LELPGC20: University of Edinburgh Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2020 Tickets
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

Date: 31-May-2020 – 02-Jun-2020
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mirella Blum

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Mar-2020

The Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference is an annual event hosted by the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, and is open to students from all over the world to participate. The conference offers postgraduate students the opportunity to present ongoing work and discuss their research with peers and faculty.

This year’s conference will be held from May 31 to June 2, 2020.

With over 20 years’ experience, the conference offers a great opportunity to refine thoughts, share concerns, and receive constructive criticism in a supportive and convivial environment. It’s a great way to gain experience in conference presentation and find out about some of the exciting things going on in the field.

Call for Papers:

Submissions are now invited for oral presentations and posters. Talks should be 20 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of questions. Papers relevant to any subfields of Linguistics are welcome, and submissions from external students will also be considered. Ongoing projects (as early as the study design stage) are very welcome. If in doubt, please feel free to email!

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words (excluding references) and a maximum of 2 figures. Abstracts must be submitted completely anonymised and in PDF format (max. 5MB), by 23:59 on Thursday, 19 March, 2020 using the form at

All abstracts will be subject to peer review and notification of acceptance will be provided by Wednesday, 25 March, 2020. If you would like to contribute both a talk and a poster, please submit the abstract of either one of the two using the form, then sign in to the account which will be created for you, to upload the second one. If you would like to present a talk or a poster with one or more co-author(s), only one of you should submit the abstract and notify us of the co-author(s) if the presentation is accepted.

12th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP) Tickets
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day

Following on a series of successful, productive, and highly enjoyable meetings, we are pleased to announce that the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP 2020) will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, from June 1st – 4th, 2020.  This conference series was launched in 1988 in Grenoble with the aim of providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on all aspects of speech production, with subsequent iterations in Leeds (1990), Old Saybrook (1993), Autrans (1996), Kloster Seeon (2000), Sydney (2003), Ubatuba (2006), Strasbourg (2008), Montreal (2011), Cologne (2014), and Tianjin (2017).  Providence is a lively and friendly city with easy transportation options available, located 40 minutes by train from Boston and 2.5 hours from NYC.  We hope you will plan to attend this latest iteration of the ISSP!

Invited Speakers:

  • Kristofer Bouchard (UCSF) – ECoG and speech neuroscience
  • Suzanne Boyce  (U. Cincinnati) – disordered speech
  • Carol Espy-Wilson (U. Maryland) – speech technology
  • Cécile Fougeron (U. Paris 3) – speech in aging populations
  • Lisa Goffman  (U. Texas) – development of speech production
  • Gabriel Mindlin (U. de Buenos Aires) – speech modeling
  • Jennifer Pardo (Montclair State U.) – speech accommodation
  • Brad Sutton (U. of Illinois) – rtMRI and speech visualization methods

Additional topics include but are not limited to Coarticulation, Prosody, Articulatory Synthesis, Acoustic-to-Articulatory Inversion, Speech Motor Control, Biomechanical Modeling, Instrumental Techniques, Co-speech Gesturing, and Perturbation-induced Plasticity.

The deadline for the (two page) abstract submission is December 31st, 2019.  Further details will follow soon, via this mailing list and the conference website (

Of special interest to students:  We have received a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to support student participation in the ISSP.  Support is limited to students enrolled at U.S. institutions, but the student does not need to be a U.S. citizen.  Support will cover registration, hotel, meals and travel.  If the student has a disability that requires a traveling companion, travel, hotel and meals for that companion can be provided as well.  Successful applicants must be first author on an accepted abstract.

