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

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First circular
Second circular
Third circular
Fourth circular
Please note that this fourth circular contains important information on the next conference and on proceedings from the sixth conference.

Book of abstracts (new version)


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 plenaries and regular 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