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Call for Proposals: CCERBAL 2018 Translanguaging: Opportunities and Challenges in a Global World
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11/1/2017 to 12/15/2017
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Where: United States

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CCERBAL 2018 Conference
Call for Proposals

Translanguaging: Opportunities and Challenges in a Global World

Plenary speakers: Ofelia García (City University of New York) Guillaume Gentil (Carleton University) Danièle Moore (Simon Fraser University)

Venue: Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL), Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Ottawa.

Conference dates: May 3-4, 2018.
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2017.

Featured events: Round tables and thematic symposia on Linguistic Risk-Taking, Bilingual and Multilingual Policies, and much more.

Conference theme: Translanguaging, a construct referring to the complex use of more than one language as a (combined) resource, has captured the imagination of researchers, educators, and policy makers around the world. The role of translanguaging as a linguistic and social practice in family, community, educational and institutional contexts raises a number of stimulating and challenging questions that call for continued discussion.

Proposals for oral presentations, posters, workshops, thematic symposia and round tables addressing the conference theme from multidisciplinary perspectives (educational, linguistic, social, policy, etc.) are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• The meaning and evolution of the term translanguaging over time and across disciplines, and its links with concepts such as plurilingualism and biliteracy.
• The role of translanguaging in bilingual/immersion education, language teaching and learning, and language assessment.
• Translanguaging rules, norms and practices in institutional settings (e.g. bilingual universities, government institutions, etc.).
• Minority and heritage language maintenance and translanguaging.
• Translanguaging in bilingual and multilingual societies around the world.
• Language policy and translanguaging.
• Translanguaging and family language policy.
• Technology and translanguaging.
• Translanguaging and intercomprehension.
• Translanguaging and its interrelationship with other issues and phenomena, such as code-switching, language contact, diglossia and heteroglossia, mixed languages, language variation and change, language attrition, language shift, language loss, bi-/multilingual child language development, bi-/multilingualism across the lifespan, superdiversity, migration, identity, globalisation, peace, etc.

Proposals will be accepted until December 15, 2017 online at the following address:

Conference chairs are Nikolay Slavkov and Jérémie Séror (

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