Apr
12
Mon
Fifth International Conference on Ecolinguistics Tickets
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

The University of Liverpool is pleased to announce that it will be hosting ICE-5: the Fifth International Conference on Ecolinguistics, in Liverpool, from the 17th to the 20th August 2020. The theme of the conference is Ecolinguistics in action: tackling real-world issues. The conference aims to create a dynamic and stimulating space for discussions and sharing of knowledge from across all relevant disciplines in an attempt to engage academics with different perspectives and ideas on how to use ecolinguistic research to bring about change. Ecolinguistics explores the role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment.

One aim of ecolinguistics is to develop linguistic theories which see humans not only as part of society, but also as part of the larger ecosystems that life depends on. Another aim is to show how linguistics can be used to address key ecological issues, from climate change and biodiversity loss to environmental justice.

ICE-5 will focus particularly on this second aim, and build on the themes of previous ICE conferences (held in Denmark and China) which explored how linguistics can contribute to the creation of ecological civilisations. ICE-5 will place a particular emphasis on practically resisting the hegemonic narratives of industrial civilisations and working towards concrete changes which can help more ecologically beneficial forms of society emerge.

Accordingly, we aim to create a multidisciplinary context where researchers in any discipline who are interested in both language and ecological issues can meet. This includes not only linguists but researchers from areas such as a) environmental communication and ecomedia, b) environmental science and ecology, c) ecological humanities such as ecological anthropology, ecocriticism or ecopsychology, d) business subjects such as environmental economics or ethical marketing, d) ecological social and political sciences.  Potential topics and themes include but are not limited to:

  • Using ecolinguistics to resist consumerism and hegemonic economic discourses.
  • Working to improve communication in ecological campaigns and movements.
  • Exploring, preserving and promoting ecological discourses from traditional and indigenous cultures across the world.
  • The application of ecological philosophies such as buen vivir in law-making.
  • Using cognitive approaches to opinion-formation to contribute to policy change.
  • Critiquing discourses of environmental responsibility and justice to highlight who is to blame and who has a duty to act.
  • Eco-anxiety and how the language of ecopsychology can promote environmental action.
  • The search for ecosomatic discourses to promote reconnection with the body and nature.
  • Using ecolinguistics to resist discourses which exploit animals and promote plant-based living.
  • Critiquing discourses of sustainable living, including zero-waste living.
  • Exploring ecological identity formation on social media and promoting ecologically beneficial identities.
  • Using ecolinguistics to embed ecological education across the curriculum.

One of the aims of ecolinguistics is to challenge conventional forms of language and social organisation and to contribute to emerging new forms. In line with this, ICE5 will include not only conventional paper presentations but also a variety of more interactive sessions including round table discussions, outdoor sessions, interactive workshops, poetry and storytelling events, mindfulness activities, and public engagement.

Apr
15
Thu
First GSFL Regulars’ Table Tickets
Apr 15 all-day

Dear GSFL Members,

In an effort to strengthen the bond between all members, I am starting a GSFL Regulars’ Table. Once
a month, we can all meet virtually in a relaxed atmosphere to get to know each other and chat a bit.
To be fair to all our members across the world, I will try to serve all relevant time zones and alternate
in the scheduling. Also, the contents or activities for each Regular’s Table will vary. The details for
each meeting will be announced via our different member channels.

The first GSFL Regulars’ Table will take place on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 19:00 CEST (Central
European Time). You are all invited. Our first meeting will involve a “speed friending” exercise to give
us a chance to get to know one another better by talking about relaxed topics of interest in a
changing set of small groups. With every new group, a new discussion question will be introduced.

To take part in our Regular’s Table, please write a short message to:

virtualconfcoordinator.gsfl@gmail.com. In your message, please be sure to include your time zone.
All registrants will be sent the all necessary log in information before our first meeting. All GSFL
members are eligible to take part.

Do you have great ideas for activities for the Regular’s Table? Do you have technical or organisational
questions about the Regulars’ Table you would like to ask? Would you like to have a chat about
options for virtual meetings? Just send me an email to the above address.

I’d be more than happy to help you!

Hope to see you soon!

Ulrike Lohner
your GSFL Virtual Conference Coordinator

Apr
19
Mon
11th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA2021) Tickets
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day

Date: 19-Apr-2021 – 20-Apr-2021
Location: Online, Ukraine
Contact Person: Orphée De Clercq

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Jan-2021

Building on previous editions, the aim of WASSA 2021 is to bring together researchers working on Subjectivity, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Detection and Classification and their applications to other NLP or real-world tasks (e.g. public health messaging, fake news, media impact analysis) and researchers working on interdisciplinary aspects of affect computation from text.

