Languages Panels-Streams

 
Date
Streams and Panels organized as part of the
12th International Conference on Languages & Linguistics, 8-11 July 2019, Athens, Greece
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8-11 July 2019
A Stream on Digital Narratives & Millennial Consumers: Approaches & Challenges
Stream Leader:
Dr. Nashwa Elyamany, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt.

Digital media facilitate the creation of multimodal ensembles that draw on a wide range of semiotic resources in a diversity of online affinity spaces where both storytellers and viewers interact. As a result of recent advances in digital technologies, new genres as well as new contexts for communication have become pervasive, not excluding digital narratives. Digital narratives constitute a postmodern emerging genre whereby users create and publish stories using Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, and social media platforms, like Facebook and YouTube, for the digital natives to consume. These narratives, whether created by amateurs or professionals, are arguably a mobilizing force of social change that reach the globe at a fast pace and gain huge accolades. Such stories situate rhetoric, semiotic, cognitive, and educational scholars within complex intersections in their genuine attempts of decoding the new genre structure and analyzing the linguistic, evaluative, and cognitive resources used therein. Over the past decade, digital storytelling has further emerged as a powerful learning and teaching tool that engages both students and teachers alike. Several practitioners and scholars have taken steady steps to launch linguistic and educational projects geared toward the incorporation of digital literacy practices in K-12, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Informed by genre, multimodality, cognitive, new literacy, and new media studies, this stream seeks to ignite a fruitful discussion on recent linguistic and pedagogical digital literacy practices.
Deadline: 10 December 2018
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8-11 July 2019
Semiotics and Theory of Language
Stream Leader:
Dr. Ivan Capeller, Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

In 1968, André Martinet edited a volume called “Le Langage” in which almost all knowledge available on this subject was presented and summarized according to the principles and methods of structural semiology and linguistics. Fifty years later, this epistemic horizon is no longer able to provide a conceptual unified paradigm combining semiotics with a broader theory of language. Somewhere in between the human and the natural sciences, does a theory of language necessarily need a semiotics as a pre-condition for its own existence? Must a theory of signs suppose Language as its axiomatical point of departure? The semiotical shift towards peircean pragmaticism and its multiple applied offsprings, such as biosemiotics and cybersemiotics, as well as the renewal of researches regarding the evolution of language as an actual biologic factor on the development of mankind, its culture and history, calls for an open debate around these issues. This session invites researchers not only from the field of semiotics and linguistics, but also from the fields of biology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, history, aesthetics and cultural studies to share their findings about questions regarding semiotics, language and meaning, in their materiality as well as in their meta-reality.
Deadline: 10 December 2018
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