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Sociolinguistics Symposium 24

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 to Saturday, July 16, 2022

Ghent University

Event Details

It is with much enthusiasm that we announce Sociolinguistics Symposium 24. SS24 is organized by Ghent University in close collaboration with the Belgian sociolinguistic community.

For more information please visit SS24Ghent's Website


SS24 invites submissions for (1) standalone papers, (2) colloquia and (3) posters. For each category, we offer an on site variant, with participants attending in a meeting room in Ghent, and an online e-variant, which is recorded beforehand and discussed in an online session during the conference. On site presentations will be recorded and made available shortly after delivery. On site conference participants will be able to join online sessions using their laptop, tablet of even cell phone in a designated conference space equipped with WiFi access (e.g. eduroam). When submitting their abstracts, presenters select a category but not as yet the variant (online or on site).

  1. Standalone papers. Standalone papers are formal presentations on original research by one or more authors. On site, these papers last a total of 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). The standalone papers will be organized in clusters of 4 presentations. In the online tracks, standalone papers will also be clustered, with live online discussion sessions of 45 minutes.

  2. Colloquia. Colloquia allow for extended discussion on a particular topic with a cluster of several papers and a joint discussion. The on site colloquia will be organized around larger time units, with up to 4 papers (incl. discussant) in one two-hour unit, up to 8 presentations in two units and max. 12 papers in three time units. The online colloquia will be organized in similar clusters, with live online discussion sessions of designated length during the conference. Colloquium convenors are invited to first submit a cover abstract stating the title of their colloquium, its theme, scope and intended sequence of presenters. In response, they will receive a colloquium registration number (code) which the individual colloquia contributors need to submit their presentation abstracts.

  3. Posters. Poster sessions are for displaying research and offer an opportunity for individualized informal discussions. On site, they are a good format for presenting work-in-progress, fieldwork and results of empirical research when data presentation is visualised. A designated time slot will be included in the conference program to discuss the on site poster presentations in the exhibition area. For the online variant, posters are submitted before the start of the conference, accompanied by a voice-over presentation of max. 3 minutes. An opportunity for live online discussion will be provided. Detailed instructions about the format for the on-site and online exhibitions will be communicated after acceptance of the abstracts.


Papers for the invited colloquia will be submitted either by personal invitation or through a separate call issued by the convenor(s).


The submission of proposals for on site/online papers, colloquia and poster presentations opens on 10 May 2021. Proposals are submitted via the online conference tool.


Submission of all abstracts opens 10 May 2021
Submission of all abstracts closes on 30 September 2021
Notification of acceptance on 31 January 2022
Registration opens in early 2022