International Scientific Events

Language, Individual & Society

10th International Conference
7–11 September 2016
Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria

Organized by

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria
  • New Education Foundation, Poland
  • VUZF University, Bulgaria

Topics

Culture, Civilisation and Society

  • Language, history and culture; Personality and creativity
  • Culture studies, anthropology and ethnology; Interdisciplinary research
  • Multiplicity of identities in contemporary culture
  • Globalisation vs. cultural identity
  • Culture and language communication
  • Tradition and innovation in culture
  • Culture and semiotics
  • Arts and literature
  • Modern theories of language and communication
  • Cognitive nature of communication
  • The role of information and communication technologies in present–day society
  • Communication in the structure of cultural space
  • Foreign language teaching & intercultural communication
  • Sociology of language
  • Language and Society
  • School of Languages and Social Sciences
  • Language, interaction and conversation
  • Sociology of Language and Religion
  • Sociology of knowledge and language
  • Immigration and Language
  • Language, Structure, and Measurement
  • Contrastive Sociolinguistics

Language Teaching and Learning

  • Language education
  • Native language teaching and learning
  • Professional & teacher training and development
  • Managing change in foreign language teaching (FLT) trends
  • FLT curriculum development
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Teachers as innovators & facilitators
  • FLT for specific purposes
  • Material selection & production
  • CALL, FLT and learning in the digital age
  • Classroom practice & language proficiency
  • Literature & the language arts
  • Testing & evaluation
  • Special needs in foreign language teaching
  • Independent/Autonomous learning
  • Teaching foreign languages to young learners

Linguistics

  • Modern linguistic theories
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Historical linguistics
  • Literacy
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics
  • Syntax and morphology
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Stylistics
  • Applied linguistics
  • Comparative & contrastive linguistic studies
  • Translation studies, including machine translation
  • The role of ICT for the development of modern languages and communication

Individual and Psychology

  • Language and Social Psychology
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology: Behaviour, Brain & Cognition
  • Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Individual Differences: Memory and Language
  • Perception & Psychophysics
  • The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition
  • Language and Cognitive Processes
  • Language As Social Action
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Language and Communication
  • Psychology for Language teachers

Note: Papers on other relevant topics are welcome too.


Participation and registration

Types of presentations
You can have up to two presentations, in one of the following ways:

  • Oral presentation (talk). Your presentation should be approx. 10 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers. Presenters can use a PC and a multimedia projector. The presentations must be compatible with PowerPoint 2010, stored on a CD, DVD or USB memory stick and brought on the day of the presentation.
  • Poster presentation. A poster session lasts 1 hour. Poster size — 80x90 cm (32x36 inch).
  • Online presentation. For those of you, who can not attend in person. Online participants receive their certificate and conference program via email.

The official language is English.

Registration
During the registration, each participant will receive a name badge and a conference program. You may also be asked for identification documents. Access to the conference room is available only to registered participants and their accompanying persons. The registration desk is also a good place to learn more about our social program.

Publication

Language, Individual & Society (ISSN 1314-7250)
http://www.scientific-publications.net/en/open-access-journals/language-individual-and-society/

All the papers, regardless of the presentation type, will be published in a relevant journal of International Scientific Publications. Each paper is peer–reviewed by two anonymous, independent reviewers. The official language is English.

This journal is indexed by Russian Science Citation Index, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) Scholar, Google Scholar, Polish Scholarly Bibliography.

Formatting requirements

Papers have to be minimum 7 and maximum 20 pages long. The publication of any paper over 20 pages long is to be negotiated with the publisher. An author can have no more than two papers published in the same volume.

Papers that do not comply with the requirements will not be published.

