Applicants should choose between the following 3 symposium formats:
Research Network (ReN) symposium: ReN members propose 30-minute individual papers.
Multimodal symposium: one or two coordinators first propose a theme. Researchers can then submit a proposal during the call for individual papers.
On-the-ground symposium: one or more researchers propose a symposium focused on the practical discovery of research methods, pedagogical practices, exploratory tools, etc.
In stage 2, applicants should choose between the following 3 symposium modes:
Hybrid: All presentations must be pre-recorded and uploaded to the dedicated website before the conference. Slots will be allocated per half-day (5 papers except for on-the-ground symposia) in local French time. Rooms can be booked for coordinators on site for face-to-face exchanges.
100% online: All presentations must be pre-recorded and uploaded to the dedicated website before the conference. Slots will be allocated per half-day (5 papers) in local French time or in coordinators' local time. Exchanges will be online only. Speakers will be able to meet in person outside Lyon but synchronous exchanges will take place only on the dedicated platform.
100% in-person: ON-THE-GROUND SYMPOSIUM ONLY - coordinators will be required to produce a teaser video of their symposium before the conference.
Please note that no format changes can be made once the proposal has been accepted.
Symposium coordinators can choose between the four conference languages: French, English, Spanish or German. Proposals can be submitted in one of these four languages. Coordinators can then determine the main language(s) for discussions in their symposium. A short abstract in English will also be required for French, Spanish or German symposium proposal submissions.
Coordinators will be asked to select the most appropriate theme for their symposium from the list below:
(APPLIED) LINGUISTIC THEORY: history, (usage based) approaches, CDST-complexity, theory, approaches and analysis, phonology, psychology
LANGUAGES IN INSTRUCTION: languages as Medium of Instruction, in Higher Education, in CLIL and languages for Internationalization
(MINORITY) LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD: Lingua Franca, Global language, Academic Language, dialects
LANGUAGE RESOURCES: multi-modality (including gesture), corpora, artifacts
LANGUAGE & TECHNOLOGY: media, tools, digitals humanities, Natural Language Processing (NLP)
LANGUAGE IN THE MIND/BRAIN: psycholinguistics, bilingualism, multilingualism, processing, cognitive advantage, individual factors or differences, cross-linguistic factors, disorders
LANGUAGE IN USE: communication, interaction, conversation analysis, discourse, corpus, media
LANGUAGE SKILLS: writing, fluency, chunks / formulaic language, speaking, feedback, testing
LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING: teacher education, curricula and education, classrooms, instruction, task-based learning, EAP, study abroad, (virtual) exchanges, materials and methods
LANGUAGES IN PROFESSIONS: translation & interpreting, transdisciplinarity, justice, medicine, food, forensics
LEARNER CHARACTERISTICS: autonomy, strategies, young, old, non-instructed, individual factors or differences, emotion
LINGUISTIC SOCIAL ISSUES: linguistic (in)justice, power, advocacy, attitude & bias, diversity-emancipation, discriminations, ethnicity and gender, ideology, language & social justice
LANGUAGES IN SOCIETY: bilingualism, multilingualism, plurilingualism, multilingual classroom, translanguaging, literacy & literacies, heritage language, home language, migrants, deaf, sign/gesture
RESEARCH: methods, approaches and (collaborative) practices