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CLARC 2020
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

International Linguistics Conference 
June 18 - 20, 2020 
University of Rijeka
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Rijeka, Croatia 

Call for Papers

The Center for Language Research of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, invites you to participate in the international scientific conference entitled “Language and Culture”. 
Closing of the CfP: 7th February

Conference Themes

We invite submissions of abstract proposals for individual papers and panels. We seek quality, unpublished papers that address the empirical, theoretical and/or methodological aspects of research into the relationship between language and culture focusing (though not exclusively) on the following topics:
  • The nature and directionality of the relationship between language and culture,
  • The relationship between language, culture and thought,
  • The relationship between language, culture and gender,
  • The relationship between language, culture and identity,
  • The relationship between language, culture and tradition,
  • The relationship between language, culture and society,
  • The relationship between language, culture and social kinds,
  • The relationship between language, culture and social action,
  • The relationship between language, culture and artifacts,
  • The relationship between language, culture and different biases (e.g. social, cognitive, implicit),
  • The relationship between language, culture and communication,
  • Intercultural communication,
  • Intercultural competence,
  • The development of intercultural competence in children and adults,
  • The role of culture (and the environment) in first language acquisition,
  • The role of culture (and the environment) in second language acquisition,
  • The role of culture in language learning and teaching,
  • Teaching culture in foreign language classrooms.


Papers and panels focusing on any language and adopting any theoretical perspective are welcome. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary papers and panels. Proposals will be evaluated anonymously by two reviewers each based on their scientific contribution, content quality, thematic relevance and abstract quality.  The working languages of the conference are English and Croatian.

Abstract Submissions

The Center for Language Research of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, invites you to participate in the international scientific conference entitled “Language and Culture”. 

General Session Papers
We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts suited for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Each participant can be the first author of one presentation only. The number of joint presentations is not limited.
Abstracts should be in the .pdf format and should include 300-400 words excluding the title, three keywords and references. Anonymous abstracts should be submitted in Croatian and in English (by authors presenting in Croatian) or in English (by authors presenting in English). Please upload your abstract to
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clarc2020

Panels and panel papers
We invite submissions of (i) anonymous paper abstracts to be presented in the panels listed below (hereafter, panel abstracts) or (ii) proposals for panels on other related topics.
The guidelines for the submission of panel abstracts are the same as for those for the general session abstracts. However, when submitting your panel abstract, please indicate the name of the panel you wish to be considered for below the abstract title.
 

Panels already agreed upon are the following:
Maintenance of dialects as part of the Croatian cultural heritage
(panel leader: Mirjana Crnić Novosel, Institute for Croatian Language and Linguistics) - description 
Minority languages and their speakers today
(panel leader: Vesna Deželjin, University of Zagreb) 
- description 
Public speaking culture
(panel leaders: Blaženka Martinović, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, and Mihaela Matešić, University of Rijeka) 
- description
Corpus methods in discourse analysis
(panel leader: Benedikt Perak, University of Rijeka) 
- description 
Culture and Croatian as a heritage language
(panel leader: Diana Stolac, University of Rijeka) 
- description 
The cultural value of literature
(panel leader: Iris Vidmar Jovanović, University of Rijeka) 
- description 

Panel proposals 
Panel proposals should include a minimum of five and a maximum of ten 20-minute presentations followed by a 10-minute discussion. Abstracts should be submitted in the .pdf format and should include a 200-300-word panel description accompanied by the title, three keywords and references (which are not counted towards the word limit), plus 300-400-word paper descriptions accompanied by the title, three keywords and references (which are not counted towards the word limit). Panel proposals should be submitted in Croatian and in English (for panels to be held in Croatian) or in English (for panels to be held in English).

Please send your proposals to the organizer.

Plenary speakers

We are honored that the following distinguished scholars will present their plenary lectures:

Marianne Gullberg
Lund University

Ken Hyland
University of East Anglia 

Gabriela Múcsková
Comenius University Bratislava  

University of Zagreb

University of Rijeka

Program

Publication of Papers

Publication of conference papers, subject to a standard reviewing procedure, is planned in an edited volume published by a reputable international publisher. Further details will be announced closer to the conference dates.

Registration

Registration fees cover the cost of conference materials, two lunch arrangements (Friday and Saturday) and refreshments during the breaks.
On-site registration will not be possible.

Bank transfer information to be announced.

Early registration: March 2 – April 15, 2020

Payment from abroad: 80 EUR 

Payment from Croatia: 600 HRK 


Late registration: April 16 – May 15, 2020

Payment from abroad: 100 EUR

Payment from Croatia: 750 HRK 

Conference dinner

Information about the conference dinner will be available closer to the conference dates.

Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020

Accomodation

We can reccomend hotels in the vicinity of the conference venue

Hotel Neboder ***
Hotel Continental ***  
Hotel Jadran**** 

Information for other options are available from the official Rijeka website www.visitrijeka.eu , Airbnb, Booking

Organizing Comittee

Martina Blečić, Mirjana Crnić Novosel, Vesna Deželjin, Branka Drljača Margić, Maja Đurđulov, Mirela Fuš, Cecilija Jurčić Katunar, Tihana Kraš, Mihaela Matešić, Benedikt Perak, Iva Peršić, Diana Stolac (chair), Iris Vidmar Jovanović, Silvana Vranić and Zvjezdana Vrzić


Programming Committee

Martina Blečić, Mirjana Crnić Novosel, Vesna Deželjin, Branka Drljača Margić, Maja Đurđulov, Mirela Fuš, Cecilija Jurčić Katunar, Tihana Kraš, Mihaela Matešić, Benedikt Perak, Iva Peršić, Diana Stolac, Iris Vidmar Jovanović, Silvana Vranić and Zvjezdana Vrzić

CLARC 2020

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

fConference dates: June 18 – 20, 2020
Abstract submission deadline extended: February 7, 2020
Notification of acceptance (for all submissions): February 15, 2020
Early registration: March 1 – April 15, 2020
Late registration: April 16 – May 8, 2020
Conference program announcement: May 18, 2020

Marianne Gullberg
Lund University

Ken Hyland
University of East Anglia

Gabriela Múcsková
Comenius University Bratislava

Sanda Lucija Udier
University of Zagreb

Zvjezdana Vrzić
University of Rijeka