[lg policy] calls: 4th ENIEDA Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 22 14:09:20 UTC 2011

4th ENIEDA Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education
Short Title: ENIEDA 4

Date: 29-Sep-2011 - 01-Oct-2011
Location: Vrsac, Vojvodina, Serbia
Contact Person: Cornelia Ilie
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.enieda.eu/ENIEDA4

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2011

Meeting Description:

The 4th ENIEDA Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education
organised by

The European Network for Intercultural Education Activities (ENIEDA)
in cooperation with
The Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, Sweden &
The Teacher Training College, Vršac, Serbia

Negotiating and Constructing European Identities across Languages and Cultures
Vršac, Serbia, 29 September-1 October 2011

In an effort to consolidate and expand further its presence in the
region of South-East Europe, and following a series of successful
events that have already promoted ENIEDA and its achievements in the
area of linguistic and intercultural education, we are pleased to
announce that the 4th ENIEDA conference is poised to intensify and
diversify these activities in both theory and practice.

Drawing on the pluralistic ethos expressed in the Council of Europe's
1982 Recommendations to the member states concerning language policy –
‘that the rich heritage of diverse languages and cultures in Europe is
a valuable common resource to be protected and developed, and that a
major educational effort is needed to convert that diversity from a
barrier to communication into a source of mutual enrichment and
understanding’ – our main ambition is to strengthen the links between
the north and the south, as well as the east and the west of Europe in
order to identify new collaborative and networking opportunities, both
of which will inform future directions of research and development.
These links are to be further enhanced through the activities of
ENIEDA members and associates, by being professionally active across
Europe and establishing stronger and long-lasting relationships and

The conference invites interdisciplinary approaches to linguistic and
cross-cultural education – related topics concerning the current
dynamics in Europe between old and new trends, local and global
tendencies, progressive and conservative views, stabilisation and
destabilisation patterns, national and European identities. A special
focus is on exploring the communication strategies and behaviour
patterns by means of which local/regional/national identities are
being negotiated and constructed across cultural borders. Even though
our aim is to focus primarily on the European context, we always
welcome participants representing other geographical and geo-political
regions and their contributions as well.

The following keynote speakers confirmed their participation:

Professor Cornelia Ilie, Malmö University, Sweden
Ms. Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, Head of the Cultural Heritage, Landscape and
Spatial Planning Division of the Council of Europe
Professor Srikant Sarangi, Cardiff University, UK
Dr Teodora Popescu, University of Alba Iulia, Romania

The conference venue is Hotel Srbija, Vršac, Serbia
(www.hotelsrbija.rs), and additional information about travel
arrangements, accommodation, registration and other practical details
will shortly be posted on the conference website

The participation fee is 70 euro. The reduced fee of 50 euro will
apply to participants from countries with severe monetary
restrictions. The student fee is 25 euro (a valid student ID is
required to qualify). The participation fee includes the conference
pack, coffee break refreshments and the welcome drinks reception.

Call for Papers:

Within the general thematic schema, the following frameworks and
approaches are suggested:

(I) Theoretical/methodological frameworks:
- Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric and (Intercultural) Pragmatics
- Contrastive studies
- Language Learning and Teaching
- Teacher Education
- Sociolinguistics
- Sociology (of language)
- Translating, Interpreting and Mediation
- Communication Theory
- Education: best practices and policies

(II) Applied/empirical approaches:
- Multilingualism and plurilingualism in Europe (and beyond)
- European learning communities and national/regional education policies
- Multilingual and multicultural literacy as a learning outcome
- Intercultural competence within national curricula and current EU legislation
- Empowerment and discrimination through language
- Exposing racism, xenophobia and intolerance
- Intercultural communication and multicultural identities

Official languages of the conference are English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish and Russian.

We invite proposals for individual papers, panels/colloquia, workshops
and posters on the topics suggested, but not strictly limited to the
list above. They should be written in the language of the presentation
and be up to 300 words long. Individual papers are allotted 30 minutes
(including discussion time), while panels/colloquia and workshops
should last no longer than 90 minutes per session. Further guidelines
and instructions are to be found at the ENIEDA official website:

The abstract submission deadline (including panel/colloquia and
workshop proposals) is 15th May 2011 and the notification of
acceptance will be received by 15th June 2011. Abstracts should be
submitted to conferencesenieda.eu

The registration deadline for all conference participants is 15th July 2011.

The conference is also featuring the following workshops:

- Breaking the News on European Televisions, organised by Professor
Cornelia Ilie, Malmö University, Sweden, and Professor Roberta
Facchinetti, University of Verona, Italy
- Cross-cultural Discourses in Virtual Environments, organised by Dr.
Christina Samson, University of Florence, Italy

Further details can be obtained from the conference convenors at:

To find out more about ENIEDA, its mission, goals and activities,
please visit the Network's official website at: http://www.enieda.eu

Conference Convenors:

Professor Cornelia ILIE (Malmö, Sweden), President of ENIEDA
Dr Svetlana KURTEŠ (Portsmouth, UK), Vice-President of ENIEDA
Dr Teodora POPESCU (Alba Iulia, Romania), Executive Secretary of ENIEDA
Mrs Jelena PRTLJAGA, MA (Vršac, Serbia)

Organising Committee:

Professor Cornelia (Malmö, Sweden), President of ENIEDA
Dr Svetlana Kurteš (Portsmouth, UK), Vice-President of ENIEDA
Dr Teodora Popescu (Alba Iulia, Romania), Executive Secretary of ENIEDA
Professor Grozdanka Gojkov (Vršac, Serbia), Fellow of the Serbian
Academy of Education
Mrs Jelena Prtliaga, MA (Vršac, Serbia)
Dr Igor Lakić (Podgorica, Montenegro)

Scientific Committee:

Professor Rodica Chira (Alba Iulia, Romania)
Professor Giacomo Ferrari (Vercelli, Italy)
Professor Grozdanka Gojkov (Vršac, Serbia)
Professor Maurizio Gotti (Bergamo, Italy)
Professor Jagoda Granić (Zagreb, Croatia)
Professor Hartmut Haberland (Roskilde, Denmark)
Professor Cornelia Ilie (Malmö, Sweden)
Professor Gabriella Klein (Perugia, Italy)
Dr Nataša Kostić (Podgorica, Montenegro)
Dr Svetlana Kurteš (Portsmouth, UK)
Dr Igor Lakić (Podgorica, Montenegro)
Professor Tatiana Larina (Moscow, Russia)
Professor Ivanka Mavrodieva (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Professor Rodica Pioariu (Alba Iulia, Romania)
Professor Ecaterina Popa (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Dr Teodora Popescu (Alba Iulia, Romania)
Professor Itesh Sachdev (London, UK)
Professor Hanne Skaaden (Oslo, Norway)
Dr Alcina Sousa (Funchal-Madeira, Portugal)


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