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CFP: 10th Nordic Conference on Language and Gender, University of Akureyri, Iceland, 20-21 October 2017.

10th Nordic Conference on Language and Gender 

The 10th Nordic conference on language and gender will be held at the University of Akureyri, Iceland, 20-21 October 2017. This is the first time that the conference is held in Iceland, but it is an important forum for theoretical and methodological discussions amongst Nordic researchers with an interest in language and gender. The conference has its roots in language research, e.g. sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, language history and dialectology, but is is no less open for contributions from fields such as sociology, gender research, feminist theories, education and more.

Keynote speakers:

  • Helga Hilmisdóttir, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Iceland
    Gender and Personal Pronouns in Icelandic Debates and Conversations
  • Jón Ingvar Kjaran, University of Iceland, Iceland “Fag, dude, dyke, fat or hot”. Word prevalence among high school students in terms of gender/sexual stereotypes
  • Kristina Fjelkestam, Stockholm University, Sweden
    “How I Learned to Love the Bomb”: Peirce and Feminist Semiotics
  • Stina Ericsson, Linneaus University, Sweden
    Sustaining and Challenging Gender and Sexuality Norms:Cis, Hetero, and Family Normativities in Children’s Interactions

Presentations: Each presenter has 30 minutes; 20 minutes for the presentation itself, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts: Abstracts (no more than 300 words) should be send in no later than 30th of May 2017.


Suggestions for workshops: Should be sent to no later than 30th of May.

Registration:  Registration opens 3rd of April.

Conference languages: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English.

Organisation committee: Andrea Hjálmsdóttir, Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir, Finnur Friðriksson, Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir, Kristín Margrét Jóhannsdóttir.

Contact: For further information please contact Finnur Friðriksson, associate professor at faculty of Education;

Open for registration: The registration fee is 30.000 ISK. 
Student registration fee is 15.000 ISK.

Late bird starts August 2, 2017

Registration ends September 28, 2017

The conference dinner will take place at Friday evening in HOF Cultural and Conference centre. The restaurant 1862 Nordic bistro will offer two course menu. The price is 6.900.- ISK.

For more information, booking hotels and to register. Please click on the registration button.


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