First Circular: Announcing ICLaVE|11 Vienna, July 7-9, 2021

The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE, is one of the most important fora for research in the area of language variation in Europe. It aims at bringing together scholars of languages and language varieties spoken in Europe with the purpose of discussing empirical, methodological and theoretical issues in the study of language variation and change on the continent.

ICLaVE takes place in a different European city every two years. After very successful conferences in Trondheim/Norway (2013), Leipzig/Germany (2015), Malaga/Spain (2017) and Leeuwarden/Netherlands (2019), the next installment of the conference, ICLaVE|11, will be held in Vienna, Austria, from July 7th to July 9th, 2021.

ICLaVE|11 – Call for Contributions

The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe ICLaVE|11 solicits submissions for panels, papers, posters, and multimedia presentations (a new format) in any and all areas of study related to language variation in European languages, such as sociolinguistics, dialectology, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, phonetics, etc.

Our first Call for Contributions concerns the submission of Panels, with all subsequent calls to follow in due course (projected for June).

Panel proposals must be written in English and should be submitted electronically by the panel organizer(s). Submission opens on May 1st, 2020; the deadline for submission is August 1st, 2020.

Panels at ICLaVE|11 will have a duration of 3.5 hours, which amounts to 7 slots total (=including introduction and/or discussion session). One slot is 30 minutes (=20min presentation +10min discussion), in order to allow conference participants to switch between sessions.

Panel proposals should include:

 – A general overview text of no more than 500 words, including the topic and how it relates to the conference theme, key questions, the rationale for the panel, and its aims and objectives

 – Some information on paper ordering, featuring a list of contributors (name, affiliation, email address) and any discussant/s

– Full abstracts of the contributions, including information on the subject, methodology and theoretical framework(s) (max. 400 words per abstract, excluding title and references).

Panel organizers should:

–  Coordinate the submission of individual abstracts by contributors before the deadline (max. 400 words each, excluding title and references)

–  Submit the proposal by August 1st, 2020 and confirm that all invited contributors have agreed to participate

–  Communicate the decision of acceptance/rejection of the panel to the contributors

–  Act as mediators between the contributors and the Conference Organizing Committee

–  Submit an updated version of the abstracts and panel description by March 1st, 2021.

–  Collect papers, presentations and/or data samples for the panel in advance of the conference, and circulate these among all panel contributors

–  Chair their panel at the conference

Panel proposals will be reviewed by the organizing committee. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out October 1st, 2020.

Authors may submit two abstracts in total to the conference, if at least one paper is co-authored. (No two submissions by the same author in the same panel.)

For submission of individual papers and poster proposals, see our ensuing Call for Papers (planned to open in June 2020).

We look forward to your submissions, and to welcoming you to Vienna in July 2021!

The ICLaVE|11 Conference Organizing Committee:

Alexandra N. Lenz (University of Vienna/ Austrian Academy of Sciences),

Ludwig Maximilian Breuer (Austrian Academy of Sciences),

Manfred M. Glauninger (Austrian Academy of Sciences)  ,

Manuela Lanwermeyer (University of Vienna),

Stefanie M. Moog (SFB German in Austria),

Barbara Soukup (University of Vienna),

Philipp Stöckle   (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

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