CfP: Minority languages spoken or signed and inclusive spaces, 25-27 May 2020, Paris

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CONFERENCE TOPICS
Topic 1 : Praxeology : social intervention, work, health, education,…
Transmission and preservation of the linguistic heritage of minority languages (spoken or signed)
Translangaging (bringing everyone’s language skills to life)
Artificial intelligence for minority languages (spoken or signed)
Linguistic diversity including minority languages (spoken or signed): life stories and practices
Approaches, materials and tools for minority languages (spoken or signed)

Topic 2 : Paradigms, analysis of professional, institutional or media representations and discourses.
Minority languages (spoken or signed): Conflicting paradigms
Analysis and genealogy of debate on minority languages (spoken or signed)
Linguistic law and policy for minority languages (spoken or signed)

The topics listed here are not exhaustive and any multidisciplinary presentation proposal will be welcome.

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS
Presentations will be welcome in English, Spanish, French, French Sign language, International Sign Language, Russian. As far as possible, interpretation into one of these languages can be provided.
Please note that you can also present your work in another language. In this case, you must be accompanied by a professional interpreter, who will interpret your talk into English, French, Spanish, Russian, French Sign language or International Sign Language.
You will have at your disposal a computer and a video projector for your oral presentation. Please note that internet access will be available but the quality of the connection cannot be guaranteed.

Attending in person. Oral presentation:
Each presentation will last 15 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of questions. It will be presented in parallel thematic sessions.

Attending in person. Poster presentation:
Your poster will be exhibited during the conference poster session. Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for authors to display the results and conclusions of their papers.

ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION
Abstracts should only be submitted online.
The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2020.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English, in French, in French Sign Language or International Sign Language.
Abstracts should be based on any of the topic areas listed in the section topics.
The full title of your abstract must not exceed 150 characters (including spaces). The titles offered in French sign language or international sign language must not exceed 20 seconds (authorized formats: AVI, mp4 or mov).
Abstracts should not exceed 6000 space characters with 5 bibliographic references included according to the APA standard. Abstracts submitted in French Sign Language or International Sign Language must not exceed 4 min (video less than 100 MB. Authorized formats: AVI, mp4 or mov).
Abbreviations should be defined the first time they appear in your text. Example: HEA (Higher Education Area), before being used as an abbreviation only. Please, do not define or use abbreviations in the title.
Authors should indicate their presentation preference: oral, poster. The Organising Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method.
The notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstracts submitted will be sent to you via email by January 6, 2020. Please ensure that the email address is regularly monitored and remember to check the spam folder.
If you encounter any problems during the submission process or you do not receive any confirmation by email please contact the Conference Secretariat: minlangconf@inshea.fr

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