Call for Papers 2021 (English)

27th LIPP Symposium
“Language and Migration”

November 15 – 17, 2021
University of Munich (if necessary online)*

Call for Papers

It has been known since antiquity that migration and the mobility of speakers as carriers of different languages and cultures play a significant role in the development of language areas. In the early modern period, for example, the expansion policy of the European colonial powers was intricately connected with the expansion of the corresponding speech communities. Thus, languages native to Europe found their ways to colonies on all continents, where they have been enjoying different statuses ever since. Not least, the slave trade, a violent and forced form of migration, lead to the emergence of new languages, so-called creole languages.

In today’s globalized society, migration and multilingualism have become commonplace. On the one hand, the internationalization of speakers is associated with enrichment. On the other hand, it also gives rise to language, cultural, and identity conflicts which are partly due to the stigmatization of certain speaker groups and are rooted in the ideological idealization of national monolingualism. All forms of migration-related contact bring about a wide range of phenomena that are addressed in language contact and multilingualism research, for example, code-switching, code-mixing, the development of ethnolects, language attrition, and numerous instances of language transfer.

This year’s LIPP Symposium offers a platform to discuss the topic of Language and Migration from different perspectives. Research from all linguistic disciplines, including synchronic and diachronic studies of the topic, as well as studies of all language varieties are welcome.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Thomas Krefeld (University of Munich, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Katja Ploog (Université d’Orléans, France)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schröder (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Antonella Sorace (The University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

*Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, we reserve the right to hold the Symposium online in case the infection rates do not allow for face-to-face events. For further information, please check the Symposium website:


We invite the submission of abstracts in English or German for a 20-minute presentation followed by a short discussion (10 min.). Please send your abstract (max. 300 words, excluding selected references) as *.docx and *.pdf file no later than June 15, 2021, to

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Please do not put your personal information on the abstract. Instead, include the following information in your e-mail: name, institution, and presentation title.

All accepted submissions will be notified by July 15, 2021. Selected presentations will have the opportunity for publication on the publication platform KiT (https://www.kit.gwi.unimuenchen. de/).

Participation in the Symposium is free of charge.

We look forward to seeing you at the 27th LIPP Symposium!

Organizing Committee

Marina Albers
Beatrice Colcuc
Veronika Gacia
Christina Mutter
Maximilian Schmerbeck
Sandrine Temgoua-Hiom
Yana Vodchyts

LMU Scientific Board

Prof. Dr. Thomas Krefeld
Prof. Dr. Claudia Maria Riehl


Creole languages
Foreign language acquisition
Heritage language
Intercultural communication
Language and identity

Language attrition
Language conflict
Language contact
Language law
Language loss
Language varieties
New minorities

PDF version

The complete Call for Papers is available for download as a PDF file in German (181 kB) or English (177 kB).