LINGUIST List 32.611

Thu Feb 18 2021

Calls: Socioling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 18-Feb-2021
From: Tobias-Alexander Herrmann <>
Subject: LingCologne2021: Multilingualism
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Full Title: LingCologne2021: Multilingualism

Date: 10-Jun-2021 - 11-Jun-2021
Location: Online, hosted in Cologne, Germany
Contact Person: Tobias-Alexander Herrmann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

Organized by the Cologne Center of Language Sciences (CCLS), University of Cologne

The LingCologne2021 conference highlights the ubiquity of multilingualism in our lives and around the world. In the language sciences, multilingualism is often still treated as a special phenomenon. This conference turns the assumption of the monolingual language user as the norm on its head by focusing on the centrality and importance of multilingualism in various contexts, providing insights into how historical, societal, legal and multimodal aspects shape different realms of multilingualism.

Keynote speakers (alphabetical order):
Jim Cummins
Marianne Gullberg
Hilde Haualand
Annelies Kusters
Friederike Lüpke
Alex Mullen
Lelija Sočanac
Marja Vierros

Call for Papers:

Many phenomena associated with multilingualism have not been sufficiently described nor explained, and further facts and insights are waiting to be explored. The workshop will address this issue, taking on different perspectives and putting realms of multilingualism in the crosshairs that are too often ignored. Four key areas will serve as a frame to zoom in on multilingualism:
- Educational and Cognitive Perspectives
- Institutional Settings
- Interactional Practices
- Diachronic Contexts

We invite submissions of abstracts for poster presentations contributing to the topic of multilingualism and focusing on aspects related to the four conference macro research areas. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed anonymously. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding references, pictures, tables or diagrams). Abstracts must be anonymized and sent in pdf format via email to

Registration is free of charge. Sign Language interpreters, that is International Sign Language (IS) and German Sign Language (DGS), will be available.

Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2021
Notification of accepted posters: 16 April 2021

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