Category Archives: Conferences

SEAL 27(Padang, Sumatra; 11-13 May 2017)

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This is the first call for abstracts for the 27th annual Southeast Asian Linguistics Society meeting. The meeting will be held at the Hotel Bumiminang (Padang, Sumatra) 11-13 May 2017.

A simple website has is now up at

More details concerning accommodation, travel, and meeting plans will be posted to the website soon.

For general information on SEALS meetings see:

You are invited to submit abstracts between December 1 and January 31. Acceptances will be posted 28 February (or earlier on request). A template for abstracts is attached. Please follow the instructions in the template and return directly to this email


Paul Sidwell, David Gil (Organisers)


iMean5 Conference, UWE Bristol, 6- 8 April 2017 (Pre-conference Workshops on 5 April)


Language and Change

Papers are invited for the iMean5 conference to be held at the University of the West of England, Bristol, 6- 8 April 2017. The fifth iMean conference maintains its traditional focus on meaning in social interaction, with a thematic orientation to Language and Change.

Invited plenary speakers (confirmed):

  • Gisle Andersen, University of Bergen
  • Christine BéalUniversité Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
  • Jenny Cheshire, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Michael Haugh, University of Queensland
  • Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Zuraidah Mohd Don, University of Malaya

We will be considering changes at the linguistic level but also how changes at a societal level affect linguistic usage and our conceptions and analysis of it. Our increasingly interconnected and fast-moving world has led to an upsurge in mobility and to the possibility of greater variation and change in language use. The linguistically diverse nature of contemporary societies has implications for social justice, with potentially differential access to the public sphere. Different contexts of use and new media may also bring new styles and manners of expression. As society changes, so must our conceptual and epistemological models and old questions and concepts require new approaches and angles.  

The conference welcomes papers which focus on Language and Change, on norms and/or shifts in language usage and, more generally, on theoretical and methodological developments in research on sociopragmatics.

iMean5 aims to  take a critical approach to current conceptions of ‘language and change’, focused around (but not restricted to) the following themes:

·        the impact of globalisation, population mobility, the growth of cities and multiethnolects and the interrelation of  language choice, language use and social justice;

·        how identities (regional, class, gender, ethnic and so on) are constructed and negotiated in and through language and how these shift from one community to another;

·        theory/ method aiming to forge new understandings of social class and gender identities in the 21st century and how we incorporate these in linguistic research;

·        language change at phonological, syntactic, semantic or discourse levels of analysis;

·        the impact of new media on linguistic usage.

In line with the iMean tradition, the conference aims to encourage multidisciplinary thinking and to create new pathways in linguistic research.

The conference will, as usual, include two specialist Colloquia, an Atelier AFLS and a summative Round Table at which the keynote speakers are invited to debate the conference theme. 

Invited Colloquia

iMean 5 will host two invited colloquia.

1. Language migration and change

Convened by Jo Angouri

2. “Just how sorry are you, mate?” Norms and Variations in im/polite language behaviour. Convened by Kate Beeching and James Murphy

 Further details will be announced by the end of October 2016 or soon after.

Atelier AFLS 

Participants who would like to present in French or present specifically French data are invited to join the Atelier AFLS which will take place as part of the conference.

Round table: What’s new in Language and Change?

Submission Details:

Panel Proposals:

Panel proposals are invited by 1 December 2016. Decisions about panels will be made by 15 December. Panel organisers should oversee abstracts from panel members, with up to 6 papers in a panel (2 X 90 minute slots). Individual panel members should submit abstracts, clearly marked with Panel names, to the main conference email address by 5 January 2017 as below. All abstracts (in panels and the main conference) will be subject to double blind review as always. For information on panel proposals please contact the organisers ( and

Individual Papers:

Abstracts of no more than 350 words (max and including references, if absolutely necessary) are invited. They should be submitted to

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 5 January 2017. Abstracts should not include the name and affiliation of the author(s). If your submission is part of a Panel, or the Atelier AFLS, or you would like to propose your paper as part of one of the Colloquia, please state this clearly at the top of your submission.

Further details will be published on the iMean website soon. Go to:

In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact or for further information.

IPrA 2017 (16-21 July 2017, Belfast)

Make yourself at home.

AMPRA: Indiana University, Bloomington (Nov. 4-6, 2016, Indiana, USA).


