In March 2020, the 42nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) will be held at the Universität Hamburg. The DGfS conference is the most important regular event of its kind in Germany.
We expect approx. 700 participants from Europe and overseas, many of them high-ranking experts. Linguists from all over the world use the three-day conference and its satellite events as an international forum for the presentation of their current research and for professional exchange.
The general topic of the 42nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society leads into widely discussed fields of research: Multilingualism, Language contact, Language variation, Language change, to name but a few. It opens up theoretical perspectives as well as the discussion of empirical methods and digital resources, the use of technologies and questions of sustainability. The concept of resources also includes cognitive/mental resources in multilingualism or multilingual (inter)action and can be empirically analyzed.
Our high-profile keynote speakers will be:
- Prof. Carol Padden (San Diego, Sign Language)
- Prof. Elke Teich (Saarbrücken, Language Variation and Digital Resources)
- Prof. Yaron Matras (Manchester & Cambridge, Language Contact)
- Prof. Jürgen Meisel (Hamburg & Calgary, Language Acquisition).
Other working formats are:
- 17 linguistic workshops;
- a poster session on computational linguistics
- a tutorial on computational linguistics
- a doctoral colloquium
- the "Teacher's Information Day", hosted by the Teacher Training Initiative of the DGfS
- and the Annual Conference of the Pragmatic Linguistics Working Group („Digital Pragmatics“).
As a sponsor or exhibitor of the dgfs2020 you will find access to a broadly interested international specialist audience, to researchers and junior scientists from renowned universities, to lecturers, to readers, to authors. Take advantage of the opportunities to present your program and be in personal contact with our attendees.
Benefits and prices
For individual offers please contact us: Sabine Lambert, Universität Hamburg, E-Mail: dgfs2020.zfs"AT"uni-hamburg.de
The exhibition rooms are located in the central conference buildings: the main building of the University of Hamburg with its two wing buildings West and East, in the immediate surroundings of the conference office as well as the foyers and rooms where the conference guests will be during coffee breaks, in between lectures and workshops.
A map of the University of Hamburg can be found here.
Booking and payment modalities
Booking and payment modalities are described in the sponsoring contract which is to be drawn up between the Universität Hamburg and you as contractual partner.
Set up and dismantling for exhibitors
Please find the schedule of set up and dismantling for exhibitors in our list of benefits. For further informations please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you would like to support our conference with a donation please feel free to use the following bank account of the Universität Hamburg; please give "100048713 donation dgfs2020" as purpose on your bank transfer.
Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank
Account holder: Universität Hamburg