LINGUIST List 32.1735

Tue May 18 2021

Calls: Discip of Ling, Disc Analys, Ling & Lit/Canada

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 17-May-2021
From: Hubert Corriveau <>
Subject: Colloque VocUM
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Full Title: Colloque VocUM
Short Title: VocUM

Date: 18-Nov-2021 - 20-Nov-2021
Location: Montréal, Canada
Contact Person: Riccardo Chmielowiec
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 02-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

VocUM is an annual, international conference organized by graduate students of the Université de Montréal, all from different fields of study relating to language. It is the only interdisciplinary conference dedicated to language in Montreal.

Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 8th edition of VocUM, which will take place online on November 18, 19 and 20, 2021. VocUM is an annual international conference organized by students of the Université de Montréal, all from different fields of study relating to language. It is the only multidisciplinary conference dedicated to language in Montréal.

This edition of the conference will explore the numerous intersections between language and space(s).Hoping to fully showcase the polysemy of this theme, we will welcome presentations from a wide array of research fields. We will consider proposals addressing the impacts of spaces of language practices (mobility, travel narratives, communication and distances) and those diving into the different discourse spaces (within the media, advertising, education, private versus public, borders, and commercial spaces). Presentations may also focus on endangered languages, minority languages, and language policy.

Proposals, of a maximum of 400 words, should be submitted using the electronic form available on the VocUM website. The anonymous evaluation of the proposals will be carried out by a scientific committee. Papers, lasting 15 to 20 minutes (to be determined according to the final number of presentations), will be followed by a question period.

The exact terms of the 2021 edition (platform, synchronicity, etc.) will be determined at the approach of the conference according to the evolution of sanitary conditions. Having seen the success of the 2020 edition, which was held entirely virtually, we know that it is possible to preserve the richness and vitality of past editions even if space separates us.

The languages ​​of presentation are French, English, Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) and American Sign Language (ASL). In order to resist the linguistic homogenization of scientific research, VocUM nevertheless encourages the dissemination of knowledge in French. Likewise, research in Hispanic Studies or German Studies may be presented in Spanish and German, respectively. Undergraduate student proposals will also be considered.

Please note that the entire conference will be accessible to deaf people through a sign language interpretation service. Successful candidates will be asked to provide certain documents before the conference so that the interpreters can prepare.

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