LINGUIST List 32.140

Fri Jan 08 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Hist Ling, Lang Acq, Lexicography, Ling & Lit/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 05-Jan-2021
From: Lee Killey <>
Subject: Closeness in Distance
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Full Title: Closeness in Distance

Date: 26-Mar-2021 - 27-Mar-2021
Location: Zoom, USA
Contact Person: Lee Killey
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Lexicography; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 07-Feb-2021

Meeting Description:

Please join the Department of French and Italian at Indiana University via Zoom on March 26 and March 27, 2021 as we hold our bi-annual conference of Literature and Linguistics. There will be at least 2 panels dedicated solely to linguistics, and possibly more depending on the amount of abstracts submitted. The theme of the conference is Distance.

Call for Papers:

During the past year, proximity, or lack thereof, has defined the world; distance between friends, family, and colleagues has shaped the way we perceive our surrounding environments. Why then, should linguistics, the study of language, be any different? In a time where one is separated not only via physical distance from others, but also temporally from the past and the future, it is important to reflect on and analyze how languages across cultures shape the way distance is understood… or is it how we perceive distance that shapes the way we produce language? Could it be both? Be it through the principle of locality, diachronic or diatopic variation, language contact, etc., now is the perfect opportunity to explore the linguistic notion of distance. We encourage applications in all subfields of linguistics that include but are not limited to Second Language Acquisition, Syntax, Semantics, and Sociolinguistics.

In accordance with health guidelines and to ensure the wellbeing of all conference participants, the panels and keynotes will all be held online. The panels will allow presenters 15 minutes to present their research. After all presenters per panel have spoken, we allot an additional 15 minutes for questions. All presentations are scheduled for Friday, March 26, while the keynote addresses will take place Saturday, March 27. Each keynote address will similarly be followed by a Q&A session, and a separate meeting between the speaker, graduate students from the IU Department of French and Italian, and other graduate students who presented at the conference.

We accept submissions from current graduate students as well as those who have recently graduated (including all contingent faculty). Independent scholars at an early stage in their career are also encouraged to apply. All abstracts and presentations must be in English.

Format: Please send the title of your presentation, a 200 word abstract, and a short biographical note to by February 7, 2021.

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