Plin Day 2016: Language and the new (instant) media

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to invite you to the 2016 PLIN Day, hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of UCLouvain in Belgium. After last year’s successful edition on Lexical complexity, this year’s topic is ‘Language and the new (instant) media’. The PLIN Day will take place on 12 May 2016 in Louvain-la-Neuve.

More information and registration <> (free for all Belgian participants)

The main objective of the workshop is to bring together specialists from a number of different but related fields to discuss the specificities of language in the new media. The workshop will thus offer a view of different approaches to language in the new media. The event will be structured around five keynote presentations and poster sessions. We are happy to welcome the following keynote speakers:

* Patricia Bou-Franch (Universitat de València)
* Walter Daelemans (Universiteit Antwerpen)
* Elisabeth Stark (University of Zurich)
* Caroline Tagg (The Open University)
* Olga Volckaert-Legrier (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès)

The poster sessions, which will include time for a short oral presentation of each poster, offer a forum for numerous other research trends. If you’re a PhD student, you’re eligible for the Best Poster Award!

Posters may deal with any of the following linguistic domains:

* Discourse analysis
* Language norms and contacts
* Communication
* Sociolinguistics
* Psycholinguistics
* Corpus Linguistics
* Natural Language Processing
* Language Statistics

We also invite companies which develop research or research-based applications concerning language and new media, to submit a poster proposal.

Important dates:

* Deadline for poster proposal submissions: 31 January 2016
* Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2016
* Submission of Power Point Presentations for the posters boost session: 1 May 2016

We are also happy to inform you that the Annual Linguistic Day of the Linguistic Society of Belgium will also be held at UCL, on 13 MAY 2016, the day after the PLIN day (

Best regards,

Louise-Amélie Cougnon (Girsef – Cental), Barbara De Cock (Valibel – Discours et variation) and Cédrick Fairon (Cental)

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