Call for Papers: 45th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference, 45th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference, June 28-30 2018

The 45th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference will be held from the 28th to the 30th of June 2018 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The exact theme of the conference is “Refreshing Waters: Eternal Springs, Winding Rivers, and Other Literary Oasis.” As a part of the conference, a special panel focused on Germany is planned for the conference. Interested researchers are asked to submit abstracts (max. 500 words) with professional bios (max. 250 words) dealing with any aspect of German children’s literature. Abstracts should be sent to the International Committee, Children’s Literature Association, at vanessa.joosen AT with the subject line “International Committee Paper Submission.” The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017.

Call for Papers: “What is a word?” workshop, Zurich, Switzerland, Dec 14-15 2017

From the 14th to the 15th of December 2017, a workshop devoted to the question “What is a word?” will be held in Zurich, Switzerland. From formal grammar to comparative linguistics, the workshop will examine this question from a variety of different research perspectives. Among the confirmed list of guest speakers are Professor Heather Newell (Université de Québec à Montréal), Dr. Eric Lander (Göteborgs Universitet), and Professor Götz Keydana (Universität Göttingen). Detailed information about the workshop can be found at the website of The Zurich Center for Linguistics at the University of Zurich. The deadline for abstract submissions is the 31st of August 2017.

Call for Papers: 20th International Conference on Cartography and Geoinformation Science (ICCGIS), Paris, France, Jan 25-26 2018

The 20th International Conference on Cartography and Geoinformation Science will be held in Paris, France from the 25th to the 26th of January 2018. The purpose of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary research forum to discuss the most recent trends, innovations, and challenges in the field of Cartography and Geoinformation Science. Researchers working within the areas of cartography and toponymy are invited to submit an abstract by the 31 of July 2017. Detailed information about the conference, requirements, and the event timeline can be found at the website.

Call for Papers: Revista de Estudos da Linguagem (RELIN) 26:3

The Brazilian journal Revista de Estudos da Linguagem has opened a call for papers for issue 26, volume 3. Papers within the areas of toponymy and anthroponymy are particularly welcome. The deadline for submission is November 10, 2017. Submissions may be in Portuguese, English, French, or Spanish. Detailed information on journal guidelines and call may be found at this website.

Onomastics, represented by its two subfields – Toponymy and Anthroponomastics – has been studied in recent times under different approaches. This thematic issue of Revista de Estudos da Linguagem (FALE/UFMG/Brazil) intends to gather papers that illustrate this diversity and thus display the knowledge generated by research in the area, in addition to providing a general view of what is currently being investigated in the area.

Final Call for Papers: ANS 2018, Salt Lake City, UT, January 4-7, 2018

The ANS is inviting abstract submissions for the 2018 annual conference to be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America.  Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is July 30, 2017.  To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2018 Author Information Form.

A downloadable PDF of the Call for Papers can be found here.

Please email this completed form to Dr. Dorothy Dodge Robbins using the following address: For organizational purposes, please be sure to include the phrase “ANS 2018” in the subject line of your email. Presenters who may need additional time to secure international payments and travel visas to the United States are urged to submit their proposal as soon as possible.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Official notification of proposal acceptances will be sent on or before September 30, 2017. All authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of the ANS and need to register with both the ANS and the Linguistic Society of America. Please feel free to contact Dr. Dorothy Dodge Robbins should you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Call for Papers: ICHLL9 (9th International Conference on Historical Lexicology and Lexicography ), Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, June 20-22 2018

The 9th International Conference on Historical Lexicology and Lexicography (ICHLL9) will be held from the 20th to the 22nd of June 2018 in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. The focus of the conference is to offer scholars a forum for exchanging their research findings on historical lexicology, the history of dictionaries, and the making of historical dictionaries, and will be hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures of the University of Genova. Proposals for scientific paper and poster presentations are welcomed until the 31st of December 2017; more information on submission requirements can be found at the website.

Call for Papers: ICELL (International Conference on English Language and Literature) 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 3-4, 2018

The 20th International Conference on English Language and Literature (ICELL) will be held in Amsterdam from the 3rd to the 4th of December 2018. Conference organizers are currently accepting abstracts for papers on a variety of topics, including lexicography and lexicology; terminology in translation; and language and globalization. The call for papers is here and the deadline for abstracts is October 31, 2017.

The ICELL 2018: 20th International Conference on English Language and Literature aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of English Language and Literature. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of English Language and Literature.

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of English Language and Literature are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.W

Call for Papers: Namen Digital: Workshop at Österreichische Linguistiktagung 2017, Klagenfurt, Austria, December 10 2017

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In Klagenfurt, Austria, a workshop devoted to names, naming, and the digital world will be held on the 10th of December 2017. Called “Namen digital”, this German-language event will take place in conjunction with the Österreichische Linguistiktagung 2017 at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt/Celovec. Researchers interested in presenting are encouraged to email abstracts (max. 300 words) by the 31st of August 2017 to marietta.calderon AT and herling AT‎. The original call for papers is here.

Linguistic Embodiment: Body Part Terms in Linguistic Usage: A Comparative and Typological Perspective, University of Warsaw, Poland, December 8-9, 2017

From the 8th to the 9th of December 2017, an innovative workshop entitled “Body Part Terms in Linguistic Usage: A Comparative and Typological Perspective” will be held in Warsaw, Poland. Invited speakers include the following: Zygmunt Frajzyngier (University of Colorado, USA); Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (University of Lodz, Poland); Helma Pasch (University of Cologne, Germany); and Ning Yu (Pennsylvania State University, USA). Abstracts are currently being accepted for 30 minute presentations. The deadline for abstracts is July 30, 2017. Each paper will be given 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion.

The conference organizers invite papers which focus on one specific language or comparative/typological studies. Possible topics to be covered include:

  • coding and categorization of body parts
  • polysemy and semantic change of body part terms
  • conceptualization processes (metaphor, metonymy) via body parts
  • expressing emotional concepts through their “embodiment”
  • grammaticalization processes
  • usage patterns of constructed senses
  • corpus studies of body part terms (e.g. frequency, collocations)
  • compounding and noun incorporation
  • “special” syntax (e.g. inalienable possession, use of pronouns)
  • morphological derivation and semantic autonomy
  • language-culture issues and idiomatic constructions

Call for Papers: 2nd Ostrava Onomastic Meeting, Ostrava, Czech Republic, April 23-25 2018

The University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic will be holding the Ostrava Onomastic Meeting from the 23rd to the 25th of April 2018. The theme of the conference is “Place Names as a Mirror of Political Developments in Modern European Society 1848 to 2018”. The conference will cover issues such as toponymy and state and national borders; toponymy and politics; toponymy and art; toponymy and ideology. The deadline for abstract submissions is November 20, 2017. Information on this conference can be found at the website.

The conference language is English. The authors are responsible for the content and language of their papers. Presentations of papers should not exceed 15 minutes; PowerPoint presentations are required. The conference organizers plan to publish a book containing papers that are accepted for the conference.