Important dates and deadlines

Event Registration Opening Venue
Agriculture & Food 05–06 PM, 20 June
09–10 AM, 21 June
10 AM, 21 June 20–24 June 2016
Hotel Royal Castle
Ecology & Safety 05–06 PM, 23 June
09–10 AM, 24 June
10 AM, 24 June 23–27 June 2016
Hotel Royal Castle
Materials, Methods & Technologies 05–06 PM, 26 June
09–10 AM, 27 June
10 AM, 27 June 26–30 June 2016
Hotel Royal Castle
Economy & Business 05–06 PM, 1 September
09–10 AM, 2 September
10 AM, 2 September 1–5 September 2016
Hotel Royal Castle
Education, Research & Development 05–06 PM, 4 September
09–10 AM, 5 September
10 AM, 5 September 4–8 September 2016
Hotel Royal Castle
Language, Individual & Society 05–06 PM, 7 September
09–10 AM, 8 September
10 AM, 8 September 7–11 September 2016
Hotel Royal Castle
There is a limited number of places available for the conferences in June.
If you are willing to participate, please make your registration as soon as possible.
Agriculture & Food  /  Ecology & Safety  /  Materials, Methods & Technologies
30 April 2016 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
30 April 2016 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
15 May 2016 Final paper submission deadline.
Economy & Business  /  Education, Research & Development  /  Language, Individual & Society
10 June 2016 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
10 June 2016 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
30 June 2016 Final paper submission deadline.
Conference Program
Day 1 Late registration
Day 2 Early registration; Welcome speech; Plenary talk; Talk session #1; Poster session #1; Talk session #2
Day 3 Talk session #3; Poster session #2; Talk session #4; Awarding certificates
Day 4 Social program
Day 5 Closing
Detailed program will be sent to the participants at later stage.

Participation fee and payment

The participation fee is paid only when the registration is approved.

Standard participation fee 240 €
Special participation fee for participants in last year’s conference 210 €
Special participation fee for full–time PhD students
Post–graduate students, working at universities or other establishments, or students taking distance learning, correspondence or other similar courses, are not eligible.
180 €
Fee for all participants who have missed the payment deadline 300 €
Additional fee for a second paper presented 120 €
Accompanying person
Accompanying persons do not pay participation fees. Each participant, except PhD students, can take ONE accompanying person to the conference. Accompanying persons (whether they are co–authors) are not qualified as participants. They do not receive materials from the event.
0 €

All prices are in Euro and include VAT.

The presentation of other people’s papers is not allowed without a cogent reason and prior assent of the organising committee.

The participation fee includes:

  • Certificate for participation
  • Admission to all sessions of the conference
  • The presentation of a paper either as a talk (10 minutes for presentation and another 5 minutes for discussion) or as a poster (up to 80x90 cm)
  • Publication of a paper up to 20 pages long in the relevant journal of International Scientific Publications
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • Coffee breaks

Payment
Participation fees are transferred to the account, given in the notification email, sent to the participant by the organising committee. All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Please inform your bank about this when ordering the transfer. Payment on site is not allowed.

Invoices will be sent via email as a PDF attachment. In order to receive an invoice on behalf of a company or organisation you must state this in the registration form. If the bank transfer is ordered by a natural person, it is not possible an invoice to a company or organisation to be issued afterwards.

Venue

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Bulgaria is located in Southeastern Europe, in the northeast part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is an European, Balkan, Black Sea and Danube country. This geographical location places it on a crossroad between Europe, Asia and Africa. The country’s favorable climate and natural attractions provide the basis for the development of its 142 resorts, 26 of which are marine resorts, 56 — mountain resorts and 58 — balneological resorts, not including the numerous balneological and spa centers. There are international airports in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. Direct charter flights are available to the Black Sea airports in Varna and Burgas during the summer season.

Elenite is a vacation complex, situated by the sea shore, in the southern slope of the easternmost Balkan Mountain. The resort is located in a beautiful bay in close proximity to Cape Emine, 4.5 kilometers from Sveti Vlas and 8.5 kilometers from Sunny Beach. The international airport of Burgas is only 40 km away from Elenite. The complex is designed so its exposition is entirely southern. It consists of villas and hotels, situated among the fresh greenery of the Balkan mountain and it offers its guests peace and luxury, combined with beautiful nature and fresh air.


Hotel Royal Castle is a design, five star hotel with stunning sea view, located in Elenite Holiday Village. Several restaurants, various bars, indoor and outdoor pools, gym and SPA center are available to the guests as well. The conference room has a capacity of 300 people and is equipped with air conditioning, sound system and multimedia projector.


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Accommodation

The conferences we organize are held in Elenite Holiday Village, in the conference room of hotel Royal Castle. A list of hotels, (located nearby the conference hall) and offering preferential rates for our participants, can be found below. To book, please contact us via email.

Early booking is highly recommended. Please inform us if you are going to organize your stay individually.

Hotel Prices Website
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