LINGUIST List 22.3732|
Sat Sep 24 2011
Calls: Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics/Italy
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1. Valentina Seri ,
MERIDIUM International Conference
Message 1: MERIDIUM International Conference
From: Valentina Seri <valentina.seriunistrapg.it>
Subject: MERIDIUM International Conference
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Full Title: MERIDIUM International Conference
Short Title: MERIDIUM
Date: 23-Nov-2011 - 25-Nov-2011
Location: Perugia, Italy
Contact Person: Valentina Seri
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://meridium.unistrapg.it/?q=en
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 19-Oct-2011
At the end of MERIDIUM (Multilingualism in Europe as a Resource for Immigration Dialogue Initiative among the Universities of the Mediterranean), the European research project on multilingualism in Europe, the MERIDIUM International Conference will be held at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, from 23rd to 25th November 2011.
The Conference will focus on the discussion of the MERIDIUM project results, achieved by 7 research teams from 6 countries of southern Europe, that have gathered qualitative and quantitative data on national and local language policies supporting linguistic diversity and on perceptions and social attitudes related to multilingualism. A special attention has been paid to ‘new linguistic minorities’ connected to recent and still ongoing migration flows in the area. The field research - which is the heart of the project - involved a total of over 3800 subjects, among pupils and parents of the fifth grade in 70 primary schools.
In addition to MERIDIUM research groups, many invited speakers will take part in the Conference, from both academic world and European institutions, in order to discuss a wide range of issues related to multilingual societies. A poster session will be dedicated to ongoing researches and projects.
Call for Posters:
The conference includes a poster session for sharing ongoing research on the conference issues.
Posters may address the following issues:
- Linguistic plurality in European countries: descriptive or comparative analyses on linguistic policies in European countries in relation to official, national, regional and minority languages or in relation to knowledge of other European languages as foreign languages; case-studies on projects and strategies devoted to promotion of multilingualism at the local or national level.
- The impact of migration flows: descriptive or comparative analyses on linguistic integration or linguistic practices of immigrant communities in workplaces or schools; case-studies on ethnic languages promotion and their impact on perception of multilingualism by immigrant and local communities.
- Traditional models and new perspectives on linguistic diversity and integration in Europe: analyses of traditional models of linguistic integration and new perspectives towards social and educational paradigms promoting inclusion and pluralism.
Posters may deal with:
- Research in the field
- Best practices and national or European projects
Selected posters will be published on MERIDIUM website.
Authors should submit the following information to meridiumunistrapg.it, by October 19th, 2011:
- Personal data:
- Title of the poster
- Contacts (e-mail, telephone, fax)
- An attachment containing (please do not specify your personal data in the attachment):
Title of the poster (IT/ENG)
A 250-word abstract (IT/ENG)
Those who intend to take part in the poster session have to fill in the registration form and tick on poster session.
Posters will be selected by the Scientific Committee (Collegamento ipertestuale) of the conference. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection via email by October 31st, 2011.
Posters must be a maximum 80 cm wide x 100 cm high.
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