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LINGUIST List 22.4094

Thu Oct 20 2011

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Italy

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        1.     Valérie Bonin , 3rd European Conference on Plurilingualism

Message 1: 3rd European Conference on Plurilingualism
Date: 18-Oct-2011
From: Valérie Bonin <valerie.boninobservatoireplurilinguisme.eu>
Subject: 3rd European Conference on Plurilingualism
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Full Title: 3rd European Conference on Plurilingualism

Date: 10-Oct-2012 - 12-Oct-2012
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact Person: Christian Tremblay
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.observatoireplurilinguisme.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5465&Itemid=1&lang=en

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2011

Meeting Description:

3rd European Conference on Plurilingualism
'Languages without Borders: Plurilingualism'

Plurilingualism does not mean the disappearance of borders, whether they are physical, political, religious, intellectual, artistic or any others. Such as a door, the border can be opened or closed; it is a marker of identity and of differentiation, but at the same time, it is a condition for a real and authentic exchange. Whatever the border, plurilingualism transforms them as areas of exchanges, enrichment and creativity, a creativity nurtured by an assumed and recognized otherness.

Such is the main set of themes for the 3rd European Conference on plurilingualism which will decline themselves into four henceforth standard registers: education, economy, politics and culture.

The Conference will be held at the Representation of the European Commission in Rome, Via quattro Novembre, 149-00187 Roma, on the 10th, 11th and 12th of October 2012.

Call for Papers:

The aim of the Conference is the apprehension of concrete problems and the search for feasible solutions to answer them. The presentation will be presented in an argumentative manner and will include an analysis of the situation, a presentation of the problematic, if possible supported by experiences and precise cases, and concrete proposals to help nurture a platform on plurilingualism.

The accepted presentations will have to give a complete text of 6 pages long, around 18,000 characters maximum, spaces included, summaries and bibliographies included, according the following format aimed at the paper or electronic publication:

Text format: A4 paper, Times New Roman 10, lateral margins: 4.25; top margin: 5; bottom margin: 4.7
File format: .doc or .odt AND .pdf (there is a necessity to get the original non-modifiable text)

The text will be accompanied by a 15 lines summary in three languages.

Style sheet language or structured document: the style sheet or structured document (file in .dot or .ott) enclosed is readily usable. It is also downloadable with an example on the website of the EOP in the menu Conference, in file format .dot and/or .doc. It is the framework under which the whole text will have to be presented. All word processing compatible with Word is also usable.

Notes at the end of the article:

The notes will have to be placed at the end of the article, and not at the end of the pages. When they are bibliographical notes, the official norms will have to be followed.

Linguistic Regulations:

The linguistic regulation is as follows:

The oral presentation will have to be given in one of the official languages of the conference: English, French, German and Italian. As for the interpretation regulation, it is planned is to have an interpretation in each of these official languages.

Whatever the language used, communications accompanied by a video-projection presentation will have to be done in another language than the language used orally and chosen among the four languages accepted for oral presentations.


The language for the main written paper is chosen by the speaker. Summaries for publication will be 15 lines maximum and handed at the same time than the entire text and translated in at least two languages among the five following ones: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Oral Presentations:

The time given for oral presentations is strictly limited to 7 minutes.

The entire texts being published before the event, the oral communication must not be the reading of the written paper. On the contrary, the most significant elements will have to be extracted.

Because all overrun of time would infringe on the time kept for questions from the audience, there is a need to keep to this strict discipline on which the moderator will keep an eye.

The application form is available on our website to fill in and send back as attachment by email at:


As for the entire text: in order to nurture as best as possible the round-tables, the integral texts of the presentations will be published on the website of the EOP before the event. They have to be sent by email as an attachment to:


Key Dates:

Deadline for the application form: 30 November 2011
Announcement of the selection result for the presentations: 1 March 2012
Deadline for the sending of the entire text and translated summary: 1 June 2012

Registration Fees:

130 euros per person (30 for the students) to be paid the following month after the announcement of the selection results:

1. With a cheque at the order of OEP
2. By bank transfer to the EOP (IBAN: FR42 2004 1000 0157 5110 3E02 094; BIC: PSSTFRPPPAR)
3. By secured payment via Paypal

For full information in English, German (Deutsch), French (Français) and Italian (Italiano), please view our website:


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