Dear Colleagues,

we kindly invite you to participate in the 9th Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics that will be held in Lithuania, Vilnius on July 23–27, 2018. Also we would like to ask you would you agree to be members of the Advisory Board of the 9th SIDG Congress?


Presentations in the following fields are welcome:

  • Geolinguistics
  • Theoretical Dialectology: (De)contruction and (De)conceptualization of Dialects
  • The Paradigms of Interpretative and Inventorisational Methodologies in Dialectology
  • Interdisciplinary Approach in Dialectology: Fundamental and Applied Aspects
  • Cognitive Dialectology
  • Perceptual Dialectology: Quantity- and Quality-oriented Perspectives
  • Interlingual Dialectology: Multilingual and Multicultural Variability (Multilingual Dialectology: Multilingual and Multicultural Variability)
  • Dialectometry
  • Dialect Sources: Texts, Dictionaries, Atlases, Corpora
  • Linguistic, or Scholarly Value of Dialects and Their Self-evaluation
  • Salience in Dialectology
  • Dialects in Relation to Space and Time
  • Virtual Areas of Dialects
  • Dialectal Creativity and Literacy in the 21st Century: Demand, Possibility and Urgency
  • OtherRegistration form and abstract (up to 2000 characters) are to be submitted in English via e-mail to sidg.lithuania@gmail.comby November 6, 2017. You are welcome to do your registration on Facebook, too:

Decision on acceptance will be sent by December 1, 2017.

Approx. time for presentation: 15–20 min.

Congress languages: English, German, French, Russian, Lithuanian.

Before 1st of March 2018

SIDG-Members: € 200
Without SIDG-Membership: € 240
Students: € 120
From 1st of March 2018
SIDG-Members: € 240
Without SIDG-Membership: € 280
Students: € 170
The registration fee includes: Congress material; coffee, refreshments during the coffee breaks, opening dinner; social events
Organizing committee of the 9th SIDG Congress:
Prof. Dr. Danguolė Mikulėnienė, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Dr. Violeta Meiliūnaitė, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Prof. Dr. Daiva Aliūkaitė, Kaunas (Lithuania)
Prof. Dr. Genovaitė Kačiuškienė, Šauliai (Lithuania)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Regina Kvašytė, Šiauliai (Lithuania)
Dr. Asta Leskauskaitė, Vilnius (Lithuania)

Advisory board of the 9th SIDG Congress:

Grasilda Blažienė (Lithuania)
Vytautas Kardelis (Lithuania)
Astrid van Nahl (Germany)

Heinrich Ramisch (Germany)

Goebl Hans (Austria)
Anna Stafecka (Latvia)
Agris Timuška (Latvia)

Shunsuke Ogawa (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Asahi (Japan)

Takuichiro Onishi (Japan)
Maria-Pilar Perea (Spain)
Manuela Nevaci (Romania)
Nicolae Saramandu (Romania)
Mihaela Koletnik (Slovenia)

Jožica Škofic (Slovenia)

Klaus Geyer (Denmark)

Jacques Van Keymeulen (Netherlands)

Dorin Uritescu (Canada)


Secretariat of the 9th SIDG Congress:
Dr. Jurgita Jaroslavienė, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Dr. Daiva Kardelytė-Grinevičienė, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Doct. Stud. Simona Vyniautaitė, Vilnius (Lithuania)

Mgr. Agnė Aleksaitė, Vilnius (Lithuania)

Mgr. Stud. Akvilė Girdzijauskaitė, Vilnius (Lithuania)


Previous events:

2015 8th SIDG Congress Famagusta (North Cyprus)
2012 7th SIDG Congress Vienna (Austria)
2009 6th SIDG Congress Maribor (Slovenia)
2006 5th SIDG Congress Braga (Portugal)
2003 4th SIDG Congress Riga (Latvia)
2000 3rd SIDG Congress Lublin (Poland)
1997 2nd SIDG Congress Amsterdam (Netherlands)
1993 1st SIDG Congress Budapest (Hungary)


Scientific articles:

Since 2018 is a year of 100th Anniversary of Lithuania’s Declaration of Independence, SIDG Members are welcome to submit their scientific articles in English for publishing in the anniversary journal “Acta Linguistica Lithuanica“ (ISSN 1648-4444) by September 1, 2017 via e-mail and The journal would be published until the 9th SIDG Congress (both: online as well as a book). Editor-in-chief Akad. Prof. Dr. Grasilda Blažienė (from the Institute of the Lithuanian Language).


Guidelines for contributors:

The journal “Acta Linguistica Lithuanica“ publishes scientific articles, discussion papers and critical reviews. Submissions should be written in English (or German, French, Lithuanian, Latvian, Russian). The length of an article should not exceed 40,000 characters, that of a discussion paper 10,000 characters and that of a review 20,000 characters. Longer works will be published only by consent of the editor and the editorial board.

Articles should be submitted in two formats: Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF. It is requested to use MS WinWord 2000 or later versions, using the *.doc or *.rtf format. The main body of the text should be typed in standard Unicode fonts. Illustrations of not less than 300 dpi resolution should be presented in a separate file.

The first page of a submission should contain the full name and surname of the author, the author’s affiliation, the main topics of the author’s scientific research, an abstract (up to 200 words) and 5 keywords in English. Date of the submission, postal address of the author’s institution or home and e-mail address should be added on the last page. The final version of the article should be accompanied by a summary in English, which will be translated into Lithuanian by the editorial staff. Summaries are not necessary for reviews and discussion papers.

Literature cited in the text should be given in brackets: author’s name, year of publication, colon, page number(s), e.g., (Ambrazas 2006: 182; Žilinskienė 2002: 174). The title of collective works should be abbreviated. At the end of the article a bibliography should be given, e.g.,

Ambrazas Vytautas 2006: Lietuvių kalbos istorinė sintaksė. Vilnius: Lietuvių kalbos institutas.

Žilinskienė Vida 2002: Gramatinių formų vartojimas lietuvių kalbos moksliniame stiliuje. – Acta linguistica Lithuanica 46, 173–178.


Linguistic forms cited in the text should be given in italics.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by two reviewers chosen by the editorial board.


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We are looking forward to seeing you in the 9th SIDG Congress in Vilnius!