Call for Proposals

Multilingual Awareness and Multilingual Practices (MAMP3)

University of Eastern Finland, FINLAND

 6-7 October 2022 (NEW DATES)

The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.

We invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi-/multilingual societies.

Topics will include: (multiple) language acquisition and learning (L3, L4, Lx); psycho- and neurolinguistics of multilingualism; translanguaging; early bilingualism and heritage language development; speech processing in bi-/multilinguals; trans/multilingual language use in different contexts; multilingual education; bi-/multiculturalism; bi-/multilingual language policies; literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy); intercultural and globalisation issues related to multilingualism; multilingual issues in literature and translation.

The two categories of proposals are: (1) individual papers and (2) posters.

Individual papers: Papers are formal presentations on original research by one or more authors, lasting a total of 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). 

Posters: Poster sessions are for displaying research that offers the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the research. Posters are especially effective for presenting work-in-progress, fieldwork and results of empirical research if data can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters are available to discuss their posters. Posters should be in the size of DIN A1 or A0 in portrait format.

Abstracts should be up to 300 words in length (including 2-3 references).

The language of the conference is English.

Evaluation of proposals

Proposals will be evaluated in terms of quality of content, significance, originality, thematic relevance, and presentation.

Conference Presentation Policies

Individuals may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author, whether a paper or a poster. Only three (co)-authors are permitted per proposal. One person can submit one proposal, however they may also appear once as a co-author in a another proposal.

It is assumed that all proposals represent original and unpublished work that is not yet available to the research community. The presenter must be a registered attending participant at the conference. The conference policy is that the author will present the paper on the day and time assigned by the conference organising committee.

Submission of proposals

Submission is already open and will close on 15 July 2022. Presenters are requested to submit their abstracts and include their name, affiliation, email address in an MS-Word document. All proposals should be sent to:

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