Call for papers

IALS 8: Wor(l)ds

We are pleased to invite abstracts for papers that explore the systematic linguistic analysis of literature for the purpose of elucidating the interpretation of literary texts or for the development of linguistic theory. We welcome papers from different theoretical perspectives and employing a variety of research methods. In particular, we invite proposals for papers that address issues relating to the theme of the conference, i.e. literature in a broad sense that goes beyond the written word. This sense encompasses canonical and non-canonical works, mono- and multimodal texts, and both fiction and non-fiction.

We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Abstracts should be sent in a .doc/.docx-file and contain the following elements:

– A clear indication of your aims and research questions
– An explanation of your methodology and analytical framework
– An indication of your emerging results and conclusions
– A maximum of five keywords
– A maximum of five references

Abstracts should be 300 to 350 words in length and submitted through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ials8. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the deadline for submission is Thursday 15 November 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by Monday 26 November 2018.