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CFP: CRLCC International Conference on Language and Culture Contact

CRLCC International Conference on Language and Culture Contact –

The conference of the Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC) is a biannual international interdisciplinary forum for research on topics related to language and culture contact and exchange. This inaugural conference, which marks the tenth anniversary of the CRLCC, aims to bring together scholars from within and beyond Canada to present on language-related research. The Centre has three main research areas: language ecology and planning, language contact, and translation and interpreting.

Keynote speakers (confirmed):

  • Mark Fettes is a professor of education at Simon Fraser University and the director of the Imaginative Education Research Group. His research on ecological and place-based approaches to language and education includes work in language revitalization, ecolinguistics, and Esperanto.

  • Naomi Nagy is a professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto who focuses on language contact and language change. She is coordinator of the multilingual “Heritage Language Variation and Change Project”, aimed at examining heritage languages in Toronto.

  • Ellen Elias-Bursa? is a scholar of Slavic languages and award-winning translator from Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. She is the author of Translating Evidence and Interpreting Testimony at a War Crimes Tribunal: Working in a Tug-of-War.

  • Raymond Mougeon is a professor emeritus at Glendon College and winner of the CRFCC award. He has carried out extensive research on variation and change in the French language with a special focus on Ontario’s French-speaking community.

We invite papers in the Centre’s main research areas, which will be the conference three main tracks. Possible themes include—but are not restricted to:

bilingualism and multilingualism; language acquisition; language mixing, variation

and change; multilingual practices, poetics and pedagogies; language policy and

planning; indigenous and minority languages; language revitalization and

pedagogy; urban linguistic landscapes; language, technology and literacy;

language and digital humanities; intercultural communication; language,

migration and displacement; language, translation and the arts; audiovisual and

intermedial translation; language, translation and memory; language and

narratives in the Americas; translation and interpreting in Canada.

The organizing committee welcomes proposal submissions for seminars, individual papers, and poster presentations.

  • Proposals for seminars (one or two sessions on the same theme) should be submitted by the seminar organizer(s). The proposal should include the names and affiliations of the organizer(s), the title and a brief description of the seminar, the names and affiliations of each of the participants and a 200-word abstract for each paper to be included in the seminar. Seminars can be from 3 to 6-8 participants (organized in one or two sessions).

  • Submissions for individual papers/posters should include the name and affiliation of the author(s), the title of the presentation, a short bio and a 200-word abstract.

  • We also invite proposals for presentations of visual artwork related to the conference theme (e.g., documentaries, video). These should include the name and affiliation of the author(s)/artist(s) and the title and 200-word description of the piece. They should also include the technical requirements for the presentation.

Proposals can be in English or in French and should be submitted by e-mail to: Submission deadline: April 22 2016.

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