5th Variation and Language Processing Conference
The 5th Variation and Language Processing Conference (VALP5) will be held at University of Copenhagen from 25-27 August 2021, after successful previous conferences in the UK, New Zealand, the United States and Australia.
This conference provides a venue for researchers coming from traditionally distinct fields, such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive science, experimental phonetics, syntax and pragmatics, who work on the relationship between linguistic variation, in its widest sense, and language processing. A main theme of this year’s conference will be the processing of linguistic and indexical variation by bi- and multilingual individuals, and we encourage submissions both within and beyond this theme.
Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
(Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University, the United States)
Professor of Psycholinguistics Marianne Gullberg
(Lund University Humanities Lab/Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden)
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Peter Hagoort
(Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics/Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging/Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
To be announced.
Abstract submission closes: 15 March 2021 5 April 2021 (Extended deadline)
Notifications: late June 2021
Conference dates: Wednesday 25 - Friday 27 August 2021
Abstracts should be maximum one page and no more than 500 words, excluding references, with all author information removed from the document. Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed and considered for both oral and poster presentations.
Notifications: late June 2021
Details to be announced.
Participation fee is 1000 DKK (Students: 700 DKK).
This fee is for on-site participation and also covers lunches and tea breaks for all three days. For online attendants, the fee will be reduced.
The conference takes place on South Campus of the University of Copenhagen, which is located on Amager (island). The campus is quite new and modern situated with easy access to public transport .
The nearest metro stop to the conference venue is Islands Brygge on the M1 line (green line). You need to take the metro towards Vestamager from the City. There are several busses that stop next to or close by the conference venue. Look for bus lines 33 and 5C if you are traveling from Copenhagen city center. More information on conference Google Map
To/from the airport
The metro is a quick way to reach the city (~15min).
Depending on the location of your hotel, you may choose to go by train or Metro to/from the airport. For more information on transport to and from the airport, we suggest you visit the Metro website.
More about tickets and fares for public transport below.
Taxi from the Copenhagen airport to the city centre is about 300kr, roughly 40EUR.
Traveling from the central train station in Copenhagen
The central station is situated in the city center. From here you can take the metro line M3 to Kongens Nytorv and change to line M1 (direction Vest Amager) to Islands Brygge near the conference venue. You can also take bus line 5C (C busses are yellow articulated busses marked with a blue corner) from the stop at Amager Blvd./ Amager Fælledvej it is a short walk to the conference venue.
Around the city
Getting around Copenhagen and getting to the conference venue is easy using public transportation. With the opening of the new circle line addition to the Metro it is even easier to move fast from one location to another. General information from Visit Copenhagen about public transportation in the greater Copenhagen area is available on www.visitcopenhagen.com.
There are of course also taxis available, but this is a rather expensive means of transportation in Copenhagen.
Calculate your expected fare and find link to smartphone app on taxa.dk.
If you want to feel like a Dane, you may want to rent a bicycle; most hotels would have that option. It takes about 15-30 minutes to cycle anywhere in the central area.
You can also take the bicycle on the metro (only outside rush hour!), but you have to buy a bicycle ticket. It is free to take a bicycle on the S-train.
We recommend the following hotels, which are easy to reach by metro from the conference venue and from Copenhagen Airport:
Hotel Kong Arthur
Nørre Søgade 11
Hotel Kong Arthur is situated a 7 minute walk from Nørreport Metro Station with direct access to the Airport and to the conference venue. The hotel is secluded in the back of a cobblestoned alley across the street from the inner lakes of Copenhagen.
Ibsens Hotel is located a 5 minute walk from Nørreport Metro Station with direct access to the airport and to the conference venue. The hotel is in the charming Nansensgade area.
CABINN City and CABINN Copenhagen
1568 Copenhagen V
Arni Magnussons Gade 1
1577 Copenhagen V
Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11
1577 København V
Wakeup Copenhagen is a low price hotel situated close to the Central Station and a 30 min. walk to the conference venue.
Danhostel Copenhagen City
H.C. Andersens Boulevard 50
1553 København V
Danhostel Copenhagen City is a large hostel situated close to the Central Station and a 20 min. walk from the conference venue.
Plans for both virtual and physical participation
We plan to host the conference at University of Copenhagen with a mix of physical and virtual participation.
Vaccination against COVID-19 has started in Denmark. According to estimations by the Danish Health Authority, the entire adult Danish population will be offered COVID-19 vaccine before the end of June 2021, i.e. two months before the VALP5 conference. In the light of this positive prospect, we plan for a conference with physical participation. We will of course continue to follow official guidelines on social distancing, hand hygiene and staying home when ill.
In case of continued travel restrictions for international participants, it will be possible to attend the conference virtually, so please do not hesitate to submit your abstract.