. Some exceptions may be granted on an individual basis.

Call for Papers:

We welcome papers for a range of approaches and disciplines:
– linguistics (bilingualism, sociolinguistics, variation)
– second language acquisition and second/foreign language pedagogy
– translation, localization, and interpreting
– literary and cultural studies
– creative writing

Send your 300 word abstract to us at this link : https://ccc2021.questionpro.com/

Important Dates:
December 15, 2020: deadline to submit
January 15, 2021: participants receive notification of acceptance
March 4-5, 2021: conference broadcast live on Microsoft Teams

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.

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.

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!

General and Specialist Translation / Interpretation: Theory, Methods, Practice Tickets
Apr 9 – Apr 10 all-day

Date: 09-Apr-2021 – 10-Apr-2021
Location: Kyiv (Online), Ukraine

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2021

It is our pleasure to announce the 14th International Conference “General and Specialist Translation/Interpretation: Theory, Methods, Practice” to be held at the National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine. Speakers will be invited to present their talks at the conference in Kyiv on April 9-10, 2020 and to have their papers published in the Conference Proceedings.
If the COVID-19 quarantine in Ukraine continues on the date of the conference, the conference will be held online.

Several panel discussions will be organized around the following broad topic areas:
– Specialist translation/interpretation: topical issues and prospects.
– Terminology in translation/interpretation perspective.
– Sociocultural and pragmatic aspects of translation/interpretation.
– Lexical, grammatical and stylistic aspects of translation/interpretation.
– Translation tradition and translation theory.
– Professional training of translators/interpreters.
– IT technology in translator’s work.

Conference languages are English, Russian and Ukrainian.


Call for Papers:

Academics, researchers, graduate students, translators/interpreters wishing to participate are requested to send to the Conference e-mail address (conferencekievi.ua) on or before the 21 February 2021 deadline:
– the Participant’s Proposal Form (see below)
– the paper formatted according to the requirements below.

Requirements for the papers:
Format: MS Word, Times New Roman, saved in rtf format; length: 10,000-15,000 characters (without spaces) in a 10-point font; line spacing: 1; margins: 2 cm; pages should not be numbered.
The main text of the paper should be preceded by the summary and key words in English (not more than 700 characters).

References in the text should be made in square brackets, first the number of the title in the References at the end of the paper, then the number of the page to which the reference is made, e.g. [6, p. 35]. In the References the titles should be given in the order they appear in the text.
Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the paper being turned down by the Conference organizers. The authors are solely responsible for the content of their papers.

The receipt of your paper will be within 1-2 days confirmed by the Organizing Committee to your e-mail address. Should you not receive such confirmation we advise you to check with the Organizing Committee by E-mail to make sure that your paper has been received and accepted for publication.

Purdue Linguistics Symposium Tickets
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day

Date: 10-Apr-2021 – 11-Apr-2021
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana (Online), USA

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2021

The Department of Linguistics at Purdue University is holding its annual gathering on linguistics called Purdue Linguistics Symposium (PLS) 2021. We invite scholars working within all theoretical and applied areas of linguistics to submit their research and join us at PLS 2021. Topics include, but are not limited to: syntax, semantics, syntax-semantics interface, phonetics, phonology, morphology, L2 acquisition, bilingualism, pragmatics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, sign language, and corpus linguistics.

Due to the travel and budgetary restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, and to ensure the safety of all participants, PLS 2021 will take place virtually. Paper presentations will be featured in an on-demand format, and plenary speakers and workshops will be featured live.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts should be limited to 500 words (excluding title and references) and should fit on a single page, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font. An additional page containing references, tables, figures, or examples may also be included. Abstracts must not contain any identifying information. The link for abstract submission is: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/PLS2021

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2021
Author notifications: week of February 15, 2021
Registration deadline: March 15, 2021

11th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA2021) Tickets
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day

Date: 19-Apr-2021 – 20-Apr-2021
Location: Online, Ukraine
Contact Person: Orphée De Clercq

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Jan-2021

Building on previous editions, the aim of WASSA 2021 is to bring together researchers working on Subjectivity, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Detection and Classification and their applications to other NLP or real-world tasks (e.g. public health messaging, fake news, media impact analysis) and researchers working on interdisciplinary aspects of affect computation from text.

