LANGUAGES AND CULTURES IN CONTACT

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 16 - 18, 2007

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.
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 30, 2007.

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 literature, etc. 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 30, 2007. 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.: http://www.institut.cg.yu

Posted by Federico Zanettin on 11th Apr 2007
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