Methods in Dialectology XVIII

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We are looking forward to hosting the Eighteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XVIII) from July 1-5, 2024 at La Trobe University's campus in Bundoora, a northern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Methods in Dialectology is a triennial conference that alternates between Canada and Europe. Methods XVI by special arrangement was held at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) in Tokyo and the venue for the upcoming conference is the first time it has been held in Australia!

Monday 01 July 2024 until Friday 05 July 2024 (Add to calendar)
James Walker
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Methods in Dialectology XVIII
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The theme for Methods XVIII is Diversity in Dialect and Language.

We are delighted to announce the following plenary speakers:

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!

First Call for Papers

We invite submissions for paper and poster presentations, as well as proposals for workshops and special sessions.

Call for Proposals for Workshops and Special Sessions

Workshops and special sessions will be held throughout the conference. Workshops may focus on data, methods or technologies, while special sessions may focus on (groups of) languages/dialects or a particular topic. Proposals should consist of an overview of the topic and its relevance to the conference (no more than 500 words) and a list of contributions (4-8 per workshop or session) and abstracts of no more than 500 words for each contribution. Organisers of workshops and special sessions are responsible for soliciting and peer-reviewing contributions prior to submitting their proposal by 30 November 2023 to Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the beginning of January 2024.

Call for Papers

We invite abstracts for oral presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion) and poster presentations (including a 5-minute presentation in the poster pitch session). Abstracts, which must be anonymous and not exceed 500 words (excluding references), should clearly state the research question, data, methods and results. Please submit an anonymous PDF to by 15 January 2024. When submitting, specify whether you would prefer your abstract to be considered for acceptance as a paper, poster, or either. Authors may submit two abstracts if at least one abstract is co-authored. Notification of acceptance will be sent out in early March 2024, by which time information about travel, accommodation and registration will be made available.

For more information, visit the conference website ( or contact the organising committee at

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