Call for Papers:

We strongly encourage submissions that tackle sentiment or emotion detection and classification in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this edition, we encourage the submission of long and short research and demo papers including, but not restricted to the following topics:

– Public sentiments and communication patterns of public health emergencies, e.g. COVID-19
– Resources for subjectivity, sentiment, emotion and social media analysis
– Opinion retrieval, extraction, categorization, aggregation and summarization
– Trend detection in social media using subjectivity, sentiment and emotion analysis
– Humor, Irony and Sarcasm detection
– The role of emotion and affective phenomena in dis/misinformation
– Online reputation management
– Aspect and topic-based sentiment analysis
– Transfer learning for domain, language and genre portability of sentiment analysis
– Modelling commonsense knowledge for subjectivity, sentiment or emotion analysis
– Improvement of NLP tasks using subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
– Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation of subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
– Detecting and quantifying the emotional effect of factual arguments
– Application of theories from other related fields to subjectivity and sentiment analysis
– Implicit sentiment and bias analysis in newswire text
– Multimodal emotion detection and classification

At WASSA 2021, we will accept two types of submissions: long and short papers.

The link for submission of papers will be available soon; please check our website for updates.

Important dates:
– Submission deadline: January 18, 2021
– Notification: February 18, 2021
– Camera-ready deadline: March 1, 2021
– Workshop date: To be confirmed (April 19 or 20, 2021)

For more information, please refer to the workshop website: https://wt-public.emm4u.eu/wassa2021/

12th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2021) Tickets
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

Date: 28-Apr-2021 – 30-Apr-2021
Location: ONLINE, Spain

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Dec-2020

The Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO) and the Murcia Steering Committee are pleased to invite you to the 12th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2021), which will take place on a virtual format from 28 to 30 April 2021 at the College of Arts of the University of Murcia, Spain. This online version of the conference intends to follow up AELINCO’S interest in the organization of valuable academic meetings, even if faced with the current health crisis (the schedule of the future editions of the conference will be voted by the members at the next AELINCO’s meeting).
The cornerstone of the conference will be computational linguistics based on written corpora and its professional applications. The theme proposed will focus on the potential of morphosyntactic analysis for the study of corpora in the written medium and for the development of tools for the language technology market.

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

– Carole E. Chaski (Alias Technology, LLC & Institute for Linguistic Evidence) https://linguisticevidence.org/

– Tony Berber-Sardinha (Catholic University of Sao Paulo) http://www2.lael.pucsp.br/~tony

– Stephan Th. Gries (UC Santa Barbara & JLU Giessen) http://www.stgries.info/
– Javier Pérez Guerra (University of Vigo) http://lvtc.uvigo.es/people/jperez

Call for Papers:

In addition to the proposals accepted during the previous Call for Papers, AELINCO members are encouraged to submit new abstract proposals contributing to any of the nine AELINCO thematic panels:
1. Corpus design, compilation and types
2. Discourse, literary analysis and corpora
3. Corpus-based grammatical studies
4. Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography
5. Corpora, contrastive studies and translation
6. Linguistic variation and change through corpora
7. Corpus-based computational linguistics
8. Corpora, language acquisition and teaching
9. Special uses of corpus linguistics

The CILC2021 Steering Committee invites to submit further paper proposals (20 minutes), posters, workshops or seminars, in line with the central theme of this Conference or related to one of the nine thematic panels of AELINCO.

Each participant can submit a maximum of two proposals in English or Spanish from 23 October 2020 until 23 December 2020. The information sheet can be found on the following website: http://www.aelinco.es/en/cilc-instructions-style-sheet

The proposals will be sent via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/account/signin?l=XVBROyVZNYTL6TZLDbvw8L), indicating the selected panel. Each proposal can only be included in one single panel. The notification of acceptance will be communicated on February 26, 2021.

If you are a member of the Association, please make sure that your yearly membership fee is up-to-date; no further registration fees will be required for CILC2021. If you wish to become a member of AELINCO, you can get a full description of the procedure on AELINCO website: http://www.aelinco.es

A selection of the papers presented at the CILC2021 conference will be published in AELINCO journal, Research in Corpus Linguistics (https://ricl.aelinco.es/), and in Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science (https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JRDS/).

For more detailed information on the organization of CILC2021, please visit our website: http://eventos.um.es/go/cilc2021