The central theme for the conference, “Language Awareness: Achievements and Challenges”, will focus on the state of the art within relevant research areas and on challenges and future avenues of research. We welcome presentations that address any aspects of research on language awareness. Particular topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
The role of language awareness in
- first, second, third etc. language acquisition
- language learning and teaching
- teacher education
- language contact situations
- work place communication
The relation of language awareness to
- language policy
- intra- and inter-language variation
- modern technology and digital communication
Papers will be allocated 25 minutes, including 5 minutes for discussion. Posters (max. size A0, portrait format) will be presented in a special session and remain on display throughout the conference.
Extended deadline for abstract submission: December 15, 2013.
Abstracts must not exceed 350 words (exclusive of references). Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts if at least one of these is co-authored. Doctoral students may send one abstract to the doctoral symposium and another to the conference. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and notification of acceptance will be sent within January 31, 2014. The conference language is English. This means that all information and all plenaries will be given in English. Papers and poster presentations will mainly be in English. We will, however, accept a limited number of papers and posters in French, German and the Scandinavian languages. To avoid possible confusion, the actual language of oral presentations and posters must conform to the language of the abstract.