Contacts & Contrasts 2020: Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural and Professional Contexts

Full Title: Contacts & Contrasts 2020: Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural and Professional Contexts
Short Title: C&C2020
Date: 19-Oct-2020 – 21-Oct-2020
Location: Konin, Poland
Contact Person: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
Meeting Email:
Web Site

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2020

Meeting Description:
The Department of Research in Language and Communication of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland is pleased to announce that our rescheduled C&C2020 conference is held online and on site on 19-21 October, 2020.

The Conference is going to be held in two parallel systems:
1) on site presentations and sessions taking place at the conference venue in Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Conference Center on Popiełuszki Street No. 4 in Konin
2) online real-time presentations and sessions organized via video conferencing platform

Detailed arrangements concerning online and on site formats will be forwarded by 20 September, 2020.

Since our conference is organized both online and on site we kindly ask you to inform us before submitting your abstract whether you plan to travel to Konin and give your presentation on site or whether you prefer online only participation.
Information about your preferred participation format will be appreciated by 25 July, 2020 to the conference email address at

The following internationally-recognized experts on language, culture, and professional contexts have accepted our invitation:
– Professor Elisabet Arnó-Macià – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
– Professor Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski – University of Lodz, Poland
– Professor Krzysztof Kredens – Aston University, Birmingham, UK
– Professor María Jesús Lorenzo-Modia – Universidade da Coruña, Spain
– Professor Mirosław Pawlak – State University of Applied Sciences in Konin,
Poland; Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
– Professor Piotr Pęzik – University of Lodz, Poland
– Professor Tomasz Płudowski – Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland

Conference website
E-mail address:

Call for Papers:
We invite abstracts of papers and theme sessions (in English or Polish) relevant, but not restricted to the proposed topics:
– Cognitive linguistics and culture – cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences in metaphor, metonymy, and conceptualisation
– Cognitive linguistics and professional/specialized languages (theory, practice/education, translation), e.g. media, business, legal, humanities and social sciences, technology, etc.
– Professional languages and languages for specific purposes – their structures, styles, characteristics, e.g. phraseology, and resources, e.g. thesauri, terminology
– Professional contexts and society

All abstracts of papers and theme sessions should be submitted with your name and paper/theme session title in .pdf and .doc(x) formats directly to the conference email address at  Abstracts should be limited to 350 words of text and should include up to 5 keywords. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 September, 2020.

Refereed and accepted papers will be published in collective volumes by international publishers

Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages

Short Title: LSRL50
Date: 01-Jul-2020 – 08-Jul-2020
Location: University of Texas, USA
Contact: Barbara Bullock
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics, Language Family(ies): Romance

Meeting Description:
LSRL is the premier conference on Romance Linguistics, distinguished by its selectivity and its focus on high quality theoretical and empirical studies of all varieties of Romance languages and their Latin origins. In celebrating its 50th anniversary, our conference branches out from its strong, theoretical roots and lays the groundwork for novel research programs and data sharing practices that continue to move the field forward.

Program Information:
For information on registration and for our complete conference program with full abstracts go to: and follow us on Twitter: @LSRL50.

Keynote Addresses:
David Birdsong, “Conceptualizing ultimate attainment in bilingualism and second language acquisition“
Thamar Solorio, “Enabling technology for code-switching data”
Zsuzsanna Fagyal, “For an integrative approach to variation and change in French nasal vowel systems”
Pattie Epps, “Multiple multilingualisms: Indigenous and Romance languages in Amazonia”Workshops and tutorials:
Jacqueline Serigos, “Wrangling linguistic data with Python”
Luis Avilés, “LaTeX tutorial for submission to open access proceedings”

With thanks to our sponsors: The National Science Foundation, The College of Liberal Arts, The Center for European Studies, The Department of Linguistics, The Department of French & Italian, The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and The Department of Germanic Studies

Organizers : Barbara E. Bullock, Cinzia Russi, & Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Going Romance 34 – 2020

