Lavender Languages & Linguistics 27


May 21, 2021 – May 23, 2021 all-day
Eric Louis Russell

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 (
– 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 (