CFP: [International] CALPIU Conference 2008: Linguistic and Cultural Practices in the International University

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Ida Klitgård
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CALPIU conference 2008
International conference hosted by Roskilde University
Monday, December 15, 2008 - Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Call for papers

The conference is the first open conference arranged by the CALPIU network
for the study of cultural and linguistic practices in international

The CALPIU network

The aim of the CALPIU network is to prepare an international Centre for
Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University, and
thereby to coordinate Danish, Nordic and international research into a new
theoretical understanding of internationalization processes currently
underway in universities and other institutions of higher education.
The network focuses on the function of language in social and cultural
practice at the international university, especially the significance of
language proficiency and language choice within a context marked by the
development of power relations and hierarchies of influence. It also
considers the significance of these power relations and hierarchies of
influence vis-à-vis the organisation, didactics, learning processes and
academic content of educational programmes in the humanities and social
and natural sciences.
The CALPIU Network was initiated by a group of researchers within
sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, discourse, and communication
analysis at Roskilde University, Denmark. It now links more than 40 senior
and junior researchers from 21 univer­sities and research centres in
Denmark, other Nordic countries (Finland, Norway and Sweden), and beyond
(Australia, Japan, India, China, UK, and Spain). The Network is funded by
the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication.

The Conference

The purpose of the conference is to discuss various aspects of the
consequences of student mobility. Transnational student mobility makes
adaptation and learning both necessary and possible; and involves cultural
as well as linguistic accommodation and learning processes. In order to
further theoretical understanding of these processes, we need to
understand the consequences of the huge increase in the use of English as
a lingua franca by academic teachers and students, the equally huge
increase in learning and use of other languages, as well as
the development of productive and receptive multilingualism and language
alternation in interaction.

There will be three keynote lectures by:

Masako K. Hiraga, Graduate School of Intercultural Communication of Rikkyo
University, Tokyo
Jennifer Jenkins, Department of Modern Languages at the University of
Southampton, United Kingdom
Johannes Wagner, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding and Maurice
Nevile, School of Languages and International Studies, University of
Canberra, Australia

Papers will be organized in panels of three types:

Featured panels (prearranged by the organizers, participation on
Proposed Panels (proposed and arranged by participants)
Organized panels (put together from individual paper proposals)
Each panel will consist of one or more ‘slots’ of 80 minutes each. A panel
has a chairperson and (optional) discussant.
Conference Chair
Celia Roberts, King’s College, University of London and Bent Preisler,
Roskilde University

Local Organizing Committee
Dennis Day (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
Anne Fabricius, Karen-Margrete Frederiksen, Hartmut Haberland, Therese
Hauge, Sarita Henriksen, Susanne Hvidtfeldt, Iben Jensen, Susanne
Kjærbeck, Ida Klitgård, Lina Konstantinou, Karen Risager, Janus Mortensen,
Lotte Sjøstedt (Roskilde University)
Scientific Committee
Evangelos Afendras (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Jens Allwood (Göteborg University, Sweden)
Tove Bull (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Josep Maria Cots (University of Lleida, Spain)
Florian Coulmas (German Institute of Japan Studies, Tokyo, Japan)
Nikolas Coupland (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
Annjo K. Greenall (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim, Norway)
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Hu Xiaoqiong (China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China)
J. Normann Jørgensen (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
Claire Kramsch (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Jacob Mey (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
Catherine Montgomery (Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom)
Arja Piirainen-Marsh (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Ben Rampton (King’s College London, United Kingdom)
Geneviève Zarate (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations
Orientales, Paris, France)

Conference Language
The main working language of the conference will be English, for practical
reasons, though we acknowledge the paradox in conducting the conference in
a specific language, in contrast to the conference focus on issues of
multilingualism, language contact and power.

Topics for panels and papers

Topics will include, but not be restricted to, the following:

- English as a lingua franca in international university programs
- Other lingue franche in international university programs
- ‘Bilingual’ and ‘monolingual’ media in learning and teaching
- The cultural role of the transnational students’ mother tongue (or
language of primary literalization) in learning in a foreign language
- Teaching in another language
- Learning in another language
- Teacher roles and authenticity
- Language hierarchies in the international university
- Relevant study skills in an international context
- Academic literacy and ‘Widening Participation’ in Higher Education
- Interactional aspects and group dynamics
- Communication, interaction and identity construction among different
groups of students and teachers (nationality, ethnicity, class, gender,
race, age, discipline etc.)

Proposal format

Please send proposals for papers and panels by June 15, 2008.

Proposals for individual papers:
Length of abstract: 200 to 400 words
Note that individual papers will be bundled into ‘organized panels’ (see
above) when they are accepted.

Panels proposed by participants:
Please send a description of the proposed panel (about 200 to 600 words)
and abstracts of individual papers (200 to 400 words).

Panels will typically consist of 3-4 closely connected papers. Each panel
will have a chair (organizer) and optionally a discussant.

Please use the forms at when submitting an abstract or a
panel proposal for the CALPIU conference December 2008.

Please download the relevant form, fill it in, save it to your hard drive
and send it as an attached file.


The conference is hosted by Roskilde University (
The venue is Comwell Conference Hotel in Roskilde, Denmark
Registration will start on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Lectures and panels
will start Monday morning, December 15. The conference ends Wednesday,
December 17, after lunch.

Roskilde is situated about 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the Danish
capital, Copenhagen. The nearest international Airport is Copenhagen,
connected to Roskilde by frequent trains (travel time about 40 minutes).

Registration and conference fee

Deadline for early registration is September 1, 2008.

The conference fee includes conference materials, three lunches (Monday
through Wednesday) and two dinners (Monday and Tuesday), as well as coffee
buffets in breaks during the conference (but not beverages with meals).

Early registration (paid before September 1): DKK 2,000.
(Approximately â'¬ 270, US$ 400, JPY 42,550, CNY 2,850, SEK 2,500, HK$
3,100, GBP 200)

After September 1: DKK 2,500.

On-site registration: DKK 3,000.

Reduced rates for conference fee apply to fulltime PhD students. Details
on application.

Accommodation at the Comwell conference hotel is DKK 679 per night incl.
breakfast (approximately â'¬ 91, US$ 135, JPY 14,450, CNY 960, SEK 850, HK$
1,050, GBP 70).

NB: All conversion rates are as of February 22, 2008. The Danish kroner
amounts are definitive.


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