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Message1: English in Multilingual Individuals and Societies (Anglistentag 2015)
From:Tanja Angelovska tanja.angelovska at lmu.de
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Full Title: English in Multilingual Individuals and Societies (Anglistentag 2015) 

Date: 23-Sep-2015 - 26-Sep-2015
Location: Paderborn, Germany 
Contact Person: Angela Hahn
Meeting Email: angela.hahn at lmu.de and tanja.angelovska at lmu.de
Web Site: http://www.anglistenverband.de/tagungen/anglistentag-2015 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2015 

Meeting Description:

The annual conference 2015 will take place at the University of Paderborn (Germany) from September 23 to September 26, 2015.  

Plenary speaker for the linguistic section: Prof. Thorsten Piske, University of Erlangen (Germany)
Title: ''Migrant students as at-risk learners: Myth or reality?''

The interest in multilingual individuals and societies is certainly one of the greatest hallmarks characterizing the last decade. Although several studies have shown qualitative differences between the acquisition of English as a first foreign language and the subsequent acquisition of a second foreign language, the various assets of English as one of the languages of the multilingual repertoire have been under-researched.

The new approach of the multilingualism of the European Union advocates the ideal of a multilingual European citizen, speaking her or his mother tongue as well as two other (European) languages, resulting in the increase in individual multilingualism. Among the research topics identified by the EU Commission are the language competence of adults, the knowledge, and use of the multiple languages at the level of the individual speaker, as well as on a societal level (a bounding and shifting continuum). Hence, the treatment of English as a crucial language in the multilingual world over centuries has been wide-ranging, encompassing linguistic facets of individual, cultural, sociological, educational, and psychological dimensions. 

Call for Papers:
Paper presentations are invited for the linguistic section ''English in multilingual individuals and societies'' (organized by Prof. Angela Hahn and Dr. Tanja Angelovska from the University of Munich, LMU) to be held as part of the annual conference of Anglistentag (German Association for the Study of English) which takes place at the University of Paderborn (Germany) from September 23 to September 26, 2015.

Various fields of linguistics address these issues from many different angles. Hence, we welcome abstracts concerning the following topics (but not exclusively these):

- Psycholinguistics: English in the multilingual mind
- Contrastive Linguistics: Transfer phenomena (positive, negative and reverse, in and from English) 
- Third or Additional Language Acquisition
- Becoming a multilingual individual as an adult 
- Language development(al) (stages) 
- Multilingual classroom perspectives with three or more languages  
- The interrelationships, interactions and ideologies in multilingual classrooms  
- Third or Additional Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics: English written and spoken linguistic practices of multilingual individuals and/or communities from all over the world
- Language Policy, Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics:  The use of English in multi-ethnic contexts 
- Historical Linguistics: Early Middle English in a multilingual milieu: code-switching and mixed language? 

Please send proposals (no more than 250 words, in a Word file) for 30-minute papers to Angela Hahn (angela.hahn at lmu.de) and Tanja Angelovska (tanja.angelovska at lmu.de) at latest by 15 
January 2015. 

An email confirming your acceptance will be sent by 08 February 2015.

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