Embracing Language in a Changing World (UALC) Tickets
Feb 19 – Feb 20 all-day

Date: 19-Feb-2021 – 20-Feb-2021
Location: Virtual, USA
Contact Person: Ana Belen Alvarez

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 13-Dec-2020

On behalf of the organizing committee of the University of Alabama Language Conference, we would like to invite faculty and graduate students to submit abstracts for our eleventh annual conference to be held virtually on February 19-20, 2021. Organized by graduate students from the Modern Languages and Classics Department alongside several other departments on campus, this conference encompasses subjects relevant to language, literature, culture in all languages with an emphasis on English, French, German, and Spanish.

Call for Papers:

We invite you to submit proposals for 20-minute individual presentations as well as organized panels with three or four participants. Suggestions for panels must include individual presenter’s abstract along with a brief description of the panel theme (up to 300 words). Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to: ualanguagesconference@gmail.com by December 13, 2020.

The Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY 2021) Tickets
Feb 26 – Mar 2 all-day

Date: 26-Feb-2021 – 27-Feb-2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom), USA
Contact Person: Sarah Clark

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Nov-2020

The Sociolinguistics Symposium Committee at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the third annual Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY), which will be held virtually on February 26-27, 2021 in conjunction with the 13th Annual Illinois Language and Linguistics Society Conference.

SOSY is a graduate student-run symposium aimed primarily at providing graduate and advanced undergraduate students a forum to present and discuss their research on topics related to sociolinguistics. Following the success of last year’s symposium on “Rethinking Speech Communities”, this year’s theme is “Marginalized Language: Race, Identity and Society”. This session invites abstracts that focus on various semiotic practices —including but not limited to codeswitching, stance-taking, lexical choice, script choice, and phonetic variation—of meaning-making in different modalities. We especially encourage research that explores the identity processes uncovered, recovered, encouraged or discouraged at the locic of linguistic marginalization through a variety of analytical/theoretical sociolinguistic approaches.

Call for Papers:

Submissions are limited to two abstracts per author: one single author abstract and one multi-author abstract OR two multi-author abstracts. The student must be the first author and presenter. Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words, with one extra page allowed for images, data, and/or references. Full references are not necessary; but if used – please use the (Author, Year) format. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format with NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION of the presenter in the document.

Deadline for abstract submissions: November 14, 2020,11:59pm CST. Authors will be notified of abstract decisions by mid December, 2020.

To submit an abstract for the Sociolinguistic Symposium, please visit: https://linguistlist.org/easyabs/SOSY2021

For additional information on SOSY 2021, please visit: https://publish.illinois.edu/sociolinguisticssymposium/

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

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.

Linguistic and Social Aspects of Hate Speech in Modern Societies Tickets
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day

Date: 22-Mar-2021 – 23-Mar-2021
Location: Odense, Denmark
Contact Person: Andrea Kleene

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2020

Due to the current pandemic situation the conference has been postponed. The new dates of the conference are 22-23 March, 2021. Visit our website for more details: http://xperohs.sdu.dk/conference/

Hate speech and offensive language is a widespread phenomenon in modern societies. Hate speech can be roughly defined as any communication that attacks individuals or groups “on the grounds of ‘race’, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, language, religion or belief, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and other personal characteristics or status” (Council of Europe 2016). However, still relatively little is known about the linguistic and communicative mechanisms underlying the expression and perception of hate speech.

This conference aims to fill in a few of these gaps and shed light on various linguistic and social aspects of current manifestations of hate speech, providing an international forum for researchers working in the field.

It is organized by the members of the Velux-project “Towards Balance and Boundaries in Public Discourse: Expressing and Perceiving Online Hate Speech (XPEROHS)”.

Invited speakers are Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University) and Jörg Meibauer (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz).

Call for Papers:

NEW: Due to the Corona Pandemic, the conference will be organized as a hybrid event: In any case, you can participate online. At the same time we hope to welcome all those who want to/may travel to Odense in person. Technical details will follow.

We invite extended abstracts for long talks (800 word abstract) or short abstracts for shorter talks (400 word abstract). Long talks will be allocated a slot of 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. The shorter ones are limited to 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.

Submission deadline: 16 November, 2020
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lshsms2020

Notification of acceptance: 30 December, 2020

There is no conference fee!

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

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.

