A conference organised by Uniwersytet Szczeciński (Poland).
Call for papers
We invite papers on topics related to social, socio-cognitive, psychological, neurolinguistic and educational aspects of bilingualism and multilingualism:
Uniwersytet Szczeciński is situated on the Polish-German border. Thus, it is best placed to become a strong centre of studies on multilingual practices specific to border regions. The conference is one of the measures taken in order to establish a research focus at the University of Szczecin on multilingualism in general, and multilingualism accompanied by transcultural processes in border areas in particular. This includes issues in linguistic and cultural diversification within families, which develops specific traits in transitional regions distinguished by high levels of cross-border mobility. Papers on topics related to multilingual families and practices in border regions will be given special consideration.
Equally welcome are papers devoted to the impact of L2 on L1, for which a separate section is planned. In particular, we wish to promote the exchange of knowledge on the role of individual and societal multilingualism in ongoing processes of language change.
The proximity to the Scandinavian countries is an additional asset of the conference location for participants from that region. Scandinavian studies at the University of Szczecin are a new but well established area.
The languages of the conference are English, Polish and German.
The proposals should be sent by July 15th 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proposals (12pt font, left-aligned, single-spaced) should include the following information:
The notification of acceptance is planned for July 25th 2019.
We are planning publication of the papers in a special issue of a scientific journal indexed in international databases, and/or a collected volume published with a high-ranking international publisher.
Keynote speakers (confirmed):
The conference fee does not include travel and accommodation. Information about suitable hotels will be made available on the conference website. The fee can only be paid by bank transfer. The data of the bank account to which the transfer should be made will be published on the conference website by August 15th, 2019.
Conference venue: Uniwersytet Szczeciński, aleja Piastów 40B, 71-065 Szczecin, Poland
Conference homepage: http://icomp.usz.edu.pl
The conference is affiliated with AILA Research Network "Social and Affective Factors in Home Language Maintenance & Development"