LINGUIST List 31.2442

Mon Aug 03 2020

Calls: Gen Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Aug-2020
From: Reinhard Rapp <>
Subject: 56th Linguistics Colloquium
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Full Title: 56th Linguistics Colloquium
Short Title: LingColl

Date: 26-Nov-2020 - 28-Nov-2020
Location: Virtual, Greece
Contact Person: Reinhard Rapp
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2020

Meeting Description:

International conference comprising all fields of linguistics
For the first time taking place as a free online event
Special theme: Translation, Multilinguality and Cognition

Since its inception in 1966, the Linguistics Colloquium has been held annually without interruption in a total of 18 European countries. Its long term continuity is ensured by a large international committee consisting of its previous organizers. The Colloquium is devoted to research in all areas of linguistics. It is open to different theoretical approaches and aims to create friendly and inspiring conditions for the fruitful exchange of ideas and results. It is also appreciated for its welcoming atmosphere and cooperative discussion culture open to scientists of all ages and nationalities.

Traditionally, authors submit an abstract which, upon acceptance, is presented and discussed at the conference. Afterwards, a full paper has to be submitted, taking into account the outcome of the scientific discussion. As usually, also this year we plan to publish the
proceedings as a hard-bound book in the series Linguistik International of the publishing house Peter Lang.

Like many other conferences, this year, for the first time in its long history, the Linguistics Colloquium will be organized as an online event. As, despite regular attendance from overseas, the Colloquium has been mostly a European event so far, we hope that colleagues from other continents will see this as an opportunity to get to know the friendly and co-operative spirit of the colloquium. To further encourage this and because an online event requires less funding, as a novelty this year we decided to completely waive registration fees.

Call for Papers:

The special theme of the conference is ''Translation, Multilinguality and Cognition''. But contributions from all areas of linguistics are welcome, including but not limited to:
- Theory of linguistics
- Historical linguistics
- Comparative / contrastive linguistics, typology
- Lexicology, lexicography
- Diachronic linguistics
- Translation and multilinguality
- Applied linguistics / language learning
- Computational linguistics
- Psycholinguistics
- Sociolinguistics
- Phonology / phonetics
- Morphology
- Syntax
- Semantics
- Pragmatics
- Text / Discourse
- Semiotics

Sept. 30, 2020: Submission of abstracts
Oct. 15, 2020: Notification of acceptance
Oct. 30, 2020: Registration for presenters (free of charge)
Nov. 14, 2020: Zoom trial session (test session to identify technical problems)
Nov. 22, 2020: Registration for participants without presentation (free of charge)
Nov. 26 to 28, 2020: Conference dates
Feb. 28, 2021: Submission of full papers

SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION: See conference Website at

As in previous years, we plan to publish post-conference proceedings as a hard-bound book in the series Linguistik International of the publishing house Peter Lang.

Conference languages are English and German. Although the Linguistics Colloquium supports linguistic diversity, for organizational reasons we are not able to provide for more languages. To avoid problems for delegates not speaking both languages, attention will be placed on parallelizing programme sessions in such a way that, as far as possible, there is always a choice of language.

Please send all correspondence relating to the 56th Linguistics Colloquium 2020 by e-mail to lingcoll(at)


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