4th International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity in Schools and Society

The Call for Proposals (English and Spanish) for the 4th Edition of the Colloquium, which will be held in Soria, Spain, July 4-6, 2018, is now open. The event is organized by the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (Los Angeles, CA), with the support of the Department of Culture of the City of Soria.

The current increase in migration patterns, national and international relocations, and transnationalism raises a myriad issues affecting populations worldwide: Sense of belongingness; fitting in; gains and losses; the idea of a home; living between two worlds; new linguistic, educational, ethnic, and cultural realities and needs,... With these questions in mind, the present Colloquium revolves around the following topics:

  • Bilingualism/multilingualism- and multi/transculturalism-related issues in families, schools, and society
  • Impact of bi/multilingualism and of multi/transculturalism on individuals' and societies' language, culture, and identity
  • Language ideologies, policies, and practices
  • Promotion, maintenance, and development of minority and heritage languages
  • Language loss and individuals' perception of culture and identity
  • Implementation and outcomes of immersion, transitional, and two-way bilingual programs
  • Code switching, code mixing, and translanguaging
  • Creation and use of pidgins and creoles
  • Idioglossia
  • Sign languages (International, American, Nicaraguan,...)
  • Linguistic landscape
  • Impact of immigration on families and individuals
  • Language brokers
  • Generation 1.5
  • Third Culture Kids, Adult Third Culture Kids, Cross-Cultural Kids, and Global nomads
  • Kaigai-shijo and Kikoku-shijo
  • Military brats, missionary kids, and borderlanders
  • Education of refugees, newcomers, and international orphans and adoptees
  • Ethnic and cultural identity issues, including differences between teachers and students
  • Other pertinent topics per the Organizing Committee

The Colloquium welcomes professionals, college students, and individuals interested in these issues. Participants attending at least 85% of the Colloquium's 20 contact hours will receive a certificate of attendance from the LMU School of Education.

Information on Proceeding submission procedures will be forwarded to participants upon registration.

For more information, please email Francisco Ramos, Director of the Colloquium, at internationalcolloquium@lmu.edu