CFP: Higher Education across Borders: Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity

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CALPIU12 Higher Education across Borders: Transcultural Interaction
and Linguistic Diversity

Full Title: CALPIU12 Higher Education across Borders: Transcultural
Interaction and Linguistic Diversity
Short Title: CALPIU'12

Date: 01-Apr-2012 - 04-Apr-2012
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Contact Person: Julie de Molade
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 16-Aug-2011

Meeting Description:

CALPIU'12 is the second open conference arranged by the CALPIU
Research Centre for the Study of Cultural and Linguistic Practices in
the International University. The aim of CALPIU'12 is to discuss
various aspects of the consequences of transnational student mobility.

Student mobility makes necessary both cultural and linguistic
accommodation and learning processes. We are witnessing a huge
increase in the learning of languages to be used as lingua francas by
academic teachers and students, not least English the 'language of

However, forces of localization, too, are manifest at every university
trying to adopt internationalization strategies, the tension between
the global and the local - uniformity and diversification - creating a
multidimensional space for new kinds of cultural and linguistic
hybridity to flourish.

There is a new open-mindedness regarding the roles and identities of
self and others, leading to new patterns of linguistic/interactive,
educational and social practices. We aim to further the theoretical
understanding of these processes, those of active and receptive
multilingualism, as well as language alternation in interaction.

Keynote Speakers:

- François Grin, Université de Genève, Switzerland
- Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education, China
- Joan Turner, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Great Britain

Round Table:

In addition to the keynote speakers, the conference will feature a
round table of invited speakers who will present and discuss various
approaches to multilingualism in the international university. The
panelists are:

- Hanne Leth Andersen, Roskilde University, Denmark (University Vice
President, Panel Chair)
- François Grin, Université de Genève, Switzerland
- Peter Harder, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education, China
- Jan K. Lindström, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Jean-Jacques Weber, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Deadline for final registration is February 1, 2012. Details about
venue, accommodation, etc. can be found on the menu bar on

Call for Papers:

Deadline for submission: 16 August, 2011

Proposals are invited for individual papers (200-250 words) and should
be submitted for refereeing by August 16, 2011. This includes
contributions to pre-arranged panels.

Papers that are not submitted as part of pre-arranged panels will be
arranged into thematically coherent panels by the conference
organizers. The thematic panels will be issued with a panel chair (not
just a session chair) and the panelists will be asked to coordinate
their presentations before the conference. Panels will be organized in
slots of either 90 or 120 minutes and will typically consist of 3 or 4

Topics for Panels and Papers:

We welcome all proposals that address the general conference theme.

The following list is provided as inspiration for topics that could
potentially be addressed under the headings of cultural and linguistic
practices in the international university and transnational student
mobility in higher education:

- Multilingualism in higher education
- Teaching and learning in 'another language'
- Lingua francas in higher education
- Interactional competence in the international university
- Transnational mobility and local languages
- Cultural reflexivity and intercultural dynamics
- Social life in a multilingual institutional context
- Institutional roles and authenticity
- Language policy and ideology
- Collecting and working with multilingual data and corpora
- Methods for studying linguistic and cultural diversity

All these topics can be dealt with from the perspective of the four
fields of practice in the international university that CALPIU

- The communicative practice and self-conception of the university as
an actor in a multilingual world
- Student-teacher interactions
- Student-student interactions
- Student-Administrative staff interactions

Author Guidelines:

Abstracts of all individual papers (200-250 words incl. references if
any) should be submitted for refereeing by August 16, 2011. This
includes contributions to pre-arranged panels (cf. above). Individual
abstracts should not disclose the name(s) of author(s).

Please keep references to an absolute minimum. If you include
references, please format them according to the guidelines contained
in The Unified Stylesheet for Linguistics, found on the

Scientific Committee:

The following scholars have accepted our invitation to form the
scientific committee:

- Evangelos Afendras (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
- Erich Berendt (Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Tove Bull (University of Tromsø, Norway)
- Josep Maria Cots (University of Lleida, Spain)
- Florian Coulmas (German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, Japan)
- Nikolas Coupland (Cardiff University, Great Britain)
- Annjo K. Greenall (The Norwegian University of Science and
Technology, Trondheim, Norway)
- Michelle Gu (Hong Kong Institute of Education, China)
- Britt-Louise Gunnarsson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
- Juliane House (University of Hamburg, Germany)
- Keiko Ikeda (Kansai University, Osaka, Japan)
- J. Normann Jørgensen (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
- Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Jacob Mey (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
- Sarita Monjane Henriksen (Universidade Pedagógica, Maputo, Mozambique)
- Catherine Montgomery (Northumbria University, Newcastle, Great Britain)
- Maurice Nevile (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
- Jochen Rehbein (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)
- Celia Roberts (King's College London, Great Britain)
- Taina Saarinen (University of Jyväskyla, Finland)
- Philip Shaw (Stockholm University, Sweden)
- Christa van der Walt (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
- Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark)
- Gu Yueguo (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China)
- Geneviève Zarate (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations
Orientales, Paris, France)

Conference Chair:

- Bent Preisler (Roskilde University, Denmark)
- Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark)

Organising Committee:

- Anne H. Fabricius (Roskilde University, Denmark)
- Hartmut Haberland (Roskilde University, Denmark)
- Spencer Hazel (Roskilde University, Denmark)
- Julie de Molade (Roskilde University, Denmark)
- Janus Mortensen (Roskilde University, Denmark)
- Bent Preisler (Roskilde University, Denmark)

About the CALPIU Research Centre:

The CALPIU research centre was initiated by a group of researchers
within sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, discourse, and
communication analysis at Roskilde University, Denmark. It now links
more than 50 senior and junior researchers from 23 universities and
research centers in Denmark, other Nordic countries (Finland, Norway
and Sweden), and beyond (Australia, China, India, Japan, Spain, and

The CALPIU research centre focuses on the function of language in
social and cultural practice in the international university,
especially the significance of language proficiency and language
choice within a context marked by the development of power relations
and hierarchies of influence. It also considers the significance of
these power relations and hierarchies of influence vis-à-vis the
organization, didactics, learning processes and academic content of
educational programs in the humanities and social and natural

CALPIU is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities.
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