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AMLI: Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Given the current global crises and their resulting social and cultural changes and challenges in contemporary societies, issues of increasing migration, migration policies and discourses, and identity are at the forefront of political and academic debate. Therefore, the organizing committee of the AMLI 4 conference at Zurich, welcomes submissions for paper and poster presentations from December, 9th to March 31st. Scholars working on migration, language and identity in disciplines such as the humanities, education and social sciences, are invited to submit their proposals. Proposals for research papers could cover, but are not restricted to, the following topic areas:


1. Migration and integration

a) Determinants of L2 Acquisition and Integration of persons with migration background

b) Language and non-economic outcomes of integration: health, political participation, identification

c) Language and Love: the role of language in bi-cultural partnerships

d) Mobility, language and integration in multilingual countries


2. Language and social inequality

a) Migration, language and social inequality: education and the labour market

b) Language as a marker of discrimination

c) Language as a form of capital in times of globalization


3. Methods of social and linguistic research on language

a) Measuring linguistic performance in social science research

b) Measuring public discourses on language, identity and discrimination


4.Historical Cases of Migration and Language

a) Urbanisation, migration and standardization

b) Multiethnolectolization

c) Language evolution in the Diaspora


Proposals for papers should be anonymous and include:

1. Research question

2. References to related research

3. Research methodology

4. (Expected) results.

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words, including title and references. Please use this template for your abstract. The online submission of abstracts for the conference will be available via Easychair by December 9th, 2022. Go to find more detailed instructions and submit your abstract.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for papers is March31st , 2023.

Authors of individual papers and posters will receive a notification of acceptance on 15th,  May 2023.