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. 

Plenary speakers 

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.

Important dates

Abstract submission closes: 15 March 2021  5 April 2021 (Extended deadline)

Notifications: late June 2021

Conference dates: Wednesday 25 - Friday 27 August 2021

Abstract submission

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.

Abstracts are submitted through EasyChair.

Notifications: late June 2021

Conference dinner

Details to be announced.

Practical information