LINGUIST List 26.5539

Mon Dec 14 2015

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Applied Ling, Socioling/Japan

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 13-Dec-2015
From: Fred E. Anderson <>
Subject: Linguapax Asia 2016: Migration, Migrants and Language
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Full Title: Linguapax Asia 2016: Migration, Migrants and Language

Date: 11-Jun-2016 - 11-Jun-2016
Location: Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
Contact Person: Fred E. Anderson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 11-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

The topic of the 2016 symposium is the interface between language and migration and how the language situation, planning and policies in various countries, Asia in particular, are managed as a result of in-migration or out-migration. As the world refugee crisis intensifies discussion has reopened on issues concerning the role of language in international migration: language and new citizenship, language proficiency policies and requirements, migration to countries of language proximity, language change, terminologies (e.g. migrant vs refugee), language loss and maintenance, how language shapes or influences migration. Within this general theme, language and migration will be explored in its pedagogical, historical, and social frameworks.

The symposium is organized by the Linguapax Asia Committee. Linguapax Asia works in partnership with the Linguapax Institute, a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO and located in Barcelona, Spain. The Asian associate of the Linguapax Institute, Linguapax Asia carries out the objectives of both the Linguapax Institute and UNESCO's Linguapax Project with a special focus on Asia and the Pacific rim. For further information visit our site at

For further details of the 2016 Symposium contact Symposium Organizer, Prof.
Fred E. Anderson, Kansai University, at

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission:

Please submit your proposal to Prof. John C. Maher, Program Director at by the deadline, February 11, 2016. We welcome original and previously unpublished papers. The language of the conference is English. Papers are assigned 30 minutes. There is combined time for discussion at the end of each session. Abstracts should be sent in English by email attachment. (Approximately 300 words, excluding title and references, in Times New Roman, 12 pt.) and include the following: name and affiliation of the author, e-mail address of the first author/convener, title of the paper, abstract. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before March 1 2016.

Since the number of speaker slots is limited, selection is competitive.

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