International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures and Identity

V International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures and Identity in Schools and Society - July 3/5, 2019, in Centro Cultural Palacio de la Audiencia, Soria, Spain

Registration is now open. ONLY 7 SPOTS REMAIN. Once the cap is reached registration will not be possible either on this website or onsite.

Proposals submitted after the January 31st deadline may only be accepted pending cancellations.

The 5th edition of the Colloquium will be held at the Centro Cultural Palacio de la Audiencia, Soria, Spain, July 3-5, 2019. The event, 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, welcomes professionals, college students, and individuals interested in the existing interaction of language, culture and identity in our lives. Participants attending at least 85% of the 20 contact hours will receive a certificate of attendance from the LMU School of Education.

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 "home"; living between two worlds; new linguistic, educational, ethnic, and cultural realities and needs,... With these questions in mind, the Colloquium revolves around the following topics:

  • Bi/multilingualism and bi/multi/transculturalism in families, schools, and society
  • Impact of bi/multilingualism and bi/multi/transculturalism on perceptions of language, culture, and identity
  • Impact of immigration on families and individuals
  • Ethnic- and cultural identity-related issues, including teacher-student differences
  • Language ideologies, policies, and practices
  • Language shift, spread, maintenance, and loss
  • Promotion, maintenance, and development of minority and heritage languages
  • Implementation and outcomes of immersion, transitional, and two-way bilingual programs
  • Code switching, code mixing, and translanguaging
  • Pidgins and creoles
  • Idioglossia
  • Sign languages (International, American, Nicaraguan,...)
  • Linguistic landscape
  • 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
  • Other pertinent topics per the Organizing Committee

Individual presentations are 25 minutes long. Two presentations will share the same 55' slot, based on commonalites between their topics.

Proceedings are published on digitalcommons at the conclusion of the each edition. Information on submission procedures is forwarded to presenters upon registration.

For more information, please email Francisco Ramos, Director of the Colloquium, at