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International Conference “New Words and Linguistic Purism”
Innsbruck 25-26 October, 2018


The two-day conference will feature two keynote lectures as well as contributed papers (oral presentations and posters). The contributed oral presentations have a 30-minute slot of which 20 minutes will be used for the presentation. We particularly invite abstracts dealing with the following questions:

  • How are new words accepted or resisted in different languages?
  • To what extent are borrowings resisted more strongly than new words resulting from the application of word formation rules?
  • To what extent are sense extensions more acceptable than words with a new form?
  • How are the problems of terminology and translation solved in different languages?

You are invited to submit an abstract which clearly outlines the problem you intend to address and the methodology you apply. Depending on how much of the research has already been carried out, you can present (preliminary) results or indicate the type of result you expect to present at the conference.

Abstracts should be anonymous and written in English. The required length is 500-800 words (excluding references). Please email your abstract as a Word or PDF attachment to In the body of the email, please include your name, your affiliation and the title of your abstract and whether you submit it as an oral contribution and / or a poster. You will receive a confirmation.

Deadline for abstract submission: 22 May 2018



Department of Translation Studies, University of Innsbruck
International Conference "New Words and Linguistic Purism"


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