Department of English

The Sixth International Conference on Late Modern English (LMEC 6): Internal and External Factors in Linguistic Stability and Language Change


The Department of English at Uppsala University will host the Sixth International Conference on Late Modern English (LMEC 6) on August 17–19, 2017. The conference will accommodate full papers in general sessions and themed workshops, in addition to plenaries.

For general questions about LMEC 6, please use the conference e-mail address:

Please register via the link below. (For questions about registration please contact

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Uppsala!
Merja Kytö and Erik Smitterberg

Register for LMEC  6

First circular
Second circular

Preliminary programme
Book of abstracts


The following speakers have agreed to give plenary papers:

Anne Curzan (University of Michigan)
Hendrik De Smet (University of Leuven)
Patrick Honeybone (University of Edinburgh)

Owing to a few recent cancellations, papers in the workshop originally scheduled for LMEC 6 have instead been included in the regular programme.
List of regular and workshop papers.


The conference will take place at Uppsala University’s Campus Blåsenhus, a new campus area within easy walking distance from the city centre, near the Royal Castle, and next to the Botanical Gardens. More information in English is available here.

Map of downtown Uppsala