International Scientific Events

Language, Individual & Society

12th International Conference
26-30 August 2018
Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria

Organized by

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria
  • Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Studies of the Southern Federal University, Russia

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

Papers on other relevant topics are welcome too.

Types of participation and general information

The official language of the conference is English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available. The conference room is set up in classroom style (with tables) and has a capacity of 300 people. The dress code is business casual to business attire. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. Please arrive at the conference room at least 30 minutes before your session begins. There may be changes to the conference program, for which participants will be notified in a timely manner.

There is free Wi-Fi in the conference room. Electrical outlets will not be available for use due to safety reasons. As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, mobile phones must be turned to silent before entering the sessions. The event will be photographed, audio and video recorded. If you are taking photos, please turn off your flash. The distribution of advertising messages in any form is strictly prohibited, except for sponsors.

Access to the conference room is available only to registered participants and their accompanying persons. Each participant, except attendees only, can take one accompanying person to the conference. Persons under the age of 18 and those carrying large luggage are not allowed inside the conference room.

Oral presenters will be given 10 minutes to present their work and additional 5 minutes for questions and answers. Moderators will be strict about timing. Your presentation must be in PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) or PDF format. Prezi, Keynote and other formats are not supported. The playback of audio and video files is not allowed. All presentations must be in standard 4:3 ratio and not widescreen 16:9 ratio to match the size of the projection screen.

The conference room is equipped with overhead multimedia projector, (very) large screen, lectern, laptop running Windows 10 (with PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader installed), wireless microphones for both the presenter and those willing to ask questions, wireless remote for slides control with integrated timer and laser pointer. Presenters are not allowed to use their own equipment. A technician will assist you with starting your presentation. Once the presentation is launched, you will control/advance the slides. There will be no internet access on the presentation computer.

Presentations must be submitted in advance using our online submission form. Please bring a copy of your presentation to the conference on a USB memory stick as a backup. All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations in advance. You are encouraged to review your presentation on the day before your talk.

Your poster must be 80 cm (32 inches) in width and 90 cm (36 inches) in height. Text and graphics should be readable from 2 meters (6 feet). Authors should bring their own printed poster with them to the conference. We are unable to accept posters in advance by mail or to print posters on site. We will provide free-standing poster boards and suitable fixing materials. Tables or other support devices will not be provided and are not allowed. Business cards and small handouts may be attached to the poster board.

The duration of each poster session is 1 hour. Please hung your poster at least 30 minutes before the start of your session. Each poster has a number in the conference program and must be placed at the board matching its number. Please remove your poster at the end of the day or it may be discarded.

Presenting a poster is less formal than a talk. Your role is to stand by your poster to offer information and answer questions about your research. While some people like to read posters on their own, the majority of people are thrilled to have you "walk them through the poster".

Online presentations are meant for those unable to attend the conference in person. No more than 10% of all presentations can be online. You can have either oral or poster online presentation. For online oral presentations we prefer videos with sound or PowerPoint slide shows with narrations. You can send your online posters in PDF and we will print and hang them. Online participants receive all conference materials (program, certificate, etc.) by email. Unfortunately, at this point we are unable to provide live streaming, due to internet connection limitations.

Publication

Language, Individual & Society (ISSN 1314-7250)
https://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. Sending a paper for publication is optional.

This journal is indexed by European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), Russian Science Citation Index, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) Scholar, Polish Scholarly Bibliography.

Editor in Chief
Elena Agapova, Southern Federal University, Russia

Co-Editor in Chief
Jana Beresova, University in Trnava, Slovakia

Editorial Board Members
Irina Sidorcuka, RISEBA, Latvia
Ali Veysel, VUZF University, Bulgaria
Virginia Zhelyazkova, VUZF University, Bulgaria

Formatting requirements

Papers have to be minimum 7 and maximum 20 pages long. An author can have no more than two papers published in the same volume.

The usage of the template is not mandatory. Papers that do not comply with the requirements will not be published.

Important dates and deadlines

Conference Registration Opening Venue
Agriculture & Food 05-06 PM, 20 June
09-10 AM, 21 June
10 AM, 21 June 20-24 June 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Ecology & Safety 05-06 PM, 23 June
09-10 AM, 24 June
10 AM, 24 June 23-27 June 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Materials, Methods & Technologies 05-06 PM, 26 June
09-10 AM, 27 June
10 AM, 27 June 26-30 June 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Economy & Business 05-06 PM, 20 August
09-10 AM, 21 August
10 AM, 21 August 20-24 August 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Education, Research & Development 05-06 PM, 23 August
09-10 AM, 24 August
10 AM, 24 August 23-27 August 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Language, Individual & Society 05-06 PM, 26 August
09-10 AM, 27 August
10 AM, 27 August 26-30 August 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Agriculture & Food    Ecology & Safety    Materials, Methods & Technologies
31 January 2018 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
28 February 2018 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
31 March 2018 Final paper submission deadline.
Economy & Business    Education, Research & Development    Language, Individual & Society
28 February 2018 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
31 March 2018 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
30 April 2018 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
Day 4 Talk session #5; Talk session #6; Awarding certificates
Day 5 Social program; Closing
Detailed program will be sent to the participants at later stage.

Participation fee and payment

The conference is limited to 300 attendees, providing a prime opportunity for networking. 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 PhD students under 30 years of age 210 €
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 attendees only, 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 €
Attendance only (no presentation or publication) 180 €
Social program (optional; the price is per person) 60 €

All prices are in Euro and include VAT.

The participation fee includes:
  • Opportunity to present a paper either as a talk (10 min for presentation and another 5 min for discussion) or as a poster (with size 80x90 cm)
  • Opportunity to publish a paper up to 20 pages long in the relevant journal of International Scientific Publications
  • Certificate for participation
  • Admission to all sessions of the conference
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • Coffee break

Payment
We accept bank transfers and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Maestro). All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Payment on site is not allowed.

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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

Map of Bulgaria

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in southeastern Europe and one of the newest members of the European Union. It borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Founded in the 7th century, Bulgaria is one of the oldest states on the continent. Even before its creation, the empires of ancient Rome, Greece, and Byzantium were strong presences, and people and goods traveled the land with frequency.

The population of Bulgaria is 7.3 million, roughly one-sixth of which live in the capital Sofia. The official language is Bulgarian, written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The country is remarkable for its variety of scenery; its rugged mountains and relaxing Black Sea resorts attract many visitors. Bulgaria has a moderate climate with a hot, dry summer and a cold winter. It is one of Europe's most biodiversity rich countries. Almost a third of Bulgaria is forested.

The citizens of European Union, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Lichtenstein, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, USA and the holders of valid Schengen visas do not need a visa to travel to Bulgaria. Please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more comprehensive and up-to-date information.

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 km from Sveti Vlas and 8.5 km 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.


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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.

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