The 28th Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference will be hosted in Catania (Italy) from 23 to 25 May 2022. The Conference has an intense and fruitful commitment towards investigating language use and representation with respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, heterosexual and/or queer life, as well as language and sexuality more broadly. The Conference supports a broad idea of “language” which encompass all areas of semiosis, including pronunciation, lexical choice, grammar, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and the analysis of communication in various text genres, modes (spoken, written, signed, multimodal, non-verbal) and media. Historical, literary, cultural and descriptive studies are also welcomed, as are performance-centered presentations and poster displays.

The Conference proudly maintains a “no attitudes” atmosphere, which will continue in Catania (IT): all attendees should feel welcome in what will be a supportive and collaborative conference space.

new COVID-19 info All participants will be expected to comply with the rules applying in Italy at the time the conference. Please refer to the websites of your governments, but also to EU pages: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ITA/7011 and https://app.euplf.eu/#/, and also to https://tinyurl.com/5b5jvfy8 for constant updates.