Dear colleagues

From September 9-11, 2024, we would like to invite you to the 21st Alemannic Dialectology Conference (Alemann:innentagung) in Bern. After the successful conference in Chur (Graubünden) in 2022, we are delighted that this traditional event will once again take place here in Switzerland.
and we hope to be able to welcome you all to the beautiful federal city on behalf of the Institute of German Studies and the CSLS (Center for the Study of Language and Society) of the University of Bern.

Guiding theme- In the field of tension between linguistic stability and social dynamics

The 21st Alemann:innentagung will take place under the guiding theme "In the field of tension between linguistic stability and social dynamics". With this deliberately broad topic, we would like to focus on sociolinguistic aspects of variation, stability and change in the Alemannic language area. In addition, the Alemann:innentagung naturally also offers space for contributions on all areas of Alemannic dialectology. We are delighted that Luise Kempf (University of Bern), Noemi Adam-Graf (Institut für Kulturforschung Graubünden) and Simon Pröll (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) have already confirmed their participation as plenary speakers.

The planned forms of presentation are lectures (20+10 minutes) and posters. We are also planning to publish selected contributions in an anthology.

Call for Papers

We are now accepting your submissions for presentations or posters (abstracts max. 300 words without title and bibliography) via ConfTool until 15 March 2024. Please use the template provided on the conference homepage: The submitted abstracts are subject to a subsequent anonymous review. You will be informed of the decision on acceptance or rejection by the end of April 2024.


Registration for the conference will also be possible via ConfTool from February 2024. On the evening before the conference, Sunday 8 September 2024, we cordially invite you to a warm-up in Bern city centre. The actual conference will begin on Monday, 9 September and end on Wednesday afternoon, 11 September 2024. You are also welcome to visit our conference website, where all relevant information will be continuously updated. A conference fee will be charged, which we will inform you about on the homepage as soon as possible. A reduced fee applies for students and doctoral candidates.

We look forward to your contributions and an interesting and productive 21st Alemann:innentagung!

Best regards

The organisation team of the Alemann:innentagung 2024:

Tillmann Pistor
Carina Steiner
Jeffrey Pheiff
Christa Schneider
Adrian Leemann
Fabian Tomascheck