VII World-Conference on Pluricentric Languages and their Non-Dominant Varieties | III International Conference of the UNESCO Chair on Language Policies

06-Jul-2020 – 08-Jul-2020
Location: Florianópolis, Brazil, Brazil
Contact Person: Marco Antonio Martins (
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2020

The Conference will enable the theoretical and methodological debate between several language communities from various continents, considering both standardized languages in historical periods as well at present and deal with linguistic varieties in the process of standardization.

– Its main objective is to deepen the already systematized knowledge about pluricentric Languages and to welcome scholars from all over the world in Brazil and to give an insight into the situation and characteristics of as many varieties and languages as possible.
– As it is the first time such a conference takes place in South America, the organizer wish to have an increased presence of researchers working on pluricentric languages of South America and the Americas.’
– In addition we kindly invite researchers working on European, Asian and African languages, and thus to have the presence of a large number of diverse language communities that represent different pluricentric languages.
– We also wish to take into account that 2019 has been the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages ( ) and hope to include the South American pluricentric indigenous languages like Aymara, Chechua, Guaraní, Maya and others.

Call for Papers:

Thematic priorities:
– Pluricentric languages in the digital age
– Pluricentric Languages in the Americas
– Pluricentric languages: concept, characteristics, description
– Non-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages
– Language policies for pluricentric languages
– Corpora construction for pluricentric languages
– Pluricentric languages and language education
– History of pluricentric languages

Conference Languages:
– The official languages of the VII Conference will be Portuguese, Spanish and English, and
– the languages of the sessions for specific languages, if there are enough presentations to establish a session
– All presentations (slides, handouts, posters) must be written in English. The oral presentation may be held in one of the official languages of the 7th Conference or in the language of a language specific session

Rules for the Submission of Abstracts:
– Each participant may submit a maximum of two abstracts to the Scientific Committee
– Abstracts must be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words long
– Abstracts must be submitted via the entry form which can be downloaded from the web page of the conference and sent to the email address: with “Abstract submission for 7th WCPCL” in the subject line

Length and Language of Papers/Presentations:
– Papers must be presented in one of the official languages of the event: Portuguese, English, Spanish or in the language of a special session about a specific pluricentric language it there are enough papers to form a session of its own
– Presentations will be scheduled at 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion)
– The presentations can only be done by the authors of the papers/posters
– Each participant may present a maximum of two papers at the event

Important Dates:
July 6-8, 2020: Date of the conference
February 28, 2020: Deadline for submission of abstracts for papers and poster sessions
March 20, 2020: Announcement of results of abstract evaluation
April 30, 2020: Early bird registration for presenters and listeners
May 30, 2020: Deadline to register participants who will present


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Jul 06 - 08 2020


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