Linguists’ Day 2021

Friday 22 October 2021, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This year’s edition of the annual Linguists’ Day of the LSB (Linguistic Society of Belgium) will be organised on Friday 22 October 2021 at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Call for papers

We invite submissions for papers (20’ presentation + 10’ discussion) on any topic in linguistics. Papers can be in any of the three Belgian national languages (Dutch, French, German) or in English. Abstracts cannot exceed 500 words (without references) and should clearly indicate the topic, the objectives, data and method and (provisional) results. Deadline for submission is Wednesday 30 June 2021. Please submit your abstract via EasyChair. At the beginning of September 2021, you will be informed about acceptance of your abstract.


All activities (lectures and lunch) will be organised on the Etterbeek Campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene) within walking distance from the Etterbeek train station and the Pétillon metro station. Note that if the public health situation makes it impossible to organise the Linguists’ Day on campus, the conference will take place online.

Conference fee

Attendance is free of charge (this holds for both members and non-members). If you want to present at the conference, you are required to become a member of the LSB. This means that you have to be registered on the website and have paid the annual contribution of € 40 if you wish to obtain the latest volume of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics for 2018, € 20 without.


The LSB board will be organising a Best Paper Presentation Award for PhD students. If you wish to participate, please mention this explicitly in your abstract.

Important dates

  • 30 June 2021: deadline submission abstracts
  • early September 2021: notification of acceptance
  • 22 October 2021: Linguists’ Day

On behalf of the organizers
Thomas Hoelbeek
Laura Rosseel