LINGUIST List 32.2004

Wed Jun 09 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq, Pragmatics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Jun-2021
From: Georgios Ioannou <>
Subject: Learning, teaching, and using languages in 21st-century South America and the Southern Hemisphere. New trends and challenges (University of Chile)
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Full Title: Learning, teaching, and using languages in 21st-century South America and the Southern Hemisphere. New trends and challenges (University of Chile)

Date: 27-Oct-2021 - 29-Oct-2021
Location: Santiago (virtual conference), Chile
Contact Person: Georgios Ioannou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 06-Aug-2021

Meeting Description:

Technology has greatly impacted the way we communicate in this century. This has also affected how students learn languages and has made us question and explore new methods of teaching them. Indeed, because of the ongoing pandemic, we have heavily relied on technology to carry out our work as teachers and, in doing so, we have also put under scrutiny our own teaching methods. This conference explores current research conducted in the field of language teaching, learning and use, in the Southern Hemisphere. The purpose of the conference is to exchange knowledge about what is currently happening in this hemisphere’s classrooms, especially in the light of the use of the Internet as a generalized communicative practice, and the inclusion of remote teaching and learning considering both its benefits and possible drawbacks. In addition to this, this conference highlights the relevance of countries from this hemisphere, which have often been overlooked, treated as rather peripheral to paradigms of research and practice originating in the Northern Hemisphere. Finally, this instance is an opportunity to examine the relation between languages that are taught and learned in this hemisphere and the actual linguistic praxis: their status, relevance, mutual influence, and interaction. This way, this conference may allow us to deconstruct mainstream knowledge and redefine the identity of both language teachers and learners.

Confirmed key-note speakers:
Dr. Chloe Diskin-Holdaway (The University of Melbourne)
Dr. Elizabeth Quintrileo Llancao (Universidad del Bío Bío)

Call for Papers:

Speakers can choose to present individual papers or posters in English or Spanish; their abstracts have to be written in the language in which they intend to present.

Papers consist of a standard 20-minute presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Posters will be presented during a dedicated session each day. During this block of time presenters will be available to discuss their posters in breakout rooms.

Poster presenters will be required to send a short video (up to three minutes) ahead of the conference. These videos will be made available the week of the conference so that attendees can have time to see them before the special sessions.

Presenters are requested to include their name, affiliation, and email address in the submitted paper(/proposal).

Proposals will be evaluated in terms of quality, significance, originality, thematic relevance, and presentation.

Presenters will be allowed to present two papers at most if they submit more than one paper. In the case of posters, presenters will be allowed to present one.

There will be 20-minute breaks between sessions.

Topics include but are not limited to:
- Online language teaching and learning (methods, approaches, evaluation, curricular design, etc.)
- History of language teaching of indigenous, heritage, minority, and foreign languages.
- Language policies (language endangerment, language revitalization, bi-/multilingual language policies, linguistic rights)
- Language ideology (native /non-native speakerism, gender perspectives to curriculum design and evaluation, linguicism)
- Discourse Analysis to Communication in different languages (mass media, video games, social media, learning apps, language exchange apps, etc.)
- Pragmatics in the use of languages taught in the Southern Hemisphere’s countries in the 21st century.
- Current and new language labels: LX, FL, Translanguaging and repertoires

For additional information and abstract format requirements, visit our website:

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