Extended deadline 7th Prescriptivism Conference 2024

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Aix-Marseille Université


The 7th conference on prescriptivism will be held at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence from June 26th to June 28th, 2024. Previous highly successful conferences have been held in Sheffield (2003), Ragusa (2006), Toronto (2009), Leiden (2013), Park City, Utah (2017) and Vigo (2021) demonstrating that the study of prescriptivism attracts scholars worldwide. The theme of the 7th Conference will be "Transmitting Prescriptivism and Norms" and will focus on how prescriptivism has been transmitted in different ways down the ages to the present day.

We invite papers addressing the transmission of prescriptivism and norms which may include the following topics:


  • Prescriptivism and the enforcement of norms
  • Prescriptivism and language planning
  • Prescriptivism and pedagogy
  • Prescriptivism's contribution to standardisation
  • Prescriptivism and language identity
  • Prescriptivism and grammaticalisation

 We are delighted to announce that our conference plenary speakers will be:

 Ian Cushing (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Jane Hodson (University of Sheffield, UK)

Nuria Yanez-Bouza (University of Vigo, Spain)

 Please send an abstract with a maximum of 400 words (including references and five key words). Presentations will consist of a 20-to-25-minute talk followed by questions. A selection of papers will be part of a subsequent, peer-reviewed publication. The submission deadline is January 31st, 2024, and notification of acceptance will be sent by March 1st 2024. Abstract submission is via the website:https://prescriptivism24.sciencesconf.org

For further information, please consult our website which will be regularly updated or send us an email: prescriptivism24@sciencesconf.org