54th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

31 August – 3 September 2021

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


The Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens are pleased to announce the “54th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2021)”, to be held in Athens, 31 August – 3 September 2021.


SLE meetings provide a forum for high-quality linguistic research from all (sub)domains of linguistics. The upcoming edition of the SLE meeting will also host a round table of experts to discuss topics of special linguistic interest.


The deadline for all abstracts is 15 January 2021. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be by 31 March 2021.




Workshops will be organized in 20 minute slots (20 min. presentation, 5 min. discussion, 5 min. room change). Workshops will contain either 10 or 15 slots (1 or 1.5 days). Each workshop comprises:


  1. an introductory paper by the convenor(s) or by a keynote speaker, which summarizes previous research, specifies the approach(es) to be taken and sets the scope of the papers to be presented.
  2. eight papers (1 day) or thirteen papers (1.5 day).
  3. a slot for a final discussion on the topics covered by the papers, methodological issues and questions for future research.


Further details can be discussed with the SLE Conference Manager (


Workshop proposals must contain:

  1. a description of the topic and research questions (between 900 and 1.100 words).
  2. five keywords
  3. a (provisional) list of workshop participants and their provisional abstracts (max. 300 words per abstract); at least 8 abstracts for a short workshop, at least 13 abstracts for a long workshop. It is advised to submit 2-3 more.


Workshop convenors are encouraged to announce their proposal on the conference website (please send it to the conference manager and on the LinguistList as a session of SLE 2021 (for detailed instructions how to do this, see below), as well as other fora in the linguistic area of the workshop.


Workshop proposals must be submitted as one file in pdf and be sent to the chair of SLE workshops Nikolaos Lavidas ( and to the Conference Manager (


ATTENTION: The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is 20 November 2020. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be by 15 December 2020. After a workshop proposal has been accepted, the convenors will be requested to invite all preliminary workshop participants to submit their full abstracts in Easychair before 15 January 2021. The link for workshop abstract submission will be available in the Third Call for Papers (published by 15 December). Accepted workshop proposals will be published on the conference webpage. Other authors interested in the workshop may submit their papers to the workshop at the conference general call. Finally, all abstracts submitted to the workshop in Easychair will be reviewed individually by the Scientific Committee and the workshop convenors.



Chair of the local organising committee: Nikolaos Lavidas   

SLE Conference Manager: Olga Spevak (Toulouse),

SLE Treasurer: Lachlan Mackenzie (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam),

SLE Secretary: Bert Cornillie (KU Leuven),


How to announce a Workshop on the Linguist List:

Go to and select: “Conferences” > “Submit conference info” > step 1: select August 2021 > submit > step 2: select “54th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea” > at step 3: Enter information, go to Session information and click on “Add session”. Fill in the required fields, upload your proposal by clicking on “Add session call” and submit. Linguist List session calls are limited to 3.800 characters (all included).