LINGUIST List 25.2793

Wed Jul 02 2014

Calls: European Languages, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 02-Jul-2014
From: Isabelle Buchstaller <>
Subject: International Conference on Language Variation in Europe
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Full Title: International Conference on Language Variation in Europe
Short Title: ICLaVE

Date: 27-May-2015 - 29-May-2015
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Isabelle Buchstaller Beat Siebenhaar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2014

Meeting Description:

Universität Leipzig is hosting
The 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe

27-29 May 2015, Leipzig, Germany

ICLaVE is established as one of the most important for a for research in the area of language variation in Europe. It aims at bringing together scholars of any European language and language spoken in Europe with the purpose of discussing methodological and theoretical issues in the study of language variation and change. Scholars in any area of linguistics, such as historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics etc. are invited to submit their proposals.

Plenary Speakers:

Miriam Meyerhoff (Victoria University of Wellington)
Susanne Michaelis/Martin Haspelmath (MPI- EVA Leipzig)
Jürgen Erich Schmidt (Forschungsstelle Deutscher Sprachatlas, Universität Marburg)

Follow news and updates on the conference webpage:

2nd Call for Workshops/Papers:

ICLaVE8 now invites submissions for panels in all areas related to language variation in European languages, including extraterritorial varieties. Panel proposals must be written in English and should be submitted electronically by (one of the) the panel organizer(s) to

Deadline for panel submission is 31 August 2014. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 30. September 2014. Authors may submit two abstracts (either singly-authored or jointly-authored), whether in a panel or not.

Panels at ICLaVE8 will have a maximum duration of 10 slots (including intro and / or discussion session); 6 and 7 slots panel sessions are also available. We will admit a limited number of such panels. The panel can be thematically organized, but data sessions are also welcome. Additional presentations may be added to the panel with the consent of the panel organizer.

Proposals should be in .doc or .docx format, 12 Times New Roman, single spaced. For format requirements, please refer to the Word-template on the conference webpage ( For phonetic symbols use either Doulos SIL or Charis SIL.

Proposals should include:

- A general overview text of 500 words max. including: the topic and how it relates to the conference theme, the rationale for the panel and its aims and objectives,
- Some key discussion questions, information on how the session will be organized (discussion format, number of papers, discussants/participants), etc.
- A list of invited contributors (name, affiliation, email address) plus full abstracts of the contributions (including information on the subject, methodology and theoretical framework(s))

Panel organizers should:

- Coordinate the submission of abstracts by contributors (max. 500 words each) before the deadline,
- Submit the proposal following the template for panel proposals (see by 31. August 2014 and confirm that all invited contributors have agreed to participate,
- Act as mediators between the contributors and the conference organizing committee,
- Make sure that the participants submit their papers, Power Point presentations or data samples to him/her in advance of the conference for circulation to all panel members,
- Chair their panel at the conference.

Panel proposals will be reviewed by two or more reviewers.

Important Dates:

Deadline for panel submission: 31 August 2014
Notification of acceptance: 30. September 2014
Deadline for revised panels/paper submission: 1 April 2015

Send panel proposals to:

The ICLaVE8 organisers,

Isabelle Buchstaller
Beat Siebenhaar

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