20 - 21 July 2023 @ Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

We are pleased to announce the first edition of LILG – Linguistic Intersections of Language and Gender. It is to be held at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, 20 – 21 July 2023. While we are planning a hybrid conference to accommodate needs and wishes of all participants, we encourage speakers to partake in person.

The conference is a collaboration of members of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, the Association for Diversity in Linguistics, and FörderLinK e.V.

Conference Aims and Topics

The main purpose of LILG is to gather different linguistic perspectives of the intersection and interplay of current research on language and gender. We invite work on gender biases, gender-fair language, pronouns, and other gender-related topics from a broad selection of linguistic areas: phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, law/legal/forensic linguistics, and sociolinguistics.

Find our Call for Papers here.


The programme will include invited talks, oral presentations, and poster presentations.

Find the final programme here and a list of all accepted contributions on the programme page.


While the conference language is English, research on any language is invited.

Invited Speakers

Julia Hübner

On the relationship between grammatical and natural gender. The phenomenon of hybrid nouns

Christine Olderdissen

Aufregen oder aufklären? Wie die Medien das Gendern totgequatscht haben

Lena Völkening

What if -*in is a new, gender-fair or gender-neutral suffix? Opportunities and possible limits of gender-fair language in German

Find us on the Sociolinguistic Events Calendar: https://baal.org.uk/slxevents/