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
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!

Apr
19
Mon
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/

Apr
28
Wed
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
Contact Person: ÁNGELA ALMELA SÁNCHEZ-LAFUENTE

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.

PLENARY SPEAKERS:
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

May
14
Fri
Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC) Tickets
May 14 – May 16 all-day

Date: 14-May-2021 – 16-May-2021
Location: Vancouver, BC (Online), Canada
Contact Person: Rose Underhill

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Feb-2021

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia is pleased to host the 37th annual Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC) from May 14-16, 2021, held virtually in Vancouver, BC. We are inviting graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentation/10 minute discussion), or for presentation of a poster, in any area of theoretical or applied linguistics.

The NWLC is an annual conference, hosted on an alternating basis by Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, and University of Washington. The conference is an opportunity for students to present their research, and make connections with their peers and other researchers.

Note that the conference will be held virtually, with presentations and question sessions conducted through Zoom.

Invited speakers:
– Dr. Miikka Silfverberg, UBC
– Dr. Neda Todorović, UBC
– Samuel Akinbo, UBC

Call for Papers:

This year we will have two special themed sessions:

(1) Linguistics and indigenous languages;
(2) Computational linguistics;

We encourage submissions related to one of the special sessions outlined above, although abstracts in any area of linguistics are welcome.

Abstracts must be at most two pages long (including data and references), on a letter-size sheet (8”1/2 by 11”) with 1″ margins, and typed in at least 12-point font. Abstracts not conforming to this format will not be accepted. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author. Abstract submissions are made through EasyChair (below).

Deadline for submissions is February 9, 2021 with replies to be sent by March 26, 2021.

Conference Website: https://blogs.ubc.ca/nwlc37/
EasyChair submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nwlc37
Contact us: nwlc.2021@ubc.ca

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
10
Thu
TABU Dag 2021 Tickets
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day

Date: 10-Jun-2021 – 11-Jun-2021
Location: Online, Netherlands
Contact Person: Marjolein Talsma

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Mar-2021

TABU Dag is an international linguistics conference organised by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 edition of the conference will be held in an online format.

We are currently working on a setup to bring the liveliness and informal interaction of offline TABU Dag conferences to the virtual world. More information about this will follow soon!

TABU Dag originated from the University’s linguistic journal TABU (taalbulletin, ‘language bulletin’), and over the last 40 years the event has developed into a well-established conference with a varied programme and guest speakers from different fields.

The conference offers an excellent opportunity to meet fellow researchers and discuss current topics in all fields of linguistics, including but not limited to neurolinguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition research, semantics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and text analysis. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are particularly encouraged to present their work at TABU Dag.

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speakers of this year’s edition are:
– Aurélie Herbelot (University of Trento)
– Hedwig te Molder (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Wageningen University)
– Benjamin Munson (University of Minnesota)
– Greg Poarch (University of Groningen)

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts (in English) in any field of linguistics including, but not limited to: syntax and semantics, phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, developmental linguistics, language acquisition, speech production, discourse and communication, computational linguistics, and neurolinguistics. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words excluding title, keywords, and references. Abstracts should be submitted on EasyChair via the link below.

We are working to make this virtual edition as interactive as possible. As soon as we clarify some technical details, we will make the information available. Thanks to our sponsors, we are happy to anticipate that there will not be a registration fee.

Important dates and information:
-The deadline for abstract submission is March 19, 2021.
-Notification of acceptance will be sent on April 9, 2021.

The official language of the conference is English.
-Abstracts should be submitted on EasyChair: https://easychair.org/account/signin?l=yTSJsUngu8W0kSoVQHSIla
-For further information, please visit the TABU Dag website: www.tabudag.nl
Conference location: online.
Contact: tabudag@rug.nl

Submission guidelines:
-Make sure your abstract is not longer than 300 words (excluding any references).
-Upload your abstract as a PDF (with any formatting you’d like) and copy/paste it in the ‘Abstract’ field in the submission form.
-Include any references only in the PDF version and not in the submission form (if not, the references will be included in your word limit).
-Reviewing will be single-blind (i.e., reviewers will remain anonymous, but your name will be known to the reviewers and the programme committee). This means that you are free to reference your own previous work without anonymization.
-Please indicate whether you would prefer to present your work orally or with a poster. If you leave this field empty, we will assume you have no preference. Please note that we might not be able to accommodate all preferences and, if your abstract is accepted, we might assign you to your non-preferred presentation mode if necessary.

Jun
22
Tue
11th Conference of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA11) Tickets
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day

Date: 22-Jun-2021 – 24-Jun-2021
Location: London (Online), United Kingdom
Contact Person: Erez Levon

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

Call Deadline: 17-Jan-2021

IGALA is the premiere international scholarly organisation for the study of language as it relates to the construction and representation of gender and sexuality. Since its founding in 1999, IGALA has been dedicated to supporting and promoting research on language, gender and sexuality, and to communicating to the wider world about relevant gender, sexuality and language issues.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, IGALA11 will take place entirely online. The conference will feature both pre-recorded individual presentations (available on-demand to registered participants 2 weeks before the conference dates) and a series of live events from 222-24 June 2021.

The theme of IGALA11 is Language and the Geopolitics of Gender. With this theme, we aim to highlight the geopolitical dimensions of language, gender and sexuality scholarship. Our goal is to showcase research on configurations of language, gender and sexuality from a diverse range of cultural, linguistic and geographical contexts, and in particular work that engages with issues of coloniality, globalisation, migration, (trans)nationalism and/or modernity. We also aim to encourage discussions of methodological and epistemological diversity, and of the broader dynamics of knowledge creation and dissemination in our field.

