Languages of the Mediterranean Basin Mini Conference, 26-29 March 2013, Athens, Greece

Venue: Athens

Location: Athens, Greece

Event Date/Time: Mar 26, 2013
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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 Studies, 26-29 March 2013, Athens, Greece. For further details, please go to the conference website: . 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.


The objective of this mini-conference is to bring together scholars from countries across the globe to discuss research developments in Mediterranean Language Studies. Topics of interest: New developments and insights into Language Planning and Language Policy in the region; the role of Human Language Technologies (HLT) in the processing of Mediterranean languages; the 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.


Please submit a 300-word abstract by email, , by 18 February 2013 to: Dr. George Poulos, Emeritus Professor, University of South Africa, South Africa & Vice-President of Research, ATINER, 8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, 10671 Athens, Greece. Tel.: + 30 210 363-4210 Fax: + 30 210 3634209. 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. Please use the abstract submitting form available at . 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.


The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - could meet in Athens to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published approximately 150 . Academically, the Institute consists of five and twenty-three . Each Research Unit organizes an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER's objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of . If you want to become a member, please download the form (). For more information or suggestions, please send an email to: .