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LINGUIST List 25.317

Sat Jan 18 2014

Calls: English, Socioling, Language Acq, Applied Ling, Ling & Lit, Translation/Poland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Jan-2014
From: Teresa Maria Wlosowicz <teresamariapoczta.onet.pl>
Subject: Beyond English: Multilingualism in Contemporary Europe
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Full Title: Beyond English: Multilingualism in Contemporary Europe

Date: 14-May-2014 - 14-May-2014
Location: Czestochowa, Poland
Contact Person: Teresa Maria Wlosowicz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ap.edu.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

The conference focuses on multilingualism in contemporary Europe and the role of English as the global language. However, its aim is to show that, even though English is the world language, learners should not limit themselves to it because multilingualism is also present in many contexts.

Registration will take place by email. Please contact teresamariapoczta.onet.pl to receive the registration form by email. The registration form will also soon be available on the site of Polonia University in Czestochowa.

Call for Papers:

Please, send your abstract (about 300-400 words) by email to the following addresses: teresamariapoczta.onet.pl and melomane.plurilinguegmail.com (in case of any technical problems, at least one of the messages should arrive safely.)

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

- The influence of English as L2 on various L3s
- English as an obstacle or a stepping stone to multilingualism
- Intercomprehension, language typology, English as a possible source of positive transfer
- The language policies of the European Union and of particular European countries, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- Linguistic imperialism
- The practical significance of languages other than English
- Language ecology
- Code-switching and its sociolinguistic significance
- English as a lingua franca vs. other languages in international contacts
- Multilingualism on the Internet and in the media
- Multilingualism in literature
- Multilingual language biographies

Each paper presentation should last about 20 minutes, followed by about 10 minutes for discussion.

After the conference, the publication of a volume of articles is being planned.

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