LINGUIST List 30.9

Thu Jan 03 2019

Confs: 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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5th VMU IFL & 13th LKPA International Conference "Sustainable Multilingualism 2019"

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

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

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


Preliminary Programme:

24 May 2019, Friday

8:30 - 9:30:

9:30 - 10:00:
Conference Opening

10:00 - 11:00:
Plenary Session I | Prof. James Patrick Cummins

11:00 - 11:30: Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30:
Plenary Session II | Prof. Britta Hufeisen

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00:
Plenary Session III | Prof. Egidijus Aleksandravičius

15:00 - 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00:
Parallel Presentation Session I

19:00: Conference Dinner

25 May 2019, Saturday

8:30 - 9:00:

9:00 - 10:00:
Workshop | Prof. Mercè Bernaus Queralt

10:00 - 10:30: Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30:
Parallel Presentation Session II

11:30 - 13:00: Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:20: Parallel Presentation Session III

14:20 - 15:00:
Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:20:
Parallel Presentation Session IV

16:30 - 17:00:
Closing Plenary

17:00 - 19:00:
Social Events

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