LINGUIST List 30.11

Thu Jan 03 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Socioling, Translation/Lithuania

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 02-Jan-2019
From: Jurgita Serniute <>
Subject: 5th VMU IFL & 13th LKPA International Conference "Sustainable Multilingualism 2019"
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Full Title: 5th VMU IFL & 13th LKPA International Conference "Sustainable Multilingualism 2019"

Date: 24-May-2019 - 25-May-2019
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Contact Person: Jurgita Serniute
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 23-May-2019

Meeting Description:

The conference aims at bringing together scholars and language education professionals to share their research insights and discuss the issues relevant to the development of individual and societal multilingualism, including language policy, linguistic human rights, plurilingual pedagogy and language education in higher education.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. James Patrick Cummins
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Prof. Britta Hufeisen
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Prof. Egidijus Aleksandravičius
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania


Prof. Mercè Bernaus Queralt
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Conference Topics:
Submissions are welcome in (not limited to) the following areas:

Language policy
Less widely taught languages
Issues in minority language education
Language teaching methodology in multilingual and multicultural environment
Cultural challenges
Challenges for Identity
Multilingualism for business and in business
Multilingualism and educational mobility
Non-formal and informal development of plurilingual competence
Innovations in language education
Content and Language Integrated Learning
Plurilingual pedagogies and language sensitive teaching
Literature and multilingualism
Issues in translation in multilingual environment

Conference Language:

The official language of the conference - English
Presentation languages - English, Spanish, French, German, Russian

Conference Fees:

Participation fee (conference packet, coffee-breaks, free Wi-Fi):

Early payment: 19 February - 18 March 2019 - 80 Eur
Standard payment: 19 March - 18 May 2019 - 100 Eur
Late payment: 19 May - 23 May 2019 - 120 Eur
Fee for virtual presentation (without attending the conference in person): 60 Eur
Fee for attending the conference without presentation: 30 Eur
Members of Language Teachers' Association of Lithuania and Students: 50% discount
Social programme: 60 Eur (Kaunas sightseeing tour - 15 Eur, reception dinner - 45 Eur)
Payment on site is not allowed.

Participation fee shall be transferred to Vytautas Magnus University account:

Bank Name: AB SEB bank
Account Number: (to be announced)
Purpose of Payment: SM 2019 Conference fee

Chair of the Conference - Prof. Nemira Mačianskienė; Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Professor at the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL), Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)
Sustainable Multilingualism, Editor in Chief
Chair of Sustainable Multilingualism Conferences since 2011

Call for Papers:

Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) of Vytautas Magnus University, in cooperation with Language Teachers' Association of Lithuania (LKPA), is pleased to announce the 2nd call for proposals for the 5th VMU IFL and the 13th LKPA international conference Sustainable Multilingualism 2019.

5 Reasons to attend our Conference:

- Meet in person world-known researchers in linguistic human rights and outstanding language policy researchers and developers
- Share your research insights within the international community
- Discuss current issues of multilingualism with members of international community
- Strengthen the existing and establish new partnerships in the international research and education community
- Visit Lithuania - one of the three Baltic states, the country where the oldest surviving Indo-European language is spoken

Call for Abstracts & Registration:
You are invited to contribute and submit your abstracts in both formats:

In person: oral or poster presentations.
Virtually: if you cannot attend in person.
Registration and abstract submission open: 1 November, 2018

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 1 February, 2019

Notification of acceptance: 18 February, 2019

All abstracts will be published in an online book of abstracts with an ISBN number.
The selected papers will be published in the international scientific journal Sustainable Multilingualism, indexed in MLA.
Since 2017, Sustainable Multilingualism is published by SCIENDO (former De Gryuter Open).
Print copy: ISSN 2335-2019 Online copy: ISSN 2335-2027
Journal website: visit the website
Authors of accepted conference contributions may submit their full papers to be considered for publication in the 15th issue of Sustainable Multilingualism, November 2019. Deadline for manuscript submissions is 1 July, 2019.


Conference web-page:

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