Past Conferences

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20th Annual IATEFL-H Conference

13 October 2010
Budapest (Hungary)

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Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies

68 October 2010
Hamburg (Germany)

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Vitalit di una lingua minoritaria. Aspetti e proposte metodologiche

15 October  16 October 2010
Bellinzona (Switzerland)

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Sociolinguistic Symposium 18

14 September 2010
Southampton, University of Southampton (UK)

The SS18 Organising Committee welcomes papers on any aspect of sociolinguistics. Proposals related to the conference theme Negotiating transnational space & multilingual encounters are particularly welcome.

The plenary speakers are Suresh Canagarajah, Tony Kushner, Alastair Pennycook, Mary Louise Pratt and Raj Mesthrie. 

There is a special session on multilingualism in Europe. The speaker is Fiona Harris from the UK office of the EU Commission's Language Office (see her abstract).

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10th CADAAD Conference: Ideology, identity and interaction

1315 September 2010
Łdź (Poland)

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20th Annual conference of the European Second Language Association

14 September 2010
Reggio Emilia (Italy)

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Sociolinguistics Symposium 18 (SS18)

14 September 2010
Southampton (England)

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2428 August 2010
Torino (Italy)

Tenth International Conference of the European Society for the Study of English

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11th European Association of Social Anthropologists, EASA Biennial Conference

2427 August 2010
Maynooth (Ireland)

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VIII World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES)

2731 July 2010
Stockholm (Sweden)

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XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology

1117 July 2010
Gothenburg (Sweden)

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Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations

1416 July 2010
Aberystwyth (UK)

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Language for Special Purposes: Collaboration and Engagement

1517 July 2010
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging: An international and interdisciplinary conference

30 June  2 July 2010
Birkbeck (England)

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Spanish in Society Conference 2010, Mediating Spaces

810 July 2010
Limerick (Ireland)

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The 4th Christina Conference on Gender Studies: Gender, Nature and Culture

2022 May 2010
Helsinki (Finland), University of Helsinki

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The Third International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca

2225 May 2010
Vienna (Austria), University of Vienna

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Congress 2010 of the Humanities and Social Sciences

28 May 4 June 2010
Montreal (Canada), Concordia University

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Who needs languages? Micro and macro perspectives into language education policies

710 June 2010
Jyvskyl (Finland), University of Jyvskyl

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New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe (LINEE Final Conference)

1114 April 2010
Dubrovnik (Croatia), Hotel Palace

The LINEE conference attracted approximately 300 participants.

Over 200 original and previously unpublished research papers were presented in the following areas: Language, Culture and Identity; Language Policy and Planning; Multilingualism and Education; Language and Economy.

The plenary speakers were Susan Gal (Chicago), Adam Jaworski (Cardiff), Glyn Williams (Bangor), Rosemarie Tracy (Mannheim) and Jan Blommaert (Tilburg).

Representatives of the EU also attended the conference and made contributions: Harald Hartung (Head of Unit Multilingualism Policy in the Directorate-General for Education and Culture) and Silva Kauko (Policy Officer in the unit Multilingualism and Translation Studies in the Directorate-General for Translation). 

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Program (pdf download)

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→ Poster by Anita Sujoldić (for WP3a)

Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies

68 April 2010
Adelaide (Australia), University of South Australia

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Discourse in Organizations: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Third WU Symposium on International Business Communication)

2426 March 2010
Vienna (Austria), WU Vienna

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Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education: Focus on Languages of the Wider World

1920 February 2010
London (UK), Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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Language, Migration and Labour: 4th International Seminar Series AILA Research Network of Language and Migration

2829 January 2010
Fribourg (Switzerland), Institute of Multilingualism

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Professionalising Multilingualism in Higher Education

46 February 2010
Luxembourg (Luxembourg), CCRN - Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumnster

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English Language and Literature Studies: Image, Identity and Reality (ELLSIIR)

46 December 2009
Belgrade (Serbia), University of Belgrade

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37. sterreichische Linguistiktagung

57 December 2009
Salzburg (Wien), Universitt Salzburg

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4th International Congress "Science and Technology for the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage of the Mediterranean Basin

68 December 2009
Cairo (Egypt), Sama Khana

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Sprachen ohne Grenzen Internationale Fachkonferenz

1819 September 2009
Berlin (Germany), Akademie der Knste

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Sixth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism

10-12 September 2009
Bozen, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

The conference is organized by one of LINEE's partners, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The conference welcomes original and previously unpublished papers on research on acquisition or use of three or more languages.

The plenary speakers are

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Societas Linguistica Europea, 42nd Annual Meeting: Global Languages, Local Languages

912 September 2009
Lisboa, University of Lisboa (Portugal)

Several members of LINEE will present their papers and give workshops, particularly in the field of "Ideological Conceptualisations of Language in Discourses of Linguistic Diversity".

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30th Annual ACIS Conference

810 September 2009
Dublin (Ireland), Dublin City University

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19th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association. (Eurosla 19)

25 September 2009
Cork (Ireland), University College Cork

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BAAL Annual Meeting

35 September 2009
Newcastle (England), Newcastle University

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RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

2628 August 2009
Manchester (England), Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester 

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Dialogic Language Use 2: Constructing Identity in Interpersonal Communication

1921 August 2009
Helsinki (Finland), University of Helsinki

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International Symposium on Urban Place Names

1316 August 2009
Helsinki (Finland), Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

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16th World Congress of The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

2731 July 2009
Kunming (China)

hosted by: China Union of Anthropological and Ethological Sciences (CUAES), Yunnan University, Yunnan Nationalities University

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International Symposium on Bilingualism

811 July 2009
Utrecht (Netherlands), Utrecht University

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5th International Conference on Tourism

25 July 2009
Athens (Greece)

hosted by:  Tourism Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) in collaboration with Academy of Tourism Research & Studies (ATEM).

