LINGUIST List 29.3643

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Calls: English; Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Gen Ling, Ling Theories, Socioling/Germany

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Date: 19-Sep-2018
From: Manfred Krug <>
Subject: 8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English
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Full Title: 8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English
Short Title: BICLCE2019

Date: 26-Sep-2019 - 28-Sep-2019
Location: University of Bamberg, Germany
Contact Person: Katharina Scheiner
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE) will be held from 26 to 28 September 2019 at the University of Bamberg (Germany). The plenaries are:

Tony McEnery (Lancaster University): The UK, Europe and the path to Brexit - the long view: Europe in two centuries of British newspapers
Anne O’Keeffe (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick): Using corpus linguistics to profile learner English
Carita Paradis (Lund University): The new London-Lund Corpus (LLC-2): A window into natural speech in the 21st century
Javier Pérez-Guerra and Elena Seoane (University of Vigo): Comparative variation in World Englishes: New, (more) newer determinants?
Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (Catholic University of Leuven): Exploring probabilistic grammar(s) in varieties of English

The aim of the BICLCE conference is to encourage communication and academic cross-fertilization between researchers working on all aspects of contemporary English and using different theoretical and methodological frameworks. Previous conferences were held in Edinburgh (2005), Toulouse (2007), London (2009), Osnabrück (2011), Austin TX (2013), Madison WI (2015) and Vigo (2017), along the same lines. We aim for the conference in Bamberg to build on the success of its predecessors.

BICLCE2019 provides a platform for work on contemporary varieties of English from various perspectives. Research papers and workshops may address topics in syntax, morphology, sociolinguistics, semantics and pragmatics, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, as well as phonetics and phonology. Purely historical work is less suitable at this conference, but papers that draw upon diachronic evidence to support studies of present-day English are very welcome.

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts on every aspect of the linguistics of contemporary English for

1. Full papers (20 minutes),
2. Poster presentations,
3. Thematic workshops (featuring up to 6 individual papers).

Please submit your proposals for Presentations and Posters via

For Workshop Proposals, please get in touch with the organizers directly (

Organizing Team: Manfred Krug (Chair of English Linguistics), Jenny Herzky, Gabriele Knappe, Katrin Landwehr, Heinrich Ramisch, Katharina Scheiner, Julia Schlüter, Ole Schützler, Lukas Sönning, Fabian Vetter, Valentin Werner

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