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:
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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:

– 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

– 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 by Monday, 15 February 2021.

Please see the conference website for more information:

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: 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.

Language and the Law in the Age of Migration (ILLA) Tickets
Sep 6 – Sep 10 all-day

Date: 06-Sep-2021 – 10-Sep-2021
Location: Alicante, Spain
Contact: Victoria Guillén-Nieto

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

The International Language and Law Association (ILLA) is pleased to announce the 5th ILLA General Conference to be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) from 7 to 9 September 2021. As in the last two conferences—University of Freiburg 2017 and UCLA 2019, this General Conference will be preceded by other pre-conference academic events: the 2nd ILLA Colloquium for PhD Students (5 September 2021) and the 3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics (6 September 2021) to be held at the same location.

ILLA and the local organising committee from the University of Alicante are planning for the 2nd ILLA Colloquium for PhD Students, the 3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics, and the 5th ILLA General Conference to proceed as planned while simultaneously making alternative plans for remote participation and attendance options.

At present, more than 1 billion people are migrants. Migration has become a global phenomenon and a burning issue provoking social conflict and political instability in modern societies all over the world. The question of dealing with migrants and asylum seekers has dominated the political discourse, has given rise to national and international laws on emigration and immigration, some of them including discriminatory provisions, pressed laws against immigration (Acts of exclusion), encouraged international cooperation on migration, and prompted anti-migration rhetoric. This conference aims to invite scholars working in different disciplines such as law, linguistics, the media, multilingualism, legal translation and interpreting, among other fields, to share their views and insights into various aspects of the broad, but not exclusive, umbrella topic we propose: Language and the Law in the Age of Migration.


The plenary speakers below have confirmed their participation:

– Diana Eades (University of New England, Australia) : Circumstances, context and contextualisation: addressing referentialism in law’s approach to language

– Janet Giltrow (University of British Columbia, Canada) : Language-based methods for the study of discrimination and prejudice
– Teun van Dijk (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) : Aspects of social movement discourse
– Antonio Doval (University of Alicante) : Hate speech in Spain: Limits in criminal law and practice
– Ruth Wodak (University of Lancaster, United Kingdom) : ”Protecting borders and climate”—the normalisation and mainstreaming of the far-right

The call for papers is open from 1 October 2020 and will be closed on 1 December 2020. Registration will be opened on 1 March 2021. We will inform participants about further developments concerning the organisation of the conference. Please submit abstracts via the conference website (

Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

Date: 07-Sep-2021 – 09-Sep-2021
Location: Alicante, Spain
Contact Person: Victoria Guillén NIeto

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jan-2021

Title: Language and Law in the Age of Migration

Date: 7-9 September 2021

Conference Chair: Victoria Guillén-Nieto

Local Organising Committee: José Mateo-Martínez, Francisco Yus-Ramos, Miguel Ángel Campos-Pardillos, Isabel Balteiro-Fernández, Sara Prieto-García-Cañedo, José Antonio Sánchez-Fajardo, Dyango Bonsignore-Fouquets, María Martínez Lirola

Thematic areas & Coordinators:
1. Language as the mirror of human rights issues in law and legal discourse. Coordinator: Frances Olsen (UCLA)
2. Inequality, discrimination and violence in language and law. Coordinator: Victoria Guillén (University of Alicante)
3. Experimental approaches to language, law and human rights. Coordinators: Benedikt Pirker & Jennifer Smolka (University of Fribourg)
4. The migrant’s language rights. Coordinator: Anne Lisa Kjaer (University of Copenhagen)
5. Interpretation of migrant laws. Coordinator: Ralph Poscher (University of Freiburg)
6. Philosophy of law. Coordinator: Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki (Jagellonian University, Krakow)
7. Pragmatics of legal discourse. Coordinator: Dieter Stein (Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf)
8. Free speech in the arts – Coordinator: Anna Arzoumanov (Sorbonne University)
9. Discourse analytic approaches to power and justice in language and law. Coordinator: Meizhen Liao (Central China Normal University, Wuhan)
10. Historical perspectives on legal pragmatics. Coordinator: Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky, (University of Vienna)

ILLA Steering Committee: Frances Olsen (UCLA) (President for the area of law), Victoria Guillén-Nieto (President for the area of Linguistics), Felix Tripps (Assistant Manager), Friedemann Vogel (University of Siegen), Dieter Stein (Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf), Anne Lisa Kjaer (University of Copenhagen), Ralph Poscher (University of Freiburg), Janet Giltrow (University of British Columbia, Canada), Benedikt Pirker (University of Fribourg)

Administration: Fundación General (UA) — Escuela de Negocios

Call for Papers:

The call for papers is open from 1 October 2020 and will be closed on 20 January 2021. Abstract submission procedures are web-based (email attachments will not be accepted). Please note that abstracts should deal with research that is clearly in progress (if not yet completed). Please make sure that your abstract includes the following information:
1 Purpose statement
2 Research problem
3 State of the art
4 Hypotheses or research questions
5 Description of the methods, instruments and tools
6 Summary of the main conclusions or statement about the relevance and potential impact of the piece of research
7 References (up to five).

Guidelines for abstract submission:
– Title (14pt Times New Roman, bold type)
– Text (12pt Times New Roman)
– Length: No more nor less than 500 words
– Keywords: up to five keywords separated by a semicolon
– Language: English
– Please follow APA style
Note: Failure to follow the guidelines may be a reason for abstract rejection.

Abstract submission: from 1 October to 20 January 2021

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 January 2021

When the abstract is ready for submission, please click on the label for submission, select one of the ten thematic areas, and follow the steps for abstract submission: 1 Metatext, 2 Title, 3 Anonymised abstract, and 4 Keywords).

Abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process. Authors should receive notification about the result of the blind peer-review process by 1 February.

Submit your abstracts here: