Languages of the Mediterranean Basin Mini Conference

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  • The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing a special mini conference on the Languages of the Mediterranean Basin as part of its 6th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies26-29 March 2013Athens, Greece.

    The objective of this mini-conference is to bring together scholars from countries across the globe to discuss research developments in Mediterranean Language Studies.

    Conference Topics

    • New developments and insights into Language Planning  and Language Policy in the region;
    • role of Human Language Technologies (HLT) in the processing of Mediterranean languages;
    • Synchronic and Diachronic Comparison of Linguistic Types of languages in this region;
    • Literary Analyses;
    • Comparative Literature Studies;

    Perspectives on the intercontinental histories of the Mediterranean Languages and their Literatures. The nature of the coexistence of extremely diverse language communities, and the historical linguistic expansions that have taken place in this region, continue to form the basis for interesting topics of investigation. It is believed that research, which is currently being carried out on linguistic and literary studies in this region, warrants special sessions at the conference on Mediterranean Studies.

    Participation and Submission Guidelines

    Please submit a 300-word abstractto: Dr. George Poulos, Emeritus Professor, University of South Africa, South Africa & Vice-President of Research, ATINER. 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 are reached within 4 weeks.

    If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a mini conference or a panel (session), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, (, President, ATINER.

    Conference Fee

    The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, the official dinner of the conference (Greek Night), coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi.

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