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ICGLE 2020 — International Conference on Gender, Language and Education
02 Dec 2020 - 04 Dec 2020 • The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
The International Conference on Gender, Language and Education (ICGLE) seeks to bring together academics, researchers, community leaders, policymakers, education practitioners and research postgraduate students from the worldwide community to explore equality and diversity issues in language and education through a gendered lens.
14th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages
02 Dec 2020 - 04 Dec 2020 • Leipzig, Germany
Slavic Department of Leipzig University
Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Semantics
DHDS — Digital Humanities and Digital Studies
02 Dec 2020 - 04 Dec 2020 • Montpellier, France
The Conference in Digital Humanities and Digital Studies aims to deliver a unique interdisciplinary scientific event in this burgeoning field, bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in these developments. The conference is an opportunity to foster a dynamic dialogue between the large environment of the digital humanities and the various scientific organizations and fields of digital studies. To this end, the event will provide a platform to explore possible collective projects and assess the actual and potential impacts of digital humanities and digital studies on education, research and practice. We believe in the need to work on collective definitions of digital humanities and digital studies, and foresee their developments and directions over the next few years.
Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Semantics
MAMP3 — International Conference on Multilingual Awareness and Multilingual Practices
03 Dec 2020 - 04 Dec 2020 • Joensuu, Finland
This is a joint event of the University of Eastern Finland and MultiLingNet.
The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.
NAMED 2020: De/constructing motion events
04 Dec 2020 - 05 Dec 2020 • Paris, France
L’expression des événements de déplacement est un phénomène à multiples facettes, qui se trouve au carrefour de la morphologie, de la sémantique lexicale, de la syntaxe, du discours et de la pragmatique. La recherche récente s’est interrogée sur sa nature composite, montrant comment l’expression du déplacement fait intervenir des paramètres spécifiques aux langues, qui interagissent avec celle-ci (Beavers, Levin et al. 2010). L’objectif de ce colloque est d’explorer ces facteurs plus avant, en mettant l’accent sur le rôle du verbe et la comparaison interlingue, tout en encourageant des approches diverses (Levin 1993, Aurnague 2011, Stosic 2019) à partager leurs analyses.
SCLC-2020 — The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference
04 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020 • Tromsø, Norway
Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA)
The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference (SCLC-2020) is the 17th conference of the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) that will take place on December 4-6, 2020 at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway. The conference is locally organized and hosted by the CLEAR research group.
6th International Conference on Cultures and Languages in Contact
09 Dec 2020 - 10 Dec 2020 • El Jadida, Morocco
The Applied Language and Culture Studies Research Laboratory (ALCS)
The Applied Language and Culture Studies Research Laboratory (ALCS)invites proposals forpapers to be presented at its 6thInternational Conference on “Cultures and Languages in Contact” to be held at the School ofHumanities and Social Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University in EL Jadida, Morocco. The goal of this international conference is to bring together scholars working on current issues within the context of language, culture and translation studies. Specifically, the conference seeks to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art and explore new directions and emerging trends in cultures and languages and their contact.
Fairview — A True and Fair View: Communicative, Linguistic and Ethical Aspects of Expressing Point of View in Journalism
10 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 • Africa Museum, Tervuren (near Brussels), Belgium
WASSAP 5 — Workshop on Aspect and Argument Structure of Adverbs/Adjectives and Prepositions/Participles
10 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 • Bayonne, France
LLCE2020 — Literature and Culture in Education 2020
10 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020 • Rome, Italy
The international conference intended to create an opportunity for researchers and academics to present and share their latest research outcomes in applied linguistics, language pedagogy, literary scholarship and cultural studies. Conference publications include research journals (WoS) and proceedings.
21st International Meeting of Young Linguists
11 Dec 2020 • Olomouc, Czech Republic
You are cordially invited to the annual International Meeting of Young Linguists. The conference boasts 19 years’ tradition which started in 2000 at the Institute of the Czech Language of the Academy of Sciences, Prague, and has been continued since 2001 at Palacký University in Olomouc.