Date: Mercredi 25 Novembre 2020 (journée) à Vendredi 27 Novembre 2020 (journée)
Lieu détaillé:  Digital conference
(L’appel à communications en français se trouve ici.)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference will be held digitally.
The main session will be held on 26-27 November 2020.
In addition to the main session there will be a special session on Preposition-determiner interactions on 25 November 2020.
Invited speakers for the Main Session:
Invited speaker for the special session on Preposition-determiner interactions (Call for papers)
Call for papers: Main session The scope of the conference series lies at the intersection of linguistic theory with data from the Romance languages. Beyond this general tenet, there are no specific requirements as to the topic, the subdiscipline, the approach or the methodology, as long as it is clear how the Romance data contribute to linguistic theories of human language (

Submission Guidelines  Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages A4, including references and examples, with margins of at least 2,5 cm, font size 12, single-spaced. The file should be anonymous both in the body of the text and in the filename. Please make sure all fonts and figures are correctly rendered.
Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author for the entire 3-day event. Please indicate in your submission whether your abstract should be considered for the main session, or for the special session on Preposition-determiner interactions in Romance. Please also indicate whether your paper is to be considered for oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts not conforming to these requirements will not be taken into consideration. The abstracts should be submitted in .PDF format through EasyChair no later than 14 July 2020.

Committee :
Claire Beyssade,
Joaquim Brandão de Carvalho,
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (co-chair),
Carlo Cecchetto,
Ora Matushansky,
Léa Nash,
Laurent Roussarie,
Michela Russo (co-chair),
Elena Soare,
Carla Soares-Jesel,
Francesc Torres-Tamarit,
Sophie Wauquier

PhD – University of Birmingham

Department: Modern Languages
Web Address:
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Syntax
Required Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat), Galician (glg), Ladino (lad), Portuguese (por), Spanish (spa)


Fully-funded PhD opportunity in Hispanic/Lusophone Studies at the University of Birmingham (2020 start)

3-year scholarship (covers UK/EU fees plus living stipend) for any area in Hispanic/Lusophone studies at the University of Birmingham, for start between Sept 2020/Jan 2021.

International students also eligible to apply.Completed application (study application form, scholarship form, and two references) must be submitted by Friday 26 June 2020 at 4pm (UK time).

Eligible applicants interested in Linguistics, please email

General enquiries should be sent to

Graduate study in Linguistics at the University of Birmingham (UK)’s Department of Modern Languages enables you to focus on work in one or more languages, and can be undertaken full-time, part-time or remotely. In addition to funding from external sources and the UK government’s doctoral loan scheme, the University offers a range of total and partial graduate scholarships.

Graduate study in Linguistics is a growing area of specialisation in the Department of Modern Languages and supervision is available in the following areas:
– Theoretical, descriptive, comparative and/or general linguistics, especially (morpho-)syntax;
– Linguistic diversity and variation;
– Hispanic and Romance languages and dialectology;
– Understudied/endangered languages;
– Historical and synchronic linguistics;
– Spanish; Portuguese; Galician; Catalan; Astur-Leonese; Mozarabic/Andalusi Romance; Mirandese; Navarro-Aragonese; French; Occitan; Italian; Romanian; Latin; Italian dialects)
– The Romance family and its branches (Ibero-Romance, Gallo-Romance, Italo-Romance, Daco-Romance);
– Language and linguistics in education.

Department of Modern Languages:
The Department of Modern Languages celebrated excellent results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was top 4* rated ‘world-leading’ or rated 3* ‘internationally excellent’.

In 2015/16, over 95% of Modern Languages postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our language graduates train to become professional linguists such as translators and interpreters, others enter employment where their language skills may be advantageous but not central to their role, and some go on to teaching or lecturing positions. Recent graduate employers include: Berlitz Language Centre; TransPerfect Global Business Solutions; KPMG; University of Birmingham; University of Cambridge; and University of Oxford.

The postgraduate experience:
The College of Arts and Law Graduate School offers excellent support to its postgraduate students, from libraries and research spaces, to extra-curricular activities and funding opportunities. The College provides a range of careers support throughout your degree and beyond, including tailored employability workshops and the opportunity to learn additional languages, without any extra cost, as you do a PhD with us.

