Call for Papers: Language and Identity: Intersections between Linguistics, Ethnology and Translation, Aberdeen, Scotland, March 30 2019

The Identity and Language Conference Committee at the University of Aberdeen has put out a call for papers for their one-day event, Language and Identity: Intersections between Linguistics, Ethnology and Translation. It will be held at Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, Saturday 30th March 2019.

In today’s modern society we develop identities related to our use of language, not only in relation to code switching within our native languages, but also across different languages. At the same time as individuals are gaining multiple identities through language acquisition, others are losing their identities to decreased use or extinction of their native tongues. Through globalisation the population of the world is interacting more across linguistic and cultural boundaries than ever before: through learning foreign languages and reading translated texts. How does this increased interaction with other languages affect our identities?

Please visit the official call for papers for more information.

Deadline for abstract submission: Monday 25th February, 5pm

Call for Papers: Urban Place Names: Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions”

The new Special Issue of Urban Science Urban Place Names: Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions aims to contribute to urban studies by exploring city landscapes through its toponymy. The main goal is to bring together contemporary urban toponymic studies scholarship, both from the traditional onomastic perspective and the recently emerged critical toponymy perspective, to examine new areas of spatial relationships between people, language, culture, urban landscapes, development, and political power worldwide.

Please submit your original papers or critical reviews that reflect the theoretical development, contemporary condition, and future challenges of urban place names studies from transdisciplinary approaches until 15th December 2019.

Call for Papers: 9th International Symposium on Investigations into Romanian and European Biblical Traditions, Iasi, Romania, May 9-11 2019

The International Symposium “Explorations in the Romanian and European Biblical Traditions” (IXth edition), organized by the Monumenta linguae Dacoromanorum Biblical and Philological Studies Center of Alexandru Ioan University, together with the Biblical Philology and Hermeneutics Association in Romania, the A. Philippide Institute of Romanian Philology, and the Metropolitan Church of Moldavia and Bukovina, will take place in Iaşi from May 9 to 11, 2019

The Symposium aims to encourage multi- and interdisciplinary debates on the issues raised by the publication, translation, interpretation, dissemination and reception of sacred texts into Romanian and other modern languages. The conference will include both plenary lectures and separate sessions.

The official languages of the Symposium will be Romanian, English, and French. The aim of our Symposium is to encourage multi- and interdisciplinary debates on the complex issues raised by the publication, translation, interpretation, dissemination and reception of the sacred texts into Romanian and other modern languages. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2019.

You can download a PDF of the call for papers in English here.

Selected papers will be published in a collective volume by the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Press, Iaşi.

Call for Papers: Lexique

Name researchers whose work examines the morphology, semantics and lexicology of names and naming may be interested in submitting an article for the scholarly journal Lexique (Lexicon). Articles should be submitted on or before March 1, 2019 and may not exceed 50,000 characters (including spaces, figures, and tables, but excluding references.  The first issue of the journal is scheduled to be published in the second half of 2019. Please see the guidelines for submissions at the Lexique website.

After years of exclusive publication of thematic issues, Lexique will begin in 2019 the publication of non-thematic issues (“varia”). The purpose of the journal is to study the lexicon, both in and of itself and as a crossroads of other linguistic fields – morphology, lexicology, lexicography, semantics, computational linguistics, etc. It is intended for language sciences researchers and practitioners, coming from various theoretical backgrounds. Lexique welcomes papers submitted in French or English.

Call for Papers: LxGr2019, Ormskirk, UK, June 22 2019

A symposium on lexis and grammar is scheduled to take placed on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk (UK).  Entitled Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar (LxGr2019), the focus of this event is Halliday’s view of lexis and grammar as ”complementary perspectives”.  LxGr is particularly interested in paper proposals that focus, for example, discuss different interpretations of the nature of lexicogrammar; operate within any theoretical approach that takes into account the interaction of lexis and grammar (e.g. Construction Grammar, LexicalGrammar, Pattern Grammar, Systemic Functional Grammar, Valency Grammar). 

If you would like to present, send an abstract of 500 words (excluding references) to Costas Gabrielatos (gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk). Please make sure that the abstract clearly specifies the research questions or hypotheses, the corpus and methodology, the theoretical orientation, and the main findings.

The call for papers can be found here. The deadline for abstract submission is 17 February 2019.

