4th International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity in Schools and Society
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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 a home; living between two worlds; new linguistic, educational, ethnic, and cultural realities and needs

 Export to Your Calendar 7/4/2018 to 7/6/2018
When: July 4-6, 2018
Where: Soria
Spain

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The 4th Edition of the Colloquium, which will be held in Soria, Spain, July 4-6, 2018, is now open. The event is 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.
 
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 a home; living between two worlds; new linguistic, educational, ethnic, and cultural realities and needs. With these questions in mind, the present Colloquium revolves around the following topics:
 
• Bilingualism/multilingualism- and multi/transculturalism-related issues in families, schools, and society
• Impact of bi/multilingualism and of multi/transculturalism on individuals' and societies' language, culture, and identity
• Language ideologies, policies, and practices
• Promotion, maintenance, and development of minority and heritage languages
• Language loss and individuals' perception of culture and identity
• Implementation and outcomes of immersion, transitional, and two-way bilingual programs
• Code switching, code mixing, and translanguaging
• Creation and use of pidgins and creoles
• Idioglossia
• Sign languages (International, American, Nicaraguan,...)
• Linguistic landscape
• Impact of immigration on families and individuals
• 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
• Ethnic and cultural identity issues, including differences between teachers and students
• Other pertinent topics per the Organizing Committee