Call for Papers:

We strongly encourage submissions that tackle sentiment or emotion detection and classification in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this edition, we encourage the submission of long and short research and demo papers including, but not restricted to the following topics:

– Public sentiments and communication patterns of public health emergencies, e.g. COVID-19
– Resources for subjectivity, sentiment, emotion and social media analysis
– Opinion retrieval, extraction, categorization, aggregation and summarization
– Trend detection in social media using subjectivity, sentiment and emotion analysis
– Humor, Irony and Sarcasm detection
– The role of emotion and affective phenomena in dis/misinformation
– Online reputation management
– Aspect and topic-based sentiment analysis
– Transfer learning for domain, language and genre portability of sentiment analysis
– Modelling commonsense knowledge for subjectivity, sentiment or emotion analysis
– Improvement of NLP tasks using subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
– Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation of subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
– Detecting and quantifying the emotional effect of factual arguments
– Application of theories from other related fields to subjectivity and sentiment analysis
– Implicit sentiment and bias analysis in newswire text
– Multimodal emotion detection and classification

At WASSA 2021, we will accept two types of submissions: long and short papers.

The link for submission of papers will be available soon; please check our website for updates.

Important dates:
– Submission deadline: January 18, 2021
– Notification: February 18, 2021
– Camera-ready deadline: March 1, 2021
– Workshop date: To be confirmed (April 19 or 20, 2021)

For more information, please refer to the workshop website: https://wt-public.emm4u.eu/wassa2021/

Apr
23
Fri
17th Linguistic Conference for PhD Students: 17. Sprachwissenschaftliche Tagung für Promotionsstudierende (STaPs Freiburg) Tickets
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day

On April 23 and 24, 2021, the PhD students at the Department of General Linguistics will host the 17th Linguistics Conference for PhD Students.

You can register for the conference via this form until April 18, 2021.

The conference will be held online.

STaPs is a conference by doctoral students for doctoral students. Unlike most scientific conferences, STaPs is centred on exploring methodological challenges encountered in the ‘before’ and ‘during’ of the PhD, rather than the content and preliminary results of PhD research. As such, STaPs is particularly suited to graduate students in the initial phase of their PhD programme.

We welcome presentations on empirically oriented projects from all areas of linguistics (theoretical and descriptive linguistics; psycholinguistics; neurolinguistics; sociolinguistics; computational linguistics; historical linguistics).

Junior Professor Dr. Adriana Hanulíková (University of Freiburg) will give a keynote on “Language diversity and great expectations: Insights from psycho- and neurolinguistics” and Dr. Lauren Gawne (La Trobe University) will give a keynote on “Data and Audiences: A big picture approach to your research”.

This year, we will also organise a publishing panel on how to publish your thesis with representatives from Brill, Language Science Press, DGfS and Freiburg’s university library.

Your organizing team

Maria, Kirsten, Constantin, and Naomi

Contact: staps17(at)linguistik.uni-freiburg.de

Linguistics and Life Conference Tickets
Apr 23 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Conference Call

CONFERENCE DATES: 23 April 2021

LOCATION: Online (host organization located in Philadelphia), USA

THEME: Open

LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 January 2021

SUBMISSION ADDRESS: https://easychair.org/cfp/7thLLLC

WEBSITE: https://gsolt9.wixsite.com/gsoltconference2021

CONTACT PERSON: Sarah Rawls gsolt@temple.edu

 

This annual conference is hosted by the student organization, Graduate Students of Language at Temple (GSOLT). It is a student-run forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research in a supportive environment conducive to professional and scholarly development. Our theme this year is Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Foreign/Second Language Education. This year’s theme explores language use across social and technological contexts. As an interdisciplinary organization, we will consider any language-related topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

 

  • ​Analysis of Discourse and Interaction (DIS)
  • Multilingualism, Immersion, Heritage, and Minority Education (MIH)
  • Language Cognition and Brain Research (COG)
  • Language Planning and Policy (LPP)
  • Language and Ideology (LAI)
  • Reading, Writing, and Literacy (RWL)
  • Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA)
  • Sociolinguistics (SOC)
  • Teacher Education, Beliefs, and Identities (TED)
  • Linguistics (Semantics, Syntax, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics, etc. ) (LIG) ​
  • Language Teaching and Technology in the Time of COVID (LTTC)

 

Please submit a 250 to 300-word abstract by Sunday, January 31st, 2021. Abstracts should be written in English and include a connection to the conference theme. On your form, please be sure to specify the strand(s) your proposal best fits. For conference related inquiries, contact the GSOLT Conference Committee at the email above or use the messenger function on the website.

