Language, Individual and Society Conference (LIS)

Venue: Hotel Imperial, Conference Hall

Location: Sunny Beach, Burgas, Bulgaria

Event Date/Time: Nov 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 04, 2012
Early Registration Date: Sep 08, 2012
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We are pleased to invite you to take part in the Language, Individual and Society in the Modern World conference, which will be held on September 4–8, 2012 in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria.
The conference is part of the scientific events organised annually by Info Invest, the Science & Education Foundation and its partners.

Language, Individual and Society in the Modern World
6th International Conference
September 4–8, 2012, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Organised by

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
Science & Education Foundation
Scientific Information System Ltd
Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia
Pedagogical Institute of the Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Sponsored by
Info Invest Ltd, Bulgaria


Culture and Civilisation

Language, history and culture. Personality and creativity
Culture studies, anthropology and ethnology. Interdisciplinary research
Multiplicity of identities in contemporary culture
Globalisation vs. cultural identity
Culture and language communication
Tradition and innovation in culture
Culture and semiotics
Concepts of culture and civilisation in scientific discourse: construction and deconstruction
Arts and literature

Language Teaching and Learning

Language education
Native language teaching and learning
Professional & teacher training and development
Managing change in foreign language teaching (FLT) trends
FLT curriculum development
Language teaching methodology
Teachers as innovators & facilitators
FLT for specific purposes
Material selection & production
CALL, FLT and learning in the digital age
Classroom practice & language proficiency
Literature & the language arts
Testing & evaluation
Special needs in foreign language teaching
Independent/Autonomous learning
Teaching foreign languages to young learners

Language and Communication in the Modern World

Modern theories of language and communication
Cognitive nature of communication
The role of information and communication technologies in present-day society
Communication in the structure of cultural space
Foreign language teaching & intercultural communication


Modern linguistic theories
Cognitive linguistics
Corpus linguistics
Discourse analysis
Historical linguistics
Syntax and morphology
Phonetics and phonology
Applied linguistics
Comparative & contrastive linguistic studies
Translation studies, including machine translation
The role of ICT for the development of modern languages and communication


Hotel Imperial
Sunny Beach