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Multilingualism: minority & majority perspectives

Langscape conference

Date: 12-14 October, 2017

Conference venue: Hampshire Hotel - Oranje Leeuwarden

Hosted by Mercator, European Research Center

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Conference themes

The conference will bring together scholars from different disciplines who explore issues of multilingualism from minority and majority perspectives from theoretical or empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) angles. The thematic focus will be on aspects such as identities, perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, motivations, norms, behaviour, language policies and so on.

A selection of submissions will be chosen for presentation on topics including multilingual communication and miscommunication; language learning and teaching; urban multilingualism and education; bilingualism & multilingualism in endangered, regional and minority languages; multilingualism and discrimination; multilingualism and media (mass and social).

Keynote speakers

  • Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country
  • Durk Groter, University of the Basque Country
  • Piet Van Avermaet, University Ghent

Submission of Abstracts

Abstract submission is requested before 1st June, 2017. Abstracts (approx. 200 words) should be sent in electronic form (single file: .txt, .rtf, .pdf, or .doc format) to langscape@hu-berlin.de quoting “Langscape conference abstract” in the subject line.

All proposals received before 1st June, 2017 will be reviewed and proposers will be notified of the status of their submissions by 21st June, 2017. All submissions must include complete contact information of all presenters.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the conference will be € 50 (full rate) / € 25 (reduced rate for students, presenters in the doctoral seminar, and for part-time employees)