30th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC30)

April 25, 2024 - April 27, 2024


GLAC is the annual conference of the Society for German Linguistics (SGL), the largest and most active organization in North America to serve the broad community of scholars teaching and researching in German Linguistics and Philology. GLAC brings together scholars of the German language from across the globe every year for two days of enriching discussions.

The full sessions of GLAC will take place Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.

This year, GLAC will be preceded by a 1-day symposium on Thursday, April 25 in honor of our mentor and colleague Kari Ellen Gade. The symposium will welcome papers on Germanic philology and historical linguistics.

Submission instructions:

Papers may be on any aspect of any historical or modern Germanic language or dialect, including English (up to the Early Modern period) and the extraterritorial varieties. Papers from the full range of linguistic and philological subfields, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics, language variation, language typology, metrics, first and second language acquisition, foreign language education, language contact and language change, as well as differing theoretical perspectives, are welcome.

For the pre-conference symposium on Thursday, April 25, papers are welcome from all areas of historical linguistics and philology in any Germanic language, but we especially welcome submissions relating to Old Norse/Icelandic philology, including poetry and metrics.

All abstracts will undergo anonymous peer review.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format by February 7, 2024. They should be anonymous, a maximum of one single-spaced page (including any references), and in standard 12-point font. They should be submitted through EasyAbs at: [link under construction].


For the main sessions of GLAC on April 26-27, an individual may submit a maximum of two abstracts, including one abstract for a single-authored paper and one for a co-authored paper.
For the symposium on April 25, an individual may submit a maximum of one abstract (individual or co-authored). A submission to the symposium will not count against the two submissions for the main sessions of GLAC.
Accepted papers will be scheduled for 30-minute presentations (a 20-minute talk, followed by a 10-minute question period).

Submissions open: Nov. 15, 2023 - Feb. 7, 2024

Abstract review period: Feb. 7, 2024 - Feb. 20, 2024

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