Code of Conduct

By entering and participating in the events related to the conference, you agree to assist in creating a space free from any form of discrimination or violence in the context of the conference.

We do not tolerate harassment, intimidation, discrimination, or bullying of any community member in any form. This does not only extend to attendees but to anyone who chooses to become involved in the larger DGfS community as part of the organization team or for other forms of support.

This particularly applies to harassment related to anyone’s outer appearance, language, age, origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion (or lack thereof), nationality, abilities, as well as physical or mental impairments or disabilities, but also includes the disruption of presentations during sessions or other (virtual) meetings.

These rules also apply to metalinguistic uses of language except for scientific inquiries requiring mentioning discriminatory language with the above char-acteristics. In this case, mentioning such language should be signaled by means of a content warning and marked accordingly as, e.g., a citation or corpus evidence. Otherwise, discriminatory language should not be used in linguistic argumentation.

All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and the DGfS organization team. Presentations and contributions in discussions should further not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund of the conference fee. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff, send an e-mail to requesting a (confidential) conversation.

Please be assured that your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.