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Participation through Language: Actors, Practices, Ideologies

From 25–26 March 2021 the "Participation through Language: Actors, Practices, Ideologies" conference will take place online only. Researchers, stakeholders and policy makers from all over Europe will have the opportunity to present their work, current projects and policies in the field of linguistic enablement for society and the workplace.

The conference should help us build a European network in order to identify, examine, and discuss the actors, practices, and ideologies that impact, and which are instrumental to, linguistic integration.

Call for papers

Participants who would like to present their research should upload their abstracts by clicking the Submit button and filling out the form. The abstracts may be up to 300 words, excluding title and references.

The following formats are available for submissions:

Dates, fees, registration

Conference fee

The conference fee covers:

The following methods of payment are accepted: credit card, PayPal and bank transfer.


Portrait Helen Kelly-Holmes

Helen Kelly-Holmes; University of Limerick

Helen Kelly-Holmes is a Professor of Applied Languages in the School of Modern Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick. In her work, she focusses on Sociolinguistics, studying languages in society as well as the interaction between media, markets, technology and languages. She is particularly interested in the economic aspects of multilingualism, especially regarding English as an economic power and minority language. Her most recent books include Sociolinguistics from the Periphery: Small Languages in New Circumstances (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Language and the Media (Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics 2015) and Multilingualism and the Periphery (Oxford University Press, 2013). For more information on her work, please visit her website.

Portrait Tim McNamara

Tim McNamara; The University of Melbourne

Tim McNamara is a retired Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, focusing primarily on language and citizenship. He helped develop language tests that have been implemented in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore among others. His performance assessment for language testing has also influenced the field of citizenship and identity. He is the author of many books with his most recent including Language and Subjectivity (CUP, 2019) and (with Ute Knoch and Jason Fan) Fairness, Justice, and Language Assessment (OUP, 2019). For more information on his work as well as his current and past projects, please visit his website.