VocUM 2015: Language, culture, and identity

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 2nd edition of VocUM, which will take place at the Carrefour des arts et des sciences of the Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada) from November 18 to 20, 2015. VocUM is an annual, international conference organized by graduate students of the Université de Montréal, all from different fields of study relating to language. It is the only interdisciplinary conference dedicated to language in Montreal.

We welcome submissions relating to the theme of VocUM 2015: Language, culture, and identity. This theme can namely be addressed from the following vantage points:

  • Fundamental linguistics
  • Language processing
  • Language acquisition
  • Psychoneurolinguistics
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Language disorders
  • Language pedagogy
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Cultural translation
  • History of translation
  • Postcolonial translation
  • Translation and identity
  • Translation policy
  • Minority languages
  • Ancient languages
  • Modern languages
  • Literatures
  • Comparative literature
  • Cinema and visual art
  • Philosophy of language

Submissions in French and English are accepted. In order to resist the current trend toward English hegemony in scientific research, VocUM encourages the dissemination of knowledge in French. Yet, contributers working in the fields of Spanish and German studies can present their research in Spanish or German, respectively. We may also consider submissions from undergraduate students.

Proposals (250 words maximum) must be submitted using the appropriate form, available on the VocUM website. Anonymous peer evaluation of the proposals will be carried out by a scientific committee. The presentations must be 20 minutes long, followed by a 10 minute question and answer session.

Important dates

Deadline for proposal submission : July 17th, 2015

Notification of acceptance: October 1st, 2015

Conference : November 18, 19, and 20, 2015

For more information: http://vocum.ca, info@vocum.ca