International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics (NGL) Tickets
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

Date: 15-Jun-2020 – 17-Jun-2020
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact Person: Janne Bondi Johannessen

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Danish; Danish Sign Language; Elfdalian; Faroese; Finnish; Finnish Sign Language; Icelandic; Icelandic Sign Language; Kalaallisut; Norwegian Bokmål; Norwegian Nynorsk; Norwegian Sign Language; Sami, Kemi; Swedish; Swedish Sign Language

The International Conference on Nordic and General Linguistics (NGL) conference series (previously also known as ICNGL) provides an open forum for linguistic research in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas on Nordic (including Germanic, Finnic, Saamic and Greenlandic) and other languages. Its main goals are to create and strengthen connections between researchers working on different languages, with different methodological and theoretical approaches.

Local committee (University of Oslo): Janne Bondi Johannessen, Hans-Olav Enger, Patrick Grosz, Kristin Hagen, Anu Laanemets, Ida Larsson, David Natvig

Extended committee: Derib Ado (Addis Ababa University), Kasper Boye (University of Copenhagen), Ellen Brandner (University of Stuttgart), Daniel Harbour (Queen Mary, University of London), Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh), Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel), Muriel Norde (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Tomas Riad (University of Stockholm)

Call for Papers:

Call for workshops, deadline November 10, 2019
Call for main session papers, deadline December 30, 2019

For more information and submission guidelines, visit:

Languages and Well-being: The Well-being of Languages Tickets
Jun 26 all-day

Date: 26-Jun-2020 – 26-Jun-2020
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Anne-Helene Halbout

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

MEITS final conference, Languages and Well-being: The Well-being of Languages, will be hosted at Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Registration will be available on-site.

Conference Program:

10:00 – 10:20
Registrations (Foyer)

10.20 – 10:30
Introduction and welcome Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Cambridge, PI MEITS (Lecture Theatre)

10:30 – 11:30
Culture, conflict and space (Lecture Theatre)

A discussion, chaired by Henriette Hendriks (Cambridge), exploring work on:
Arts of identity: literature, cinema, culture and citizenship in a globalizing Europe
Language standards, norms and variation in multilingual contexts
Multilingualism, identity, diversity and social cohesion

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee & Tea (Foyer)

11:45 – 12:30
Responses from Prof Nick Harrison (King’s London) and Prof Sally Faulkner (Exeter) and discussion (Lecture Theatre)

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch (Foyer)

13:15 – 14:15
Empowering individuals (Lecture Theatre)

A discussion, chaired by Janice Carruthers (QUB), exploring work on:
Multilingual identity and foreign language learning
Language learning across the lifespan
Multilingualism, motivation, health and well-being

14:15 – 15:00
Responses from Prof Li Wei (UCL) and Prof Rebecca Braun (Lancaster) and discussion (Lecture Theatre)

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee & Tea (Foyer)

15:20 – 16:20
The well-being of languages (Lecture Theatre)

Round-table discussion looking at future directions for research in Modern Languages, chaired by Wendy Ayres-Bennett, with contributions from members of MEITS and Prof Kate Astbury (Warwick), Dr Sarah Dodd (Leeds), Dr Henriette Louwerse (Sheffield), Dr Deborah Madden (Manchester) and Dr Helena Miguelez-Carballeira (Bangor)

16:20 – 16:30
Concluding reflections (Lecture Theatre)

LingPhil PhD course “Statistics for linguistics with R bootcamp” Tickets
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day


Dates: 03-Aug-2020 – 07-Aug-2020
Location: Tromsø, Norway

Focus: “Statistics for linguistics with R” is a hands-on introduction to statistical methods for both graduate students and seasoned researchers in linguistics.
Minimum Education Level: MA

“Statistics for linguistics with R” is a hands-on introduction to statistical methods for both graduate students and seasoned researchers and is based on the second edition (2013) of Stefan Gries’ textbook “Statistics for linguistics with R”. The course is mainly intended for linguists who already have a basic knowledge in statistics and some experience using R, and who wish to improve their proficiency in statistical analysis of linguistic data. Participants who are new to statistics and/or R may want to prepare beforehand by working through the readings listed below. The course puts a particularly strong emphasis on various kinds of fixed- and mixed-effects regression modeling as well the use of other predictive modeling techniques such as classification/conditional inference trees and (random) forests. The course features:

– a brief recap of basic aspects of statistical evaluation as well as several descriptive statistics insofar as they facilitate later predictive modeling approaches;

– a selection of monofactorial statistical tests for frequencies, means, and correlations and how they constitute special (limiting) cases of regression methods;

– an exploration of different kinds of multifactorial regression modeling approaches as well as other techniques on the basis of both observational and experimental, published and unpublished data.

