Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Now closed)

GLAC 2023, sponsored by the University of Calgary, invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit abstracts to the conference, which will take place in person at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada, from Thursday, April 20th to Saturday, April 22nd, 2023.

Papers may be on any aspect of any historical or modern Germanic language or dialect, including English (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. At this year’s conference we especially welcome papers on the connection between Indigenous knowledge and German language research and teaching; equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the German language classroom; the incorporation of undergraduate students into research projects; best practices in community-engaged research; and alternative academic careers for those with training in German linguistics. All abstracts will undergo anonymous peer review.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format by February 5, 2022. They should be a maximum of one single-spaced page in length and written in standard 12-point font. They should be submitted through Easy Abstracts at:


  • Individuals may submit a maximum of two abstracts, including an abstract for one single-authored paper and one co-authored paper.
  • Accepted papers will be scheduled for 30-minute presentations (a 20-minute talk, followed by a 10-minute question period).

Please email with questions or concerns.