Conference: Linguistic and Social Aspects of Hate Speech in Modern Societies (New Date)

New Date: Monday 22 – Tuesday 23 March 2021, Odense, Denmark


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)


Find out more information and book your free spot here:

This event is taking place in Odense, Denmark.

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