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26–28 June 2019 ICLaVE|10: 10th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe

Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE, is the most important international forum for research in the area of language variation in Europe. It aims at bringing together scholars of languages or language varieties spoken in Europe, with the purpose of discussing empirical, methodological and theoretical issues in the study of language variation and change.


Abstracts for panel sessions can be submitted until 20 August 2018.

Abstracts for individual papers and posters can be submitted until 20 October 2018.

Abstracts for ICLaVE|10 are accepted in English.

18 October 2019 4th Workshop on Sound Change

University of Salamanca, Spain

The 4th Workshop on Sound Change will be held at the University of Salamanca, Spain, on Friday 18 October 2019. The goal of this workshop is to gather phonologists, phoneticians and historical linguists working on the phonetic and phonological factors involved in the inception of sound change and on its lexical and social diffusion mechanisms.

In addition to several oral presentations, a poster session will be held during the one-day workshop. We invite submission of abstracts for poster presentation.

The official languages of the workshop are Spanish, French, Italian and English.

We intend to publish a selection of the oral and poster presentations during 2019-2020.

27–29 March 2019 37th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics (AESLA 37)

Palacio Conde Ansúrez, Valladolid, Spain

The 37th  International Conference of the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics (AESLA) will be held next 27-29 March 2019 at the Palacio Conde Ansúrez in Valladolid (Spain).

It is organized by scholars and researchers from the departments of English, of French and German, of Spanish and of the Didactics of Language and Literature from the University of Valladolid. It is coordinated by the UVALAL (University of Valladolid Language Acquisiton Lab) research group.

The theme for the AESLA 2019 conference is Bilingualism and languages in contact. This year’s edition intends to address the study of bilingualism in its different dimensions and through the use of multiple methodologies and formal accounts as used by researchers in the field.

We target the linguistic phenomena that emerge when more than one language interact in the mind of bilingual speakers with different linguistic profiles and how this evolves during their life span.

27–29 March 2019 CONLA UNA 2019

Universidad Nacional of Costa Rica, Brunca Extension, Campus Pérez Zeledón, San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica

The 4th International Conference of Applied Linguistics CONLA UNA 2019 will take place at Universidad Nacional of Costa Rica, Brunca Extension, Campus Pérez Zeledón. The theme for this fourth conference is “Embracing the Pedagogical Challenges of the New Generations”. Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Brunca Extension, Pérez Zeledón Campus, with a deep interest in accomplishing its institutional mission, invites those teachers, professors, researchers and students of areas related to applied linguistics in English and Spanish who are eager to share, enrich and expand their knowledge to participate in this conference. Various topics, such as linguistics, literature, translation,  interpretation, applied linguistics, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), will be discussed and analyzed on 27–29 March 2019. Everybody is cordially invited to be part of this fourth conference

22–23 February 2019 The 7th International Conference on Endangered and Lesser Known Languages

School of Languages and Linguistics Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

The Endangered and Lesser Known Languages (ELKL) conference began as a platform for academicians, researchers and members of speech communities to deliberate issues relevant to language endangerment and share their latest findings. This annual conference aims to create interest in lesser known languages and train young scholars in language documentation.

21–20 February 2019 MOBILLE—Mobile Language Learning Experience International Conference

Lycée Français de New York, New York, NY, USA

Hosted by the iconic Lycée Français de New York, MOBILLE is a new international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from all over the world in a forum about the impact of new technologies on learning and teaching of languages.

MOBILLE stands for Mobile Language Learning Experience. Language learning occurs in various environments, in dedicated regular classes as well as in those integrating language and subject matter. Whatever the setting, this conference will focus on how technology—ubiquitous, pervasive and forever changing, shapes the experiences of learners, as well as teachers in primary school, secondary school and beyond. What is mobile is not just the technology, but ultimately the language learning itself.

MOBILLE Proceedings will comprise selected papers from the conference edited by the chair, Dr. Sonia Rocca. The Proceedings will appear in the MOBILLE partner journal, Languages , an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on interdisciplinary studies of languages, published quarterly online by MDPI .

