Conference, Montenegro, September 2007
- Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 13:58:48 +0200
From: Reine Meylaerts <Reine.MEYLAERTS@...>
Subject: Call for papers
*UNIVERSITY OF MONTENEGRO *
*INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES *
*INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: "LANGUAGES AND CULTURES IN CONTACT"*
*Herceg Novi, Montenegro September 16 - 18, 2007*
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS
The Institute of Foreign Languages, University of Montenegro,
organizes the second conference on intercultural communication
entitled "Languages and Cultures in Contact". The first conference
was organized in Koper, Slovenia, in June 2005. The idea is to look
into intercultural communication through different fields of study
and research. The conference is aimed at bringing together theories
and practices, linguistic research, translation practices,
pedagogical principles and teaching experience in introducing
intercultural communication in the teaching/learning process and
literature as a means of promoting Intercultural communication.
The following topics have been identified for the Conference:
1. Intercultural communication and language diversity - Linguistic
studies referring to intercultural communication, such as linguistic
anthropology, discourse analysis, pragmatics, semantics, gender
issues, linguistic representations of minorities, contrastive
rhetorical devices, as well as sociolinguistic issues (bilingualism,
neighbouring languages, lingua franca, etc.), Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages in the light of the European and
global space of education and plurilingualism etc.
2. Translation/Interpreting as intercultural mediation - Translation
and interpreting as a way of facilitating contacts between cultures,
issues of translating and interpreting different culture-specific
language concepts etc.
3. Intercultural communication and language teaching/learning
methodology - Approaches and methods promoting intercultural
communication and tolerance in both mother tongue and foreign
languages, creating curricula promoting intercultural communication
and tolerance, benefits and good examples of European language
portfolio, examples of good teaching practice etc.
4. Literatures as promoters of intercultural communication -
Literature and literary studies as a way of promoting intercultural
communication and tolerance, reception of foreign and minority
literatures, representation of cultural and minority groups in
Talks should be up to 20 minutes long and will be followed by a 10
minute discussion. Workshops should be up to 45 minutes long and will
be followed by a 10 minute discussion.
Languages of the Conference are English, French, German, Italian,
Russian and Montenegrin/Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian.
Deadline for submission of a proposal for a presentation/workshop is
May 31, 2007.
Deadline for participants who want to attend the conference is June
To submit a paper or register for the conference, please follow the
instructions on the conference website, where you will also find
further information about accommodation, travel, etc.: