LINGUIST List 32.584

Tue Feb 16 2021

Calls: Socioling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 16-Feb-2021
From: John Bellamy <>
Subject: International Conference on Youth Languages: Youth Language and Change
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Full Title: International Conference on Youth Languages: Youth Language and Change
Short Title: ICYL2021

Date: 26-May-2021 - 28-Jun-2021
Location: Online conference hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Contact Person: John Bellamy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

Change is an ever-present theme in the context of youth language. There are on-going changes in forms of communication and mobility between physical, geographical, virtual and online spaces. Youth linguistic practices are widely recognised as a vehicle and catalyst for language change. The conference aims to explore the boundaries of change and looks at the involvement of young people in current political and social movements who are 'bringing about change' through a range of linguistic and communicative means. The conference particularly welcomes presentations which embrace changes and developments in research approaches that increasingly encourage the agency of young people as co-researchers.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:
- Ellen Hurst (University of Cape Town)
- Christian Ilbury (University of Suffolk)
- Kate Pahl (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions for 20 minute papers on youth language in relation to any of the following areas and themes:
- Sociolinguistics
- Interactional linguistics
- Multilingualism
- Identity
- Mobility, space and migration
- Globalisation
- Diversity
- Literacy

Please submit a title, abstract (250-word max.) and a brief bio by 7 March 2021 to:

The conference is entirely online and there are no registration fees.

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