Diachronic Workshop, Czech as the Second Language, Translation and Linguistics, Language of Media
International Conference on Diversity and Inclusivity in English Language Education
11 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
This conference is an excellent opportunity for discussing key issues and current trends in promoting inclusive education in classrooms where English is taught as a foreign, second, additional or international language. The event brings together a diverse audience comprising academics, teacher educators, teacher-researchers, researchers, policy makers and materials developers, who are keen on promoting and utilising theory, research and practice to make English language education more attractive, effective, inclusive and innovative.
CogALex 2020 — Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
12 Dec 2020 • Barcelona, Spain
The way we look at the lexicon has changed dramatically over the last few decades. While in the past being considered as an appendix to grammar, the lexicon has now moved to the center stage.
Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Languages & the Media 2020 — 13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media
14 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020 • Berlin, Germany
The 2020 edition of Languages & the Media, the 13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, will be riding the wave of recent trends that are fast becoming reality in audiovisual localisation.
NMLC4 — 4th Nuba Mountain Languages Conference
04 Jan 2021 - 06 Jan 2021 • Khartoum, Sudan
The conference strives to provide meaningful coverage on current trends on all aspects of Nuba Mountain languages. It also aims to share knowledge about the Nuba Mountain languages in order to support a democratic development and the inclusion of all Sudanese ethnicities and languages in the New Sudan.
HKCPD Hub International Conference 2021 for English teaching professionals worldwide
06 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021 • Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development International Conference 2021 for English teaching professionals worldwide is going ahead. Look at our confirmed list of first rate international speakers, and you will realise that this is the one conference in 2021 where you really should present! Organised by 5 leading universities in Hong Kong, this conference is an excellent opportunity for English teaching professionals to meet, network, discuss, learn from each other and explore opportunities for greater collaboration to encourage and sustain interactive communities of practice.
ANS Panel at the Modern Language Association Conference
07 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021 • Toronto, Canada
American Name Society (ANS)
Although toponyms are often taken for granted in our daily lives, they bear considerable potential for acquiring personal and social meanings depending on their contexts and co-texts of use. These multi-layered meanings are often utilized by authors as a literary resource to evoke associations or invoke evaluative positioning. Papers accepted for this panel will explore how the meaning potential of place-names—be they real or fictional—is effectively harnessed to shape literary settings within specific works or by specific authors. Examples of themes that can be addressed include toponyms choice/invention and their connotations; toponyms in translation; toponyms in literary theory; and toponyms and intertextuality.
MLA 2021 — 2021 MLA Annual Convention
07 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021 • Toronto, Canada
Modern Language Association (MLA)
ANS 2021 — American Name Society Annual Meeting
07 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021 • San Francisco, CA, United States
American Name Society (ANS)
Promoting the study of onomastics
SSILA 2021 — SSILA 2021 Annual Winter Meeting
07 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021 • San Francisco, CA, United States
The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) will hold its annual winter meeting jointly with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) in San Francisco, CA on January 7-10, 2021. SSILA meetings allow scholars to present on a wide range of topics centered on any aspect of Indigenous American languages.
SHESL Conference 2021 — Documentation and Description of Asian Languages:History and Epistemology
20 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021 • Paris, France
Société d'histoire et d'épistémologie des sciences du langage (SHESL)
This conference proposes to address, from a historical and/or an epistemological point of view, the ways in which Asian languages have been documented and described. “Asia” is used here in the wide sense which the French Société asiatique gives to it, that is to say as designating an area going from the Maghreb to the Far East.
OCP18 — The 18th Old World Conference on Phonology
27 Jan 2021 - 30 Jan 2021 • Eivissa, Spain
The Old World Conference on Phonology is an annual event gathering researchers specializing in phonology and related fields, interested in both theoretical and experimental issues. The 18th Old World Conference on Phonology (OCP18) will be held at the University of the Balearic Islands in the island of Eivissa from 27-30 January 2021, hosted by the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics of the University of the Balearic Islands, the lab Formal Structures of Language (SFL - UMR 7023) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and the University of Paris 8.
The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature
02 Feb 2021 - 03 Feb 2021 • Ahwaz, Khouzestan, Iran
The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature is organized by different universities and research centers. The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation. Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.
