International Conference “Language And Territory 4”

Call for Papers

24-30 giugno, 2019
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Description

The International Conference “Language and Territory” (Sudbury, Canada, 2010; Tbilisi, Georgia, 2015; Kenitra, Morocco, 2017) brought together numerous speakers and researchers world-wide. The events were a great forum to discuss the judicial status of national, regional and minority languages, their evolution, their loss, as well as their day-to-day use by speakers in a variety of cultural and artistic fields (literature, education, heritage, audiovisual media, film, music, politics, public display and signage, etc.).

Regional and minority languages, and the territories in which they evolve and interact, always raise delicate and difficult issues, because languages are always at the core of the political projects of a given territory, region or state. Through languages, be they be official or co-official, in contact or not with other languages, researchers seek a better understanding of the linguistic communities that make use of them and of the territorial dynamics they present. The study, the protection and the promotion of regional and minority languages help maintain the cultural resources and the patrimony of a territory, of a region, of a country.

When

The University of Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy), will host the fourth edition of the International conference on Language and Territory from 24 to 30 June 2019. Trentino-Alto Adige is an especially appropriate location for such a scholarly gathering, given the region’s unique sociolinguistic dynamic resulting from a German-speaking majority in Alto Adige and a number of language minorities in Trentino: Ladin, Mocheno and Cimbrian.

Papers

Language and Territory 4 welcomes individual papers and session proposals that address the general theme of the conference. Participants may address different issues pertaining to the interaction between language and territory, among which, the following:

  • Language planning
  • Language contact
  • Literary geography
  • Language and virtual territory
  • Language, territory and law
  • Language, territory and education
  • Language, territory and history
  • Language, territory and identity
  • Language industry and territory
  • Language, territory and oral patrimony (tales, songs, etc.)
  • Language, territory and philosophy
  • Language, territory and politics
  • Language, territory and religion
  • Language, territory and journeys
  • Language, territory and translation
  • Sociolinguistic and urban ecology 

To present a paper at the conference

You are invited to submit a proposal for an individual paper or a full session.
All proposals will be subject to approval by the conference scientific committee.
Please forward your proposal, in the indicated form, within the required timeframe to: langueetterritoire4 [at] gmail.com

Individual papers

Individual presentations are limited to 20 minutes followed by a 5-10 minute question period. Though papers may address any languages, presentations are to be delivered in English, French, German or Italian.

Please send proposals in Word format (font type and size Times Roman, 12 points) and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Last Name (in capitals)
  • Affiliated institution
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail
  • Status: Faculty, independent researcher, PhD candidate, graduate student
  • Title of paper (20 words maximum)
  • Abstract of the paper (250 words maximum)
  • Keywords (10 words maximum)

Full Sessions

Full sessions are comprised of three (or four) speakers on a common theme. Full sessions last 90 minutes, including presentations and time for questions and comments. Presentations in full sessions are to be delivered in English, French, German or Italian.

Please send proposals in Word format (font type and size Times Roman, 12 points) and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Last Name (in capitals)
  • Affiliated institution
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail
  • Status: Faculty, independent researcher, PhD candidate, graduate student
  • Title of paper (20 words maximum)
  • Abstract of the paper (250 words maximum)
  • Keywords (10 words maximum)

Deadlines

1 October 2018  Deadline to submit individual papers or session proposals
30 January 2019  Deadline for notification of acceptance or refusal
1 May 2019  Broadcast program of the Symposium (1st version)

All papers will be subjected to a double-blind peer review process.

