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The University of Cyprus welcomes you to the International Conference

(Un)Reality and Evidentiality in Language, Cognition, Society

The Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to announce the International Conference (Un)Reality and Evidentiality in Language, Cognition, Society that will be held at the University of Cyprus on 24-26 October 2024 in Nicosia. The conference will provide a venue for scholars from Cyprus and around the world.

The conference will be held in English.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Nicosia.

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Jaklin Kornfilt

Antonio Fábregas

Hasan Kaili

We welcome abstract submissions for 30-minute oral presentations (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for the discussion) or posters of original, unpublished work in all fields of theoretical, applied, cognitive linguistics and sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, translation studies, including but not limited to historical and comparative linguistics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language contact, language acquisition, language education, second/foreign language teaching and learning, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, multilingualism, dialectal studies, intercultural communication, and artificial intelligence. We are also soliciting abstracts for presentations that focus on the acquisition, teaching and learning of heritage languages.


Deadline for abstract submission: 2 March  / Extended until 4th May 2024

All papers will be subject to a review process.

Notification of decision: End of May 2024

Τhe Conference: 24-26 October 2024

Members of the academic committee:

Fabienne Baider, Professor, Department of French and European Studies, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Nurettin Demir, Professor, Department of Turkic Languages, Hacattepe Üniversitesi, Turkey

Georgos Floros, Associate Professor, Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Hasan Kaili, Assistant Professor, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece

Andri Kanikli, Assistant Professor in Linguistics, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

Marilena Karyolemou, Professor, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Barbara Kellner-Heinkele, Professor, Institute of Ottoman Studies and Turcology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Jaklin Kornfilt, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Syracuse University, USA

Jens-Peter Laut, Professor, Seminar of Turcology and Central Asian Studies, Georg-August Universität, Germany

Julian Rentzsch, Professor, Department of Turkic Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Christine Savvidou, Associate Professor, Department of Languages and Literature, University of Nicosia, Cyprus