[CFP] PluriTAV International Conference – Multilingualism, Translation and Language Teaching

The Intercultural Communication and Translation (CiTrans) group is organising the PluriTAV International Conference

Venue: Universitat de València

Dates: 24-25 October 2019

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th March

Notification of acceptance: 15th April

Link to the CFP: http://citrans.uv.es/pluritav/conference/resources/cfp-pluritav.pdf

In an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, the occurrence of multilingual situations in our daily lives, work and academic environments is a reality that requires the honing of multilingual skills. Approaches to language teaching and learning will continue to draw from interdisciplinary perspectives to improve both the acquisition of foreign languages and the development of one’s own language. In this line of thinking, this conference seeks out to investigate new theoretical approaches and tools that will allow expansion and improvement of linguistic knowledge. Educational systems around the globe continue to grapple with the question of how to go about fostering foreign-language skills.

The trend toward greater globalization, the importance of the English language in the international arena and the value placed on the knowledge of foreign language skills in the labor market contrast sharply with the limited number of individuals with the relevant language skills. Against this backdrop, the challenge rises to provide people with the necessary means to learn foreign languages and improve their communication skills, in order to compete successfully in current world markets and make the most of the available opportunities for professional advancement. To share new perspectives and develop novel methodologies, greater emphasis should be placed on interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching and learning of foreign languages, within which translation can play a decisive role in testing innovative strategies and tools that could allow us to teach, learn and instill multilingual competencies in a more holistic manner, with ever-increasing efficiency.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Translation and language teaching
  • Developing linguistic competence and translation skills
  • Translation competence versus linguistic competence
  • Developing plurilingual competencies via translation
  • Multilingualism, teacher education and professional development
  • Multiple language acquisition and learning
  • Multilingual education and bi-/multiculturalism
  • Multilingual language policies
  • Multilingualism and digital media
  • Multilingual issues in literature and translation
  • Audiovisual translation training for language learning: curricula, new profiles, didactics and skills
  • Audiovisual translation and language learning: open educational resources and practices
  • Translanguaging
  • Mobile assisted language learning
  • Digital multiliteracies / Literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy)
  • Trans/multilingual language use in different contexts
  • Intercultural and globalisation issues related to multilingualism
  • Localization practices and language acquisition
  • Virtual reality and gamification in language learning


Early Registration
(before 1st September 2019)
Late Registration
(form 2nd September 2019)
Speakers 100 € 120 €
Attendants 40 € 50 €
* Student Attendants 20 € 30 €

Scientific committee:

  • Rocío Baños Piñero – UCL (University College London)
  • Frederic Chaume Varela – UJI (Universitat Jaume I)
  • Beatriz Cerezo Merchán – UV (Universitat de València)
  • Jorge Díaz Cintas – UCL (University College London)
  • Diana González Pastor – UV (Universitat de València)
  • Eusebio Llácer Llorca – UV (Universitat de València)
  • Anna Marzà Ibàñez – UJI (Universitat Jaume I)
  • Sabela Melchor Couto – U. Roehampton
  • Ana Muñoz Miquel – UJI (Universitat Jaume I)
  • Alicia Ricart Vayá – UV (Universitat de València)
  • Mabel Richart Marset – UV (Universitat de València)
  • Betlem Soler Pardo – UV (Universitat de València)
  • Gloria Torralba Miralles – UJI (Universitat Jaume I)