CFP: 16th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Proposal Deadline: March 15, 2021

Slavic-Eurasian Research Center of Hokkaido University ( is pleased to inform that the 16th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS-16) will take place at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. 

The conference website has just been launched: and the conference FB page is also ready:

Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Dr. Victor A. Friedman (U of Chicago, USA & La Trobe U, Australia)
Dr. Jadranka Gvozdanović (Heidelberg U, Germany)
Dr. Andrej A. Kibrik (Institute of Linguistics RAS & Lomonosov Moscow State U, Russia)
Dr. Magdalena Danielewicz (U of Warsaw, Poland)
Dr. Danko Šipka (Arizona State U, USA)

 For details, see:

The annual conference is scheduled between Sept. 8 and 10, 2021. Although nobody can tell at this moment if the conference will take place in person, first we look forward to your paper proposals, and hopefully we will be able to meet at the venue.

Types of Proposals

● Individual Paper
● Thematic Panel

1. Individual Paper

Papers dealing with any aspect of Slavic linguistics and within any framework are welcome to be submitted, as well as those that represent cross-disciplinary approaches (sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition, etc.). All talks are to be 20 minutes in length, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts should be written in English and should be limited to 3,000 characters. Accepted papers may eventually be delivered in either English or Russian. Abstracts should be emailed to in PDF format, with any non-standard fonts embedded.

The abstract itself must not contain the name(s) or affiliation(s) of the author(s) or any other information that identifies the author(s). The body of the cover e-mail should include the paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), status (faculty, graduate student, etc.), and contact information.

Submissions are limited to one single-authored and one jointly authored abstract per applicant. A small number of competitive travel scholarships will be awarded for graduate students whose abstracts are accepted. Students who are interested in being considered for a travel scholarship should indicate so in the cover e-mail.

As appropriate, identify the framework, describe the methodology, explain how the data are analyzed—in other words, please be as concrete and specific as possible in describing your work.

2. Thematic Panel

Thematic panel proposals should include the abstract of the panel session limited to 3,000 characters, panel title and names of the proposed participants (up-to four panelists in a two-hour timeslot).

An up-to-date SLS membership will be required for presenting at the annual meeting, but is not required at the time of initial abstract submission.

Deadline for submission of proposals: March 15, 2021