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 ( 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 ( 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 ( and our website (

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:

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

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.**

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:
EasyChair submissions:
Contact us:

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:
-For further information, please visit the TABU Dag website:
Conference location: online.

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.

36th Annual Conference of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics (IATL) Tickets
Jul 11 – Jul 13 all-day

We are pleased to announce the 36th annual conference of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics (IATL), which will take place virtually at Bar Ilan University on July 11-13, 2021. The conference will consist of a general session and a special session on bilingualism. Talks will be 30-minute long plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Invited Speakers:

  • Alda Mari (Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS)
  • Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (University of Cambridge)

General Session:

We invite submissions of abstracts for presentations of previously unpublished research in all areas of theoretical linguistics, including, but not limited to: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics.

Special Session – Bilingualism and Theoretical Linguistics:

Research on bilingualism has a long history of using formal linguistic theory to address acquisition / maintenance of features and syntactic structures in the two languages of bilingual speakers. This work challenges Chomsky’s original notion of an ”ideal speaker-listener”. Recent theoretically-motivated research has offered opportunities to reconsider fundamental constructs, using bilingualism to address theories which speak to the capacities and architecture of human language.

We invite theoretically informed submissions of abstracts for talks or posters on topics in bilingualism, second and third language acquisition, including but not limited to: child and adult bilingualism, heritage bilingualism, bimodal bilingualism, incomplete acquisition and attrition, codeswitching, language distance. Papers combining experimental methodologies with theoretical argumentation or implications for general linguistic theory are particularly welcome.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts should be no longer than two pages, including examples and references. Page format: A4, 2.54cm (one inch) margins on all sides, 12-point font, single line spacing. Submissions are restricted to at most one single-authored and one co-authored abstract per person.

Please submit abstracts to the IATL Easy Abstracts site.

The abstract should be submitted in PDF format. When submitting your abstract, please indicate whether you wish your abstract to be considered both for presentation at the general session and the special session, (which will be decided by the program committee), or if you prefer that your abstract be considered only for the main session or only for the general session.

Important Dates:

  • March 31, 2021: Abstract submission deadline
  • June 02, 2021: Notification of acceptance to authors
  • July 11-13, 2021: IATL 36 Conference
Linguistics Beyond and Within 2021 – International Conference in Lublin Tickets
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Conference Call

CONFERENCE DATES: 14-15 October 2021

LOCATION: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Online), Poland

THEME: “Hierarchies, Boundaries and Continua in Linguistics”

LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): General Linguistics





CONTACT PERSON: Anna Prażmowska


Building on the success of the previous seven conferences, the Institute of Linguistics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, is organising the 8th meeting of Linguistics Beyond and Within – International Linguistics Conference in Lublin. The conference, to be held ONLINE on 14–15 October 2021, will be hosted by the Department of Applied Linguistics, the Department of Theoretical Linguistics, the Department of Contrastive English-Polish Studies and the Department of Celtic Studies.

Call for Papers: As previously, we would like to invite scholars with innovative approaches to linguistics viewed from a range of intra- and interdisciplinary perspectives. We wish to encourage all linguists representing various theoretical models and practical applications to present their contributions during online sessions in the following research areas: theoretical linguistics: phonetics & phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, corpus studies; applied linguistics: language teaching & language acquisition, pragmatics, discourse analysis, translation studies, socio- and psycholinguistics.

Each paper presentation in an online session will be scheduled for a 20-minute talk followed by a 10-minute discussion. The language of the conference is English. Abstracts of no more than 400 words (including references) should be sent by 30 June 2021 in .doc or .docx format via EasyChair. It is expected that any paper presented at LingBaW 2021 is original and has not been previously presented or published. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Please do not put your name on the abstract itself. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 August. LingBaW 2021 will be held online (the platform for online sessions will soon be announced) and there is no conference fee for this event.

For further information, please visit the conference website or contact the organizers via email.

22nd International Meeting of Young Linguists Tickets
May 17 – May 18 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Conference Call

CONFERENCE DATES: 17-18 May 2022

LOCATION: Olomouc, Czech Republic

THEME: ”COMMUNICATION no. 2021: Degradation and/or innovation?”

LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Translation





CONTACT:  Božena Bednaříková


You are cordially invited to the annual International Meeting of Young Linguists. This year’s main title is ”COMMUNICATION no. 2021: Degradation and/or innovation?” and the main topics discuss the following:

  • language in use and language development between 2020 and 2021
  • does social distancing inflict on language, or invite us to look for new ways of communication?
  • “Hello, can you hear me well?”: online meetings and distance learning as new communication channels
  • pros and cons of the online environment: how does internet change communication?
  • YouTube, Instagram et al.: communication platforms for youths only (?)
  • Twitter: how much can you tell in 280 characters?
  • online safety and danger: do you know who is speaking to you?
  • intercultural pragmatics: does online language affect politeness, humour or non-verbal communication?
  • grammar nazis, language as the online weapon: “Practise your grammar!”, “How dare you call me a(n) *** !”
  • benefits and drawbacks of non-verbal communication: Can emojis, memes, gifs make up for a story?


The programme of the conference includes traditional panel sessions and workshops. The conference is held in Czech, Slovak, and English.

The conference welcomes all Presenters who have completed an M.A./Mgr. programme and have no higher degree than PhD.

Call for Papers: Abstract submission and standard registration deadline is 12 April 2021. Abstracts of up to 300 words on the main and/or related topics can be submitted via the registration form.

Current Trends in English Linguistics Tickets
May 19 – May 20 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Conference Call

CONFERENCE DATES: 19-20 May 2022

LOCATION: Oldenburg, Germany


LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): General Linguistics


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 September 2021




CONTACT:  Marcel Schlechtweg


The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers who work on the linguistics of English with a theoretical and / or empirical background. Topics from different frameworks and research traditions and from any linguistic area are welcome. We particularly encourage contributions focussing on:

  • Empirical phonetics and phonology
  • Morphology
  • Cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics
  • Information structure in spoken and written discourse

Each author can submit one or multiple abstract(s).

Abstracts are written in English, anonymous, and limited to one A4 page (references, figures, tables, and / or examples can appear on a second page; 12pt, Times New Roman, margins of 2.5 cm on all sides, single spacing) and should be submitted to Marcel Schlechtweg by September 30, 2021. Please submit your abstract as a word and pdf file. In the email, please state the title of the contribution and the names of all authors.