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Mon Nov 09 2015

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Croatia

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Date: 09-Nov-2015
From: Zvjezdana Vrzic <>
Subject: CLARC 2016: Perspectives on Language Planning and Policies
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Full Title: CLARC 2016: Perspectives on Language Planning and Policies
Short Title: CLARC 2016

Date: 03-Jun-2016 - 05-Jun-2016
Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Contact Person: Mirjana Crnić Novosel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

CLARC 2016: Perspectives on Language Planning and Policies
University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

3-5 June, 2016

The Center for Language Research (CLAR) at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, in cooperation with the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics (ICLL), Croatia, invites you to participate in an international conference on Perspectives on Language Planning and Policies.

Registration Fees:

Registration fees cover the cost of printing the book of abstracts, conference materials and refreshments during the breaks.
Payment from abroad: 60 EUR (early registration), 75 EUR (late registration)
Payment from Croatia: 450kn (early registration), 570kn (late registration)

Early registration: 25 February – 25 March 2016
Late registration: 26 March – 25 May 2016

The presenters will receive the information on how to pay the registration fees along with the notification of acceptance. The information on how to pay the registration fees will also be available at the conference website from 25 February 2016.

Organizing Committee:

Mihaela Matešić, Chair
Ermina Ramadanović, Co-Chair
Zvjezdana Vrzić, Co-Chair
Mirjana Crnić Novosel, Secretary
Perina Vukša Nahod, Secretary
Diana Stolac
Željko Jozić
Aneta Stojić
Branka Drljača Margić
Gianna Mazzieri Sanković
Cecilija Jurčić Katunar
Benedikt Perak
Iris Vidmar
Mirela Fuš

Conference languages: Croatian and English

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for papers on any topic related to the domain of language planning and policies, either from the perspective of linguistics or from the perspective of other disciplines in the field of humanities and social sciences. Papers may focus on any language, social context or historical period and, if accepted, will be included in the general section of the conference.

A special session, Croatian Language Planning in the Last Quarter Century, will be organized in cooperation with the ICLL on one day of the conference. Abstract proposals for this session should focus on the issues of language planning and policies related to the Croatian language from 1990 onwards.

Topics for either the general session or the special session may include, but are not limited to:

- Corpus planning (standardization and normatization of language)
- Role of institutions in the development of standard language and in the promotion and preservation of language culture
- Implementation of language policies
- Standard and non-standard varieties
- Attitudes towards the varieties of one’s mother tongue
- Elements of language policies
- Language as an instrument of political (social) control
- Language ideology
- Language policies and political discourse
- The role of the media in the shaping and implementation of language policies
- Using language to manipulate others: political rhetoric
- Normative language manuals: dictionaries (monolingual, multilingual, general, specialized, etc.), grammar manuals, manuals on orthography
- Standardization and re-standardization in orthography, orthoepy, grammar and lexicon
- Linguistic purism
- Prestige in language
- The development of language culture – the issue of language legislation
- Linguistic, communicative and pragmatic competence
- Spoken and written language (in relation to the norm)
- Recent dialectological theories and research of dialects within the framework of language planning and policies
- The status and corpus of urban dialects
- Minority languages in the context of language planning and policies
- Language rights (e.g., education and languages of minority groups, media and langages of minority groups)
- Language and identity
- Challenges posed by global communication – linguistic imperialism
- The future of linguistic diversity – small and big languages

Submission of Abstracts:

We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts for 20-minute talks, followed by 10-minute discussions. Abstracts should be in .pdf, .doc or .docx format and should not exceed 500 words, not including the title and three key words.

Anonymous abstracts should be submitted in either Croatian and English (authors presenting in Croatian) or English (authors presenting in English). Abstract submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Please upload your abstracts at

The deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2016.
Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be given by 25 February 2016.

Publication of Papers:

Papers presented at the conference and submitted by 1 September 2016 will be published in Rasprave: Časopis Instituta za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje (42/2, 2016) and will undergo the standard review procedure.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2016
Notification of acceptance: by 25 February 2016


Early registration: 25 February–25 March 2016
Late registration: 26 March–25 May 2016
Conference dates: 3-5 June 2016
Manuscript submission deadline: 1 September 2016

On the behalf of the Organizing Committee:
dr. sc. Mihaela Matešić, Chair

Conference Contact:
dr. sc. Mirjana Crnić Novosel, secretary

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