For all modeling methods to be explored, we will discuss how to test their assumptions and visualize their results with visually appealing and annotated statistical graphs. There also will be in depth discussion of different model selection strategies, how to interpret predictive modeling results (such as different kinds of interactions and contrasts), threats to the validity of modeling, etc.

The course will feature lecture-style teaching, but at least half of the instructional time each day will be hands-on work on a variety of different data sets. Data sets and (thousands of lines of) code will be provided to the participants, as will be a variety of helper functions that participants will be able to use for their own statistical applications. Also, we will discuss queries that were sent to R newsgroups as well as reviews of papers under review with an eye to help participants understand what mistakes to avoid.

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to understand any discussion of a regression model they come across in research literature and will be able to conduct their own fixed- and mixed-effects modeling analyses; time permitting, there will be a small section on how to write small statistical/visualization functions yourself.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Tuition: 0 USD
Tuition Explanation: This course is provided free of charge. Ph.D. students outside of Norway are responsible for their own travel and accommodation (lunches and a formal dinner are provided free of charge). Norwegian Ph.D.s applying for course credit can apply directly to LingPhil for travel and accommodation expenses.

Registration: 02-Mar-2020 to 30-Jun-2020
Contact Person: Stefanie Wulff
Phone: 3522947455

Apply by Email:

Registration Instructions:
There is a limited number of available seats in this course. Priority is given to Ph.D. students from Norwegian universities, followed by Ph.D. students from universities outside of Norway, followed by people who are not Ph.D. students. If you are a Ph.D. student in Norway, you must officially enroll in the course by April 15th. Visit to register. The application code is 9301 and the course code is LIN-8011. If you are a Ph.D. student outside of Norway, or if you are not a Ph.D. student, please do NOT try to register through the LingPhil web site. Instead, please email Stefanie Wulff ( to be placed on a wait list. Starting 16 April 2020, those who requested to be placed on the wait list will be informed as to whether they have a spot. As individual situations change, we will continue to offer seats that become available to people on the wait list.

Methods in Dialectology Tickets
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day

Date: 03-Aug-2020 – 07-Aug-2020
Location: JGU Mainz, Germany
Contact Person: Susanne Wagner

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2019

Methods in Dialectology is a triennial conference that traditionally alternates between Canada and Europe. Originally a forum for the discussion of methodological issues in dialect research, Methods conferences have progressively extended their topical range and now include the whole spectrum of regional, historical, and social language variation. The Methods series welcomes contributions investigating any of the world’s languages.

The theme for Methods XVII is (Dia)Lects in the 21st Century.
We are delighted to announce that the following colleagues have agreed to give a plenary at Methods XVII:

– Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary, London)
– Karen Corrigan (Newcastle)
– Damaris Nübling (Mainz)
– Sali Tagliamonte (Toronto)

Conference website:

Methods in Dialectology XVII
JGU Mainz
August 3-7, 2020

Call for Papers:

Methods XVII invites submissions for paper and poster presentations, as well as proposals for special sessions. The conference will take place from August 3-7, 2020. It will be hosted by the Department of English and Linguistics (JGU Mainz) and held at the Erbacher Hof in Mainz.

Call for Special Session Proposals (due September 1, 2019):

We invite special session proposals for Methods XVII, which will be held throughout the conference.

