Call for Papers

Possible topics include but are not restricted to

– language documentation and description efforts

– “small” languages and language typology

– “small” languages and general linguistic theory

– language policy and planning for endangered languages

– language revitalisation and reclamation

– language pedagogy for less-commonly taught languages

– “small” languages and digital humanities/information technology

– media and modes of dissemination for smaller communities

– heritage languages, migrant languages, non-dominant varieties

– social responses to language endangerment


Submissions are invited from scholars, activists, and stakeholders from all parts of the world. All disciplinary orientations or theoretical frameworks are welcome, yet the relevance of the chosen languages or frameworks for the conference theme must be evident. Submissions by advanced graduate students and early career researchers are especially encouraged. Abstracts of 300-500 words must be submitted by 11 September 2023 anywhere-on-earth time via email to Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit full versions to the Open-Access publication JournaLIPP ( after the conference. In the submission, please indicate whether you would like to have the abstract considered as a long or short paper (the choice does not affect the chances for acceptance). Long papers will be allotted 25-30 minutes (including time for discussion), while short papers will be given 15 minutes of time. 

Pitch Your Project

In addition to long and short papers, there are plans for project pitches of graduate students or early career researchers. These 5-minute pitches shall present a research question or a topic for further enquiry, as well as current hurdles, requests for collaboration, or talking points. “Pitch your project” replaces the traditional poster session and shall enable students and scholars of any career stage and background to share their research. Abstracts for project pitches are to be submitted and reviewed under the same principles as full papers and can include late breaking research. Acceptance as a pitch does not imply a lower quality or relevance of the paper; depending on the number of submissions and representation of topics, full papers may be invited as pitches at the organising committee’s discretion.