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5th International "Language and Territory" Colloquium

Ve édition du colloque international « Langue et territoire »

Quinto Coloquio internacional «Lengua y Territorio»

5na Edicion del Collòqui Internacional Lenga e territòri

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Published on Monday, July 06, 2020 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

This multidisciplinary colloquium will discuss the different ways that languages and territories are linked, and will show the political, social and economic stakes that arise from the relationships between them. Above all, these terms refer to men and women with their social practices and representations, at the core of the logic of territoriality. New territories give rise to new language practices, which, in turn, create new spaces, discourse and meaning. The "boundaries" we draw between languages and territories are permeable in time and space, depending on factors such as population displacement, language policies, linguistic and social representations, education, mass media and socio-cultural values.

Announcement

Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier 3, June 14-20, 2021

Presentation

The International Language and Territory Colloquium, held in Sudbury (Canada, 2010) Tbilisi (Georgia, 2015), Kenitra (Morocco, 2017) and Trento (Italy, 2019), brought together many researchers from all over the world to discuss various themes and contexts in which language and territory are interrelated.

Language and territory both conceptually refer to social structuring, space and a sense of belonging. A historical approach to these notions reveals innovation and new practices in the societies that shape them. They are also highly polysemic terms with differing semantic contours according to usage, context, aims. The representations they embody are sustained by underlying  links and structures. Together, they evoke exchanges, movements, blending, but also withdrawal and conflict. They are an invitation to travel, to creativity, to self-expression or to encounters with the Other.

This colloquium will discuss the different ways that languages and territories are linked, and will show the political, social and economic stakes that arise from the relationships between them. Above all, these terms refer to men and women with their social practices and representations, at the core of the logic of territoriality. New territories give rise to new language practices, which, in turn, create new spaces, discourse and meaning.

The "boundaries" we draw between languages and territories are permeable in time and space, depending on factors such as population displacement, language policies, linguistic and social representations, education, mass media and socio-cultural values.

The 5th Edition of the International Language and Territory Colloquium will be held on Occitan territory. Thus, an important question arises: the territory of the Occitan language appears on linguistic maps that are more or less exact, and whose boundaries have varied since the early 19th century. It is not currently identified as an administrative territory, even if one third of the area has appropriated the name Occitania, nor has it ever existed historically as a territory. Instead, there were various provinces, whose boundaries were not tied to any linguistic referent. It is a linguistically diverse territory, and as such it can give rise to debate. In short, one could not imagine a better illustration of the issues addressed by the colloquium, which will take place within a multi- and interdisciplinary framework allowing an exchange of systematic and analytical approaches on the complexity of the links and interfaces between languages and territories. Proposals for papers may address the following themes or others.

  • Language and Virtual Territory
  • Language, Territory and Planning
  • Language, Territory and Contacts
  • Language, Territories and Conflict
  • Language, Territory and Law
  • Language, Territory and Economy
  • Language, Territory and Education
  • Language, Territory and History 
  • Language, Territory and Identity
  • Language, Territory and Imagination
  • Language, Territory and Literature
  • Language, Territory and Minorities
  • Language, Territory and Mobility
  • Language, Territory and Globalization
  • Language, Territory and Digital Technology
  • Language, Territory and Politics
  • Language, Territory and Philosophy
  • Language, Territory and Nation
  • Language, Territory and First Nations
  • Language, Territory and Religion
  • Language, Territory and Networks
  • Language, Territory and Companies
  • New language(s), new Territory(ies)
  • Languages, Territory and Writing
  • Language "without territory", territory "without language". 
  • Language, Territory and Heritage

To participate in the conference

We invite you to submit an proposal for an individual oral presentation or a panel session. All proposals will be subject to double-blind evaluation by the Scientific Committee.

Individual oral presentations

Individual oral presentations should not exceed 20 minutes and may be given in French, English, Spanish or Occitan.

Abstract submissions for oral presentations should have a maximum of 3,000 characters (including spaces).

Panel Sessions

Panels bring together 3 or 4 speakers and address a shared issue.

Duration: 90 minutes, including (at least) a 15-minute questions period.

Each proposal submission (maximum 6,000 characters, including spaces) should indicate the issue and include one abstract per speaker.

The deadline for sending abstracts for oral individual presentations or panels is October 18, 2020.

Submission Guidelines

Submit your proposals via the Submission page of the Colloquium website. If you don't have a Sciencesconf account, you can create one by clicking this link.

Important Dates

  • October 18, 2020: Deadline for Proposals

  • January 2021: Notification of acceptance (or refusal)
  • February 2021: Registration opens
  • April 2021: Provisional program

Publication

Refereed papers will be publish in the Social Sciences and Humanities Monograph Series of Laurentian University (Canada).

