Call - Plurilingualism and pluriculturalism - Paris June 2010

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International Conference

Plurilingualism and pluriculturalism in a
globalised world : which pedagogy?

Paris, 17th-19th
 June 2010


Call for papers

Organised jointly by the research
team Pluralité des Langues et des Identités en Didactique : Acquisition,
Médiations (PLIDAM) of the Institut
National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris, France and the SOAS-UCL Centre for
Excellence in Teaching and Learning ‘Languages of the Wider
World’ (LWW CETL) in London, UK, this International Conference will
bring together lecturers and teachers to discuss topics and theoretical
disciplinary backgrounds for a plurilingual and pluricultural perspective in education.


Today, Language Learning and
Teaching needs to position itself in relation to an internationalised context
of knowledge, tools for assessing competences adaptable to a globalised world
and in relation to societies in which affiliations are apprehended as diverse. The impact of globalisation can be
seen in political structures (states, national and international institutions),
in social structures (urban life, family and individual stories and trajectories)
and in dynamic communications (information and social networks). In this
multidimensional context, characterized by international mobility, mixed
affiliations and social and cultural representations, languages, which have
become less and less foreign as well as those which have a more and more
hegemonic position, are also perceived as both technological and social


The conference follows the wide
debate launched with the publication, in 2008, of the Précis du plurilinguisme
et du pluriculturalisme (Handbook of multilingualism and multiculturalism), Editions des archives

The conference seeks to identify the
changes and the new theoretical disciplinary dimensions which are emblematic of
this new perspective within the field of Language and Culture Pedagogy, by
answering the following questions:


- How can Language and Culture
Pedagogy be redefined as Plurilingual and Pluricultural ?

- How can its fields of reference,
first limited to the discipline of “Applied Linguistics” in the 20th century,
now be widened ?


Notions and concepts which have
emerged or are gaining acceptance in Europe (Common European Framework, European
Portfolios, etc.) shall be analysed and developed through the following:

- The social actor and the
valorisation of his/her strategies in the field of language and

culture teaching.

- The symbolic dimension of
languages and cultures in the dynamic construction of identities and how it is
taken into account into teaching.

 - The social role played by
languages and cultures in different forms of mobility – geographic, social,
economic – and acknowledgement of experience as a capital and its dimension in
language learning.

 - The power struggle between
languages and the national, regional and local representations that make up a
plurilingual environment, the resultant institutional logic and their impact on

- The different forms of mediations
– institutionalised or unstable –that compensate for conflict situations
specific to a heterogeneous educational environment.

- The changes within these notions
as they confront other ideologies, traditions or  communicative patterns, as well as their
adaptation in other languages.


Abstract of up to 2500 characters
(references included) will be required to present  theoretical background, key words, the kind
of data or corpora used as well as the methodological approach. This should be
sent with the attached questionnaire (to be filled in) to
colloque-plidam-2010 at before 30th
 November 2009.


Languages for the conference are
French and English. Conference proposals will be blindly reviewed by two
readers and papers accepted for publication after the conference will only be published after a second assessment.


Scientific Committee

Boukous, Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture, Rabat, Morocco

Gohard Radenkovic, University of Fribourg , Switzerland

Hosokawa, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Kramsch, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Lévy, University of Macerata, Italy

Marzouki, University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia

Jean Paul
Narcy-Combes, DILTEC, Université of Paris III, France

Noriyuki, Kyoto University, Japan

Fu Rong,
University of Foreign Studies, Beijing, China

Saillard, Université de Paris Diderot-Paris VII, France

Starkey, Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom

Szirmai, Hiroshima International University, Japan

Zheng, Guangdong University of Foreign, China


Centre for Excellence in ‘”Languages of the Wider World”, University of London:

Sachdev, Michalis Sivvas, Joanne Eastlake, Noriko Iwasaski,, Jane Fenoulhet (UCL,University of London).


PLIDAM, INALCO: Joël Bellassen, Pierre Martinez,
Patrick Maurus, Thomas Szende, Geneviève Zarate


Committee, PLIDAM, INALCO (coordinator Geneviève Zarate)

Argaud, Georges Alao, Martine Derivry, Heba Lecocq, Jin-ok Kim, Nozomi

Lin Chi-Miao, Ali Saoudé, Soyoung Roger, Elli Suzuki.


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