CLARe5 Call for Papers

 The Call for Papers has closed.

The CLARe (Corpora for Language and Aging Research) conferences are dedicated to bringing researchers together who are interested in language and aging research and contributing to a more nuanced perspective on the connections between language and aging. We hope to stimulate contributions that help to better identify the position of language and aging research in the broader context of linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and psycho- and neurolinguistics. In addition, our aim is to establish cooperation with fields such as gerontology, psychology, and sociology, as well as nursing, social work, and economics. When it comes to aging, an interdisciplinary approach is mandatory.

CLARe 5 will be held in Anchorage, Alaska 9–11 March 2022, with the option of participation in person or virtually via livestreaming. The conference follows previous events held in Louvain-la-Neuve (2014 and 2015), Berlin (2017), and Helsinki (2019). Due to the location and demographics of Alaska, we have chosen aging in the context of rurality and indigeneity as the central theme for the conference, though submissions dealing with any aspect of language and aging from any methodological or theoretical perspective are welcome.

Plenary addresses will be offered by Cécile Fougeron (Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3), Jordan Lewis (the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI Program), and Suzanne Evans Wagner (Michigan State University).

We invite abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference. Abstracts should be anonymous, no longer than 500 words, and submitted as PDF documents. Bibliographies and images may appear on a second page and do not count against the word count limit. To streamline the review of abstracts, you will be asked to indicate topic areas during the submission process, as well as whether you plan to participate in the conference in person or virtually.

Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59p Alaska Daylight Time on Monday, 4 October 2021, with notice of acceptance or rejection by 1 December 2021.

More information about the conference will be posted at, and inquiries can be directed to

We look forward to seeing you next March!