Our beautiful 250 acre green and leafy campus has its own train station that connects directly with central Birmingham. The city of Birmingham today is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, with excellent local, national and international transport connections including its international airport. Our students fall in love with the city – around 40% of our graduates choose to make Birmingham their home.

Academic entry requirements:
Applicants for a PhD will need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), in addition to a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.

Applications Deadline: 26-Jun-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Dr Alice Corr

PhD – University of Verona

Department: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Web Address:
Duties: ResearchSpecialty
Areas: General Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)


University of Verona – Ph.D. positions in linguisticsThe University of Verona has currently opened Ph.D. positions in the humanities, including 3 positions for Linguistics, within the Ph.D. programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics. Selected Ph.D. candidates will receive a 3-year fellowship. Since teaching in the Linguistics track will be held entirely in English and no previous knowledge of Italian is required, we encourage applications from international students.Information about candidacy can be found on the application website:

Applications can be uploaded starting 1st June 2020. The deadline for online applications is 3rd July 2020. Only online applications through the university application system are accepted (please do not send applications via e-mail).

The selection procedure for the track in Linguistics involves evaluation of the candidates’ Master’s theses, their research project as well as a video conference interview. For details see the application website. On this site, you can find information about the application procedures in the subsection regarding the Ph.D. programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics (coordinator: Stefan Rabanus), track in Linguistics.

One of the three fellowships is reserved for a Ph.D. project in the domain of ‘Digital Humanities’. For a description of possible projects in Linguistics in this domain see: (under: Track in Linguistics). Candidates interested in this fellowship have to indicate their preference in the application form.

For general information about the the Ph.D. track in Linguistics at the University of Verona see:

Contact information:
– For general information about the track in Linguistics: Stefan Rabanus (
– For information about all issues regarding the application procedure: Office of Graduate Studies (
– Technical support in case of problems with the application procedure:

Applications Deadline: 03-Jul-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Prof. Stefan Rabanus

Ma / MSc Student – Indiana State University

Department: Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Web Address:
Level: MA / MSc
Duties: Research,Teaching
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)
French (fra)
German (deu)
Japanese (jpn)
Korean (kor)
Spanish (spa)


Specialty Areas: ESL, French, German, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish language teaching

Indiana State University is offering a two-year, fully funded Graduate Assistantship position within the Master of Arts in TESL and Linguistics program. This position includes a tuition waiver and stipend for a graduate teaching or research assistant. We are seeking a candidate who can teach either English as a Second Language (ESL) or a beginning foreign language at the undergraduate level. For language instruction, we require advanced level proficiency in the language of instruction. In the area of foreign language instruction, we are seeking a candidate with one of the following languages: French, German, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish. Special consideration will be given to Indiana residents but applications are open to any interested student.

As a graduate student in the Master of Arts TESL and Linguistics program, you will be a full-time student earning 33 credits (taking a maximum of 9 credits per semester) over 2 years. Our TESL area focuses on the acquisition and teaching of languages, especially English as a second language. Courses include a mixture of hands-on practical teaching and theory. Course offerings in the area of linguistics include applied linguistics, language acquisition, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, fieldwork, research methods, and various special topics courses.

Our MA program prepares students for careers in teaching and education, industry, government, and non-profit organizations, as well as continuing study at the PhD level in TESL, Linguistics, Second Language Studies, and related fields. Additionally, our department promotes experiential learning and strives to offer community engagement related to linguistics.
The smaller size of our program allows for high levels of interaction between students and faculty with many opportunities for research projects and involvement in various campus organizations. The department specializes in research related to second language acquisition (Drs. D’Amico and Sterling) and sociolingusitics and dialectology (Drs. Bakos and Jose) and has several ongoing collaborative research agendas with actively engaged students. Several of our recent graduates have presented their work at national conferences such as the American Association of Applied Linguistics and New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV). In select cases, these presentations have led to publications with faculty in academic journals.