MOBILLE registered presenters may submit full-length articles in English to the Proceedings, which will be published as a Special Issue of Languages , entitled MOBILLE 2019. The deadline for submissions to the proceedings is 15 December 2018. Manuscripts can be submitted here. They will be peer-reviewed and published online immediately after acceptance.

9–11 January 2019 Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World (BHL 2019)

Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

The BHL is a biannual conference (Leiden 2015, Florida 2017) that brings together researchers working on different aspects of bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone world to share new insights regarding methodology and extend and strengthen the dialogue on furthering our understanding of bilingualism. This biannual conference promotes Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics in the Netherlands and serves a broad community of international scholars researching and teaching Hispanic and Portuguese linguistics. In terms of tangible outputs, the first BHL (2015) resulted in an edited volume (John Benjamins). The second BHL (2017) resulted in an edited Special Issue of the journal Languages.

28–29 November 2018 II International Conference on Language and Migration (2CILEI-18)

Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain

The II International Conference on Language and Migration (2CILEI-18) will be held at the University of Alcalá from 29 to 30 November 2018.

The  2CILEI-18 aims to be a forum of debate and analysis on the study of the relations between language and society where linguistic contact takes place as a result of migratory movements, with special consideration to how migration develops or favours the socio-linguistic integration process. The present call is open to the research community in general, and more specifically, to those who carry out their research in the field of migration from different yet complementary perspectives: linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, teaching a second language and translation.

The Conference accepts communications related to migration in the following thematic areas:

  • ​Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Development of virtual resources for research of language teaching to migrants
  • Translation and controlled languages

9–11 November 2018 HDLS 13

University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA

The High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS) is pleased to announce our 13th biennial conference, HDLS 13. The conference will take place November 9–11, 2018 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. HDLS 13 will focus on functional linguistic research in cognition, typology, sociolinguistics, indigenous languages, and signed languages.This conference will also highlight interdisciplinary research from the point of view of psychology, anthropology, education, and computer science, among others.

5–7 November 2018 Parallel Corpora: Creation and Applications—International Symposium PACOR 2018

Faculty of Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

The Instituto Universitario de Lenguas Modernas y Traductores (IULMYT) and the Department of English Studies: Linguistics and Literature of Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM) are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the International Symposium PACOR 2018 on Parallel Corpora at the Faculty of Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) on 5–7 November 2018.

Research on parallel corpora spans a number of topics from contrastive linguistics and translation studies, lexicography, language teaching and learning to computer-assisted and machine translation. In the Natural Language Processing (NLP) community, parallel corpora are a key resource as training data for statistical machine translation, and for building or extending bilingual lexicons and terminologies. However, high-quality parallel corpora that are large enough to produce statistically reliable results are scarce, despite the development of automated methods to mine them from the Web. In recent years this scarcity of parallel corpora has motivated research on comparable corpora—pairs of monolingual corpora compiled according to the same set of criteria in different languages—to mine information about possible translations.


Conference Themes

We welcome submissions on the following (but not limited to) research strands:

1. Design, analysis, annotation and visualization of parallel and comparable corpora for research and applications in the areas of contrastive linguistics, human translation and translation learning, computer-assisted and machine translation, language teaching and learning, lexicography and terminology.

2. Tools and methods for the creation, annotation and exploitation of parallel/comparable corpora, such as:

- Automatic and semi-automatic methods for building parallel/comparable corpora;
- Methods to mine parallel and comparable corpora from the Web Tools and criteria to evaluate the comparability of corpora;
- Parallel vs non-parallel corpora, monolingual corpora;
- Multimedia/multi-modal parallel and comparable corpora.

3. Presentation of existing bilingual parallel and comparable corpora, in which Spanish is included or multilingual corpora in which Spanish is the pivot language.

26–28 October 2018 Second Language Research Forum 2018

Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

The Second Language Research Forum is an annual conference organized by graduate students for scholars interested in second language research.

Researchers in this growing interdisciplinary field study issues related second language acquisition from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

SLRF 2018 will focus on the Contribution of Cognitive Science to Second Language Research. Abstracts for SLRF 2018 are accepted in English and in French.


Abstracts can be submitted from 15 February 2018 until 15 April 2018.

