Linguistic resources and intercultural competence: call for abstracts
(Kommunikation - International - Mehrsprachig)
Anfang 09/05/2014 - 09:00
Ende 15/06/2014 - 00:00
Veranstaltungsort University of Aveiro (Portugal)
Organisator International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication
The interpretative and analytical models dealing with intercultural (communicative) competence haven’t so far fully exploited the linguistic dimension of intercultural communication. Inversely, work dealing with plurilingual competence and plurilingual communicative situations has also neglected their intercultural dimension. An exception could perhaps be the analysis of intercultural clashes based on linguistic opacity or on unshared linguistic codes, but other possibilities of this relationship (beyond clashes and problems) might also be stressed.
In this IALIC conference we intend to closely look at the intricate relationship between the uses, distribution and sharing of linguistic resources and intercultural communication achievements, underlying the constitutive role of language in communication, far beyond an instrumental or intermediate one. Furthermore, we would like to draw attention to the intercultural dimension of plurilingual encounters, without essentializing cultural differences and keeping in mind the co-construction of communication in situated contexts.
- To reflect upon the links between intercultural competence/ intercultural communicative competence and plurilingual competence;
- To analyze the dynamics and the impact of linguistic resources deployment in intercultural communicative situations;
- To question and conceive meaningful paths of plurilingual and intercultural research, education, and teacher training in different settings.
The conference will be organized around 3 main axes:
Axis 1 – Linguistic resources and intercultural (communicative) competence: roles, dynamics, and intersections
Axis 2 – Education of teachers/trainers and intercultural and plurilingual teaching: theory and practice
Axis 3 – Politics of intercultural and plurilingual education: overview, state of the art and impact of discourses and practices
Abstracts for presentations should be submitted in English or Portuguese, and should be between 250 and 300 words. The deadline for submission is 15th June 2014 and notifications of acceptance will be sent out on 30th June 2014.
Source: Conference Website