LINGUIST List 24.4782

Wed Nov 27 2013

Calls: Socioling, Language Acq, Applied Ling, Ling & Literature, General Ling/UK

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Date: 26-Nov-2013
From: Marina Massaguer Comes <>
Subject: XVIth Forum for Iberian Studies: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in the Iberian Peninsula
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Full Title: XVIth Forum for Iberian Studies: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in the Iberian Peninsula Short Title: FIS 2014
Date: 20-Mar-2014 - 21-Mar-2014 Location: Oxford, England, United Kingdom Contact Person: Marina Massaguer Comes
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

The already present cultural and linguistic diversity of the Iberian Peninsula has been enriched over the last decades by the variety of languages, cultures and representations of reality brought by new waves of immigrants arriving into the Iberian territories. This diversity has given rise to a kaleidoscope of languages and cultures that have transformed the social reality of the Iberian territories, with unforeseen effects in a wide range of environments: family, education, institutional and businesses, among others.

Correspondingly, Iberian languages and cultures have become part of a global and interconnected world, contributing thus to the enrichment of its linguistic and cultural diversity in the age of transnationalities.

The Iberian Peninsula has become—and is becoming—more multilingual, more multicultural and also more complex. This phenomenon has enormous consequences in the languages, the literature, the arts and all other kinds of cultural expression, while, at the same time, has produced a change of paradigm in the study of the societies and their cultural manifestations.

The side effects of the current economic recession felt in the territories of the Iberian Peninsula represent a challenge in the management of this diversity. In this area, critical reflection about these societies is thus urgently needed.

The XVIth Forum for Iberian Studies will present an opportunity to analyse and discuss these current topics from different perspectives, in which the study of the diversity will be common denominator:

- Multilingualism and language diversity
- Languages in contact and language variation
- Language ideologies and language attitudes
- Language planning and policies
- Language acquisition, teaching and learning
- Translation, interpreting and mediation
- Socio-pragmatic comparative studies
- Transforming cultures
- Trans-cultural belonging, multiple and complex belongings, construction of identities
- Literature and multiculturalism
- Migrant writing

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of between 200 and 250 words should be written in English (preferably) or in any other peninsular language and must be sent before 10 January 2014 to They must include the full name of the author, the academic affiliation and the paper's title. In case of any doubt or query, please contact us at the same email address.

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