UKLVC12 | Final Call for Papers (deadline: 15 March)

  • 04 Mar 2019 06:30
    Message # 7197231

    (apologies for multiple postings)

    The 12th UK Language Variation and Change (UKLVC12) conference will take place from 3-5 September 2019 in London, UK (co-hosted by Queen Mary University of London and University College London).

    Confirmed keynote speakers are:

    • Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (Ohio State University)
    • Sophie Holmes-Elliott (University of Southampton)
    • Heike Wiese (Potsdam University)

    UKLVC is a biennial conference that showcases international research on language variation and change, sociolinguistics, and dialectology, as well as applications of these branches of linguistics to fields such as language pedagogy, forensic speech analysis, bilingualism, language acquisition, and the social psychology of language. We welcome diversity in theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of language variation in all of its forms (phonetic/phonological, morphological, syntactic, discursive, pragmatic) and across a wide range of linguistic and cultural contexts.


    We have secured a discounted rate for UKLVC12 participants in Queen Mary on-campus accommodation. Single en-suite rooms can be booked for £49/night from 02-04 September. This rate includes breakfast and all taxes. See the conference website for further details and a link to the online booking system.


    Abstracts are invited for papers (oral presentations and posters) on original, unpublished research related to the study of language variation. We welcome submissions from scholars based in the UK and internationally; research does not need to be restricted to communities in the British Isles.

    Paper Format & Submission

    Abstracts should be submitted via Easy Chair ( They should be no more than 500 words long, and a maximum of 1 A4 page of text. References, glossed/transcribed examples, and images can appear on a second page and do not count toward the word limit. Abstracts should be submitted as PDF documents and be fully anonymised. Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, only one of which may be sole-/first-authored.

    All submissions will be anonymously reviewed.

    Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2019

    Notification of acceptance: mid-May 2019

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