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Languaging Diversity 2021

Online symposium

13-15 October 2021

University of Lille, France



Languaging Diversity  is the itinerating conference of the I-Land Interuniversity Research Centre, an international independent and interdisciplinary center for advanced studies in Linguistics, Social Sciences and the Humanities with a focus on the key notions of identity and diversity, from a linguistic, cultural, and gender studies perspective, in and across cultures. 

Following the six successful events hosted by the Universities of Naples (2013), Catania (2014), Macerata (2016), Cagliari (2017), Antwerp (2018) and Teruel (2019), the seventh edition of the Languaging Diversityconference (LD2021) will be organized by the University of Lille, France. Due to the COVID-19 ongoing pandemic, the event will be held exclusively online via the virtual conference management platform Underline.


Conference theme

"The Linguistic Construction of Emotional Challenges in a Changing Society”



The 7th edition of the Languaging Diversity conference (LD2021) focuses on the emotional challenges that result from the social innovations of the last two decades, and on the way such experiences are expressed in discourse. Conference convenors invite papers and posters that investigate the intersection of emotion, communication and social change, also within the framework of digital communication. The contributions presented at the LD2021 conference will explore the expression of emotion(s) at the different levels of linguistic description (phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, semantic, pragmatic, discursive), and in texts and contexts related to traditional and digital genres in different domains, including (but not restricted to) health, medicine and science, media, politics, the law, academia, the world of corporate and institutional work, education and learning. 


Conference convenors

Giuditta Caliendo, Université de Lille & STL, France

Maarten Lemmens, Université de Lille & STL, France

Mégane Lesuisse, Université de Lille & STL, France


Confirmed keynote speakers

Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham, UK)

Maïa Ponsonnet (University of Western Australia, AU)

Andrea Scarantino (Georgia State University, US) 


Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st March 2021

    !!! Deadline for the 2nd Call for Papers:22 March 2021

  • Notification of acceptance: by 5 May 2021

  • Early bird registration opens 11 June and ends 31 August 2021

  • Conference: 13-15 October 2021


Contact: ld2021@univ-lille.fr





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