Call for Abstracts

Fourth International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

Our conference will focus on heritage and community language studies as a multidisciplinary field impacting a variety of educational contexts. We welcome submissions from disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, demographics, linguistics, sociology, applied linguistics, policy, psychology, bilingualism, education, and assessment. You are invited to submit a proposal for a paper, panel, or poster.


A paper involves a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Grouped paper sessions will include three papers which will be organized thematically when possible.

  • Time: 30 minutes per paper
  • Total session time: 90 minutes
  • Abstract length: 400 words maximum


A panel provides an opportunity for a group of individuals (typically three to five) to discuss a specific issue from a variety of perspectives. Total presentation time is limited to one hour to ensure that the session engages presenters and the audience in extended dialogue.

  • Time: 60 minutes for all presenters
  • Total session time: 90 minutes
  • Abstract length: 100 words maximum for each presenter's abstract (or one 400-word abstract for the whole panel)


At a poster session, the presenter stands by a display (typically a poster or a personal computer), summarizing the research for the duration of the poster session. Participants walk by and view the presentation and interact with the presenter.

  • Time: Varies by presenter
  • Total session time: 90 minutes
  • Abstract length: 400 words maximum

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION (Deadline to submit December 31, 2021)

The application period is now closed. If you have submitted an abstract, we will notify you via email in February 2022.


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Published: Monday, October 4, 2021