To apply please complete the online application found at the web address for applications below.

Your application must include:
1. A resume or CV
2. A personal statement/letter of intent
3. All transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s)
4. A list of three academic references with name, job title, affiliation/school, and contact information for each reference
5. Proof of English proficiency for speakers of English as a second language (i.e. TOEFL, ELS, or IELTS scores) – for full list of acceptable proof of English proficiency see the list at
The graduate teaching assistantship will be guaranteed for two years, provided that the student is in good standing and making sufficient academic progress after the first academic year.

Contact Information: Dr. Melanie D’Amico, Graduate Program Director,

Applications Deadline: 30-Jun-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Dr Melanie D’Amico
Phone:+1 812-237-2356

Call for papers: OCP 18

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2020
The Old World Conference on Phonology is an annual event gathering researchers specializing in phonology and related fields, interested in both theoretical and experimental issues. It was founded in 2003 by a group of linguists from the Leiden University Center for Linguistics and the Meertens Institute, and has since grown into an international forum attended by both senior and junior linguists. Since then, OCP has been hosted by different cities mainly in Europe: Warsaw, London, Düsseldorf, Budapest, Barcelona, Leiden, Istanbul, Berlin, Marrakech, Nice, Edinburgh, Toulouse, Rhodes, Budapest, Tromsø, Amsterdam and Leiden.
The 18th Old World Conference on Phonology (OCP18) will be held at the University of the Balearic Islands in the island of Eivissa from 27-30 January 2021, hosted by the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics of the University of the Balearic Islands, the lab Formal Structures of Language (SFL – UMR 7023) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and the University of Paris 8. The invited speakers for this OCP will be Eulàlia Bonet (UAB) and Silke Hamann (UvA).
On 27 January 2021 a satellite workshop will be organized, entitled ”First and second language acquisition of phonology and its interfaces”, featuring Kriszta Szendroi (UCL) as keynote speaker.
Invited speakers:
  • Eulàlia Bonet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Silke Hamann (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
  • Kriszta Szendroi (University College London)
Call for Papers:
We welcome submissions on any topic in phonology from any theoretical perspective and methodology. We invite abstracts for talks (20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or posters. Each individual may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author (or sole author), and a maximum of two abstracts in total. Abstracts will be blindly peer-reviewed by an international panel of reviewers.
Abstract guidelines:
  • Maximum 2 pages of A4 paper, including references, examples, tables,
  • and figures
  • 12 pt Times New Roman font
  • 2.54 cm (one inch) margins on all sides
  • Anonymous
  • PDF format
  • Abstracts not following these guidelines will be returned to authors.
Abstract submission, reviewing, and notification of acceptance will be handled using EasyChair:
The deadline for abstract submission is 15 September 2020.
Notification of acceptance will be in late October 2020.

35° Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas

Considerando la situación sanitaria actual, se ha decidido que el XXXV Congreso Internacional de la AJL sea en formato ONLINE los días 29-30 de septiembre y 1 de octubre de 2021. Podéis seguir las últimas actualizaciones y comunicados acerca del congreso en: @ajl2020zgz.

Además, ¡NOTICIÓN! Se ha abierto un segundo #CFP para esta edición del congreso. La fecha límite para enviar vuestras propuestas es el 21 de febrero. Más información en la página web del congreso



Linguística dentro e fora da academia I 27 a 31 de julho de 2020 I UFSCar

A Escola de Estudos Linguísticos do GEL tem por objetivo congregar pesquisadores da área de Linguística, professores da educação básica e profissionais de áreas afins (revisores, juristas, publicitários, tradutores etc.) por meio de ofertas de cursos de formação, participação em mesas-redondas e apresentação de trabalhos em comunicações individuais ou em sessão de pôsteres.

Assentada na tradição das 67 edições do Seminário do GEL, a I ELinG visa assegurar fórum aberto de promoção de reflexões sobre a temática “a linguística dentro e fora da academia”, fomentando tanto o desenvolvimento de pesquisas quer inovadoras quer comprometidas no campo dos estudos da linguagem, quanto as práticas linguísticas que atravessam o cotidiano de profissionais fora do contexto acadêmico.

