Call for papers


Call for Papers


Linguistics Colloquium 51

Foreign and Own Languages. Linguistic Perspectives

810 September 2016, Vilnius

Extended deadline of abstract submission: 5/30/2016

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to invite you to the 51st Linguistics Colloquium focusing on the linguistic perspectives of ‘foreign’ and ‘own’ languages. The Conference will be held between the 8th and 10th of September 2016 at the Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University. The Conference aims to contribute to disseminating research on the role, function and use of “foreign” and “own” languages in our modern world. The Conference also intends to provide a platform for the discussion of related theoretical and practical questions arising in various academic circles. We are proud to announce that our plenary speakers, who will be focusing on different aspects of the main topic, have already confirmed their participation at the conference. The plenary speakers and their talks are listed below:

Prof. Dr. Axel Holvoet (Vilnius) Rendering speech at different levels
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Pöckl (Innsbruck) Das Fremde in der eigenen Sprache
Dr. Diana Šileikaitė-Kaishauri (Vilnius) Wie eine fremde Sprache zur eigenen wird
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Stickel (Mannheim) Die eigene Sprache in Europa

We invite contributions dealing with different aspects of the role, function and use of ‘foreign’ and ‘own’ languages. We welcome researchers from any country of the world and from different linguistic backgrounds. Especially welcome are papers in contrastive linguistics which might eventually lead to new insights regarding the relation and interaction of “foreign” and “own” languages. We look forward to abstracts of presentations focusing on, but not limited to, one or more of the following aspects of study:

phonetics and phonology
grammar and grammaticography
word formation
lexicology and lexicography
semantics and pragmatics
historical linguistics
text linguistics and discourse analysis
contrastive linguistics
intercultural communication
corpus and computational linguistics
language acquisition and didactics

The official languages of the Conference are German and English. Conference presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. In addition, 10 minutes are given for discussion.

The Organizing Committee are planning to publish a collection of articles based on the Conference presentations. Blind peer review procedure is applicable before the publication.

Abstracts of the papers (250–300 words) should be submitted by 17 May 2016 (registration here).

The Conference fee is 100 €. The deadline for the transfer of the registration fee is 1 August 2016. The Conference fee includes registration, Conference materials, coffee breaks and Conference dinner.

On 10 September 2016, Saturday, a guided city tour in Vilnius and a trip to Trakai are planned (start: 9.00 am, till ca. 5.00 pm). The participants will be able to pay for the tour and the trip upon arrival (15 €).

More details are available at

Important dates
17 May         abstract submission
1 June           notification of abstract acceptance
1 August       deadline of paying the Conference fee (bank transfer)
15 August     online publication of the Conference programme

Organizing Committee of Linguistics Colloquium 51
Aleksej Burov, Rita Juknevičienė, Daumantas Katinas, Eglė Kontutytė,
Virginija Masiulionytė, Inesa Šeškauskienė, Skaistė Volungevičienė, Vaiva Žeimantienė

Department of German Philology
Department of English Philology
Faculty of Philology
Vilnius University
Universiteto g. 5
LT-01513 Vilnius

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