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Language and Culture


Call for Papers

Theme: Language and Culture
Type: International Linguistics Conference
Institution: Center for Language Research, University of Rijeka
Location: Rijeka (Croatia)
Date: 18.–20.6.2020
Deadline: 15.1.2020



The Center for Language Research of the Faculty of Humanities and
Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, invites you to
participate in the international scientific conference entitled
“Language and Culture”.


Conference Themes

We invite submissions of abstract proposals for individual papers and
panels. We seek quality, unpublished papers that address the
empirical, theoretical and/or methodological aspects of research into
the relationship between language and culture focusing (though not
exclusively) on the following topics:

- The nature and directionality of the relationship between language
 and culture
- The relationship between language, culture and thought
- The relationship between language, culture and gender
- The relationship between language, culture and identity
- The relationship between language, culture and tradition
- The relationship between language, culture and society
- The relationship between language, culture and social kinds
- The relationship between language, culture and social action
- The relationship between language, culture and artifacts
- The relationship between language, culture and different biases
 (e.g. social, cognitive, implicit)
- The relationship between language, culture and communication
- Intercultural communication
- Intercultural competence
- The development of intercultural competence in children and adults
- The role of culture (and the environment) in first language
 acquisition
- The role of culture (and the environment) in second language
 acquisition
- The role of culture in language learning and teaching
- Teaching culture in foreign language classrooms

Papers and panels focusing on any language and adopting any
theoretical perspective are welcome. We particularly welcome
interdisciplinary papers and panels. Proposals will be evaluated
anonymously by two reviewers each based on their scientific
contribution, content quality, thematic relevance and abstract
quality. The working languages of the conference are English and
Croatian.


Abstract Submissions

- General Session Papers 

We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts suited for a 20-minute
presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Each participant
can be the first author of one presentation only. The number of joint
presentations is not limited. Abstracts should be in the .pdf format
and should include 300-400 words excluding the title, three keywords
and references. Anonymous abstracts should be submitted in Croatian
and in English (by authors presenting in Croatian) or in English (by
authors presenting in English). Please upload your abstract to
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clarc2020.

- Panels and panel papers 

We invite submissions of (i) anonymous paper abstracts to be
presented in the panels listed below (hereafter, panel abstracts) or
(ii) proposals for panels on other related topics. The guidelines for
the submission of panel abstracts are the same as for those for the
general session abstracts. However, when submitting your panel
abstract, please indicate the name of the panel you wish to be
considered for below the abstract title.

- Panel proposals

Panel proposals should include a minimum of five and a maximum of ten
20-minute presentations followed by a 10-minute discussion. Abstracts
should be submitted in the .pdf format and should include a
200-300-word panel description accompanied by the title, three
keywords and references (which are not counted towards the word
limit), plus 300-400-word paper descriptions accompanied by the
title, three keywords and references (which are not counted towards
the word limit). Panel proposals should be submitted in Croatian and
in English (for panels to be held in Croatian) or in English (for
panels to be held in English)

Please send your proposals to: diana.stolac@ri.t-com.hr


Publication of Papers

Publication of conference papers, subject to a standard reviewing
procedure, is planned in an edited volume published by a reputable
international publisher. Further details will be announced closer to
the conference dates.


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:
January 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance (for all submissions):
February 3, 2020

Early registration:
March 1 – April 15, 2020

Late registration:
April 16 – May 8, 2020

Conference program announcement:
May 18, 2020

Conference:
June 18 – 20, 2020


Plenary Speakers

Marianne Gullberg, Lund University
Ken Hyland, University of East Anglia
Gabriela Múcsková, Comenius University Bratislava
Sanda Lucija Udier, University of Zagreb
Zvjezdana Vrzić, University of Rijeka


Conference website:
http://cji.uniri.hr/clarc2020