Siberian Life: Language & Culture 2021
04 Feb 2021 - 05 Feb 2021 • Hamburg, Germany
From February 4th - 5th 2021, the Institute of Finno-Ugric and Uralic Studies will host a workshop on the ethnolinguistics of Northern Siberian indigenous languages and peoples. The aim of the workshop is to explore the rather young disciplines and subfields of ethnolinguistics and anthropological linguistics as well as bring together scholars associated with these disciplines. The workshop addresses all scholars working within linguistics, anthropology and ethnology and presents an opportunity to share knowledge and experience. We welcome papers from all fields mentioned above. Presentations on cultural effects on grammar are especially appreciated.
MPP2021 — Morphology in production and perception: Phonetics, phonology and spelling of complex words
08 Feb 2021 - 10 Feb 2021 • Düsseldorf, Germany
Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Department for English Language and Linguistics
Recent research on the production and comprehension of morphologically complex words in speech and writing has shown that morphological structure may influence their phonology, articulation, acoustics and spelling. So far, the range of investigated phenomena and languages is still small. Nevertheless, the results obtained so far pose serious challenges for current theories of phonology-morphology interaction, of the mental lexicon and of language production, perception and comprehension.
XXIII. Deutscher Hispanistentag
24 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021 • Graz, Austria
Die thematischen Sektionen beleuchten das Rahmenthema des 23. Deutschen Hispanistentages aus verschiedenen Fachbereichen: Sprachwissenschaft, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Fachdidaktik, sowie transversale Perspektiven.
Hispanistik in neuen Umwelten: Digitalisierung - Reinskriptionen - Schnittstellen
The role of linguistic interfaces — XXIII. Deutscher Hispanistentag
24 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021 • Graz, Austria
The assumption of an interaction between grammatical subsystems depends very much on the theoretical paradigm: While some synchronic and diachronic grammatical theories, such as Optimality Theory (OT) and grammaticalization theory, early based their fundamental assumptions on the interaction of grammatical modules, the idea of autonomous subsystems predominated in early phases of the Generative paradigm before the interest in language acquisition and change increased (see Fischer & Gabriel 2016: 8). Nowadays, the term itself is ambiguous since it is used in different ways: in a wider interpretation, the term “interface” refers to the connection between linguistics and other disciplines (e.g. philosophy, psychology) as well as to the connection between the language faculty and other aspects of cognitive domains, i.e. the external or non-linguistic interfaces.
ComputEL-4 — Fourth Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages
02 Mar 2021 - 03 Mar 2021 • Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (U.S.), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada), as well as the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, the University of Buffalo, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the Un
The ComputEL-4 workshop will focus on the use of computational methods in the study, support, and revitalization of endangered languages. The primary aim of the workshop is to continue narrowing the gap between computational linguists interested in working on methods for endangered languages, field linguists working on documenting these languages, and the language communities who are striving to maintain their languages.
Le français donne la note
19 Mar 2021 - 20 Mar 2021 • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Le congrès national des professeurs de français Le français donne la note s'est montré un des événements phare dans le paysage de l'enseignement du français aux Pays-Bas. Ce congrès bisannuel aura lieu les 19 et 20 mars 2021, pendant la Semaine de la Francophonie. Son slogan Le français donne la note est axé sur les nombreuses cultures de la planète où le français a trouvé sa place. Il renvoie aussi à sa place aux Pays-Bas en voulant inciter les dirigeants à promouvoir le français. Ce qui inspirera le comité organisateur d’offrir aux 500 participants (attendus) un éventail multicolore d'ateliers ayant tous en commun l'enseignement du français et sa didactique.
LED 2021 — Reference : (co-)construction and use
25 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021 • Grenoble (Université Grenoble Alpes), France
Reference is considered here in the nominal domain – pronouns included – and is understood as the designation of the mental representation of an entity, regardless of whether the latter exists in the extralinguistic world.
29 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021 • Vienna, Austria
In mediatised cultures, people are engaged in increasingly complex networks of digital and analogue media practices through which they construct, experience, and share their lifeworlds. In the interdisciplinary research platform #YouthMediaLife at the University of Vienna, scholars have been engaged with such mediatised lifeworlds, specifically of young people, since May 2018.#YouthMediaLife 2021 invites international experts from various fields to share their research and perspectives on young people's mediatised lifeworlds.
