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Call for papers: Sustainable Multilingualism 2017

Ultima actualizare: 19 Feb 2017

Deadline for registration and abstract submissions: 1 March, 2017.

VMU Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL)
in cooperation with
Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA)
are pleased to announce the call for proposals for
the 4th VMU IFL and the 11th LKPA international conference


which will be held on 26-27 May, 2017

at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

The conference aims at bringing together scholars and language education professionals to share their research insights and discuss the issues relevant to the development of individual and societal multilingualism, including language policy, linguistic human rights, and language education in higher education.


Submissions are welcome in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Language policy
  • Language education in multilingual and multicultural environment
  • Issues in minority language education
  • Less widely taught languages
  • Challenges for culture and identity
  • Multilingualism for business and in business
  • Multilingualism and educational mobility
  • Non-formal and informal development of plurilingual competence
  • Literature and multilingualism
  • Issues in translation in multilingual environment


You are invited to contribute and submit your abstracts in both formats:

  • In person: oral or poster presentations.
  • Virtually: if you cannot attend in person.

Deadline for registration and abstract submissions: 1 March, 2017.

Notification of acceptance: 7 March, 2017.



The selected papers will be published in the international scientific journal Sustainable Multilingualism (www.uki.vdu.lt/sm), indexed in MLA, C.E.E.O.L., Google Scholar. Since 2017, Sustainable Multilingualism will be published by De Gryuter Open.

Print copy: ISSN 2335-2019 Online copy: ISSN 2335-2027

Journal website: http://uki.vdu.lt/sm

Authors of accepted conference contributions may submit their full papers to be considered for publication in the 10th issue of Sustainable Multilingualism, May, 2017. Deadline for manuscript submissions is 1 April, 2017.


  • Meet in person world-known researchers in linguistic human rights and outstanding language policy researchers and developers
  • Share your research insights within international community
  • Discuss current issues of multilingualism with members of international community
  • Strengthen the existing and establish new partnerships in the international research and education community
  • Visit Lithuania – one of the three Baltic states, the country where the oldest surviving Indo-European language is spoken