Workshop: TU+6

The 6th Workshop on Turkic languages and Languages in Contact with Turkic – TU+ 6 will be hosted in 2021 by the University of Toronto Department of Linguistics, and will take place virtually on February 19-20, 2021.

Workshop website:

TU+ is an annual workshop bringing together all aspects of linguistic research on Turkic languages, as well as languages in contact with Turkic and those spoken in geographic regions where Turkic languages are spoken. TU+ serves as a venue for work on a wide variety of languages from well-studied varieties to underrepresented and under-studied languages without a formal venue of their own. TU+ is meant to provide an environment for collaboration, and a space to share ideas big or small. 

Because of the unpredictability and serious nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the TU+6 organizers have decided to host the conference virtually on a digital video platform. We hope that this removes barriers for presenters and allows wider participation in this year’s workshop. Still, we are dedicated to finding creative ways to foster the sense of community and connectedness that TU+ is known for. 

Invited Speakers:

Balkız Öztürk (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, İstanbul)

Barış Kabak (Universität Würzburg, Würzburg)

Call for Papers: 

Abstract Submissions are now open for 30 minute talks (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions) and for speed talks in lieu of posters (10 minutes + 5 minutes for questions). 

(NEW) Deadline for Submission: November 9, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: December 13, 2020

Please submit abstracts to the EasyChair site here:

All abstracts will be anonymously peer-reviewed.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts should contain original research that, at the time of submission, has neither been published nor accepted for publication.
  • Abstracts may describe either early-stage or mature research projects, and may — but need not — contain a fully worked-out analysis.
  • Submissions are limited to two abstracts maximum per person: one individual and one joint abstract, or two joint works.
  • Abstracts and talks should be submitted and presented in English.
  • To ensure anonymity, abstracts should not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any way, and should not contain excessive references to the author’s publications or acknowledgements to granting agencies or academic bodies.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format. If the abstract contains phonetic transcriptions or non-ASCII text, please ensure that all fonts are properly embedded.
  • Abstracts should not exceed two pages (8.5×11 “letter” or A4) with 1 inch or 2.54cm margins, including all data, figures, tables, and references. The font size must be at least 12pt.

All papers presented at the conference (both ‘full’ and ‘speed’ talks) will be invited to submit for a proceedings volume distributed by the Linguistic Society of America. 

All questions and comments should be addressed to: