VII World-Conference on Pluricentric Languages and their Non-Dominant Varieties

O IPOL é parte da comissão organizadora e ressalta que estamos com submissão de trabalhos até 30 de janeiro de 2020.

International Working Group on Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages (WGNDV), the founding group and organizer of previous conferences, coordinated by Prof. Rudolf Muhr welcomes the inititiative by the UFSC’s UNESCO Chair on Language Policies for Multilingualism (UCLPM) to organize the VII World Conference on Pluricentric Languages and their NON-dominant Varieties, which is jointly organized within the framework of an institutional partnership between the following 5 institutions:

  • the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC),  the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA),  the Fluminense Federal University (UFF),  the University of Brasilia (UnB) and the Institute for R&D in Language Policy (IPOL)

General objectives of the conference:

 The previous conferences and associated events, held in Graz (2011), Salamanca (2012), Guilford (2014), Graz (2015), Mainz (2017), Nitra (2018), Graz (2019) and Stockholm (2019) as can be seen in the eight published volumes (see website), explored the field, defined the scientific terminology associated with the descriptions of pluricentricity, described the current situation of non-dominant standards in languages of four continents and discussed sociological, educational and cultural implications of managing language standard systems.

The Conference will enable the theoretical and methodological debate between several language communities from various continents, considering both standardized languages  in historical periods as well at present and deal with linguistic varieties in the process of standardization.

  1. Its main objective is to deepen the already systematized knowledge about pluricentric Languages and to welcome scholars from all over the world in Brazil and to give an insight into the situation and characteristics of as many varieties and languages as possible.
  2. As it is the first time such a conference takes place in South America, the organizer wish to have an increased presence of researchers working on pluricentric languages of South America and the Americas.’
  3. In addition  we kindly invite researchers working on European, Asian and African languages, and thus to have the presence of a large number of diverse language communities that represent different pluricentric languages.
  4. We also wish  to take into account that 2019 has been the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages ( )  and hope to include the South American pluricentric indigenous languages like Aymara, Chechua, Guaraní, Maya and others.

Specific objectives of the conference:

  1. to create a forum for discussion of different theoretical and methodological approaches to the description of pluricentric languages in the context of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in maintaining and developing the standards system of pluricentric languages;
  2. deepen concepts andmethodologies for planning the status, corpus and teaching of pluricentric languages;
  3. pay attention to the description of migratory varieties and the effect of diasporas on the emergence of new types and forms of pluricentricity;
  4. share of information on the situation of pluricentric languages and their non-dominant varieties, the identity of their speakers and their linguistic communities, the treatment of written and spoken language and their dissemination to the new generations ;
  5. discuss the major language equipping strategies for digital functioning in a contemporary context.

Thematic priorities:

  • Pluricentric languages: concept, characteristics, description.
  • Non-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages.
  • Language policies for pluricentric languages.
  • Pluricentric languages in the digital age.
  • Technological equipment for the development and preparation of pluricentric languages.
  • Corpora construction for pluricentric languages.
  • Pluricentric languages and language education.
  • History of pluricentric languages.

Conference activities

  • Plenaries (Invited Researchers)
  • Plenary Roundtables (Invited Researchers)
  • Paper presentations (everyone)
  • Poster sessions (everyone)
  • Book launch (Congress audience)
  • Cultural Events (Congress Audience)


Interested persons may participate in the following ways:

  1. Presentation of individual papers: Presentation of research and experiences on various aspects related to language pluricentrism. 30 minute presentations. Submit paper submission proposals by January 30, 2020.
  2. Poster Presentation: Presentation of research and experiences on various aspects related to linguistic pluricentrism. Submit paper submission proposals by January 30, 2020.
  3. Participation as a listener: Participation in all activities of the event, without the presentation of papers. Open to anyone interested.


  1. The official languages of the VII Conference will be Portuguese, Spanish and English, and
  2. the languages of the sessions for specific languages, if there are enough presentations to establish a session .
  3. All presentations (slides, handouts) must be written in English. The oral presentation may be held in one of the official languages ​​of the 7th Conference.


    1. Each participant may submit a maximum of two abstracts to the Scientific Committee.
    2. Abstracts must be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 400 words long.
    3. Abstracts must be submitted via the entry form which can be dowloaded from the web page of the conference (click here) and
    4. sent to the email adress: with “Abstract submission for 7th WCPCL” in the subject line.

Download abstract submission form


  1. Papers must be presented in one of the official languages of the event: Portuguese, English, Spanish or in the language of a special session about a specific pluricentric language it there are enough papers to form a session of its own.
  2. Presentations will be scheduled at 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion).
  3. The presentations can only be done by the authors of the papers/posters.
  4. Each participant may present a maximum of two papers at the event.


Abstracts sent to the Scientific Committee of the 7th Conference will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1.  Relation of the proposal to one of the thematic priorities of the event.
  2. Scientific-professional nature of the positions, arguments and propositions assumed (the work cannot be commercial in nature).
  3. Theoretical and scientific relevance to the knowledge areas covered by the event.
  4. Quality of textual organization (language used, cohesion, coherence, clarity).
  5. Clarity in the exposition of the theoretical and methodological contributions, objectives and results of the work.

After the evaluation of the proposals, the results will be sent to the submitters until March 10, 2020 .


Deadline for submission of abstracts for papers and poster sessions January 30, 2020
Announcement of results of abstract evaluation March 10, 2020
 Registration site will be open January 15, 2020
Early bird registration for presenters and listeners April 30, 2020
Deadline to register participants who will present work May 30, 2020
Deadline for registration of listeners (later registration will be allowed, if there are still vacancies available). June 25, 2020

 12. REGISTRATION AND FEES (in Euro and Rais)

To register as a participant at the conference, you must access the conference page and fill out the registration form. Your registration will be only valid after you have paid the registration fees.


Paper/Poster presentation until April 30

Paper/Poster presentation after April 30


May 30th


May 30th

Professors and professionals in the field

€ 80.00
R$ 380.00

€ 100.00
R$ 460.00

€ 25.00
R$ 115.00

€ 30.00
R$ 140.00

Undergraduate student



€ 10.00
R$ 55.00

€ 15.00
R$ 70.00

Graduate students

€ 35.00
R$ 160.00

€ 45.00
R$ 210.00

€ 15.00
R$ 70.00

€ 20.00
R$ 90.00




President of Honor:

Rudolf Muhr (University of Graz)

General Coordinators and chairs of the conference

Gilvan Müller de Oliveira (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Marco Antonio Rocha Martins (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Organizing Institutions and Institutional Coordinators

Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)

Federal University of Bahia ( UFBA ) – Edleise Mendes

Fluminense Federal University ( UFF ) – Mônica Savedra

University of Brasilia ( UNB ) – Claudio Menezes

Institute for R&D in Language Policy (IPOL) – Rosângela Morello

Organizing committee

Ana Paula Seiffert             (I. for R&D in Language Policy, Brazil )

Andrea Guerini (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Adja Durão (F. University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Clarissa Pereira Oliveira ( Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Claudio Menezes ( University of Brasilia, Brazil)

Cristine Görski Severo (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Daniel Vasconcelos ( Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)

Edleise Mendes ( Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)

Jorge Hernan Yerro ( Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)

Izete Lehmkuhl Coelho ( Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Leandra C. de Oliveira ( Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Marci F. Martins (Institute fo R&D in Language Policy, Brazil)

Monica Savedra ( Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)

Rosângela Morello (I. for R &D in Language Policy, Brazil)

Sabine Gorovitz ( University of Brasilia, Brazil)

Sávio Siqueira ( Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)

Telma Pereira ( Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)

Werner Heidermann ( Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Consulting board

 Benjamin Meisnit zer ( University of Leipzig , Germany)

Carla Amorós Negre ( University of Salamanca, Spain)

Catrin Norrby ( University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Dawn Marley (Univers age of Surrey, United Kingdom)

Heinz Leo Kretzenbacher (Univers age of Melbourne, Austr will IIa)

Maria Eugênia Duarte ( Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Rudolf Muhr (Universi Dade Graz, Austr ia)


Scientific commission


Augusto Soares (Catholic University of Braga, Portugal)

Ana Paula Seiffert (Federal Institute of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Antonio Branco (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Arulmozi Selvaraj (University of Hyderabad, India)

Benjamin Meisnitzer (University of Leipzig, Germany)

Carla Amorós Negre ( University of Salamanca, Spain)

Catrin Norrby ( University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Cristopher Stroud (University of the Western Cape, SA)

Dawn Marley ( University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

Elin Margret Emilsson (National Pedagogical University, Mexico)

Gatut Susanto (Malang State University, Indonesia)

Heinz Leo Kretzenbacher (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Ilse Feinauer (University of Stelle n bosch, South Africa)

Isis Berger (Western Paraná State University, Brazil)

José Carlos Cunha (University Federal of Pará , Brazil)

Laura Maselo (University of the Republic, Uruguay)

Regina Dell’Isola ( Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Lívia Reis (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)

Marcia Paraquett (Federal University of Bahia , Brazil)

Marleen Haboud (Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador)

Maria Eugênia L. Duarte (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Martin Becker (University of Cologne, Germany)

Paulo Feitor (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal,Portugal)

Raulino Batista Figueiredo ( University of the State of Bahia, Brazil)

Rtheiner Enrique Hamel (UAM Iztapalapa, Mexico)

Regina Dell’Isola (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Roberval Teixeira da Silva (University of Macau, China)

Rudolf Muhr ( University of Graz, Á Austria)

Sávio Siqueira ( Federal University of Bahia , Brazil)

Tania Lobo (University Federal of Bahia , Brazil)

Teresa Moure (Galician Academy of Portuguese, Galiza)

Umarani Pappuswamy (Central Institute of Indian Languages, India)

Vera Lucia Strube Lima (Pontifical Catholic University-RS, Brazil)

Vera Zabotnika ( S. Russian University of Humanities Russia)

Vicent Climent-Ferrando (Pompeu Fabra University, Catalonia)


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Fonte: Pluricentric Languages

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