Dear colleagues,

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have very reluctantly come to the decision to postpone SS23 until 2021. Registration has now been suspended. We are going to contact all colleagues who have paid their registration fees as soon as possible to arrange a full refund. We will be writing to everyone to announce the new deadline and arrangements for SS23 in 2021 in a matter of 2-3 weeks from today (3 February 2020). If your paper/panel has been accepted for presentation at SS23, you do not need to do anything. We will be asking you in the near future whether you (and our panel members) will be likely to attend SS23 in 2021. If you have already made your travel arrangements, we hope that it will be possible for you to get a refund on all your bookings under these exceptional circumstances, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please do get in touch with us on if you have any questions.

Thank you very much for your support. 


Best regards, 


SS23 Organizing Committee​


Sociolinguistics Symposium 23

As a premier gathering of international sociolinguists, this biennial event has emerged as a unique and innovative forum to develop and exchange new ideas, broaden the scope of the discipline, and create new academic networks. From its beginnings as a small meeting of UK-based academics in 1976, the Sociolinguistic Symposium has grown into the largest sociolinguistic conference in the world. Its Hong Kong edition will mark the conference’s first appearance in Asia.