Call for Papers:

We are issuing a supplemental Call for Papers for IGALA11. Papers that have already been accepted should NOT be resubmitted. This call is for new submissions only, in order to fill up openings in the conference programme as a result of having postponed the event.

Abstracts are invited for individual (20-minute) papers only. Papers should present original, unpublished research related to the study of language, gender and/or sexuality. We particularly encourage submissions related to the conference theme. We welcome diversity in theoretical and methodological approaches and in the linguistic and cultural contexts considered. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to prepare a pre-recorded video of their talk. Recordings will appear on the conference website and be available to registered participants.

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyAbs (http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/IGALA11). Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and confined to 1 page of text. References, glossed/transcribed examples, and images can appear on a second page and do not count toward the word limit. Abstracts should be submitted as PDF documents and be fully anonymised. The submission deadline is Sunday 17 January 2021 (23:59, AoE: UTC-12).

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed. Notifications of acceptance will happen in February 2021.

Note that authors may present a maximum of two presentations at IGALA11, only one of which may be sole-/first-authored. This limit applies to both regular papers and panel papers. For any questions, please contact the IGALA11 organizing team: igala11@qmul.ac.uk.

Jul
9
Fri
Morals and social norms in multilingual performance: Looking beyond the foreign language effect Tickets
Jul 9 – Jul 14 all-day

Date: 09-Jul-2021 – 14-Jul-2021
Location: Warsaw (online), Poland
Contact Person: Michał B. Paradowski

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2020

It has often been posited that bilinguals are more emotional and subjective when speaking their mother tongue while more distanced and objective when using their second language (Dewaele 2004; Harris 2004; Pavlenko 2005; Caldwell-Harris & Ayçiçeği-Dinn 2009; Opitz & Degner 2012). This perception is shared both by listeners/readers and by the bilinguals themselves (Gumperz 1982).

However, a series of recent studies (Gawinkowska, Paradowski & Bilewicz 2013; Costa et al. 2014; Geipel, Hadjichristidis & Surian 2015, 2016; Cipolletti, McFarlane & Weissglass 2016; Corey et al. 2017; Brouwer 2020; Dylman & Champoux-Larsson 2019; Karataş 2019; Driver 2020) have gone beyond this simple, clear-cut distinction between the more ‘emotional’ L1 and the more ‘distanced’ L2 by revealing a new dimension once social norms and moral decisions are taken into account. Researchers have begun to extend the scope of enquiry into social norms (e.g. manifest in the use of swear words) as well as moral judgments, usually by making reference to the ‘foreign-language effect’ (henceforth FLE; Keysar, Hayakawa & An 2012), which posits that speakers make more utilitarian, cost-and-effect judgments in their L2 but more conservative and deontological decisions in their L1.

While the above-mentioned early studies support the FLE with respect to moral judgments and language, not all studies have been able to corroborate its existence (e.g. Čavar & Tytus 2017; Hayakawa et al. 2017; Brouwer 2019; Krautz & Čavar 2019). This discrepancy leads to the necessity of looking towards factors that can strengthen the current understanding of the FLE and the limits on its manifestations.

This symposium brings together researchers investigating the influence of language choice (L1, L2, L3+) on performance and actions involving social normativity as well as moral decision-making. We invite contributions from scholars who apply different ① perspectives, research questions (judgments of misconduct, perception of outgroups, gambling, decision-making, etc.), ② conditions (e.g., single-language blocks, alternate language blocks, code-switching, etc.) and ③ experimental paradigms (behavioural – reaction times, skin electroconductivity, eye-tracking/pupillometry; translation, ratings, questionnaire data, interviews) from a wide array of ④ language contexts and populations. In considering the FLE from multiple angles, this symposium seeks to tease out the possible moderating variables that may explain when and under what conditions the FLE and related phenomena seem to hold and when they do not.

Confirmed Speakers:
– Susanne M. Brouwer, Radboud University: “The interplay between language proficiency, modality and emotion in the Foreign-Language Effect on moral decision making”
– Joanna D. Corey, Universitat de Barcelona: “The moral foreign language effect: A behavioral investigation of potential mechanisms”
– Meagan Y. Driver, Michigan State University/Georgetown University: “Moral decision-making in the context of written and oral code-switching: A new context for the Foreign Language Effect”
– Alexandra S. Dylman, Stockholm University: “The effect of language and cultural context on decision making and personality inventories”

– Agnieszka Ewa Krautz & Franziska Čavar, Universität Mannheim: “Language and Morality: A Pupillometry Study on the Foreign-Language Effect”
– Michał B. Paradowski, University of Warsaw: “L2 vs L3 = two or one set of social norms? Social Normativity Hypothesis beyond the L2”

Call for Papers:

Proposals can be submitted via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isb13, selecting thematic session 4 ”Morals and social norms in multilingual performance: Looking beyond the foreign language effect” until 30 November 2020.

Sep
6
Mon
3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics Tickets
Sep 6 all-day

The International Language and Law Association (ILLA) is pleased to announce the  3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics (6 September 2021) to be held at the University of Alicante.

ILLA and the local organising committee from the University of Alicante are planning for the 3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics to proceed as planned while simultaneously making alternative plans for remote participation and attendance options.

The call for papers is open from 1 October 2020 and will be closed on 1 December 2020. For abstract submission to the conference, please go to: www.illaconferences2021.ua.es. Please find attached the flyer of the conference.

We thank you in advance for your attention and look very much forward to meeting you at the University of Alicante in September 2021.