Call for Papers

SS22 Call for Papers is now closed. Notification of submission outcome has been issued.  The abstract that you submitted will be published in the online symposium programme.  If you wish to make edits, please ensure your final draft/final camera-ready version of your abstract is completed by Wednesday 31 January 2018 (NZ Standard Time).  Please note that a full paper is not required.


Presentation Formats

  • Colloquium - (short) 1.5 hours with 3 contributors
  • Colloquium - (long) 3 hours with a minimum of 5-6 contributors
  • Paper - 25 minutes, includes 5 minutes for questions/responses
  • Poster  - (to be displayed at designated times throughout the Symposium)


Abstracts should address one of the key strands of the Symposium:

  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Applied sociolinguistics
  • Cognitive sociolinguistics
  • Critical sociolinguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Educational linguistics
  • General sociolinguistics
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Language policy and planning
  • Social psychology of language
  • Sociology of language
  • Variationist sociolinguistics

Abstracts should also identify one appropriate sub-strand:

Conversation analysis

Discourse analysis

Ethnography of communication

Language and community

Language and citizenship

Language and class

Language and culture

Language and deaf studies

Language and dialect

Language and economics

Language and emotion

Language and epistemology

Language and ethnicity

Language and ethnography

Language and family

Language and gender

Language and globalisation

Language and history

Language and ideology

Language and identities

Language and law

Language and literacies

Language and learning

Language and media

Language and methodology

Language and migration/transmigration

Language and mobility

Language and multilingualism

Language and place/space

Language and politics

Language and religion

Language and sex(uality)

Language and superdiversity

Language and virtuality

Language and work

Language attitudes

Language contact and competition

Language, education and diversity

Language loss and revitalisation

Language minorities

Language mixture

Language teaching

Language testing

Language translation

Language variation and change

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Please read the guidelines on how to make a submission before you start the submission process.

SS22 Submission Guidelines

General Submission Details

  • The main submitter (or chair) will be the nominated 'Corresponding Author'. You can also be a 'Presenting Author'.
  • The language of the Symposium is English. However, if you wish to submit your abstract in another language, please complete the relevant fields.
  • All abstracts will be double blind reviewed. Please ensure that you do not include information about authors in abstracts.
  • Submissions can be edited up until the deadline of Friday 8 September 2017, 23:59 New Zealand Standard Time.

Each author will also be asked to confirm their type: Presenting author, non-presenting author, chair or discussant.

Paper and poster Submissions

  • 20 word maximum presentation title.  Please ensure sentence caps only.
  • 350 word maximum abstract including references.

Colloquia Submissions

  • The chair is to submit the colloquium on behalf of all presenters.
  • Colloquium submission templates are provided.
  • The chair will be required to upload two word document files. One for review purposes (Colloquium Template for review no author details), the other for programming (Colloquium Template _ includes author details).
  • Please save the two files with the following naming convention: SS22_for_review_[Chair surname]; and SS22_authors_[Chair surname].
  • The system fields for title and abstract relate to the overall title and abstract of the Colloquium. Individual paper titles and abstracts need to be completed on the colloquium templates provided.
  • 20 word maximum per presentation title.  Please ensure sentence caps only.
  • 350 word maximum per abstract including references.

Colloquium Submission Templates

  1. Colloquium template for review no author details
  2. Colloquium template includes author details

Submission of Proposals

Submission of proposals for papers, posters, and colloquia for SS22 must be completed via the online submission website.  

Don't worry if you do not have the final version of your submission right now. You will have the ability to login and amend your details right up until the deadline for abstract submission closes on Friday 8 September 2017, 23:59 New Zealand Standard Time. After this date, your submission will not be able to be edited and all ‘Submitted’ abstracts will be reviewed.

Evaluation of Proposals

Proposals for individual papers, posters, and colloquia will be evaluated by the SS22 Scientific Committee and members of the Organising Committee in terms of:

  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic to the Symposium themes
  • Originality/significance/impact of the research
  • Clarity/coherence of the abstract in relation to the key research questions, analytical framework(s), description of research, data collection, findings/conclusions
  • (For colloquia) Importance/significance of the overarching topic and/or framework(s) addressed, along with the coherence of the individual presentations therein
  • All abstracts will be double blind reviewed.

Conditions of Submissions

  • A participant may be first author/presenter in a maximum of two presentations, be it an individual paper, poster, or paper within a colloquium.
  • In addition, a participant may be a chair, discussant, or co-author in one further presentation
  • Alternatively, a participant may be first author/presenter in one presentation and a chair, discussant, or co-author in up to two further presentations.
  • It is assumed that all proposals represent original and unpublished work that is not yet available to the research community.
  • The language of the Symposium is English. However, abstracts may be submitted in another language as long as an English translation accompanies it.
  • Presenters can also indicate in the submission if they wish to present in a language other than English.  Please note, however, no translation services will be available at the Symposium.
  • Abstracts may be accepted in a different presentation format subject to review and availability.
  • The Symposium policy is that the author will present the paper on the day and time assigned by the Symposium Programme Committee.
  • Presenters must register and pay to attend SS22 in order for their presentations to be confirmed in the programme.
  • Presenters are required to organise their own travel, accommodation arrangements and visa entry.  The SS22 Symposium Organisers have secured accommodation at a variety of locations around Auckland and details about this accommodation will be available for booking when registering for the Symposium.

Important Dates

  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 8 September 2017.
  • Notification of Acceptance will be no later than 10 November 2017.
  • First in Line registration closes 15 December 2017.
  • Presenters will need to have registered for SS22 by no later than 28 February 2018 to guarantee a place in the programme.

Presentation Format Details


  • (short) 1.5 hours with 3 contributors
  • (long) 3 hours with a minimum of 5-6 contributors

Colloquia provide an opportunity for several presenters with a related theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. Colloquium organisers may divide the time slot they are allotted as they choose but time should be allocated for opening and closing remarks, presentations, and audience interaction.

It is the responsibility of the colloquium chair to organise their group and to submit their colloquium in the Call for Papers platform on behalf of all their contributors.

All colloquium submissions must be uploaded to the submission site using both of the Colloquium Submission Form Templates provided.

This is a lecture style presentation which may be supported with visual material and handouts. Paper presentations will be allocated 25 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers.

Posters are for one-on-one discussion of a symposium-related theme or topic. They are especially effective for information that can be presented visually (e.g. photos, charts, graphs, tables). There will be a block of time allocated when presenters will be available to discuss their posters, and posters will be displayed in the trade exhibition/catering area. Presenters are encouraged to consider posters because of the opportunity they provide for inclusion of more presenters and for extended discussion with other teachers and researchers. You will be assigned a space to display your poster which will fit one A0 size sheet.

Guidelines for poster design:

  • Your poster should be no larger than A0: 841 x 1189 mm width x height/ 33.1 x 46.8 inches width x height (landscape or portrait).
  • Provide an overview of the key elements you wish to present about your teaching practice or research, including objectives, the process, outcomes or findings, implications, references etc.
  • Utilise graphics, tables or other relevant visuals to illustrate the main points; use colour if possible.
  • Your poster should have a clear focus and be well organised in order to guide the reader through the poster.
  • Avoid overwhelming detail. Keep it simple, both in terms of the language and visuals used.
  • Choose a readable font large enough to be read from about 1m away (titles/main headings from about 2m distance).
  • You may wish to prepare a handout which you can also pin to the poster board.
  • Include the title, your name and affiliation in the display.
  • Consider how your poster might encourage conversation.