Language Ideologies in the Global Age

A Stream on “Language Ideologies in the Global Age”
as part of the 
16th Annual International Conference on International Studies
18-21 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Politics & International Affairs Unit of ATINER organizes a Stream on “Language Ideologies in the Global Age” as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on International Studies, 18-21 June 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

This stream proposes a re-assessment of language ideologies in a globalizing world. Today, the frequent mobility of people – and consequently that of language – has greatly increased contact between human groups with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. In such a context, as is well known, English has come to be perceived as an international lingua franca by default, and in fact, it is typically highlighted as the most prominent phenomenon brought about by globalization. A number of studies have been conducted on this issue, offering many insights into our understanding of this phenomenon. However, our interests lie in the concomitant development of globalization and localization of language and how this is reflected in representations and ideologies.

To broaden our understanding of language ideologies in a globalizing world, this stream invites participants from various contexts to compare and contrast different examples of how language ideologies are embedded in linguistic reality today. This stream welcomes presentations on issues on language ideologies from various perspectives and contexts, particularly those in which languages of lesser power are in contact with language(s) other than English within a society.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 7 May 2018 to: Dr. Makiko Fukuda, Associate Lecturer, Department of Translation and Interpreting & East Asian Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (  

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