Lavender Languages & Linguistics 24



28-30 April 2017


University of Nottingham, UK


See registration information.




Keynote speakers

The conference will also include remarks on the past and future of language and sexuality research by Professor William Leap, American University.

Read our keynote speakers' abstracts here.

Call for Papers:

The call for papers is now closed.


Lucy Jones in association with the Lavender Languages Organizing Committee.

For any bookings and accommodation queries, please contact Tracy Stead.

Is this for you?

The Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference, dedicated to language and sexuality research, has run annually since 1993.

In April 2017 – for the first time in its history – scholars will convene in the UK, with the conference being hosted in Nottingham.

#LavLang24 will retain its inclusive, supportive atmosphere and students and scholars with an interest in language and sexuality (broadly defined) will be welcome.

On Arrival

Information about what to do and where to go when you arrive in Nottingham can be found on our On Arrival page.

Conference essentials

  • Programme: the Conference Programme and Book of Abstracts are available to view here.
  • Registration & Accommodation: 
    details of the conference package are now available on the Registration page.

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This event takes place the day after the 10th BAAL LGaS SIG event: Language, Discrimination and Conflict, also being held at the University of Nottingham.


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