Objectives of the conference

1. THE GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE VII WCPCL:

The VII 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.'
  3. 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.
  4. We also wish to take into account that 2019 has been the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages (https://en.iyil2019.org/) and hope to include the South American pluricentric indigenous languages like Aymara, Quechua, Guaraní, Maya and may be others.

2. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE VII WCPCL:

(1) create a forum for discussion of different theoretical and methodological approaches to the description of pluricentric languages in the context ofInformation and Communication Technologies (ICT) in maintaining and developing the standards system of pluricentric languages;

(2) deepen concepts and methodologies for planning the status, corpus and teaching of pluricentric languages;

(3) pay attention to the description of migrant varieties and the effect of diasporas on the emergence of new types and forms of pluricentricity;

(4) share of information on the situation of pluricentric languages and their non-dominant varieties, the identity of their speakers and their linguistic communities, the treatment of written and spoken language and their dissemination to the new generations ;

(5) discuss the major language equipping strategies for digital functioning in a contemporary context.

3. THEMATIC PRIORITIES:

  • Pluricentric languages: concept, characteristics, description.
  • Non-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages.
  • Language policies for pluricentric languages.
  • Pluricentric languages in the digital age.
  • Technological equipment for the development and preparation of pluricentric languages.
  • Corpora construction for pluricentric languages.
  • Pluricentric languages and language education.
  • History of pluricentric languages.