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Performance Studies International Conference #15 - Misperformance: Misfiring, Misfitting, Misreading

2428 June 2009
Zagreb (Croatia), University of Zagreb

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3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference

2124 June 2009
Zadar (Croatia)

hosted by: Wageningen University (the Netherlands), Welsh Centre for Tourism Research (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff), Institute for Tourism, Zagreb and Venevent, Zagreb

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Making Multilingualism Meaningful

1920 June 2009
London (England), London Metropolitan University

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LPLL 2009: Language Policy and Language Learning - New Paradigms and New Challenges

1820 June 2009
Limerick, University of Limerick

From the conference's website:

The conference is concerned with all aspects of language policy and the learning of languages. It will address the status and form of languages as well as acquisition policies pertaining to their teaching and learning.

It will welcome papers, posters and panels on promoting and managing language policy and research on the development, implementation and effects of language policy in all regions of the world.

The organisers will particularly welcome studies that contribute to language policy theory, both in regard to language learning and other domains.


Jennifer Jenkins, a member of LINEE, was one of the four plenary speakers

  • Jennifer Jenkins, University of Southampton
  • Kendall King, University of Minnesota
  • Muiris Laoire, Institute of Technology Tralee
  • Mark Sebba, Lancaster University

Several members of LINEE have presented their papers at the conference.

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Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

2231 May 2009
Ottawa (Canada), Carleton University

LINEE contribution: "Teachers' attitudes towards home language maintenance and how these influence classroom practices" by Gessica De Angelis, University of Bolzano

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12th International Conference on Minority Languages (ICML XII)

2830 May 2009
Tartu (Estonia), University of Tartu

LINEE contribution: "Language attitudes in a minority context: Minority Hungarian students' attitudes to their minority language, the state language, and English as a foreign language" by Anna Fenyvesi, University of Szeged

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Meaning and Interaction

2325 April 2009
Bristol (UK), University of the West of England

LINEE contribution: "Discourse of promotional material in tourism" by Mislava Bertoa & Anita Skelin Horvat, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb

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MANYE (Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language Teachers)

1618 April 2009
Eger (Hungary)

LINEE contributions:

  • "Language management within multinational companies: Communication between parent companies and subsidiaries" by Erzsbet Balogh and gnes Tpai-Balla (both from the University of Szeged)
  • "Native speakers' speech adjustments to non-native speakers' English" by Don Peckham, University of Szeged

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The Second International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
68 April 2009
Southampton, University of Southampton

Plenary speakers included "Professor Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna), Director of VOICE and Professor Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki), Director of the ELFA Corpus, along with Professor Henry Widdowson (University of Vienna), who has been associated with, and inspired, ELF research from the start.

These three plenary speakers were joined in a panel discussion on the final day of the conference by three other key figures in ELF research: Dr Alan Firth (University of Newcastle), Professor Juliane House (University of Hamburg), and Professor Andy Kirkpatrick (Hong Kong Institute of Education), who will chair the discussion." (drawn from the conference website)

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XXVII AESLA International Conference
2628 March 2009
Ciudad Real (Spain), Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

LINEE contribution: "Language Use in EFL classroom settings in a Hungarian minority context" by Zsuzsanna Dgi, University of Szeged

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Production, Perception, Attitude (An interdisciplinary workshop on understanding and explaining linguistic variation)
24 April 2009
Leuven (Belgium), University of Leuven

LINEE contributions:

  • "Attitudes and Ideologies in Language Planning. A Linguistic Landscape Analysis" by Eszter Szab-Gilinger, University of Szeged
  • "Language Management and Language Attitudes within Multinational Companies" by Erzsbet Balogh, University of Szeged
  • "The Language Attitudes of Transylvania Minority Hungarians" by Zsuzsanna va Kiss, University of Szeged

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Messen in der Linguistik: 5. Tage der Schweizer Linguistik

20.-21.11.08, Winterthur, Switzerland
LINEE content: Felicia Kreiselmaier & Mi-Cha Flubacher: "Discourse dynamics and intertextuality of LPP discourses in European Multilingualism Language Policy" & "Integration durch Sprache? Eine Analyse von gegenstzlichen Diskursen in der Schweiz".


Multilingualism: Challenges & Opportunities: AILA 2008, Essen. 24.-29.08.08 
LINEE content: Patrick Studer, Felicia Kreiselmaier & Mi-Cha Flubacher: "Language Policy and Planning in Multilingual Settings: Results and Perspectives".


Language and Identity: Symposium, Rostock. 27.-28.06.08 
LINEE content: Patrick Studer: "Contradictions and discrepancies in discourses on multilingualism in the European Union"


Integration and Achievement in a Multilingual Europe
18-Jun-2008 - 19-Jun-2008
Leeds, United Kingdom
Contact: Catherine Haworth
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How Does Research Integration Work
Tuesday, 17 June 2008, Brussels
Assessing the work and impact of new instruments in the field of social sciences and humanities. Download the report on the survey (660KB, .pdf)
Participation of LINEE (Rosita Rindler Schjerve und Maddalena Tognola)


Seminar on Language and Migration - Multilingual Transnational Neigbourhoods
2-June-2008 - 3-June-2008
Centre for Transnational Studies, Southampton, UK
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DYLAN PhD spring school
Lyon, 14. - 18. April 2008