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

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

Lavender Languages & Linguistics 27 Tickets
May 21 – May 23 all-day

Date: 21-May-2021 – 23-May-2021
Location: ONLINE, USA
Contact Person: Eric Louis Russell

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jan-2021

The 27th annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference will take place online from 21 to 23 May 2021, hosted by the California Institute of Integral Studies. Due to COVID-19, it was postponed from its original schedule in March 2020.

The Conference has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to: LGBTQ+ life, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis; the analysis of communication in various text genres, modes and media; and, research into historical, literary, or performance questions. While the language of presentation is English, research concerning languages other than English is welcomed and encouraged.

The conference proudly maintains a “no attitudes” atmosphere to ensure that all attendees will benefit from a welcoming, supportive and collaborative conference space. The conference follows the anti-harassment policy of the Association of Computational Linguistics.

Call for Papers:

We invite abstract submissions from scholars of all backgrounds, including faculty, graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and community activists for regular (20 minute) presentations. Paper proposals should clearly articulate the focus, research method, findings and ties to language and sexuality interests.
***Those whose papers were accepted for the original conferences and who have confirmed their continued participation do not need to resubmit proposals but do need to re-register via Eventbrite.***

– Please submit abstracts (no longer than 350 words, not including title and references) as a MS Word (*.doc or *.docx) file to Eric Louis Russell (erussell@ucdavis.edu).
– The file should be labelled with your name and LavLang27 (e.g. Jane Doe LavLang27.docx).

– Do not include your name within the body of the abstract
– Do include your name and affiliations in the body of the submission email.

Questions and requests for more information should be directed to Eric Louis Russell (erussell@ucdavis.edu).

Approaches to Migration, Language & Identity 2021 (AMLI2021) Tickets
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

Date: 09-Jun-2021 – 11-Jun-2021
Location: University of Sussex/Online, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Charlotte Taylor

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2021

This is the third edition in the ‘Approaches to Migration, Language & Identity’ conference series. It is organised by Charlotte Taylor and Stuart Dunmore at the University of Sussex and will be held ONLINE.

We welcome papers addressing any aspect of the intersection between migration, language and identity whether focussed on migration discourses, language practices, legal policy or the ideologies embedded and revealed within them. We also welcome reflexive work which challenges and advances how we investigate these topics, and work which highlights potential impact and proposes methods for stakeholder involvement.

The conference is conceived as an interdisciplinary event and we warmly invite abstract submissions for papers addressing language and identity in relation to migration from colleagues across a range of disciplines including, but not limited to: education, intercultural communication, law, literary studies, linguistics, geography, history, memory studies, migration studies, psychology, sociology, translation studies. We also warmly welcome contributions from colleagues working outside academia.

Call for Papers:

Topics of interest include:

– Migration and un/belonging
– Language, national identity and the Other
– Interrogating categorisation of migrants
– Representing migration from the perspective of departure country
– Framing privileged migration
– Self-representation of migration
– Migrant-authored literary practice and identity
– Cross-linguistic analysis of migration discourses
– Metaphor in representations of migration
– Integration as a two-way process and concept

Language practices
– Language and superdiverse contexts
– Language contact: practices and attitudes
– Migration and intercultural communication
– Migration and translation
– Educational practices and migration
– Heritage languages and identity

Policy and impact
– Language testing and citizenship
– Language policy and citizenship
– The language of migration policy
– Discursive criminalisation of migration
– Creating impact – case-studies and experiences
– Working with stakeholders in investigating language, migration and identity
– Identification of areas where impact is needed

Historical perspectives
– Historical analyses of representation, practice and policy in relation to migration
– Language, migration and memory
– Memorialisation of migration
– Narratives of distant travels

– Decolonising the study of language and identity in relation to migration
– New interdisciplinary methods for investigating language, migration and identity
– Approaches to the study of language and migration (critiques / comparisons)

Abstract format:
Please specify whether your paper is a) a research paper b) reflexive/position paper c) work-in-progress paper. All abstracts should be approx. 250 words (excluding references) and should include up to 5 keywords, a clear research question, indication of findings and references. Categories (a) and (c) should also include a description of the data and methodology. Abstracts should be submitted to amliip2021@gmail.com by Monday, 15 February 2021.

Please see the conference website for more information: www.amli2021.org

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.