Apr
28
Wed
12th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2021) Tickets
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

Date: 28-Apr-2021 – 30-Apr-2021
Location: ONLINE, Spain
Contact Person: ÁNGELA ALMELA SÁNCHEZ-LAFUENTE

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Dec-2020

The Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO) and the Murcia Steering Committee are pleased to invite you to the 12th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2021), which will take place on a virtual format from 28 to 30 April 2021 at the College of Arts of the University of Murcia, Spain. This online version of the conference intends to follow up AELINCO’S interest in the organization of valuable academic meetings, even if faced with the current health crisis (the schedule of the future editions of the conference will be voted by the members at the next AELINCO’s meeting).
The cornerstone of the conference will be computational linguistics based on written corpora and its professional applications. The theme proposed will focus on the potential of morphosyntactic analysis for the study of corpora in the written medium and for the development of tools for the language technology market.

PLENARY SPEAKERS:
The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

– Carole E. Chaski (Alias Technology, LLC & Institute for Linguistic Evidence) https://linguisticevidence.org/

– Tony Berber-Sardinha (Catholic University of Sao Paulo) http://www2.lael.pucsp.br/~tony

– Stephan Th. Gries (UC Santa Barbara & JLU Giessen) http://www.stgries.info/
– Javier Pérez Guerra (University of Vigo) http://lvtc.uvigo.es/people/jperez

Call for Papers:

In addition to the proposals accepted during the previous Call for Papers, AELINCO members are encouraged to submit new abstract proposals contributing to any of the nine AELINCO thematic panels:
1. Corpus design, compilation and types
2. Discourse, literary analysis and corpora
3. Corpus-based grammatical studies
4. Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography
5. Corpora, contrastive studies and translation
6. Linguistic variation and change through corpora
7. Corpus-based computational linguistics
8. Corpora, language acquisition and teaching
9. Special uses of corpus linguistics

The CILC2021 Steering Committee invites to submit further paper proposals (20 minutes), posters, workshops or seminars, in line with the central theme of this Conference or related to one of the nine thematic panels of AELINCO.

Each participant can submit a maximum of two proposals in English or Spanish from 23 October 2020 until 23 December 2020. The information sheet can be found on the following website: http://www.aelinco.es/en/cilc-instructions-style-sheet

The proposals will be sent via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/account/signin?l=XVBROyVZNYTL6TZLDbvw8L), indicating the selected panel. Each proposal can only be included in one single panel. The notification of acceptance will be communicated on February 26, 2021.

If you are a member of the Association, please make sure that your yearly membership fee is up-to-date; no further registration fees will be required for CILC2021. If you wish to become a member of AELINCO, you can get a full description of the procedure on AELINCO website: http://www.aelinco.es

A selection of the papers presented at the CILC2021 conference will be published in AELINCO journal, Research in Corpus Linguistics (https://ricl.aelinco.es/), and in Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science (https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JRDS/).

For more detailed information on the organization of CILC2021, please visit our website: http://eventos.um.es/go/cilc2021

Apr
30
Fri
CALR Linguistics Journal : “Teaching and Learning English during Covid-19: Impact on Pedagogy, Curriculum, Practices and Student Experiences” Tickets
Apr 30 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Journal Article

THEME: “Teaching and Learning English during Covid-19: Impact on Pedagogy, Curriculum, Practices and Student Experiences”

LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Applied Linguistics

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 April 2021

SUBMISSION ADDRESS: CALR@aou.edu.lb

CONTACT PERSON: Prof. Hayat Al-Khatib CALR@aou.edu.lb

 

Covid-19 crisis has dramatically changed practices and pedagogies of education, with 1.6 billion learners in 180 countries, in all continents, forced out of normal education as a result of the global shut down of physical learning spaces (United Nations Briefing, 2020). Teaching has been undertaken remotely and on digital platforms at university and school levels. The United Nations’ briefing underlined that, “Covid-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history impacting 94 per cent of the world’s student population, up to 99 per cent in low and lower-middle income countries”. OCED (World Bank, 2020) in its Global Education Innovation Initiative cautioned that, “Covid-19 Pandemic is a quintessential adaptive and transformative challenge, one of which there is no pre-configured book that can guide appropriate responses”. Faced with this challenge, CALR invites linguists, researchers and educationists to reflect on and evaluate the teaching and learning experiences in different contexts and their relationship to student learning experiences and academic development in an attempt to contribute to proposing responses to the challenges facing education during global crisis. In particular, researchers are invited to present working papers, research articles and case studies on: The changing language experiences and pedagogies, particularly in relation to English language teaching and learning; How issues of teaching language in higher education are shifting in on-campus experience and remote teaching; Language ideologies and teaching, and the role of expertise and training in knowledge production. The pedagogic implications of diverse learning environments, including student learning and success, student assessment and language proficiency indicators.

Submissions should be made in English, using APA version 7 format, 2020 edition.
Abstract should be 300-400 words and full paper 7000 words.

