LINGUIST List 32.848

Mon Mar 08 2021

Calls: Gen Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 08-Mar-2021
From: Lola Marinato <>
Subject: Languaging Diversity
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Full Title: Languaging Diversity
Short Title: LD2021

Date: 13-Oct-2021 - 15-Oct-2021
Location: University of Lille (Online Symposium), France
Contact Person: Giuditta Caliendo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 22-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

Languaging Diversity is the itinerating conference of the I-Land Interuniversity Research Centre, an international independent and interdisciplinary center for advanced studies in Linguistics, Social Sciences and the Humanities with a focus on the key notions of identity and diversity, from a linguistic, cultural, and gender studies perspective, in and across cultures.

The 7th edition of the Languaging Diversity conference (LD2021) focuses on the emotional challenges that result from the social innovations of the last two decades, and on the way such experiences are expressed in discourse. Conference convenors invite papers and posters that investigate the intersection of emotion, communication and social change, also within the framework of digital communication. The contributions presented at the LD2021 conference will explore the expression of emotion(s) at the different levels of linguistic description (phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, semantic, pragmatic, discursive), and in texts and contexts related to traditional and digital genres in different domains, including (but not restricted to) health, medicine and science, media, politics, the law, academia, the world of corporate and institutional work, education and learning.

Second Call for Papers:

See Full Call here:

The LD2021 conference invites two categories of presentation:
- Paper presentation
- Digital poster

Paper presentations, to be scheduled in parallel sessions, will last 20 minutes, to be followed by a ten-minute Q/A session.

Digital posters will be published on the Underline platform before the beginning of the conference and will involve a three-minute online presentation, with an interactive Q&A session.

When submitting, please indicate in the first line of the abstract whether the proposal is for a paper or a poster presentation. Abstracts should be between 500 and 800 words for oral papers and between 400 and 500 words for digital posters, references excluded.

Abstracts should provide a clear outline of the aim of the study, including clearly articulated research question(s), details of the theoretical approach(es), method(s) and data sources, analytical focus and relevance of results (if already available). Both types of submission should include a list of references.

Please note that all submitted abstracts of papers and posters for the LD2021 conference will undergo a blind review process.

Abstracts are to be submitted via by 22 March 2021 (extended deadline).

LD2021 welcomes proposals addressing the linguistic representation of emotional challenges within one of the following (non-exhaustive) thematic frameworks:

- Digital innovation and transformation
- Creating inclusive societies with digital technology
- ICT for education, learning and inclusion
- (Over-)Digitalization of the private sphere
- Information manipulation: democracy and fake news
- Online violence: cyberbullying, digital drama and hate speech
- Disagreement and conflict
- Climate action and the environment
- Sustainability and the bioeconomy
- Health, demographic change and wellbeing
- Palliative care
- Death, bereavement and grief
- End-of-life law and assisted dying
- Ageing and age-specific issues
- Digital technology for sexual and reproductive health
- Affect and sexuality
- Taboo concepts, curse words and profanity
- Pornography, obscenity and censorship
- Gender equality and gender justice
- Social exclusion, discrimination, inequalities and their relation to mental health
- The rise of the shared/collaborative economy and new forms of social inclusion
- Emerging legal issues in the 21st century
- Artificial intelligence and the law
- Intellectual property in the digital age
- Identity-related crime
- Legal and ethical issues in healthcare

Conference convenors:
- Giuditta Caliendo, Université de Lille & STL, France
- Maarten Lemmens, Université de Lille & STL, France
- Mégane Lesuisse, Université de Lille & STL, France

Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Maïa Ponsonnet (University of Western Australia, AU)
- Andrea Scarantino (Georgia State University, US)

Important dates:
!!! Deadline for the 2nd Call for Papers: 22 March 2021
Notification of acceptance: by 30 April 2021
Early bird registration opens 30 April and ends 31 August 2021
Conference: 13-15 October 2021


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