Call for Papers: Conference on Lexicography in the Nordic Region, June 4-7 2019, Helsing­fors, Fin­land

From the 4th to the 7th of June 2019, Helsinki, Finland will be the site of a scientific conference on lexicography, “15 konferensen om lexikografi i Norden”. The primary languages of the conference are Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. The deadline for submission of abstracts for 20-minute scientific presentations is December 31, 2018.  For more on this event, please consult the official conference website.

The conference is organized by the Institute for native languages, in cooperation with the University of Helsinki and the Nordic Association for Lexiography. The theme is: Dictionaries – by who, for whom and why? Other submissions on lexicography in theory and practice are welcome. The posts can be in the form of lectures or posts  Three plenary speakers have been invited: Anna Helga Hannesdóttir, Iztok Kosem and Nina Martola.

Call for Papers: Research in Corpus Linguistics journal

A call for papers has been released for a special issue on Research in Corpus Linguistics for the peer-reviewed journal of the Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics, AELINCO. Scholars working within the areas of computational linguistics, typology, and lexicology are encouraged to send in their contributions by January 20, 2019. Submissions should be sent to the editor of the special issue, Dr Ignacio Rodríguez (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México) via email: i.rodriguezuaq.edu.mx

In particular, previously unpublished research articles and book reviews are invited which address one or more of the following topics: corpus design, compilation and typology; discourse, literary analysis and corpora; corpus-based grammatical studies; corpus-based lexicology and lexicography; corpora, contrastive studies and translation; corpus and linguistic variation; corpus-based computational linguistics; corpora, language acquisition and teaching; and special uses of corpus linguistics.  

Author guidelines can be found at the website.

Call for Papers: International Conference on Verbal Humor, Alicante, Spain, Oct 23-25, 2019

From October 23-25, 2019, at Spain’s University of Alicante (San Vicente del Raspeig), a session of the International Conference on Verbal Humor will be held.  For this event, a special call for papers has been issued for a panel that will address the relationship between humor and irony. For more on the event, please consult the conference website. The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2019. 

Keynotes speakers include:

  • Salvatore Attardo ( Texas A&M University – Commerce)
  • Tony Veale (University College Dublin)
  • Victor Raskin (Purdue University)
  • Nancy Bell (Washington State University)
  • Helga Kotthoff (University of Freiburg)

They welcome original papers, written either Spanish or English. Abstracts must be no longer than 350 words (without references). Each paper will be presented within a 20-minute period, plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Call for Papers: Sustainable Geography – Geographies of Sustainability, Trondheim, Norway, June 16-19 2019

The 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting will be held in Trondheim, Norway, June 16–19 2019 and includes a panel called “Tightening the noose – the impact of constricted migration policy on sexual and gender minorities”.

As neoliberal and populist policies are enforced in countries in the EU, borders are becoming increasingly difficult to cross and welfare regimes are weakened. The options for individuals to migrate to the EU are diminished and existing migrants are left with lesser resources in host societies. Contemporary cultural politics of immigration is also increasingly organized around cultural unfitness of migrants in the host
society. Simultaneously, Western democracies have gradually marketed tolerance of sexual diversity as a distinct and inherent characteristic of their culture, distinguishing them from the homophobic rest. This while establishing a sexual humanitarian apparatus that turns out to shape, in a restrictive way, the asylum system. In this call for session presentations, we ask for scrutiny of how these shifts are affecting sexual and gender minorities, who appear as paradoxical figures in these politics.

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted to thomas.wimark@humangeo.su.se,  florent.chossiere@upem.fr, and deniz.akin@ntnu.no before the 10th of December. Authors will be notified about the status of their submission as soon as possible thereafter.

A PDF of this call for papers can be downloaded here.

Call for Papers: Beyond the Canon (of Children’s Literature), University of Zadar, Croatia, May 8-10 2019

The Croatian Association of Researchers in Children’s Literature and the University of Zadar cordially invite researchers to submit a proposal for the 14th International Child and the Book Conference (CBC2019): Beyond the Canon (of Children’s Literature), Zadar, Croatia, 8 – 10 May 2019.  For more information, please visit the Conference webpage http://cbc2019.hidk.hr/.

They invite proposals for papers to be presented in English or Croatian. The presented papers will be 15 minutes maximum, followed by 5 min discussion time. For a paper proposal, please submit an abstract of 200-500 words and up to 5 keywords. The submission deadline is 15 November 2018. All proposals will be reviewed, and the authors of the proposals will receive notification of acceptance by 15 January 2019. To submit paper proposals or panel proposals, please fill in the interactive submission form at this link.