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Full Title: International Conference in Linguistics 'I Firsovskie Readings'

Location: Moscow, Russia
Start Date: 22-Apr-2014 - 23-Apr-2014
Contact: Armenui Minasyan
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences and the University of Cadiz

International Conference in Linguistics 'I Firsovskie Readings'
'Languages in a Multicultural world: Language contact, variation and change; language and educational policies in a multilingual society'
April 22-23, 2014

The conference will touch upon the issues of languages in a multicultural society and identity, dialect and contact linguistics, intercultural communication, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of language variation and change, language policies, and multilingualism and education.


Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Philology (PFUR)
Head of the Department of Linguistics, DSc, Prof. Nataliya Fedorovna Mikheeva


Registration fee: 50 Euros
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 25.162

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