Second Colloquium on Language Contact in Education: Multilingual Competences and practices – LCEMCP

Event Serial64177
Event TypeConferences
Event Date from2019-03-13 to 2019-03-14
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Location Rabat, Morocco

Multilingualism predominates in many parts of the world and a considerable number of people find it useful, even necessary, to have some amount of proficiency in more than one language. However, the benefits of multilingualism for individuals and communities are often accompanied by dangers on identities, cultures and less powerful languages. An essential challenge for modern societies which promote multilingualism is to maintain control over its potential threats. Many countries now have policies designed to protect endangered languages but education plays an equally important role in shaping youth’s national identity and fostering cultural awareness. Understanding multilingual competences and practices will contribute to achieving those purposes given that the complex process of multilingual acquisition invokes nationalism, politics, history, ideology, attitudes, beliefs, preferences, identity, culture and power relations between languages; and the resulting linguistic behaviour reflects the same constructs.

The conference seeks to to bring together worldwide researchers and scholars to share their research results on the factors that contribute to shaping multilingual competences and the patterns that distinguish multilingual practices in different communities. The ultimate objective is to inform additional language learning and teaching and reflect on multilingualism and diversity management. To attain the conference objectives, we invite papers in all areas of research that address linguistic, sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic or educational issues pertaining to multilingual minds and environments.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
1. L3, L4, … acquisition/learning;
2. Multilingual competence development;
3. Multilingual discourse in multilingual environments (family, classroom, workplace, …);
4. Multilingual education;
5. Multilingualism and identity/culture/attitudes/ ideology, …;
6. Multilingualism and ELT/FLT
7. Language planning and policies in multilingual communities;
8. Assessing multilingual acquisition/practices;
9. Minority, migrant, or heritage languages and language endangerment
10. Multilingual issues in literature, translation, and media.
Keynote Speaker:
 Prof. Susan Gass, Michigan State University – USA
Guidelines for Submission :
 Abstracts are to be written in English and should not exceed 250 words.
▪Registration fees: – Faculty members and researchers: 800 MAD (100 USD)
– Students: 400 MAD (50 USD).
The fees will cover the expenses of lunches and coffee during the two conference days.
Important Dates:
▪ Abstract Submission Deadline: January 30, 2019
▪ Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2019
▪Conference: 13 th -14 th March, 2019

Faculté des Sciences de l’Education- Boulevard Mohammed Ben Abdellah Regragui-Madinat Al Irfane-B.P. 6211 Rabat

Mohamed V University – Rabat – Morocco
site web:

 05.37 .77. 13. 42 Tél : / Fax

Scientific and organising committee:
– Pr. Amine Amzil
– Pr. Abdellah Boutouam
– Pr. Ahmed Ech-charfi
– Pr. Tareq El Allami
– Pr. Amina Ichbah
– Pr. Zoulikha Mehdaoui
– Pr. Nour Taybi
Coordinators :
Pr. Zoulikha Mehdaoui & Pr. Amine Amzil

Meeting Location:
Rabat – Morocco

Contact Information:
amine amzil

Meeting Dates:
Mar 13, 2019 to Mar 14, 2019

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 11-Oct-2018 until 19-Jan-2019.

Abstract Rating Information:
Submitted Abstracts will be reviewed and rated from 20-Jan-2019 until 14-Feb-2019. Authors will be notified of their acceptance after 15-Feb-2019.


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