LINGUIST List 32.3348

Mon Oct 25 2021

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 18-Oct-2021
Subject: 66th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
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Full Title: 66th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
Short Title: ILA2022

Date: 01-Apr-2022 - 03-Apr-2022
Location: Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA
Contact Person: Charles Häberl
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2022

Meeting Description:

The 66th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association, with the conference theme: Language and Social Justice, will take place at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, on April 1 - 3, 2022. The conference is co-sponsored by the Language Center and the Center for Race and Social Justice at Rutgers.

Plenary Speakers include:
- Ousseina Alidou, Rutgers University, USA
- John McWhorter, Columbia University, USA
- Ghil’ad Zuckermann, University of Adelaide, Australia

Call for Papers:

The theme of ILA's 2022 conference is language and social justice, for which we are soliciting abstracts on the conversations and controversies about race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, economic class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, and any other forms of human difference as they are manifested through language. Papers are also invited on the status, documentation, and revitalization efforts of minority ethno-linguistic communities worldwide.

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Language Endangerment and Revitalization
- Linguistic Engineering and the State
- Linguistic Hegemony, Disenfranchisement, and Resistance
- International Auxiliary Languages
- The Sociolinguistic Ramifications of Social Injustice
- Language, Cognition, and Neurodiversity
- Language and Gender
- Racial and Ethnic Terminology
- Verbal Aggression and Linguistic Taboos
- Speech Levels, Politeness, and Taarof
- Language Policing and Cancel Culture
- Language Acquisition and Inequality
- Pandemic Pedagogies in Language Education

In keeping with the ILA tradition, we also invite individual papers or posters on other areas of linguistics. Each presentation should last no more than thirty minutes, including time for questions and discussion. Proposals also may be submitted for a three-hour workshop for teachers on topics related to the teaching of language, human difference, and social justice.

Guidelines for Proposals:

Papers and Posters:

A paper or poster title and abstract of between 300 and 400 words, excluding references, is required along with a summary abstract for the conference booklet of no more than 150 words. The author's name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and phone number must also be included.


A brief presentation/rationale of about 200 words should argue for the relevance of the theoretical/applied content in language, linguistics or literacy that will be explored and examined during the workshop. Objectives, a brief description of the activities to be implemented during the session, and a maximum of five reading references should be included in the proposal. A separate brief CV (100 words) of the workshop leader/s indicating relevant workshop/instructional experience is also required.

All proposals will be blind reviewed for quality and originality. Submissions should mainly contain new material and must not have been published previously to be considered. All proposals should be submitted via the official Registration Form:
by Monday, January 10, 2022.

Proposal acceptances will be sent by Monday, February 7, 2022. The author(s) whose proposals have been accepted for the ILA Annual Conference must register by the Saturday, February 26, 2022 pre-registration deadline in order to be included in the Conference Program.

Conference Registration Information
It is necessary to be a member of the ILA to participate in the annual meeting (save for the one-day K-12 Teachers’ Workshop). One can become a member of the ILA at any time. Reduced membership and conference registration rates are available to students, retirees, contingent faculty, K-12 teachers, and residents of soft-currency countries. To become a member, please register here:

Pre-Registration fees (received by February 26, 2022)
Regular Rate: $100
Reduced Rate: $50
Registration fees (from February 27, 2022)
Regular Rate: $150
Reduced Rate: US $100
Workshop Registration Fee (One Day Registration)
K-12 Teachers: US $30 (includes access to same day plenary session)

For registration payments, go to

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