GLAC 2025: Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 31

Welcome to Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 31. GLAC is the annual conference of the Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL) based in North America. This year’s conference will be held at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, TX. The conference will take place in person from May 2 to May 3, 2025. Our two plenary speakers are:

  • Isaac L. Bleaman (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)

In addition, there will be a preconference workshop on computational linguistics on May 1 (from 3:00 to 6:00 CT) organized by:

  • Frederik Hartmann (University of North Texas)

Call for Papers | Invited Speakers | Program | Registration | Sponsors Travel and Accommodation

Call for Papers

GLAC 2025: Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 31 will take place in person at the University of North Texas from Friday, May 2 to Saturday, May 3, 2025. The organizing committee invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit their abstracts. 

Papers may be on any aspect of any historical or modern Germanic language or dialect, including English (up to the Early Modern period) and the extraterritorial varieties. Papers from the full range of linguistic and philological subfields, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics, language variation, language typology, metrics, first and second language acquisition, foreign language education, language contact and language change, as well as differing theoretical perspectives, are welcome.

Abstracts must be submitted by February 1, 2025. They should be anonymous, a maximum of one single-spaced page (including references), and in a standard 12-point font. Abstracts should be submitted through EasyAbs at: LINK. All abstracts will undergo anonymous peer review. Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 1, 2025.

An individual may submit a maximum of two abstracts, at least one of which must be a co-authored presentation. Accepted presentations will be scheduled for 30-minute periods (a 20-minute talk, followed by a 10-minute Q&A period).


Invited Speakers 

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You may register for the GLAC 2025 conference by clicking here. Please register by April 15 at the latest, so that we have an accurate count for catering.

The registration rate depends on the participant’s membership to the Society for Germanic Linguistics: 

-    Student SGL members:         $40
-    Student non-members:         $65 
-    Faculty/non-student SGL members:    $100
-    Faculty/non-student non-members:     $150

The registration rate includes some light refreshments throughout the conference and one reception. The banquet is $50 for all participants.

We encourage all participants to join SGL, which includes a subscription to the Journal for Germanic Linguistics. To join the society, click here!



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Travel and Accommodation 

UNT is located in Denton, TX, about 40 minutes north of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). There is a second airport, Dallas Love Field (DAL), that is about 45 minutes away. While there is public transportation to Denton, the easiest way (by far) to get to Denton is by shared ride services.

We have reserved 40 rooms at a discount rate in SpringHill Suites (1434 Centre Place Drive, Denton, TX 76205). Reservations must be made by April 3, 2025. Click the following link to make a reservation: 

Book your group rate for Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference 31

There are two other hotels close to the conference site: Hampton Inn & Suites (1513 Centre Place Drive, Denton, TX 76205; tel. 940-891-4900) and Studio 6 (700 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, TX 76201; tel. 940-387-5840).

While it might be possible to walk to the conference site from Studio 6 (about 20-30 minutes), the other hotels are further away (40-50 minutes on foot). There are two other ways to get to the conference site (considering that part of the conference is on the weekend): GoZone vans at $1.50 per person/per ride (GoZone On-Demand | DCTA) and other shared ride services. There may be street parking around the university, but that is very limited.