Colloquium email : let2021@sciencesconf.org

Coordinator

  • Bénédicte Pivot, Paul-Valéry University (France)

Organizing Committee

  • Carmen Alén Garabato, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Laurent Alibert, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Julie Boissonneault, Université Laurentienne (Canada)
  • Chrystelle Burban, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Emilie Dalmas, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Ksenija Djordjević Léonard, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Jovan Kostov, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Yan Lespoux, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Hervé Lieutard, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Rachel Panckhurst, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Ali Reguigui, Université Laurentienne (Canada) 
  • Christine Saadat, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Verny Marie-Jeanne, Université Paul-Valéry (France)

Scientific Committee

  • Rim Abidi, Institut supérieur des langues (Tunisie)
  • Gerardo Acerenza, Université de Trente (Italie)
  • Giovanni Agresti, Université de Bordeaux Montaigne (France)
  • Salih Akin, Université de Rouen (France)
  • Rima Baraké, Université Libanaise (Liban)
  • Alain Beaulieu, Université Laurentienne (Canada)
  • Thierry Bissonnette, Université Laurentienne (Canada)
  • Philippe Blanchet, Université Rennes 2 (France)
  • Michel Bock, Université d’Ottawa (Canada)
  • Ahmed Boualili, Bejaia University (Algerie)
  • Henri Boyer, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Ibtissem Chachou, Université de Mostaganem (Algérie)
  • François Charbonneau, Université d’Ottawa (Canada)
  • Claude Chastagner, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Norman Cheadle, Université Laurentienne (Canada)
  • Stéphanie Chouinard, Collège Militaire Royal du Canada
  • Isabelle Carignan, Université Téluq (Canada)
  • Romain Colonna, Université de Corte (France)
  • Renée Corbeil, Université Laurentienne (Canada)
  • Bruno Courbon, Laval University (Canada)
  • Mzagho Dokhtourichvili, Université d’État Ilia (Géorgie)
  • Jean-Paul Dufiet, Université de Trente (Italie)
  • Hafida El Amrani, Université Ibn Tofail (Maroc)
  • Venant Eloundou Eloundou, Université de Yaoundé 1 (Cameroun)
  • Pierre Foucher, Université d’Ottawa (Canada)
  • Yves Frenette, Université Saint-Boniface (Canada)
  • Rosa-Maria Medina Granda (Université de Oviedo, AIEO, Espagne)
  • Bernard Mulo Farenkia, Université du Cap Breton (Canada)
  • Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus, Université Aix-Marseille (France)
  • Karine Gauvin, Université de Moncton (Canada)
  • Michel Giroux, Université Laurentienne (Canada)
  • Amélie Hien, Université Laurentienne (Canada)
  • Lucie Hotte, Université d’Ottawa (Canada)
  • Diane Huot, Université Laval (Canada)
  • Jean Léo Léonard, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Atinati Mamatsashvili, Université d’État Ilia (Géorgie)
  • Philippe Martel, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Bruno Maurer, Université de Lausanne (Suisse)
  • Leila Messaoudi, Université Ibn Tofail (Maroc)
  • Claire Omhovère, Université Paul-Valéry (France)
  • Jean Quirion, Université d’Ottawa (France)
  • Valérie Raymond, Université Laurentienne (Canada)
  • Kristin Reinke, Université de Laval (Canada)
  • Liliane Rodriguez, Université de Winnipeg (Canada)
  • Denis Roy, Université de Moncton (Canada)
  • Elizabeth Sabiston, Université York (Canada)
  • Odile Schneider-Mizony, Université de Strasbourg (France)
  • Mohamed Sguenfle, Université Ibn Zohr (Maroc)
  • Félix Tacke, Université de Bonn (Allemagne)
  • Paolo Tamassia, Université de Trente (Italie)
  • Alain Viaut, Université de Bordeaux Montaigne (France)
  • Adam Wilson, Université de Lorraine (France)
  • Anne-Christel Zeiter, Université de Lausanne (Suisse)      

Organization

Co-organized by:

DIPRALANG Laboratory EA 739 & Department of Occitan, LLACS Laboratory 

Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier 3 (France) and

Observatory of French Language in Ontario (OLFO) & Department of French Studies

Laurentian University, Sudbury (Canada)

Website : let2021.sciencesconf.org

Call for abstracts in english, spanish, french and occitan 

Places

  • Université Paul-Valéry, route de Mende
    Montpellier, France (34)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, October 18, 2020

Keywords

  • langue(s) et territoire(s)

Contact(s)

  • Bénédicte Pivot
    courriel : let2021 [at] sciencesconf [dot] org

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Bénédicte Pivot
    courriel : let2021 [at] sciencesconf [dot] org

To cite this announcement

« 5th International "Language and Territory" Colloquium », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, July 06, 2020, https://calenda.org/788898

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