Special sessions may either be concerned with particular methodological instruments, technological innovations or special themes, or they may have a particular focus on a language group or a specific topic.
Each proposal should include an overview of the topic and its importance, in no more than 500 words. The proposal should also state the relevance of the special session to Methods XVII.
If you would like to organise a special session, please submit your proposal with a complete list of speakers and all abstracts (4-8 slots available per special session, 2-4 hours in total) by September 1, 2019. Potential organisers of special sessions are responsible for calls and peer-review prior to submission of the proposal to Methods XVII.

Submit your special session proposal here:

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the end of October 2019.

Call for Abstracts (due November 15, 2019):

We invite abstracts for the following presentation formats:
– full paper (20 + 10 mins discussion)
– poster (incl. a 5-minute presentation in the Poster Pitch Session)

Abstracts must be anonymous and not exceed 500 words. References do not count toward the word count. Abstracts should clearly state the research question(s), approach, method, data and (expected) results. Please submit anonymous files in pdf format. When submitting, please specify whether you would prefer your abstract to be considered for acceptance as a paper, poster, or both (note that selecting ‘both’ will not reduce a submission’s chances of being accepted as a paper). Authors are allowed to submit two abstracts if at least one paper is co-authored.

We accept submissions through

until November 15, 2019.

Notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of March, 2020.

Registration information will be made available by that time.

For more information, please visit our website at, or contact the organizing committee at
We are looking forward to seeing you in Mainz!
The local organising committee

Workshop on Computing Semantics with Types, Frames and Related Structures (CSTFRS) Tickets
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day

Date: 10-Aug-2020 – 14-Aug-2020
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact Person: Stergios Chatzikyriakidis

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 17-Apr-2020

The goal of this workshop is to bring together people interested in structured representations of semantic information, especially from a computational perspective. In recent years, there has been a growing body of research which aims to integrate structured entities into formal semantic accounts. Important developments in this direction are the introduction of rich type systems and the use of frame-based representations, among others. The workshop is open to both foundational issues of structured semantic representations and applications to specific linguistic phenomena.

A first edition of the workshop took place in Gothenburg as part of IWCS 2019.

Call for Papers:

Topics for submission include, but are not limited to:
* Richly typed formalisms for natural language semantics.
* Frame-based approaches to formal and computational semantics.
* Applications of dependent types in semantics.
* Semantic computation with structured representations.
* Interactions between lexical semantic structures and compositional semantics.

Important Dates:
* April 17, 2020: Deadline for submitting papers
* May 22, 2020: Notification to authors
* June 13, 2020: Camera ready papers due
* August 10-14, 2020: Workshop

Instructions for Authors:
Papers should not exceed 8 pages in length, excluding references, and should be formatted in accordance with the ACL style sheets ( We strongly encourage authors to use LaTeX in preparing their document. Papers should be submitted anonymously via Easychair (

Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (University of Gothenburg)
Rainer Osswald (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)


BAAL 2020: 53rd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Tickets
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

Date: 03-Sep-2020 – 05-Sep-2020
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Alex Ho-Cheong Leung

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2020

BAAL 2020 will be held at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Our theme, ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Applied Linguistics’, aims to open up space for discussion of the future of our discipline and its contribution to the world around us. In what are perhaps both turbulent and challenging, but also thought-provoking and motivating, times we hope the conference theme will encourage proposals from across the field, and that conference papers, discussions and networking will enable cross-disciplinary connections to form. The interests of our local organising committee itself, for example, range from language teaching and learning to forensic linguistics, from language policy to teacher development, and from cognitive linguistics to language and migration; and we hope that BAAL 2020 deals with challenges and debates in these areas and many more.

The BAAL 2020 Conference is hosted by English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Humanities of Northumbria University, located in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. A city of character, charm and culture, Newcastle brings together industrial heritage, iconic river bridges, and a love of football alongside classical Georgian architecture, a world famous cultural and nightlife, and strong sense of local identity. Located only 9 miles from the sea (a 20 minute journey on the local Metro railway), and an hour from Scotland and the Lake District, Newcastle is easily accessible by rail, road and air from within the UK and beyond; Newcastle airport is just 25 minutes from the city centre by public transport.

