World Languages in Multilingual Society

Common Values and Challenges for Teaching and Learning

International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo, Japan, https://www.icu.ac.jp/en/

Advance Notice and Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2020 Time: 8:30AM – 6:30 PM

Description: Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics – an event with a message of world peace and friendship through sport. Multilingual people from around the world, sharing various languages, will come to Japan. What common values do we share? What challenges do we face as teachers and learners of Spanish or Korean in Japan, Chinese in Australia, Korean in Malaysia? Why do we teach and learn other languages? How can we raise the awareness, among all stakeholders, about the multilingual society we all share.

Goal: Linguapax Asia ’20 brings together the shared concern of teachers and learners of different languages of the world. Linguapax Asia 20 focuses on what teachers and learners of many different languages share about their experience. Linguapax Asia invites proposals for (a) individual papers and (b) poster sessions in all areas of research in Teaching and Learning languages, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Language policy, Deaf Sign language, Heritage language, Endangered language, Migration, Family language maintenance. There will be a panel on Multilingualism and a round table on Community Languages in Japan: Japanese Sign Language, Japanese, English and other languages interpretation provided.

Attendance Fee: No Charge

Venue: International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo, Japan

About Linguapax: Linguapax Asia works in partnership with Linguapax International, a nongovernmental organization located in Barcelona, Spain. The Asian associate of Linguapax International, Linguapax Asia carries out the objectives of both Linguapax International and UNESCO’s Linguapax Project with a special focus on Asia and the Pacific Rim. For further information visit our website at https://www.linguapax-asia.org.

The organizers: The event is organized by Linguapax Asia.

Abstract submission: Please send your proposal for a paper or poster session to Dr. Daniel Quintero Garcia, Program Director at quintero@icu.ac.jp by the deadline, January 17th (Friday), 2020. We welcome original and previously unpublished papers. The language of the conference is English. Papers are assigned 30 minutes plus Q&A. (15 minutes for ‘young scholars’). Abstracts should be sent in English by email attachment (300-350 words, excluding title and references, in Times New Roman, 12 pt.) and include the following: name and affiliation of the author, e-mail address of the first author/convener, title of the paper, abstract. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before March 6 2020. Since the number of presentation slots is limited, selection is competitive.




Call for Papers

Symposium 2018 – Bilingualism Now: the Imperative Issues of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
Date: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Venue: Tsukuba University, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Attendance Fee: No Charge

Description: The main focus of attention in language endangerment is language loss and maintenance. Language revitalization is also the concern of ‘bilingualism.’ A positive and proactive approach to bilingualism helps to organize a society that contains several languages and language communities. How is the concept of bilingualism viewed in societies in Asia and Japan? Have views of bilingualism changed? Is there language awareness about ‘bilingualism’ in schools? Is second/foreign language education in schools viewed as a gateway to personal bilingualism or something else? Do people recognize the various community languages around them? Linguapax Asia invites proposals for (a) individual papers and (b) poster sessions in all areas of research in Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Bilingual education, Language policy, Family bilingualism, Japanese as second language, Deaf Sign language, Heritage language, Mother tongue, Migration, Language and identity, Language loss and maintenance. There will be a panel on Deaf Sign Bilingualism: Japanese Sign Language, Japanese and English interpretation provided.

About Linguapax: Linguapax Asia works in partnership with Linguapax International, a nongovernmental organization located in Barcelona, Spain. The Asian associate of Linguapax International, Linguapax Asia carries out the objectives of both Linguapax International and UNESCO’s Linguapax Project with a special focus on Asia and the Pacific Rim. For further information see our website.

The organizers: The event is organized by the Institute for Comparative Research in Human and Social Sciences (University of Tsukuba) https://icrhs.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/, and Linguapax Asia. It is sponsored by the Sign Language Research Center (Kwansei Gakuin University) https://www.kwansei.ac.jp/c_shuwa/, and is in cooperation with JALT Bilingualism SIG.

Abstract submission: Please send your proposal for a paper or poster session to both Dr. Sachiyo Fujita-Round, Program Director at frsachiyo@icu.ac.jp and Alexandra Shaitan at alexshaitan@yahoo.com by the deadline, January 15th, 2018. We welcome original and previously unpublished papers. The language of the conference is English. Papers are assigned 40 minutes. There is combined time for discussion at the end of each session. Abstracts should be sent in English by email attachment (300-350 words, excluding title and references, in Times New Roman, 12 pt.) and include the following: name and affiliation of the author, e-mail address of the first author/convener, title of the paper, abstract. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before March 1 2018. Since the number of presentation slots is limited, selection is competitive.




Call for Papers

Symposium 2016 – Migration, Migrants and Language
Place: Kansai University, Osaka
Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Description: The topic of the 2016 symposium is the interface between language and migration and how the language situation, planning and policies in various countries, Asia in particular, are managed as a result of in-migration or out-migration. As the world refugee crisis intensifies discussion has reopened on issues concerning the role of language in international migration: language and new citizenship, language proficiency policies and requirements, migration to countries of language proximity, language change, terminologies (e.g. migrant vs refugee), language loss and maintenance, how language shapes or influences migration. Within this general theme, language and migration will be explored in its pedagogical, historical, and social frameworks.

Abstract submission: Please submit your proposal to Prof. John C. Maher, Program Director at maher@icu.ac.jp by the deadline, February 11, 2016. We welcome original and previously unpublished papers. The language of the conference is English. Papers are assigned 30 minutes. There is combined time for discussion at the end of each session. Abstracts should be sent in English by email attachment. (Approximately 300 words, excluding title and references, in Times New Roman, 12 pt.) and include the following: name and affiliation of the author, e-mail address of the first author/convener, title of the paper, abstract. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before March 1 2016.

Since the number of speaker slots is limited selection is competitive.

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Contact: For further details of the 2016 Symposium contact Symposium Organizer, Dr. Fred E. Anderson, Kansai University at fred@kansai-u.ac.jp