Calls: International Conference on Multilingualism

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Wed Jan 16 14:56:23 UTC 2008

International Conference on Multilingualism
Short Title: ICOM

Date: 16-Dec-2008 - 18-Dec-2008
Location: Castelló (País Valencià), Spain
Contact Person: Maria Pilar Safont Jordà
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

The main goal of this International Conference is the promotion of recent
research and state-of-the-art debate on both (i) the effect of multilingualism
in education and (ii) the effect of educational policies in the promotion of
multilingualism. In addition, sociolinguistic accounts in the study of
in contact will also be the focus of this event.

The conference will feature five plenary speakers who are internationally
recognised experts in multilingualism and language acquisition. Concurrent
sessions will address sociolinguistic or/and acquisitional perspectives in the
study of multilingualism.

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited from interested participants for parallel
session papers and for symposia. We welcome original and previously
unpublished papers on research on acquisition or use of three or more
languages and on experiences dealing with languages in contact. There
will be one session addressing multilingualism & cross-cultural
communication to fit one of the objectives of the Compostela Group of
Universities - Working group on Multilingualism and Cross-cultural
Communication. This session will focus on the topic: political trends
and existing linguistic policies. Papers on the topic are also

Topics include:

Acquisition of languages beyond the second one. Focus on specific variables.
Multilingual education.
Education and the promotion of multilingualism. Case Studies.
Sociolinguistic studies of multilinguals in their communities.

Contributions in English, Catalan or Castilian are accepted. Abstracts (300
words) should be sent in the language of presentation to the following email
addresses as an attached Word file: or
Proceedings (CD-Rom ISBN) will be distributed among participants the first day
of the conference during reception. A selection of papers may also be published
as a special issue in the Compostela Group Series, and as special issue in an
International Journal dealing with multilingualism.

Plenary Speakers
Dr. Britta Hufeisen (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Dr. Carme Muñoz (Universitat de Barcelona)
Dr. Jasone Cenoz (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Dr. Jean Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck University of London)
Dr. Ulrike Jessner (Universität Innsbruck)

Organizing Committee
Universitat Jaume I
Grup Compostela d'Universitats

N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to
its members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner
or sponsor of
the list as to the veracity of a message's contents. Members who
disagree with a
message are encouraged to post a rebuttal. (H. Schiffman, Moderator)

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list