Abstracts for SLRF 2018 are accepted in English and in French.

25–28 October 2018 Second International Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

The Second Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America (ILCLA), organized in conjunction with the Fourth Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STLILLA 2018) brings together instructors, practitioners, activists, indigenous leaders, scholars and learners who study indigenous languages and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.

This international symposium engages participants in a hemispheric dialogue and also serves as a permanent forum for networking and exchanging ideas, experiences and research on methodological, theoretical, pedagogical, and practical issues from inter and trans-disciplinary perspectives. This forum will enable professionals from around the world to interact with leading experts in the fields of education, language policy and planning, linguistics, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, anthropology, informatics, and other disciplines. Through different venues such as keynotes presentations, panels, round tables, interactive workshops, poster sessions, and technological tool showcases, this symposium will contribute to the teaching and learning, dissemination and preservation, study and advancement of indigenous languages and cultures of the region.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Gaspar Pedro González, Maya author and scholar, and Dan Everett, linguist and Dean of Arts & Sciences at Bentley University.

17–19 October 2018 11th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO)

University of Córdoba (Spain)

The Organizing Committee of the 11th AELCO International Conference is pleased to invite you to this new edition, which will take place on the 17–19 October 2018 at the University of Córdoba (Spain).

The deadline to submit the abstracts of approved theme sessions has equally been extended to 10 April 10 2018.

We would like to invite you to submit your contributions to the General Session of our conference on topics included in, or related to, the theme of this edition, Cognitive linguistic  research in metonymy, metaphor, constructions and frames: Scope, models and methods. However, AELCO/SCOLA's conferences aim to serve as a forum for discussion of any topic within the field of cognitive linguistics; therefore, we also invite proposals on other traditional topics in cognitive linguistics.

Our plenary speakers are:

  • Mario Brdar, Professor, University of Osijek (Croatia)
  • Günter Radden, Emeritus Professor, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Professor, University of La Rioja (Spain)
  • Leonard Talmy, Emeritus Professor, University of Buffalo, New York (U.S.A.)

Proposals will be written in one of the two of the languages of the conference (English or Spanish) and sent in pdf format (maximum 500 words, including examples but excluding figures and references), no later than April 10th 2018. They should contain the following information:

1) Type of presentation (oral or poster).
2) Title
3) Five keywords
4) Abstract (specifying research questions, methodology, data and expected  results)*

* Please avoid including the names, affiliations or addresses of the authors of the presentation. For further important submission instructions please to go to:

5–8 September 2018 EUROSLA 28

University of Münster, Germany

The European Second Language Association (EuroSLA) is a society for people with a research interest in second languages. EuroSLA has grown from small beginnings to become a large international group of scholars. We welcome new members whatever your nationality, your geographical location or your theoretical and methodological preferences. Our annual conferences are organised by members of the society in different European countries each year. EuroSLA conferences aim to bring together researchers from different disciplines who investigate the acquisition, use, and processing of language in situations where more than one language is involved. The German and English Departments in association with the Centre for Multilingualism and Language Acquisition at the University of Münster are happy to welcome you all to EuroSLA 28 from 5 until 8 September 2018 in Münster (Westfalen), Germany. Do not hesitate to contact us via email: eurosla [at]

2–6 July 2018 20th International Congress of Linguists

Cape Town, South Africa

The congress is to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between the 2nd to the 6th of July 2018. The hosts are CIPL (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes), the LSSA (Linguistics Society of Southern Africa) and UCT (the University of Cape Town). The Congress is held every five years, and is meant to showcase current developments in Linguistics. The Congress will run over five days, have a plenary panel on linguistics in South Africa, nine plenary speakers covering a range of major sub-fields, 10 paper sessions each with its own focus speaker, up to 30 workshops, and several poster sessions. While speakers and topics are drawn from a wide international pool, ICL 20 will take the additional opportunity of showcasing African language research. It will also cover applied linguistic areas of research of vital importance to the African continent and the 21st century at large, with a special extended session on Multilingualism, Education, Policy and Development.

20–22 June 2018 Fourth International Conference on Research into the Didactics of Translation

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Spain)

PACTE (Process of Acquisition of Translation Competence and Evaluation) is organising the Fourth International Conference on Research into the Didactics of Translation (didTRAD), which will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2022 June 2018.

