Following our highly successful inaugural conference in 2018 ( – where delegates from over 20 countries met over two days – we are delighted to welcome submissions for our second annual conference.

Theme: ‘Lenses, layers and entry points’
When: 30-31 May, 2019
Where: George Square, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Plenary speaker(s):
Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes (University of Limerick)
Professor Constant Leung (King’s College London)

Call for Papers

The deadline for submissions is 19th December 2018.

The Language Policy Forum 2019 invites scholars, practitioners and others to explore
various lenses available to us to understand the multiple layers of language policy
processes. Whether an image, a discourse, a practice or an ideology, language policy
can be approached via different entry points. These call for different analytical
lenses, which in turn shed light on different layers of language policy. This is the
Language Policy Forum, a forum for all research about language policy.

The Language Policy special interest group ( exists to enable such broad and inclusive dialogue. We are open to a wide diversity of fields, including (but by no means limited to) sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, linguistic ethnography, linguistic anthropology, political philosophy, economics, education studies, globalisation and migration studies.

For further details of our call, and to submit your proposal, please visit our website:

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We hope to see you in Edinburgh!

All the best,

Elisabeth Barakos, Florence Bonacina-Pugh, Rachel O’Neill, Taehee Choi, Yongcan Liu, Dave Sayers (LP SIG committee)