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List of Conferences and calls for Papers


31 May - 2 June 2018 - ICMME 2018 conference

The second annual International Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education (ICMME 2018) will be held in New Westminster (Metro Vancouver), BC, Canada on May 31- June 2, 2018. The conference is organized by MultiLingNet, and hosted by Douglas College, Canada.

The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.

We invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi- /multilingual societies.


23 – 26 November - Diversity and Inclusion

44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition at the Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (Granship) Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan

“To everything there is a season.” And a reason. Now is the season for inclusion, to embrace the incredible diversity within our profession. Although there seems to be much diversion, division, and exclusion in the wider world, the time is now ripe for us to look at the diversity within our practices and ask, “How can we be more inclusive?” In order to support inclusion and create a more level playing field for our students, we need to better understand the evolving language learning and teaching landscape, become aware of the work that is being done in new areas and heed the call from our learners, teachers, and institutions to play our parts in a brighter future.

JALT2018 will provide a platform for new ideas and hitherto unheard voices to be heard. It will provide avenues to open up our classrooms and challenge existing ideas about what we language teachers and our learners need in order to usher in an era of change. We aim to address the concerns of teachers, learners, and leaders and show how “inclusion” provides a place from which multiplicity of thought and action can flourish.

Ann Mayeda and Catriona Takeuchi - JALT2018 Conference Co-chairs. For more information go here.


27 - 28 September 2018 - Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration

The 3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration (Slimig2018), is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy). The conference will be held in Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy: September 27-28, 2018.
The focus of attention of the conference is on sociolinguistic, anthropological, ethnographic linguistic and discourse theoretical perspectives and empirically-grounded methodologies on "language practices, narratives, identities, ideologies and politics of (im)mobility in migratory contexts".
We are delighted to announce that so far the following key speaker has been confirmed: - Anna De Fina, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Each abstract should not exceed 500 words (incl. at least four keywords and references). Text should be justified and single-spaced (font size: Times New Roman 12pt). Name, affiliation, and e-mail address should be on separate first page of the electronic copy. Every individual presentation will last 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions).
Important dates
-The abstract submission period opens on November 15, 2017. Abstracts can be submitted until February 19, 2018 and should be sent as a word attachment to Gerardo Mazzaferro -Confirmation of acceptance: March 10, 2018. Registration for the conference starts on March 11, 2018 and closes on April 30, 2018. The conference fees are: 170€. The registration fees cover participation in the conference, coffee breaks, lunches and conference pack.
Further details on the conference can be found here


4-10 August 2019 - XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia. http://icphs2019.org/



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