LINGUIST List 32.2553

Wed Aug 04 2021

Calls: Hist Ling/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 27-Jul-2021
From: Holly Kennard <>
Subject: International Conference on Historical Linguistics 25
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Full Title: International Conference on Historical Linguistics 25
Short Title: ICHL25

Date: 01-Aug-2022 - 05-Aug-2022
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Holly Kennard
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Call Deadline: 1-Oct-2021 (Workshop proposals); 15-Dec-2021 (General session)

Meeting Description:

The ICHL brings together historical linguists and specialists in related fields to explore advances in areas including methods and practices of linguistic reconstruction; formal approaches to language change; historical sociolinguistics; computational approaches to historical linguistics; contact and areal linguistics; interfaces between historical linguistics and other disciplines; and many other related areas.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for workshop proposals to be submitted by 1 October 2021, and for papers/posters in the general session to be submitted by 15 December 2021.

Workshop proposals submissions:
Organisers should:
- submit an anonymous pdf, maximum 2 pages (excluding references), in 12pt font
- give a description that includes the workshop’s research questions and goals
- list up to 5 potential participants with their possible topics (further appropriate papers may be added from the general call; see below)
- indicate the intended length of the workshop (full day/half-day)
- submit by email to by 17.00 BST on 1 October 2021 with the subject line ICHL WORKSHOP
- include in the email: name(s) and affiliations of the organiser(s) plus the title of the proposed workshop

Notification of acceptance will be given by mid-November 2021, and the list of workshops will then be published on the webpage.

- Abstracts should be submitted as an anonymous, single pdf document in 12pt Times Roman font, and be no more than one A4 page long (you may include a second page for references).
- Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair ( The deadline for submission is 15 December 2021.
- You should indicate whether you wish your paper to take the form of a talk or a poster (or whether you will accept either format).
- You should indicate whether you would prefer your talk to be assigned to a workshop* (see below). Details of workshops will be announced in early November 2021.
- Acceptance of papers will be announced by the end of January 2022.

Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, whether sole authored or co-authored: this includes submissions to workshops.

Abstracts may be submitted for the general session or for one of the workshops. Abstracts submitted for a workshop, but not accepted there, will automatically be considered for inclusion in the general session. If authors wish to submit an abstract for a workshop, we encourage them to contact the workshop organizers ahead of time for advice on workshop coherence.

Workshop proposals and abstracts for the general session will be reviewed (in anonymized form) by members of the ICHL25 Abstract Reading Committee.

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