LINGUIST List 33.300

Wed Jan 26 2022

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics/France

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Date: 22-Jan-2022
From: Junkai LI <>
Subject: Principles and Actions of Second Language Training for Migrants in Pandemic Context
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Full Title: Principles and Actions of Second Language Training for Migrants in Pandemic Context
Short Title: MigrActionsL2_Metz 2022

Date: 22-Sep-2022 - 23-Sep-2022
Location: Metz, France
Contact Person: Junkai LI
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2022

Meeting Description:

This conference keeps in line with the Colloque Jeunes Chercheurs organized in Metz, France in September 2018 (the proceedings of which has appeared in Repères-Dorif n°19) and will focus on the issues of second language learning / teaching / pedagogy / policies for migrants in the pandemic context. Fragile and vulnerable already, the migrants are facing increasing challenges such as freedom of mobility, access to online courses, the impacts of social distancing due to Covid-19.

What is the role that play second languages in such contexts and how can language training help the migrants gain recognition, visibility or social identity? Therefore, we invite young researchers to discuss around one of, but not limited to, the following perspectives:

1. How has the pandemic context changed the principles / systems of language training for? Does the health crisis represent a factor of autonomy for the migrant public or an obstacle to their ''integration'' into the hosting society? To what extent do creative approaches (project training, creative pedagogy within the framework of workshops, for example) constitute responses to the problems / difficulties encountered in the field?
2. Is there a relationship between second language training and the “Emergency Linguistics”? How could emergency language services be available to migrants for language learning in the pandemic context?
3. What role does plurilingualism play in language training in migratory and pandemic contexts? What are their representations? Is there a categorization or stereotyping of principles in second language teaching for migrants in such contests?
4. How do the learning experiences highlight the importance of recognition between subjects in the classroom? How can we make the participation of allophone learners in social life visible and recognizable? How can we help our learners be visible and recognizable once they have mastered the language?

Dates of the conference: 22-23 September 2022
Venue: Université de Lorraine, Saulcy Campus in Metz, France
Modality for participation: Hybrid (depending on sanitary situation)
Languages of the conference: French, Italian and English.
Registration fee: 65 euros (in person) or 35 euros (online)

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Please check the latest information on the NEW website of the conference :

Important dates

Deadline for submission of proposals: 1st March 2022

Date of notification of acceptance or rejection: 31 March 2022

Submission Guide

The proposals will contain on the first page, the name of the author(s) and the name of his/her institutional affiliation, his/her email address, the title a biographical note (five lines maximum). It will be followed, on another page, by an abstract which will not mention the name of the author and will be accompanied by a few bibliographical references (on the same page). The proposal must be written in the language intended for the communication. In order to ensure a better understanding by all the participants, PowerPoint presentations must be written in a different language than the one intended for the oral presentation.Papers should not exceed 500 words (bibliography included).

Proposals should be sent to:

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