The 11th International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics, organized under the auspices of the Nordic Association of Linguists,
will take place at Freiburg University April 18th-20th, 2012.
The ICNGL conference series provides an open forum for linguistic
research in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas on Nordic
(including Germanic, Finnic, Saamic and Greenlandic) and other
between researchers from the Nordic countries and elsewhere. Its main
goals are to create and strengthen connections between researchers
on different languages, with different methodological and theoretical
approaches. The Freiburg conference will have a special focus on
ICNGL 11 will be the second conference of this series taking place
outside the Nordic countries (after ICNGL 3, which took place at the
University of Texas, Austin, 1978.) The following speakers have accepted
our invitation to deliver plenary lectures:
Lars-Olof Delsing (Lund)
Frans Gregersen (Copenhagen)
Auli Hakulinen (Helsinki)
Martin Hilpert (Freiburg)
Anneli Sarhimaa (Mainz)
Sarah Thomason (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Call for papers
In keeping with the goals of the conference series, we invite abstracts
for 20-minute papers or for posters on research topics in Nordic and
General linguistics. We especially welcome papers relating to the
conference topic of language contact in the Nordic area or concerning
Nordic languages elsewhere, but also encourage submissions on issues
such as 1) field linguistics, 2) areal typology, 3) grammaticalization,
4) pragmatics, 5) intercomprehension, and 6) innovative methodologies.
Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length and should fit
on a single sheet of paper. References, examples, and diagrams can be
placed on a second sheet. Abstracts are to be submitted via easy abstracts. Abstract submission opens on June 1st, 2011. The deadline is November 1st, 2011. Authors will be notified of the outcome of their abstract on December 15th, 2011.
In addition to individual presentations, we invite proposals for theme sessions.
These should consist of five to six papers that address a common topic
of interest. Theme session proposals should be 500-700 words in length,
excluding references, and should list the prospective speakers and their
presentation titles. They are to be submitted via easy abstracts, but theme session organizers are encouraged to contact us in advance. Deadline for submitting proposals for theme sessions is September 1st, 2011. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated by September 15th, 2011.
Early registration and advanced payment via bank transfer is closed. Please register and pay on-site (full conference fee is €85, student conference fee is €50).
01.06.2011 Abstract submission opens (opened)
01.09.2011 Deadline for theme session proposals (closed)
15.09.2011 Notification of acceptance (sent)
01.11.2011 Deadline for paper and poster abstracts (closed)
15.12.2011 Notification of acceptance (sent)
15.12.2011 Early registration opens (opened)
01.03.2012 Early registration closes (closed)
18.04.2012 Conference starts
20.04.2012 Conference ends
Travel and accommodation
University building I ("KG I") of the Main Campus (Humanities) at the city center
Platz der Universität (Werthmannstraße / Rempartstraße)
Local organizing committee
Nordic Association of Linguists
The Nordic Association of Linguists (NAL)
is a major forum for linguists working in a Nordic country and
linguists elsewhere working on a Nordic language. Two series of
international conferences are organized under the auspices of NAL: The
Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics and the International Conference
on Nordic and General Linguistics, the latter series traditionally with
an emphasis on the Nordic languages.
Stig Eliasson has chronicled the first 30 years of the Nordic
Association of Linguists and its conferences. The abstract of his paper
can be found here.
Last update: April 12, 2012.