The Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) in Mannheim is pleased to announce the 10th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-10). The conference will take place in Mannheim, Germany, from 18 to 21 July 2023. The aim of the ICLC conference series, running since 1998, is to encourage fine-grained cross-linguistic research comprising two or more languages from a broad range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. ICLC brings together researchers from different linguistic subfields (and neighboring disciplines) to continue the (interdisciplinary) dialog on comparing languages, to foster the development of an international community, to discuss the state of the art, and to advance possible new areas of cross-linguistic research. Contrastive Linguistics as a linguistic subfield has had a checkered history, but comparative and contrastive work has always been and continues to be an important part of linguistic research. New impulses for comparative and contrastive work include the increasing availability of multilingual corpora or comparative work drawing on naturalistic interaction data. At this anniversary edition of ICLC, we want to provide a stage for the presentation of such new work, and reflect the past, current and future developments of contrastive research in linguistics.
We invite contributions addressing (meta)theoretical, methodological or empirical issues, such as (but not limited to) the following:
Some of these issues will be addressed by five invited keynote speakers.
The conference will include a poster session. The conference language will be English.
Following the conference, all participants will have the opportunity to submit their contributions for a peer-reviewed publication. We plan to offer different publication options and will make an additional call after the conference.