Call for Papers

We are happy to announce the Call for Papers for the 8th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics. The conference will be jointly organized by both branches of the Malta Centre; by Raffaello Bezzina (Malta), Michela Vella (Malta) and Maike Vorholt (Bremen).

The main topic of the conference is "The next century of Maltese linguistics ".


Date: 18-20 September 2023

Venue: University of Bremen, Germany.


Plenary Speakers:

Dominique Caubet (Paris)

Reconsidering the Arabic of Pantelleria from its traces in modern Pantesco, “with a little help from”… Maltese


Andrei Avram (Bucharest)

Thezan’s “Le regole per la lingua maltese” and the historical phonology of Maltese



We invite abstracts for oral presentations on all topics related to Maltese linguistics, as well as papers focusing on Maltese in relation to other languages.


Abstracts for oral presentations should not exceed 300 words. Each presentation should be no longer than 30 minutes including time for questions and/or discussion. The conference language is English.


Abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 May 2023

Notification of abstract acceptance: 19 June 2023

Please send your abstracts to the following address: ghaqdaprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


Please refer to the local organizer Maike Vorholt (vorholtprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de) for all further questions and inquiries.


We are looking forward to your participation!

Raffaello Bezzina, Michela Vella and Maike Vorholt





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Organising Committee:
Raffaello Bezzina 
Michela Vella 
Maike Vorholt (local organization)