Multilingualism Across Europe (conf.), Bolzano, Italy, 24-26/8/06
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From: Magdalena Putz <mputz@...>
Subject: Multilingualism Across Europe: Findings, Needs, Best Practices
Multilingualism Across Europe: Findings, Needs, Best Practices
Date: 24-Aug-2006 - 26-Aug-2006
Location: Bolzano, Italy
Contact: Magdalena Putz
Contact Email: mputz@...
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics;
Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
Multilingualism across Europe: findings, needs, best practices
The linguistic diversity in Europe is a source of richness that is
highly valued not only as an element of identification. This
conference on multilingualism in Europe provides a forum for
researchers from the fields of linguistics, language teaching and
language policy for discussion and exchange of findings and outlooks.
Multilingualism is certainly an aspect that will shape the future of
many parts of Europe. Already today we find many European border
regions living this multilingualism. One aim of this conference is to
present research reports and examples of good-practice from such
regions, where individual and institutionalized multilingualism form
already a part of their tradition.
At the same time this conference will be the closing event of Language
Bridges, a project that examines and puts in contrast various aspects
of multilingualism in six European border regions.
Where does motivation for language learning come from? What are the
needs of European regions in the fields of multilingualism? How can
experience and the findings of recent researches in language learning
be transferred to other regions? How much potential arising from
multilingual situations can still be discovered in European regions?
These questions and many others should be discussed at this conference.
We welcome submissions in the following areas:
1. Language learning and motivation (key words: attitudes, believes,
representations, innovative methods of language learning/teaching,
BLL, CLIL )
2. Status and prestige (key words: status versus prestige of
languages, language and law, parallel drafting, minority languages )
3. Language learning and new technologies (key words: CALL, teaching
and learning with new methods, electronic dictionaries, internet
4. Promotion and sensitisation of language awareness (key words: good
practice, introduction of language projects)
Deadline for abstract submission: 28.02.2006