This conference aims to provide a forum for researchers in the field of translator training. The conference topics are:

  1. Teaching translation: introduction to translation; legal translation; scientific-technical translation; literary translation; audiovisual translation; localization; inverse translation, etc.
  2. Teaching interpreting: simultaneous interpreting; consecutive interpreting, community interpreting, etc.
  3. Teaching technologies for translators and interpreters.
  4. Teaching language for translators and interpreters (L1 and L2).
  5. Cross-cutting aspects of curriculum design: tutorials, final-year dissertations, placements, etc.

16–18 June 2017 NACCL 29

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

The North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL) is an annual conference held in spring/early summer at different host institutions throughout North America. NACCL-29 is being hosted by Rutgers University, June 16-18, 2017 in New Brunswick, NJ. The theme of this year’s conference is Perspectives on the History, Geography, and Sociolinguistics of Chinese and Chinese Dialects. While papers on all topics related to Chinese linguistics were considered, this year’s conference will focus on the following: Sociolinguistic cultural perspectives on the dialects of the Chinese-speaking diaspora; Geolinguistic and sociolinguistic examinations of Chinese dialects; Historical linguistics and the history of Chinese phonology, grammar, and lexicon; and, Multilingualism, language contact, and language policy in the present and in the past.

18–16 March 2017 Fourth International Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization (LCTG4)

Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, Greifswald, Germany

After three successful meetings in Groningen (The Netherlands) and Greifswald (Germany), we are delighted to announce that the 'Fourth International Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization' (LCTG4) will again take place in Greifswald from 16 to 18 March 2017. LCTG4 will bring together scholars examining language contact phenomena from different parts of the world, including the following six renowned keynote speakers:

  • Ad Backus (University of Tilburg, The Netherlands)
  • Adam Jaworski (University of Hong Kong)
  • Susanne Michaelis (University of Leipzig, Germany)
  • Salikoko Mufwene (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Sarah G. Thomason (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Ghil'ad Zuckermann (University of Adelaide, Australia)

The papers presented offer new insights and findings in the following fields of language contact:

  1. The dynamics of language contact: from language mixing to mixed languages
  2. Contact between typologically distinct languages and grammatical change
  3. Language politics and language conflicts in multilingual areas
  4. The creative aspect of language contact

6–9 December 2016 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2016)

Paramatta, Australia

The Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association and Western Sydney University are pleased to host the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2016). This conference will mark the 30-year anniversary of the first SST conference held in Canberra in 1986. SST2016 will be held at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta in proximity to Western Sydney University’s Parramatta City and Parramatta campuses.

29–30 September 2016 The Romance Turn VIII

Bellaterra, Spain

The Romance Turn brings together researchers from across Europe and overseas with the aim of sharing results and developing further research on the acquisition of Romance languages. Language acquisition studies both in children and adult learners are central to building our understanding of human language and how it develops in the brain. The field has witnessed a continuous growth during the past three decades. Over this period, empirical evidence provided by research conducted on the acquisition of Romance languages such as French, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese has become increasingly productive.
Following the success of previous Romance Turn conferences (Madrid (2004), Utrecht (2006), Southampton (2008), Tours (2010), Lisbon (2012), Mallorca (2014), and Venezia (2015)) the Romance Turn VIII will be held in Bellaterra, hosted by the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, with the support of the research project "La variación en las interfaces de la sintaxis con otros componentes del sistema lingüístico" ( FFI2014-56968-C4), the Departament de Filologia Catalana and the Departament de Filologia Espanyola of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

10–15 August 2014 AILA World Congress 2014

Brisbane, Australia

The program of invited plenary speakers and invited symposia aims to provide a snapshot of emerging and cutting edge trends in Applied Linguistics internationally. It will also reflect the diversity of research in the broad field of Applied Linguistics , both in its traditional heartland of second language learning and teaching, and also in more socially-oriented and / or emerging fields related to language and society, language and diversity, language policy, multilingualism, discourse analysis, communication in professional and other contexts, and forensic linguistics.

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