Plenary speakers:
David Block – ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Zhu Hua – Birkbeck, University of London
Constant Leung – King’s College London
Emma Marsden – University of York (Pit Corder lecture)

LOC Invited colloquium:
‘Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants: Policy and Practice’
Lorenzo Rocca – Università per gli Stranieri di Perugia
Rola Naeb – Northumbria University
Martha Young Scholten – Newcastle University
James Simpson – University of Leeds
Marcin Sosinski – Granada University

Conference Organisers:
Alex Ho-Cheong Leung, Billy Clark, Graham Hall, Nicci MacLeod, Rola Naeb, James Street, Department of Humanities, Northumbria University, UK

Conference email:

Final Call For Papers:

Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics. Papers should offer something new, innovative and of interest to a BAAL audience and paper reporting on research should clearly outline objectives, method(s), and results where appropriate. Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.


Maximum abstract length: 300 words

To submit your abstract please use Oxford Abstracts:

If you have not used this system before, please register first. All submissions must be submitted on-line. If you have any queries please contact:

Please indicate the type of abstract that you are submitting during the submission process: individual presentation for parallel sessions or a SIG track, poster, or colloquium. Please visit our website for more detailed descriptions of each type of submission.

CGSW 35: 35 Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop Tickets
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day

Date: 07-Oct-2020 – 09-Oct-2020
Location: Trento, Italy
Contact Person: Ermenegildo Bidese

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2020

Meeting Description:

We are very proud to announce that the 35th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop will be held, for the first time of the conference’s history, in Italy, at Department of Humanities of the University of Trento, on 7-9 October 2020.

The confirmed keynote speakers are:
Eric Fuß, University of Bochum
Liliane Haegeman, University of Ghent
Michael Putnam, PennState University
Marc Richards, Queen’s University, Belfast
Elly van Gelderen, University of Arizona

Call for Papers:

Following the conference’s consolidated tradition, we encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of comparative Germanic syntax. Moreover, in the light of the linguistic research carried out at the University of Trento, we encourage submissions also dealing with heritage German syntax or with a comparison of syntactic phenomena in a Germanic and in a non-Germanic language.

Submission details:
We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts for 40-minute talks including discussion. Submissions should not exceed two pages, 12pt. single spaced, with 2.5cm (= one-inch) margins on all sides. Abstracts should be in PDF format. Please upload your abstracts at by April 30, 2020.

All information concerning the conference including travel information and programme will be published on the conference web page:


Local organisers:
Ermenegildo Bidese
Federica Cognola
Patrizia Cordin
Marco Magnani
Manuela Caterina Moroni


Constructions in the Nordics 2 (CxGN 2) Tickets
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day

Date: 16-Nov-2020 – 17-Nov-2020
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact: Julia Prentice

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Danish; English; Faroese; Icelandic; Norwegian Bokmål; Norwegian Nynorsk; Swedish

Language Family(ies): Germanic

This is the second workshop in the series ‘Constructions in the Nordics’. Scholars working on Nordic languages from a Construction Grammar perspective as well as constructionists from the Nordic countries are welcome.

Program Information:

This second CxGN workshop on construction grammar in a Nordic context is a forum for both constructionist researchers in the Nordic countries, regardless of what languages they are studying, and linguists applying constructionist approaches to any of the Nordic languages, regardless of where they are studying.

Through a series of CxG workshops, which started out at Kiel University in 2019, CxGN aims at giving the vibrant but somewhat scattered Nordic CxG community a platform to learn more about each other’s work and form new collaborations.

We welcome 30-minute presentations in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. Submit your abstracts (max. 500 words including examples, excluding references) at by June 3, 2020.

Registration will be open from 5 July until 1 October 2020.

Please visit for more information