Call for Papers

We welcome papers on all topics relating to grammaticalisation, though we have selected the following topics as special themes for the conference:

  1. formal approaches to grammaticalisation

  2. grammaticalisation and sign languages

  3. grammaticalisation and (inter-)subjectification

  4. grammaticalisation and prosody

  5. grammaticalisation and language contact

Papers for the general session

Papers in the general session will last for 30 minutes (20 minutes for the main presentation, and 10 minutes for questions).

Workshop proposals

We welcome proposals for either half-day or full-day workshops. Half-day workshops will last for 5 slots (where one slot = one 30 minute paper), full-day workshops will last for 9 or 10 slots. Each workshop must include an introductory paper led by the convenor(s). Full-day workshops should conclude with a discussion slot (perhaps led by a discussant). Abstracts for workshops should be submitted in the same way as abstracts for papers in the general session, with an additional comment that they form part of a workshop proposal (giving the name of the workshop). 

Convenors of proposed workshops should e-mail Linda van Bergen ( with a brief description of the workshop, the names of the convenors and presenters, and the titles of the papers to be presented.


To submit an abstract or a proposal for a workshop, please go to the paper submission site and follow the instructions. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.

The submission and review process has now closed.

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts and Workshop Proposals:

10 January 2012

Notification of Acceptance:

10 February 2012

Early Registration Opens:

6 March 2012

Early Registration Closes:

15 April 2012


16-19 July 2012

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