European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) International Conference
29 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021 • University of Naples, Italy
European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA)
Australia may be defined as a society increasingly preoccupied yet also gambling with the future, a worry or denial which is closely connected to the notion of risk as a systematic way of dealing with, inducing and introducing hazards and insecurities. Apocalyptic speculations about future events are often employed in regard to feared scapegoats, such as climate change, migrants and Indigenous peoples, who are blamed for threatening or damaging society. Denial and scepticism have become the resort of political and social movements, yet fear and anxiety are perhaps the dominant affective modes of expressing one’s attachment to the Australian community or nation.
Australia as a Risk Society: Hope and Fears of the Past, the Present and the Future
Adverbs 2021 — German adverbs and adverbials : descriptive, theoretical and comparative perspectives
29 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021 • Bordeaux, France
The aim of the conference is to discuss issues on the formal and functional characterization of adverbs in German, crossing language-specific, descriptive and theoretical research and drawing on inputs from all theoretical backgrounds, from cross-linguistic research. Methodological, epistemological and historical contributions are welcome, as well.
Die Tagung wird sich primär mit dem Deutschen befassen, aber vergleichende, kontrastive und typologische Vorträge unter Berücksichtigung des Deutschen sind ebenfalls erwünscht. Die Arbeitssprachen sind Deutsch und Englisch.
18 May 2021 - 19 May 2021 • Oldenburg, Germany
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
The meeting aims at bringing together researchers who work on the interface between phonetics and other (linguistic) domains or aspects, such as, e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, or pragmatics. Contributions focusing on speech production and/or perception and connecting empirical findings to theoretical issues are welcome.
XVIII ICML 2021 — XVIII International Conference on Minority Languages
24 May 2021 - 26 May 2021 • University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain
NOR Research Group at the University of the Basque Country
The 18th International Conference on Minority Languages, to be held in Bilbao (Basque Country) from 24th to 26th March 2021, is organized by the NOR Research Group at the University of the Basque Country. It will deal with the subject of minority or small languages and minority speakers all over the world. It aims to create a dialogue among disciplines by asking how minority languages are facing those challenging new multilingual and multicultural circumstances, and how minority speakers are negotiating and reinventing minority linguistic resources in moving locally and globally.
ICLL 2021 — Latin in the linguistic context of the ancient Mediterranean
24 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 • Santiago de Compostela, Spain
In this workshop, we aim to discuss various manifestations of linguistic variation and language contact between Latin and other languages of the Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire, which accompanied the intense exchanges of artefacts, material products, literary motives and ideas through the Ancient Mediterranean.
13th meeting of the international Symposium on (Im)Politeness and the 7th meeting of the biannual iMean
24 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021 • Basel, Switzerland
In 2021 the 13th meeting of the international Symposium on (Im)Politeness and the 7th meeting of the biannual iMean (interaction and meaning) conference will be merged for a meeting on the “pragmatics of translation” on 24-26 June, 2021. We will invite papers on translation outcomes and processes which highlight a pragmatic angle of understanding the transfer of language phenomena across cultures and intra-culturally. We approach translation from a broad perspective, including written textual translation from source to target language as well as other modalities such as signing, simultaneous translation or audiovisual translation by professional and lay people. We also include topics such as explaining meaning to each other or translating sensual experience into language.
17th International Pragmatics Conference
27 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021 • Winterthur, Switzerland
International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
The conference, organized by the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), is open to all topics relevant to linguistic pragmatics, conceived broadly as the interdisciplinary (cognitive, social, cultural) science of language use.
19th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
30 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021 • Madrid, Spain
Critical Cultural Studies, Communication and Linguistics Studies, Literary Humanities, Civic, Political, and Community Studies, Past and Present in the Humanistic Education, 2021 Special Focus: Critical Thinking, Soft Skills, and Technology
ICLaVE 11 — International Conference on Language Variation in Europe
07 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021 • Vienna , Austria
ICLaVE|11 takes place at the University of Vienna, Austria, with kind support from the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE, is one of the most important fora for research in the area of language variation in Europe. It aims at bringing together scholars of languages and language varieties spoken in Europe with the purpose of discussing empirical, methodological and theoretical issues in the study of language variation and change on the continent.