Online registration and fees

Link to the online registration - Choose Language and Territory-4

Organizing Committee

  • gerardo.acerenza [at] unitn.it (Gerardo Acerenza), Università di Trento, Italia 
  • jboissonneault [at] laurentienne.ca (Julie Boissonneault), Université Laurentienne, Canada 
  • gildo.bidese [at] unitn.it (Gildo Bidese), Università di Trento, Italia 
  • patrizia.cordin [at] unitn.it (Patrizia Cordin), Università di Trento, Italia 
  • areguigui [at] laurentienne.ca (Ali Reguigui), Université Laurentienne, Canada 

Scientific Committee

  • gerardo.acerenza [at] unitn.it (Gerardo Acerenza), University of Trento, Italy 
  • serenella.baggio [at] unitn.it (Serenella Baggio), University of Trento, Italy
  • abeaulieu [at] laurentienne.ca (Alain Beaulieu), Université Laurentienne, Canada 
  • marlene.belly [at] univ-poitiers.fr (Marlène Belly), Université de Poitiers, Francia 
  • gildo.bidese [at] unitn.it (Gildo Bidese), University of Trento, Italy 
  • tbissonnette [at] laurentienne.ca (Thierry Bissonnette), Université Laurentienne, Canada  
  • jboissonneault [at] laurentienne.ca (Julie Boissonneault), Université Laurentienne, Canada 
  • claudine.brohy [at] unifr.ch (Claudine Brohy), Universität Freiburg / Université de Fribourg, Svizzera 
  • isabelle.carignan [at] teluq.ca (Isabelle Carignan), Université Téluq, Canada 
  • ncheadle [at] laurentian.ca (Norman Cheadle), Université Laurentienne, Canada  
  • stephanie.chouinard [at] rmc.ca (Stéphanie Chouinard,) Collège militaire royal du Canada  
  • rcorbeil [at] laurentienne.ca (Renée Corbeil), Université Laurentienne, Canada 
  • patrizia.cordin [at] unitn.it (Patrizia Cordin), University of Trento, Italy
  • bruno.courbon [at] lli.ulaval.ca (Bruno Courbon), Université Laval, Canada 
  • luca.crescenzi [at] unitn.it (Luca Crescenzi), University of Trento, Italy  
  • mzagho_dokhturishvili [at] iliauni.edu.ge (Mzaro Dokhtourichvili), Université d’État Ilia, Georgia 
  • jeanpaul.dufiet [at] unitn.it (Jean-Paul Dufiet), University of Trento, Italy
  • pierre.foucher [at] uottawa.ca (Pierre Foucher), Université d’Ottawa, Canada  
  • yfrenette [at] ustboniface.ca (Yves Frenette), Université Saint-Boniface, Canada  
  • mgiroux [at] laurentienne.ca (Michel Giroux), Université Laurentienne, Canada  
  • elohka [at] ucalgary.ca (Eileen Lokha), University of Calgary, Canada
  • lmessaoudi [at] gmail.com (Leila Messaoudi), Université Ibn Tofaïl, Marocco  
  • manuela.moroni [at] unitn.it (Manuela Moroni), University of Trento, Italy 
  • jquirion [at] uottawa.ca (Jean Quirion), Université d’Ottawa, Canada 
  • elisa.ravazzolo [at] unitn.it (Elisa Ravazzolo), University of Trento, Italy  
  • areguigui [at] laurentienne.ca (Ali Reguigui), Université Laurentienne, Canada 
  • kristin.reinke [at] lli.ulaval.ca (Kristin Reinke), Université Laval, Canada 
  • friccigarotti [at] unitn.it (Federica Ricci Garotti,) University of Trento, Italy 
  • groberge [at] laurentienne.ca (Ginette Roberge), Université Laurentienne, Canada  
  • l.rodriguez [at] uwinnipeg.ca (Liliane Rodriguez), Université de Winnipeg, Canada 
  • denis.roy [at] umoncton.ca (Denis Roy), Université de Moncton, Canada  
  • csansalone [at] laurentian.ca (Christine Sansalone), Université Laurentienne, Canada 
  • paolo.tamassia [at] unitn.it (Paolo Tamassia), University of Trento, Italy  

For further information please email the Organizing Committee: langueetterritoire4 [at] gmail.com