LINGUIST List 31.1759

Wed May 27 2020

Calls: English; Disc Analysis, Lang Acquisition, Phonology, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/Slovenia

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 27-May-2020
From: Monika Kavalir <>
Subject: 9th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English
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Full Title: 9th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English
Short Title: BICLCE

Date: 23-Sep-2021 - 25-Sep-2021
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact Person: Monika Kavalir
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Phonology; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2020

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 9th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE) will be held from 23 to 25 September 2021 in Slovenia, at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts.

Over the last two decades, the BICLCE conference has become a platform for various theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of English and its varieties. As such, it has also become a point of reference for interdisciplinary cross-pollination. With a focus on the holistic presentation of current linguistic research, the BICLCE conference traditionally accommodates papers, presentations and workshops on the syntax, morphology, phonology, sociolinguistics, semantics and pragmatics of contemporary English.

We are delighted to announce the following plenary speakers:
- Paul Baker
- Susan Conrad
- Gaƫtanelle Gilquin
- Manfred Krug

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts addressing every aspect of contemporary English, and especially encourage proposals that engage with variation in English, second language acquisition and development, discourse analysis and metadiscourse, constructions, metaphor, politeness, formulaic language, academic writing, language contact, corpus-based studies and statistical models.

Please note that any proposals on historical topics should be related to the study of present-day English.

Abstract Submission:
At this stage, abstract submissions are invited for thematic workshops featuring up to 6 individual papers.
The call for individual full papers and poster presentations will be published in September 2020. Please submit your proposals via by 31 August 2020; please make sure that the abstracts do not exceed 300 words and contain no names of the authors. All enquiries about the conference should be sent to

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