ISB13 — International Symposium on Bilingualism
09 Jul 2021 - 14 Jul 2021 • Warsaw , Poland
University of Warsaw, Poland
The conference theme, “Bilingualism in Flux”, presents bilingualism as a dynamic and multifaceted phenomenon existing on a continuum. The in flux part of the theme is a twofold concept. First, it is understood as relating to non-linguistic circumstances that foster not only diverse, but also transient bilingual communities throughout the world. Nowadays, new waves of migration influence the linguistic status quo and enrich existing environments. Second, it pertains to the very processes taking place in language, a dynamic entity prone to changes. The fluctuating circumstances entail linguistic consequences reflected in the development of the second and further languages, cross-linguistic influence, language attrition, incomplete acquisition, and maintenance of heritage languages. Finally, the conference leitmotif highlights not only the local changes presently taking place in Poland, but also the country’s linguistic heritage.
15th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium
04 Aug 2021 - 06 Aug 2021 • Nairobi, Kenya
University of Edinburgh, UK
Over several decades, the Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium has become established as a valuable forum for the dissemination and discussion of research findings among linguists investigating the languages that belong to the Nilo-Saharan language family.
54th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea
31 Aug 2021 - 03 Sep 2021 • Athens, Greece
Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) and University of Athens
SLE meetings provide a forum for high-quality linguistic research from all (sub)domains of linguistics and seeks to attract the submission of workshop proposals on specialized linguistic areas.
CALA 2021 — THE CONFERENCE ON ASIAN LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY 2021
01 Sep 2021 - 04 Sep 2021 • Quezon City, Philippines
Department of Linguistics, University of The Philippines Diliman
- The CALA 2021 (SCOPUS / ISI indexed) is the annual conference and workshops and lectures on the Linguistic Anthropology, The Sociolinguistics, and the Language and Society, of Asia. Symbol and New Society: The CALA 2021 invites work on the linguistic symbols of Asian and global Asian society, in a new era. Submissions should acknowledge and describe the transfer of language and communication in this new era. Papers should focus on the ways in which communication has increasingly taken on both evolutionary and revolutionary form, following recent large-scale changes in Asian society, and in Asia’s new or revised interrelatedness with global scapes.
THE CONFERENCE ON ASIAN LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY 2021
Protolang Conference Series — 7th International Conference
06 Sep 2021 - 08 Sep 2021 • Düsseldorf, Germany
The Protolang conference series creates an interdisciplinary platform for scholarly discussion on the origins of symbolic communication distinctive of human beings. The thematic focus of Protolang is on delineating the genetic, anatomical, neuro-cognitive, socio-cultural, semiotic, symbolic and ecological requirements for evolving (proto)language. Sign use, tools, cooperative breeding, pointing, vocalisation, intersubjectivity, bodily mimesis, planning and navigation are among many examples of such possible factors.
MiMS 2021 — Micro-variation in Multilingualism
16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 • Tromsø, Norway
The workshop Micro-variation in Multilingualism is hosted by the AcqVA (Acquisition, Variation & Attrition) research group and the project MiMS (Microvariation in Multilingual acquisition & attrition Situations), funded by the Research Council of Norway.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on micro-variation in bi- and multilingual populations on topics that are (directly or indirectly) related to the questions investigated in MiMS.
LCR 2021 — International Conference for Learner Corpus Research
23 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021 • Padua, Italy
University of Padua (Italy), Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
The international conference for Learner Corpus Research (LCR) is is organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association (https://www.learnercorpusassociation.org/), which brings together researchers, language instructors and software developers with a common interest in the use of learner corpora for research on second language acquisition, as well as for the enhancement of language pedagogy and language assessment. The conference takes place every two years.
The Once and Future English
10 Mar 2022 - 12 Mar 2022 • London, United Kingdom
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA
This conference begins with the notion that English is today used by about 1.5 billion people, less than a third of whom speak it as their first language. This minority-majority reversal has significantly impacted the grammatical characteristics of English, the demographics of the Anglophone population, the domains in which English is used, and attitudes towards the language, which has been described both as a venue for increased global communication and as a cultural and economic predator. The history of the language is being rewritten as well, from one defined by conventional periodization and the triumph of English as a Germanic language, to one that has reoriented the historical and contemporary significance of the language’s traditional homelands. The Once and Future English asks the question: How will English’s present and past look to future speakers?
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