Linguistic and Social Aspects of Hate Speech in Modern Societies
Odense, Denmark

23-24 November 2020

Hate speech and offensive language is a widespread phenomenon in modern societies.

Hate speech can be roughly defined as any communication that attacks individuals or groups “on the grounds of ‘race’, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, language, religion or belief, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and other personal characteristics or status” (Council of Europe 2016). However, still relatively little is known about the linguistic and communicative mechanisms underlying the expression and perception of hate speech.

This conference aims to fill in a few of these gaps and shed light on various linguistic and social aspects of current manifestations of hate speech, providing an international forum for researchers working in the field.

It is organized by the members of the Velux-project “Towards Balance and Boundaries in Public Discourse: Expressing and Perceiving Online Hate Speech (XPEROHS)”.

Invited speakers:

Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)

Jörg Meibauer (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)


Important dates
            Monday, 18 May 2020: Submission of abstracts
            Monday, 29 June 2020: Notification of acceptance
            Monday, 21 October 2020: Submission of revised abstracts
            Monday and Tuesday, 23-24 November 2020: Conference dates

There is no conference fee!


< funded by the Velux foundation >