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.

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
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
18
Fri
2021 Virtual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (PSLLT) Tickets
Jun 18 – Jun 19 all-day

Date: 18-Jun-2021 – 19-Jun-2021
Location: Virtual, USA
Contact Person: Ron Thomson

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 12-Feb-2021

PSLLT is the only annual conference in North America focussed on second language pronunciation learning and teaching. It has a strong reputation for bringing together leading researchers and practitioners and results in a widely referenced conference proceedings publication. For 2021, the conference will be held virtually, which we hope will open it up to many new participants who have not previously been able to attend a PSLLT conference.

Call for Papers:

Conference Theme: Open to any topic related to pronunciation learning and teaching for all second languages and contexts.

PSLLT is open to both presenters and attendees. Many delegates come for the professional development opportunity it provides, and not to give a presentation.

The 2021 Virtual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference (June 18-19, 2021) seeks proposals for presentations related to L2 pronunciation learning and teaching, in all second languages and contexts. We hope the online nature of the conference will encourage participation from both seasoned participants as well as international L2 pronunciation colleagues who might not normally be able to attend a PSLLT conference in person. If you submitted a proposal for the 2020 PSLLT Conference and did not withdraw the proposal when the conference was delayed, we ask that you resubmit it to the 2021 Virtual PSLLT Conference submission site so we can keep all submissions in a single database. More information on the virtual platform to be used during the conference will be provided in the coming months.

Presentations at the 2021 Virtual PSLLT may be related to second language:
– segmentals
– suprasegmentals/prosody
– intelligibility
– comprehensibility
– oral fluency
– pronunciation teaching methodology/techniques
– pronunciation learning and technology
– speech development
– speech perception and/or production
– theoretical speech learning models
– laboratory research
– speech development
– social dimensions of accent
– other relevant topics

The Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference invites proposals for three main types of presentations: Oral presentations (20 minutes +5 minutes of questions), posters (a dedicated 90-minute poster presentation session), and Teaching Tips (7-minute, evidence-based pedagogical techniques/activities for teaching pronunciation). Individuals may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author, whether an oral paper, a poster or a teaching tip. An individual may appear as a co-author/co-presenter of another presentation, provided they are not first author. Please keep proposal titles to 15 words and abstracts to a maximum of 250 words.

Abstracts can be submitted via the conference website: https://brocku.ca/psllt-2021/

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.

Jul
27
Tue
3rd International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI 2021) Tickets
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Date: 27-Jul-2021 – 29-Jul-2021
Location: Bilbao & Virtual (hybrid event), Spain
Contact Person: Stephan Schlögl

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

Subject Language(s): English

Language Family(ies): English; English based

Call Deadline: 12-Feb-2021

Following the successful CUI conferences in 2019 and 2020, CUI 2021 will be a hybrid conference with sessions online and in person in Bilbao, Spain. The conference will run from 27 – 29 July 2021.

We plan to use the conference as a platform to further develop a collaborative community around human-computer interaction issues in speech and language technology, with a specific interest in theory-based and applied scientific issues in the field of speech and text-based conversational user interfaces. We are looking to bring together relevant communities (e.g. ISCA, ACM SIGCHI, CogSci) to publish, disseminate and showcase high-quality cutting-edge research related to the field, promote insight and debate in this interesting and important discipline within language interfaces. Topics relevant to the conference include, but are not limited to:

– voice user experience
– speech interfaces
– speech interface theory development
– conversational interaction through technology
– text-based conversational interfaces
– chatbots
– speech synthesis
– speech recognition
– dialogue management
– conversational interface design insights
– conversational search
– methods for conversational user interface development and evaluation
– multimodal interaction involving speech, text or other language based interfaces

Call for Papers:

We have various CfP dates for the 4 submission tracks. Please see https://easychair.org/cfp/CUI2021 for full details. The Full Papers track is the first deadline, with details as follows:

Full papers are original contributions from a broad range of disciplines including: human-computer interaction, computer science, engineering, speech technology, linguistics, psychology, cognitive sciences, sociology and other cognate disciplines.

Submission:
Submissions must be anonymized (approx. 6,000 words excluding references) using the ACM author templates (link to templates; Word users should use Submission Template, LaTeX users should use the “manuscript” document class in the Master Article Template). Each paper will be peer reviewed by 3 expert reviewers. Submissions must be made through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/account/signin?l=9yoj99QmSDIPcjquYppPgd). Accepted papers will be available online and given an oral presentation slot at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

Important Dates:
Full Paper submission deadline: February 12, 2021, 23:59 GMT+1
Notification: March 26, 2021
Rebuttal deadline: April 9, 2021
Final notification: April 16, 2021
Camera ready version: May 28, 2021

Full Paper Chairs:
Benjamin Cowan (University College Dublin)
Minha Lee (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Bob Moore (IBM Research USA)

We also invite proposals for:
– Provocation Papers
– Demo Papers
– Poster Papers
– Featured Talks

Please see https://easychair.org/cfp/CUI2021 for full details on each contribution format.

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.

3rd ILLA FOCUS CONFERENCE ON FORENSIC LINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE AS EVIDENCE Tickets
Sep 6 all-day

Date: 06-Sep-2021 – 06-Sep-2021
Location: Alicante, Spain
Contact Person: Victoria Guillén NIeto

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jan-2021

Title: Language as evidence

Date: 6 September 2021

Organisers: Dieter Stein and Victoria Guillén-Nieto

Administration: Fundación General (UA) — Escuela de Negocios

The 3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics encourages linguists and legal practitioners to submit abstract proposals on all topics of forensic linguistics like authorship identification; speaker identification; trademarks conflicts; plagiarism detection; language crimes; cybercrimes; deception and lie detection; police interrogation, among others.

Furthermore, we would also welcome paper submissions that relate to the assisting role language experts can play in a criminal investigation; the linguist as an expert witness in the courts of justice; communication and interaction between lawyers and language experts, courtroom interaction; admissibility criteria, ethics, the mediatisation of criminal cases, among others.

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 abstract here: https://illaconferences2021.ua.es/en/abstract-submission-form