CFP: International Conference “Attitudes towards gender-inclusive language. A multinational perspective”(Friday 9.9.2022 online; deadline 22.4.2022)

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Call for Papers
April 22, 2022
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Languages, Linguistics, Women's & Gender History / Studies

CFP: International Conference “Attitudes towards gender-inclusive language. A multinational perspective” (Friday 9.9.2022 online; deadline 22.4.2022)

Gender-neutral and gender-inclusive language is currently being discussed in the public sphere, and views on the subject have increasingly been voiced by individuals as well as organisations. These include state institutions, private associations, subject specialists such as linguists, and private individuals / laypeople. Views of and attitudes towards gender-neutral language cover a abroad spectrum between extreme ends, and even subject specialists hold conflicting views.

Some academic research on attitudes towards gender-neutral language has been conducted and published. However, a multinational/multilingual, comparative perspective is still missing. To address this shortcoming, this international conference will bring together researchers studying attitudes towards gender-neutral language in different languages and countries.

Some examples of questions to be addressed and discussed are: How are attitudes towards gender-neutral language voiced in different countries and languages? What groups or individuals engage in the debate, and what are their views and attitudes? What are the prevailing discourses? Are there clashes between proponents of different varieties of gender-fair language?

The international conference “Attitudes towards gender-inclusive language. A multinational perspective” will be held online on Friday, 9th September 2022.

Proposals of 500 to 1,000 words excluding references should be emailed to Falco Pfalzgraf ( by Friday 22nd April 2022, 23:59 UK time.

You will be notified of a decision by 28th April 2022.

A selected number of contributions will be included in a high-quality edited volume on “Attitudes towards gender-inclusive language. A multinational perspective”, with a publisher of excellent standing.

For enquiries, or to register your interest, and to submit your proposal, please email:

Dr Falco Pfalzgraf
School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom

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Dr Falco Pfalzgraf, Queen Mary University of London

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