LINGUIST List 32.563

Mon Feb 15 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Socioling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 16-Feb-2021
From: Aisulu Raspayeva <>
Subject: After COVID: Language, Diversity, and Social Justice
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Full Title: After COVID: Language, Diversity, and Social Justice
Short Title: CLIC Conference

Date: 18-Jun-2021 - 19-Jun-2021
Location: Rice University, Houston, Texas (Online), USA
Contact Person: Aisulu Raspayeva
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice University invites you to submit a proposal to 6th CLIC (Online) Conference “After COVID: Language, Diversity, and Social Justice.” The 6th CLIC Conference invites researchers and practitioners to reflect on experiences and consequences of the health crisis caused by a world-wide pandemic and its effects on issues of social justice and diversity in the teaching of second languages and multilingualism in general. Through the lens of language analysis, we seek to understand (a) the renewed interest in multilingualism and second language learning in an increasingly multimodal communication environment (e.g., new media and technology) and, in turn, (b) how this new perspective on language/multilingualism can have an effect on second language learning and teaching practices. The conference will be held virtually on June 18-19, 2021.

The plenary speakers are Dr. Ron Darvin (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Dr. Suzanne Garcia-Mateus (California State University Monterey Bay, USA), Dr. Terry A. Osborn (University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA) and Dr. Jayoung Song (Pennsylvania State University, USA). More information about plenary speakers and their presentations can be found at

Second Call for Papers:

Papers submitted for consideration can focus on any of a variety of topics related to the overarching theme of the conference. The following represent just a sample of possible themes that we hope will be addressed in this conference:
1. How has language teaching evolved due to the pandemic?
2. What impact should the dynamic use of social media to prompt social justice have on second language learning/teaching practices?
3. How could the experience of recent movements for social justice (e.g., #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and many others) become a catalyst for pedagogical design in the L2 classroom?
4. How does social media and the pervasive use of technology/mobile devices influence interpersonal and professional communication?
5. What are the possibilities to increase participation in study abroad programs that are accessible to all students in the after-COVID-19 era?
6. What are the consequences of the world-wide health crisis on creating and sustaining personal relationships and managing professional communication in multilingual environment?
7. The experience of migrants on language development and linguistic empowerment

Your submission should be sent to as an email attachment by March 1, 2021.

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, double spaced. They should be clearly written and concisely address the following:
1. Context of the issues(s) researched or discussed
2. Purpose of the study, theoretical discussion, or development project
3. Summary of the approach, methodology, or analytical procedures used
4. Results, outcomes, or conclusions
5. Implications and/or significance to the field

Types of Presentations:
Papers: (30 minutes)
This format is best for completed theory-oriented research. Speakers will have 20 minutes to present their papers, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments from the audience.
Posters: (15 minutes)
Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for researchers to interact with interested participants during the hour-long session.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria:
A. Clarity of the abstract
B. Quality of the research study
C. Contribution to the field

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