Inside and beyond binaries
13-16 July 2022 - Ghent
Call for Papers and Colloquia
SS24 invites submissions for (1) standalone papers, (2) colloquia and (3) posters. For each category, we offer an on site variant, with participants attending in a meeting room in Ghent, and an online e-variant, which is recorded beforehand and discussed in an online session during the conference. On site presentations will be recorded and made available shortly after delivery. On site conference participants will be able to join online sessions using their laptop, tablet of even cell phone in a designated conference space equipped with WiFi access (e.g. eduroam). When submitting their abstracts, presenters select a category but not as yet the variant (online or on site).
Standalone papers. Standalone papers are formal presentations on original research by one or more authors. On site, these papers last a total of 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). The standalone papers will be organized in clusters of 4 presentations. In the online tracks, standalone papers will also be clustered, with live online discussion sessions of 45 minutes.
Colloquia. Colloquia allow for extended discussion on a particular topic with a cluster of several papers and a joint discussion. The on site colloquia will be organized around larger time units, with up to 4 papers (incl. discussant) in one two-hour unit, up to 8 presentations in two units and max. 12 papers in three time units. The online colloquia will be organized in similar clusters, with live online discussion sessions of designated length during the conference. Colloquium convenors are invited to first submit a cover abstract stating the title of their colloquium, its theme, scope and intended sequence of presenters. In response, they will receive a colloquium registration number (code) which the individual colloquia contributors need to submit their presentation abstracts. We urge convenors to submit their cover abstract not later than two weeks before the abstract submission deadline.
Posters. Poster sessions are for displaying research and offer an opportunity for individualized informal discussions. On site, they are a good format for presenting work-in-progress, fieldwork and results of empirical research when data presentation is visualised. A designated time slot will be included in the conference program to discuss the on site poster presentations in the exhibition area. For the online variant, posters are submitted before the start of the conference, accompanied by a voice-over presentation of max. 3 minutes. An opportunity for live online discussion will be provided. Detailed instructions about the format for the on-site and online exhibitions will be communicated after acceptance of the abstracts.
Papers for the invited colloquia will be submitted either by personal invitation or through a separate call issued by the convenor(s).
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
The submission of proposals for on site/online papers, colloquia and poster presentations opens on 10 May 2021. Proposals are submitted via the online conference tool.
Submission of all abstracts opens 10 May 2021
Submission of all abstracts closes on 30 September 2021
Notification of acceptance on 31 January 2022
Registration opens in early 2022
EVALUATION OF SUBMISSIONS
Submissions will be evaluated by the SS24 Scientific Committee in terms of quality of content, significance, originality, thematic relevance and quality of abstract presentation.
SS24 CONFERENCE PRESENTATION POLICIES
Individuals may submit only one abstract as the first author of a paper, a poster, or a presentation in a colloquium. In addition, an individual may have a role as a colloquium organizer, a discussant, or co-author/co-presenter of other papers or posters.
It is assumed that all proposals represent original and unpublished work that is not yet available to the research community.
Paper and poster presenters as well as colloquium organizers need to be registered as participants at the Symposium.
For practical reasons, the language of the conference is English. Other presentation languages are possible, but presenters are invited to provide slides/handouts in English. Presenters are encouraged to explore the use of multilingual modes of engagement. Abstracts are submitted in English.
The conference policy is that, in the case of on site attendance, papers are presented on the day and time assigned by the conference program committee. In the case of online attendance, a recording with the presentation is submitted ahead of the conference by a specified deadline.
SS24 CONFERENCE TOPICS
When submitting a paper, you will be asked to select minimum 1 and maximum 3 topics. The SS24 topics are :
- Variationist sociolinguistics
- Interactional sociolinguistics
- Historical sociolinguistics
- Linguistic landscape studies
- Critical sociolinguistics
- Discourse analysis, conversation analysis
- Linguistic ethnography
- Linguistic anthropology
- Language attitudes & ideologies
- Language policy
- Language contact, shift and change
- Bilingualism and multilingualism
- Code switching and translanguaging
- Translation and interpreting
- Language and education/ECEC
- Language acquisition
- Language and age
- Language and gender/sexuality
- Language and ethnicity/race
- Language and social class
- Language and commerce
- Language and health/welfare
- Language and the workplace
- Language and the media
- Language and religion
- Language and migration
- Language and power/equity
- Sociolinguistics of globalisation
- Sign language & Deaf Studies
Write your abstract in English. The title of your paper should be maximum 15 words. The total word count does not exceed 300 words. It does not include the title of the abstract, the authors, the affiliations.
Submit your abstract (Fill out your personal data and go through the submission procedure. Your abstract is only submitted successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission.)