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March 12th – 15th, 2017

Extended Call for Papers:

With the ever-growing significance and diversification of media, there is a call to challenge, renegotiate, and expand on current discourses that have formulated media literacy as an integral objective in 21st century education. Foreign language education is increasingly responding to this development by updating and transforming EFL pedagogies. This conference will engage with the epistemological and critical foundations of media literacy in digital and multimodal manifestations, and how these then interact with foreign language education in practice across varied contexts.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 

- Catherine Beavis, Deakin University, Australia

- Bill Cope, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

- Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

- Gunther Kress, University College London, UK

Further updates regarding the conference can be found at our website:

Inquiries can be made to:

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University of Minho, Braga (PORTUGAL)

11-13 May 2017

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: individual papers and posters.

Submission is already open and will close on 15 February 2017. Presenters are requested to include their name, affiliation and email address in the submitted MS-Word documents. All proposals should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information to be found: 

All presenters will be invited to submit their full papers for publication by 1 September 2017. Selected papers will be published in “Multilingualism” with De Gruyter Open.


 23-25 November 2016


Organized by the EMO-FunDETT project group (FFI2013-47792-C2 - 

EMOtion and language 'at work': The discursive emotive/evaluative FUNction in Different Texts and contexts within corporaTe and institutional work



Chairs: Laura Alba-Juez (UNED) & Mercedes Díez Prados (Universidad de Alcalá)

Secretaries: David Ferrer Revull (UNED) & Rosa Muñoz Luna (Universidad de Málaga)


Roberto Carlos Álvarez Delgado (UAH)

Ana Belén Cabrejas Peñuelas (U. de Valencia)

Aurelia Carranza Márquez (UNED)

Isabel Castelao (UNED)

Ana Mª Cestero Mancera (UAH)

Ana María Ducasse (RMIT, Melbourne, Australia)

José Santiago Fernández Vázquez (UAH)

Antonio García Gómez (UAH)

Carmen Maíz Arévalo (UCM)

Victoria Marrero Aguiar (UNED)

Carmen Sancho Guinda (UPM)

Carmen Santamaría García (UAH)



Monika Bednarek (University of Sydney, Australia)

Manuel Casado Velarde (Universidad de Navarra – Correspondiente de la Real Academia Española, Spain)

Javier De Santiago Guervós (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)

Jean Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck College, London, U.K.)

Ad Foolen (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Barry Pennock (Universidad de Valencia, Spain)

Francisco Yus (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)



Juan Carlos Pérez González (UNED, Spain)



Abstracts (not exceeding 350 words – excluding the references) should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the conference organizers : David Ferrer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the general section on Emotion and Rosa Muñoz Luna (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the section on Persuasion) no later than May 20, 2016. Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent out by June 30th, 2016.

Abstracts should include:  1) Title of paper; 2) Name and affiliation of each author; 3) E-mail address of each author; 4) 3-5 keywords.


The main language of the conference will be English, but contributions in Spanish are also possible. (Cross-cultural) studies about any other languages are welcome too.



The CALL FOR PAPERS for the 18th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2017) has been extended. Proposals for posters, papers and symposia can be submitted until April 30th 2016 through the conference website –

The World Congress which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 23-28, 2017 will gather scholars from all over the world who share interests in discursive practices in and across diverse social domains. The theme Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics aims at fostering discussions about innovative research agendas to address social practices and how they challenge the way we comprehend, produce and transform knowledge in the area.

In order to submit proposals and upload the CALL FOR PAPERS with detailed guidelines, access

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We look forward to meeting you in Rio in 2017.