Programa y más información:

Inscrição como ouvinte no cursos: de 01 de março a 30 de abril.

Submissão de resumo para Comunicação Oral: de 01 de março a 10 de maio.

Submissão de resumo para Poster: de 01 de março a 10 de maio.

Divulgação dos trabalhos aprovados: início de junho.


Convocatoria / Call for papers (Semas, n. 2, 2020)

El Comité Editorial de Semas. Revista de Lingüística Teórica y Aplicada convoca a la comunidad académica internacional a colaborar en su segundo número. Invitamos a investigadores, académicos y estudiantes de posgrado a presentar trabajos originales de investigación que aporten conocimientos relevantes en el área de la Lingüística Teórica y Aplicada capaces de sugerir nuevas orientaciones para la investigación en temáticas, metodologías, enfoques y fuentes bibliográficas. Se aceptarán también trabajos de reflexión crítica y teórica, así como reseñas expositivas y de comentario.

Las contribuciones enviadas a la revista deben tener carácter inédito y no estar comprometidas con otras revistas o editoriales. Se aceptan contribuciones en español e inglés. Todas las contribuciones serán sometidas a un proceso de revisión por pares (doble ciego), para su validación previa a la publicación.

La segunda convocatoria estará abierta hasta el 24 de abril de 2020; los trabajos recibidos después de esta fecha serán considerados para el siguiente número de la publicación.

Forma y preparación de manuscritos

Los artículos deberán ser remitidos mediante copia digital como adjuntos a la dirección de la revista:

Se enviarán dos archivos digitales para cada colaboración. En uno de ellos se consignarán los datos del autor en documento que deberá incluir como mínimo: nombre(s) y apellido(s) del (de los) autor(es), según acostumbren a firmar sus textos y sin utilizar iniciales (si el texto es obra de más de un autor, el primero será considerado autor principal); institución de adscripción del (de los) autor(es), incluyendo ciudad y país; síntesis curricular del autor, que incluya cargos y categorías docentes o científicas; dirección de correo electrónico del (los) autor(es). En el otro se incluirá el cuerpo de texto íntegro del artículo y deberá evitarse cualquier referencia al autor dentro del cuerpo del documento, para conservar su anonimato durante el proceso de dictaminación.

Cada manuscrito deberá acompañarse de:

-Título del texto en español y en inglés

-Resumen del texto en español y en inglés, que no exceda las 150 palabras. Debe estar redactado en un solo párrafo, donde se presente de manera concisa el propósito, los principales resultados y las conclusiones de la investigación.

-Palabras o frases clave del texto (no menos de 3 y no más de 8), en español y en inglés. No deben coincidir con palabras o frases que ya estén en el título del texto.

-Deben delimitarse, además: una introducción, que declare los propósitos y otros elementos que se quieran destacar; los epígrafes, con sus correspondientes títulos; las conclusiones; y las referencias bibliográficas.

Formato para la presentación de los textos

-Formato de texto: .doc o .rtf

-Tamaño de papel: carta (215 x 279 mm)

-Fuente: Times New Roman 12

-Interlineado: 1,5

-Extensión máxima para artículos de investigación y reflexión crítica y teórica: 20 cuartillas

-Extensión máxima para artículos de opinión: 10 cuartillas

-Extensión máxima para reseñas: 5 cuartillas

-Todas las fuentes que sean citadas en los artículos o mencionadas en el cuerpo del texto deberán estar claramente identificadas, siguiendo lo establecido en nuestras “Normas editoriales para la presentación de colaboraciones”, elaborada a partir de los criterios definidos por la American Psychological Asociation (APA).

Semas. Revista de Lingüística Teórica y Aplicada
Directora: Dra. Juliana De la Mora y Dra. Eva Patricia Velásquez Upegui
Editores: Mtra. Sandra Arteaga Santos y Mtro. Stanislav Mulík
Facultad de Lenguas y Letras, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro