CRLCC International Conference

Glendon College, November 18-20 2016



The conference of the Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC) is a biannual international interdisciplinary forum for research on topics related to language and culture contact and exchange. This inaugural conference, which marks the tenth anniversary of the CRLCC, aims to bring together scholars from within and beyond Canada to present on language-related research. The Centre has three main research areas: language ecology and planning, language contact, and translation and interpreting. We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speakers are: Mark Fettes, Naomi Nagy, Raymond Mougeon and Ellen Elias-Bursac. 

We invite papers in the Centre’s main research areas, which will be the conference three main tracks. Possible themes include—but are not restricted to: bilingualism and multilingualism; language acquisition; language mixing, variation and change; multilingual practices, poetics and pedagogies; language policy and planning; indigenous and minority languages; language revitalization and pedagogy; urban linguistic landscapes; language, technology and literacy; language and digital humanities; intercultural communication; language, migration and displacement; language, translation and the arts; audiovisual and intermedial translation; language, translation and memory; language and narratives in the Americas; translation and interpreting in Canada.

The organizing committee welcomes proposal submissions for seminars, individual papers, and poster presentations.

– Proposals for seminars (one or two sessions on the same theme) should be submitted by the seminar organizer(s). The proposal should include the names and affiliations of the organizer(s), the title and a brief description of the seminar, the names and affiliations of each of the participants and a 200-word abstract for each paper to be included in the seminar. Seminars can be from 3 to 6-8 participants (organized in one or two sessions).

– Submissions for individual papers/posters should include the name and affiliation of the author(s), the title of the presentation, a short bio and a 200-word abstract.

– We also invite proposals for presentations of visual artwork related to the conference theme (e.g., documentaries, video). These should include the name and affiliation of the author(s)/artist(s) and the title and 200-word description of the piece. They should also include the technical requirements for the presentation.

Proposals can be in English or in French and should be submitted by e-mail to: Submission deadline: April 22, 2016.