LINGUIST List 29.4110

Mon Oct 22 2018

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Oct-2018
From: Hiroyuki Nemoto <>
Subject: 6th International Language Management Symposium: Re-exploring the Management of Intercultural Interactions at the Macro and Micro Levels
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Full Title: 6th International Language Management Symposium: Re-exploring the Management of Intercultural Interactions at the Macro and Micro Levels

Date: 09-Sep-2019 - 10-Sep-2019
Location: Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Contact Person: Hiroyuki Nemoto
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Feb-2019

Meeting Description:

The poststructuralist perspective of language learning and use has allowed applied linguists to examine various aspects of communicative acts in relation to social contexts rather than adhere to studies of linguistic structures and mental processes. Such a perspective has generated sociocultural theories, which enable us to apply an analytical lens to the sociocultural factors of second language acquisition and intercultural interactions as well as the processes in which language learners and/or users undertake activities embedded in social contexts. While contributing to the investigation of individual and group behavior toward language, Language Management Theory (LMT) has established its own specific position in the field of sociocultural research. In particular, LMT has played a crucial role in expanding the sociocultural approaches to elucidating cultural contact on the grounds that it helps us analyze the processes in which norm deviations occur in contact situations and are followed by noting and evaluating the deviations, adjustment planning, and implementing plans and strategies to rectify such deviations (Jernudd & Neustupný, 1987; Neustupný, 1985, 2004).

This symposium aims not to recycle and/or reproduce the previous findings of research on contact situations but to provide new insights into this research area by re-exploring intercultural interactions at the macro and micro levels on the basis of LMT and other sociocultural and sociolinguistic theories. Emphasizing the view of languages as mobile resources in the globalized world, the symposium will focus on not only linguistic and sociocultural problems, which participants face in contact situations, but also on how participants encounter positive intercultural phenomena and how they appreciate them.

Invited Speakers:

- Björn H. Jernudd (independent scholar, Washington, DC)
- Satoshi Miyazaki (Waseda University, Tokyo)
- Jiří Nekvapil (Charles University, Prague)

Call for Papers:

This symposium invites proposals for paper presentations in the following strands:

- Language learning and teaching
- Language policy and planning
- Language maintenance and shift
- Discourse analysis
- Bilingualism and multilingualism
- Language, identity and power
- Language and technology

Abstract Submission:

An abstract of 300 words, including the title, author(s) and affiliations, should be e-mailed to: by February 2, 2019. The acceptance will be notified by March 31, 2019.

Registration Fee: 5000 yen

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