Call for Papers

We invite papers on all subjects in the field of dialectology, on any language and on any topic related to regional, social or historical variation in language. We particularly welcome submissions that address the main theme of the conference, 'Dialect Contact, Acquisition, and Innovation.' We also urge scientists working in fields outside linguistics, but who are involved with technologies or methodologies that can be applied to the investigation of linguistic variation, to submit papers for this conference.

Presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. There will also be sessions for poster presentations.

Abstracts for papers or posters should be no more than 300 words excluding bibliography and can be submitted using EasyAbs. Please submit your abstract in a .txt or .doc(x) format. We strive towards a double-blind reviewing of the abstracts; please make the abstract as anonymous as possible. The abstract deadline is 6 January 2017. Authors will be notified of acceptance in February 2017. Each participant may have at most two contributions at the conference, one as author and one as co-author.

Best Papers and Posters from Young Scholars
The organizing committee of Methods XVI is happy to announce that we will be awarding a JPY50,000 prize to the best paper and the best poster presented by young scholars at Methods XVI. A young scholar is a (graduate) student or a post-doc whose Ph.D. was awarded after August 2014. Please indicate on the abstract whether you might be eligible for such an award.

Call for Workshops and Special Sessions

We welcome proposals for workshops and special sessions for Methods XVI. Workshops may be concerned with particular methodological instruments, technological innovations or special themes. Special sessions may have a particular focus on a language group or a specific topic in dialectology. Proposals for workshops or special sessions should include an overview of the topic and importance of the session, in no more than 500 words. In addition the proposal should name the invited panelists, the titles of their presentations, the text of the call for papers (if applicable), and a statement of the relevance of the workshop to Methods XVI. The deadline for submitting a special session proposal is on 1 December, 2016.

Abstract submission site

Important Dates

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