Feb
22
Mon
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

Mar
4
Thu
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

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
20
Sat
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.

Apr
10
Sat
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

May
6
Thu
57th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 57) Tickets
May 6 – May 8 all-day

Date: 06-May-2021 – 08-May-2021
Location: Chicago, IL (Online), USA
Contact Person: Akshay Aitha

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Jan-2021

The Chicago Linguistic Society is the oldest student-run linguistics organization in the United States. This academic year, CLS will host its 57th annual meeting, which will be held from from Thursday May 6 to Saturday May 8, 2021. CLS will be going virtual this year – details will be disseminated closer to the date of the event. See our website (http://chicagolinguisticsociety.org) for the latest updates!

Invited Speakers:
Andrea Berez-Kroeker (University of Hawai’i)
Natalia Bermúdez (University of Chicago)
Kirby Conrod (University of Washington)
Vadim Kimmelman (University of Bergen)
Sandhya Sundaresan (University of Gottingen)
Kelly E. Wright (University of Michigan)

Second Call for Papers:

The Chicago Linguistic Society invites abstracts in any area of current research on the human language faculty, to include but not limited to syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, phonology, phonetics, and all relevant interfaces and allied fields in cognitive/social sciences. Presented papers will be published in the CLS proceedings. This year’s conference features a poster session; those presenting a poster may be chosen as alternates for talks, and the poster presentations will be published as regular papers in the proceedings.

Abstract Guidelines:
Submissions that fail to comply with any of the following guidelines will be automatically rejected:
(1) Submit abstracts in PDF format with the filename PaperTitle.pdf.
(2) Include the paper title and keywords (i.e., CLS special session title if applicable, linguistic subfield(s), language(s)/language family) within the abstract.
(3) Limit abstracts to two letter-sized pages in length, including data and references (just select references are acceptable). Use one-inch margins and a font size no smaller than 11 point. Incorporate data into the main text of the abstract, not on a separate page.
(4) Anonymize submissions by not including author name(s) in the abstract or filename.
(5) Use the EasyChair platform (https://easychair.org/cfp/CLS57) for the submission of abstracts.
(6) Restrict submissions to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.

Special Topics:
We particularly encourage submissions relevant to this year’s proposed special topics:
– Language and Race
– Language documentation and revitalization
– Grammaticalization
– Phi-features
– Sign languages
– South Asian Languages
– Sociosyntax

Details on each of the special topics can be found on EasyChair (https://easychair.org/cfp/CLS57) and our website (http://chicagolinguisticsociety.org/call.html)

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: January 8, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST
Notification: February 24, 2021
Conference dates: May 6 – May 8, 2021

For questions, please contact us at: chicagolinguisticsociety.cls57@gmail.com

May
12
Wed
Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 27 (GLAC 27) Tickets
May 12 – May 14 all-day

Date: 12-May-2021 – 14-May-2021
Location: Virtual, USA
Contact Person: Katerina Somers

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2021

GLAC is the annual conference of the Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL), an organization serving a broad community of scholars teaching and researching in Germanic linguistics and philology. Papers submitted to GLAC may be on any linguistic or philological aspect of any historical or modern Germanic language or dialect, including English (to the Early Modern period) and the extraterritorial varieties. Papers from the full range of linguistic and philological subfields, as well as differing theoretical perspectives, are welcome. Abstracts submitted to GLAC will be reviewed anonymously.

Call for Papers:

The organizers of the 27th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC 27), sponsored by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, invite faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit abstracts to the conference, which will be take place virtually from Wednesday, May 12 through Friday, May 14, 2021.

There are two options for participating in GLAC 27:
– 30-minute papers on original research (20 minute talk, 10 minute question period)
– Poster sessions on research (via prerecorded “lightning talks” and breakout rooms for discussion)

Papers and posters may be on any linguistic or philological aspect of any historical or modern Germanic language or dialect, including English (to the Early Modern period) and the extraterritorial varieties. Papers from the full range of linguistic and philological subfields, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics, language variation, language typology, metrics, first and second language acquisition, foreign language education, language contact and language change, as well as differing theoretical perspectives, are welcome. All abstracts will undergo anonymous peer review.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format by March 1, 2021. Abstracts should be a maximum of one single-spaced page in length and written in a standard 12-point font. They should be submitted through Easy Abstracts at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/glac2021.

A note from the organizers:
Because of the online format we expect that there will be fewer speaker slots than is normally the case at GLAC. Thus, we will offer expanded poster sessions, as well as a conference repository for abstracts and recorded presentations, which will be accessible during and after the conference. In setting the presentation schedule, our first principle will be to give preference to graduate students and early career researchers. Second, we will aim for breadth in topics. We ask that each individual submit only one abstract this year, either for a single-authored paper/poster or a co-authored paper/poster.

**Please indicate at the top of your abstract if you think your paper works *only* as a paper or a poster. Our default assumption will be that submissions are for either format.**

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.