Important deadlines:
Abstract submission should be received by Friday April 30, 2021.
Full paper submission should be received by Sunday October 31, 2021.
Submissions will be double blind reviewed.

Selected submissions will be included in CALR Linguistic Journal, vol.12, due on December 2021. CALR Linguistic Journal is an ISSN referenced and indexed journal in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH Plus). ISSN number 2073-1175.

Editor-in-Chief: Hayat Al-Khatib, Professor of Applied Linguistics

English Language Teaching in the European Union: Theory and Practice across the Region Tickets
Apr 30 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Book Chapter

THEME: Open

LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, English Language Teaching, ESP

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 April 2021

 

SUBMISSION ADDRESS: lm489@exeter.ac.uk

WEBSITE: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

CONTACT PERSON: Lee McCallum lm489@exeter.ac.uk

The editor of English Language Teaching in the European Union: Theory and Practice across the Region invites you to submit a chapter to an edited volume that details how English is currently being taught across the European Union. In this additional call for chapters, I strongly encourage chapters that focus on English for Specific Purposes and/or creativity and innovation in ELT as well as the provision of ELT across primary and secondary schools, universities and colleges.

Part 1: Theories and Policies Teaching English at the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Levels: Chapters may cover issues such as the policies that drive teaching and assessment at these levels of education. Chapters may cover the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning English at these levels of education from the perspectives of teachers, learners and other ELT stakeholders. Chapters may cover issues such as the implementation of CLIL, the use of learners’ L1 and strategies for mediating language differences in the classroom.

Part 2: Innovative Practices in Teaching Language Skills: Chapters may cover current practice in the teaching and/or assessment of the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Chapters may cover current practice in teaching and/or assessment of specific areas of language (e.g., grammar, vocabulary, phraseology). Chapters may cover strategies that learners use across language skills.

Part 3: Materials Development, Use and Evaluation: Chapters may cover different types of published or teacher-made materials and discuss how teachers and/or institutions use and evaluate these materials in their current or intended teaching. Chapters may cover the process of in-house materials development and report on the perceived benefits and drawbacks of such a process. Chapters may cover how materials relate to the wider curriculum in an institution or document how current materials fail to meet the needs of learners following a particular programme of work.

Part 4: Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Chapters may report on the training teachers and students need to effectively implement technology in the classroom. Chapters may cover the benefits and challenges for teachers and students in using technology in the classroom. Chapters may cover how technology is being used to connect learning and assessment in the language classroom.

Chapters should follow APA style, 7th edition as detailed at the website provided above.

In addition, the following guidelines also set parameters for submitted chapters: Title: 10-15 words, Abstract: 150-200 words, Keywords: 3-5

The structure of an empirical chapter should include the following elements: Introduction, Theoretical framework, Research questions, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Implications of the findings for the context, Conclusion, References, Appendices (if relevant). The structure of theoretical chapters will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Journal of Language and Discrimination (Open Theme) Tickets
Apr 30 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Journal Article

THEME: Open

LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Open until filled

 

SUBMISSION ADDRESS: massimiliano.demata@unito.it and nlknoblo@svsu.edu

WEBSITE: https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JLD

CONTACT PERSON: Massimiliano Demata massimiliano.demata@unito.it and Natalia Knoblock (Saginaw Valley State University) nlknoblo@svsu.edu

 

The Journal of Language and Discrimination examines the relationship between language and the many forms of discrimination (in terms of race, ethnicity, language, gender, religion, age, ability and other characteristics) affecting most societies today. It encourages intellectual crossover and serves as a scholarly forum bringing together researchers from a large number of diverse but related fields. This multidisciplinary journal appeals to theorists and practitioners working on linguistic representations of discrimination within linguistics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, education, law and criminal justice, feminism, queer theory, disability studies, race studies, and more. It addresses socially consequential issues, such as inequality, prejudice, and discrimination, in light of the many social and political challenges taking place in many nations.

The journal publishes high-quality, original research and ensures its academic rigour by utilising double-blind expert review process. It strives to make the review and publication process as transparent, smooth, and user-friendly as possible while maintaining the high standard of published content.

The themes of future general and special issues might include: language and ageism; language and disability; gender and language; same sex marriage and civil partnership; racist language; religious language discrimination; legal perspectives on language and discrimination; language and sexual orientation; trolling; offence; political correctness; drug/alcohol users and language; fat shaming; language and social justice; islamophobia; anti-Semitism; the language of terrorism; standardisation, education and 2nd language learners; migration policies and language analysis; hate speech; animal rights/primate campaigns and language; dialect, accent and discrimination; minority languages; metaphors and discrimination; challenging linguistic stereotypes; language and class; freedom of speech.

Please, write to Massimiliano Demata (University of Turin) and Natalia Knoblock (Saginaw Valley State University) for further inquiries.

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