Proposals for the 3rd International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA) are currently being accepted. The conference will take place at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA on November 4, 5, & 6, 2016. There will be a pre-conference workshop on Pragmatics & Language Learning during the afternoon of Thursday, November 3, 2016. In addition, the conference will feature three outstanding plenary speakers. For additional information about the conference and the call for papers, please visit the AMPRA website:

In addition to individual presentations, we are encouraging proposals for PANEL sessions. Panel organizers, please follow the instructions for submitting your proposal: 

Abstracts and PANEL proposals must be submitted through EasyAbstracts:
Before you submit your proposal, make sure to indicate whether your submission is for an individual presentation or panel.


Deadline: April 15, 2016 (no abstracts will be processed after this date)

Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2016

Call for Papers (also available on the AMPRA conference website):

Please visit the AMPRA website to get familiar with the guidelines for abstract submission, deadlines, plenary speakers, logistics for planning your trip, hotel, etc.  You can also find information for the Graduate Student Travel Award (see main page of website, ‘Announcements’.

 If you have any questions about AMPRA 2016, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you at Indiana University on November 4-6, 2016.


Information sent by:

Dr. Cesar Felix-Brasdefer (for the 2016 AMPRA Conference Organizing Committee)

The 3rd English Scholars Beyond Borders (ESBB) Conference; Taichung (May 19-22, 2016 )



The 3rd ESBB conference will explore the diverse kinds of borders and boundaries that English teachers and scholars must negotiate to achieve success and to benefits learners. We invite language teaching professionals to present your conceptual work.

Web address:

LILA ’16 / 3rd Linguistics and Language Conference; Cezayir Conference Halls, Istanbul (June 24-25, 2016)



LILA ’16 Conference is aiming at bringing researchers from various subfields to share their current research, ideas, and experience. We encourage submission of papers in all major linguistics subfields as well as related cross-disciplinary areas listed in themes page.

* For those who are interested to attend this conference, please check personally with the organisers. (I have not attended LILA conferences before).

Will be announced.

All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM’s digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the “Thomson & Reuters Web of Science’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index” (CPCI) and Google Scholars.

Selected papers will be published in Dilbilim Journal.
Dilbilim Derne?i also one of the partners of the conference, is a member of Comité International Permanent des Linguistes (CIPL) / Permanent International Committee of Linguists. Its journal, Dilbilim Dergisi is a peer reviewed, prestigious multi-language academic journal (ISSN 0255-674X) having been published since 1976. All issues can be found in Bibliothèque nationale de France and National Library of Turkey.

Deadline for abstract submission: March 18, 2016
Deadline for registration: May 13, 2016
Deadline for full papers submission: May 20, 2016
Please control our website to see the last updates

Phonetics and Phonology
History of Linguistics
Historical Linguistics and Language Change
Language Acquisition
Evolution of Language
Language Development
Cognitive Studies of Language
Anthropological Linguistics/Linguistic Anthropology
Language Documentation and Endangered Languages
Sign Languages
Language and Philosophy/ Philosophy of Language
Text and Discourse Analysis
Computational Linguistics
Mathematical Models
Machine Translation and Multilingual Processing
Translation Studies
Quantitative Linguistics
Corpus Studies
Language Education

The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls:

Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers’ Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.

The scientific committee consists of significant scholars,
Prof. Fusun Ataseven / Yildiz Technical University
Prof. Canan Senoz Ayata / Istanbul University
Prof. Ozgur Aydin / Ankara University
Prof. Dr. Dincay Koksal / Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Prof. Nur Nacar Logie / Istanbul University
Prof. Faruk Yucel / Ege University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonel Bosnali / Namik Kemal University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burcu Ilkay Karaman / Dokuz Eylul University
Assist. Prof.Dr. G. Songul Ercan / Dokuz Eylul University
Assist. Prof. Ozgun Kosaner / Dokuz Eylul University
Assist. Prof. Pelin Sulha / Dokuz Eylul University
Research Assistant Nazli Cihan / Istanbul University

You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.


*For a comprehensive list of global Linguistics conferences, 2016, please click on ‘Conferences’ on your right.

LIAR IV (at Manchester Uni.) Keynote Speakers Confirmed

Here is our updated LIAR IV conference website:

We are looking forward to receiving abstract proposals.

 All keynote speakers have now confirmed their participation in the conference and abstract will soon be available on-line.

 Thank you in advance!

 Kind regards,

Dr Piotr Jagodziński (Senior Research Assistant)