Main session Abstract submission now closed

On behalf of the Scientific Committee, I want to thank all of you for having sent their abstracts for the main session. Remember that the call for abstracts of the special MIME session is still open, so please submit! In fact, it is possible to submit to both sessions.

Acceptance notification of your abstracts for the main session will be done by January 31, 2018.

By the moment, I wish you a happy new year!

— Federico Gobbo

News: parallel session on mobility and inclusion of contested languages in Europe

We are proud to announce that the 7FP-EU funded project Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe (MIME) is now an official sponsor of the CLOW3.

We have added a MIME parallel session on the impact of mobility and inclusion to contested languages. As this parallel session was announced later, there is an extra month for the submission of abstracts. Please check the Important dates page.

The whole web site was reshuffled for the entering of the new sponsor. Please note that all previous information remains valid: what we did is to put more data in few web pages, in order to avoid dispersion.

In particular, information on submission of abstracts is now under the Call for papers page, while information on conference fees are now under the Registration page.

Breaking news! Our invited speaker is Ulrich Ammon

We are proud to announce that the invited speaker of CLOW3 is Ulrich Ammon.

Ulrich Ammon has been professor of sociolinguistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen and president of GAL (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik), the German branch of AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics). He has been a visiting professor to 14 countries – for longer periods of time (one semester or more) in USA (U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Australia (U. of Sydney, Australian National U. in Canberra), Japan (Dokkyo U. in Soka) and Austria (U. of Vienna). He has published 16 monographs, his newest being Die Stellung der deutschen Sprache in der Welt (2015) and about 300 articles, and co-authored as well as edited or co-edited, inter alia, The Dominance of English as a Language of Science; Effects on Other Languages and Language Communities (2001); Sociolinguistics: An International Handbook (3 vols., 2nd ed. 2004-6); Wieser Encyclopaedia Western European Languages (2 vols., 2008); Variantenwörterbuch des Deutschen (2nd ed. 2016) and the yearbook Sociolinguistica (1987 ff.). He continues teaching a Ph.D course as well as researching and publishing at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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Call for Conference Service Assistants

Are you a MA/BA student at the UvA and want to learn how to organize an international conference in your University?

Please have a look at the Contact page and read how to apply for the open positions of Conference Service Assistants.

Essentially, we offer:

  • Joining the Local Organizing Committee, doing practical stuff
  • Free participation to the conference
  • Free participation to the social dinner
  • A line to be added to your CV, and possibly a reference letter by the Conference Supervisor

We wait for your applications!

Update logos

We are excited to announce that we have a bunch of new variations on the logo and a new header image, that you can use to advertise the event! This is very useful, as it is linear and compact:



Thank you to Marta Tosco for her help in the graphic concepts of the CLOW series logos.