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"There is a difference between changes and transitions. Change is situational; transition is psychological" (Quick, Fetsch & Rupured 2011). We are constantly subject to changes affecting different areas, and it is in the process of coping with and adapting to those changes that transitions take place. Linguistics, literature, and cultural studies have also changed throughout time and, in addition, have reflected and/or adapted to structural, social or paradigmatic changes of the contexts in which they have developed. Similarly, within language teaching, the implementation of bilingual teaching systems constitutes one of the most important changes in the latest years, involving educators, students, families and institutions in a process of transition that still continues.

In the light of this scenario and following the success of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 conferences, we are pleased to announce the fourth edition of the International Conference of Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies (CILLEC) entitled "Multi-perspective approaches to changes and transitions within the fields of linguistics, bilingualism, literature and culture," to be held at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) on 15th and 16th September 2016.

This fourth edition of CILLEC aims to look at the ways that languages, literatures and cultures have shifted over the years, and how those changes have worked as transitional tools that have inspired the institution of rites of passage, or created the need for personal or social transitions, relocations and reconfigurations. Studies on changes and transitions affecting theoretical approaches, educational frameworks, artistic creations and cultural movements will be relevant for this edition. We will welcome contributions from all teachers, researchers, postgraduate students and anyone interested in the topic of the conference.

• John Storey (University of Sunderland, Reino Unido): Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, author of eleven books, translated to seventeen languages
• David Marsh (University of Jyväskylä, Finlandia): Educator, analyst, and project manager, expert in Bilingual Education and CLIL from their establishment in the 1990s.

The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes (with 10 minutes of discussion or questions) related to the following areas, among others:

1. Changes and transitions in linguistics:
- Linguistic theories
- Translation and linguistic mediation
- Languages for Specific Purposes
- EFL and world Englishes
- Language teaching in a globalised world

2. Changes and transitions in bilingual education
- Studies and implementation of bilingualism
- Bilingual education and multiculturalism
- Language learning motivation

3. Changes and transitions in literature:
- Literary theories and movements
- Literature and other arts: film, music, image
- Literature and history
- Literature and science
- Literature and teaching
- Teaching literature in multicultural contexts

4. Changes and transitions in culture:
- Intra- and intercultural differences
- Cyberculture
- Culture and the media
- Culture and film
- Culture and literature
- Nationalisms and/or cultural identities

Proposals for papers should be sent via the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/iuu9llLyrO

Communications will be accepted in Spanish, English or French.
It is assumed that all proposals represent original and unpublished work.

Important dates:
- Deadline for abstract submission: EXTENDED TO 31 May, 2016
- Date of notification of acceptance or rejection: 20 June, 2016. However, the proposals submitted before 1 May will receive notification of acceptance or rejection before 1 June.
- Payment up to 3 July, 2016: €90 (speakers) / €45 (participants)
- Payment from 3 July, 2016 to 22 July, 2016: €120 (speakers) / €60 (participants)

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