12th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ISAPL
Rome, 04–06 June 2020
organized by the
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
hosted by the
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA (ITALY)
NEW PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, TECHNOLOGIES
· About ISAPL
· Congress Venue
· International Scientific Committee
· Local Scientific Committee
· Local Organizing Committee
· Invited Plenary Speakers
· Call for Program Suggestions, Proposed Round Tables and Symposia.
· Congress General Topic
· Congress Special Themes (Sections)
· Criteria for Reviewing Proposed Activities
· Dates to remember
· Submission form
The honorary members of ISAPL, Prof. Leonor Scliar-Cabral (Florianopolis,
Brazil) and Prof. Maria da Graça Pinto (Porto, Portugal) along with the
President, Prof. Diane Ponterotto (Rome, Italy)
and the President of the 12th International of ISAPL, Prof. Louis Begioni (Rome, Italy) welcome and invite all scholars and students interested in the area of Applied Psycholinguistics to submit proposed subjects for their participation, and to participate in the Congress and in its scientific, social, and cultural activities. This important Scientific Meeting provides an exciting opportunity to share information on research with colleagues from around the world, integrating basic scientific research with practical applications for the benefit of human modern life.
The special emphasis topic of the Congress is on NEW PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, TECHNOLOGIES, having in view what Cultural and Applied Psycholinguistics can offer for the benefit of our contemporary world.
We hope that the congress will attract a lot of scholars and colleagues working in practical areas, in basic research, or teaching in schools and universities, for a scientific, academic collaboration.
SYMPOSIUM AND ROUND TABLE PROPOSALS
The main purpose of the 2nd Circular is to provide clarifications on the sending of proposals for Symposia and Round Tables, at the request of several interested participants.
The idea of the symposia is offering plenty of them in order to allow opportunity to researchers’ presentation of their experiments in different fields. Each symposium will need one, two or three sessions (4 hours each) depending upon the number of registered and or invited by the symposium coordinator presenters (each individual presentation will take 20 min + 10 min. for discussion). Proponents of symposia should submit a summary of up to 500 words on the topic of the symposium, which should be framed in one of the special themes of the congress, filling out the form at the end of this Circular. The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 31, 2019.
Round Table proposal
Round Tables are the space for deepening the debate among researchers on the controversies raised by the Congress special issues. The coordinator is responsible for inviting two or three panelists and for sending a summary of up to 500 words including the name of the invited researchers filling out the form at the end of this circular. The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 31, 2019.
The International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics (ISAPL) was founded on November 1982 during the 1st International Conference of the AILA Commission of Psycholinguistics in Milan. The initiative came from the basis of a founding proposal written by Tatiana SLAMA-CAZACU and Renzo TITONE, thereafter agreed by 20 founding members. The registered name of the society is “INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS” (initials ISAPL), number of registration 18995/1T, which took place on 21st July, 2014 at Via De Rossi, 16, Bari (Italy), being its notary Michele Labriola.
• Stimulating and promoting activity in the domain of teaching psycholinguistics and applied psycholinguistics, of research and publications in these fields.
• Strengthening the contacts and exchange opportunities in the fields.
• Organizing future international meetings with a view to eventually developing even comprehensive congresses.
Since its foundation, ISAPL has organized eleven International Congresses:
1. Barcelona June 15–20 1985
2. Kassel July 27–31 1987
3. Toronto July 16–22 1991
4. Bologna-Cesena June 23–27 1994
5. Porto June 25–27 1997
6. Caen June 28-July1 2000
7. Cieszyn September 6–9, 2004
8. Porto-Alegre November 18–22, 2007
9. Bari June 23–26, 2010
10. Moscow May 17–19, 2013
11. Tbilisi June 27–30, 2016
and The International Seminar on Psycholinguistics, Florianópolis, January 4–22, 1993.
Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, located in Rome, the capital of Italy, will host the Congress at the Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filosofici e di storia dell’arte, Via Columbia 1, 00133 ROMA Itália
History of the University
The University of Rome Tor Vergata, also known as the University of Rome II (Italian: Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata), is a public research university located in Rome, Italy, established in 1982 with the goal of providing high-quality education for students preparing to meet the ever-evolving needs and opportunities of the 21st-century workforce. Despite its young age, Tor Vergata has already reached high quality standards in Italy and Europe. Located in the southern-eastern suburb of Rome, the University combines a liberal arts tradition with emphasis on career orientation in the field of Economics, Engineering, Sciences and Medicine. The University occupies a 6.0-square-kilometre (1,483-acre) area outside the Grande Raccordo Anulare highway connection, in the eastern sector of the city.
One of the most modern University Hospitals in Italy is theTor Vergata Polyclinic, with state-of-the-art medical equipment. The Polyclinic is well equipped with diagnostic and therapeutic vanguard structures, considered a flagship hospital at national and international levels.
The University is divided into six schools: Economics, Engineering, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Medicine and Sciences. There are 19 departments: combined, they offer 31 PhD and 120 Masters programmes. The University offers 114 undergraduate degree programs (three-year degree, single-cycle), 9 of which are entirely taught in English. The university has taken concrete steps in the past years to participate in international projects and to link industries to its research. It also participates in interdisciplinary dialogue with local businesses to provide support to entrepreneurial activities and small businesses. In 2016, the University ranked among top 10 universities in Italy.
Research is carried out in 27 departmental and inter-departmental research centers. On campus there are also other major research institutions. The new main headquarters of the Italian Space Agency were inaugurated in Tor Vergata on July 25, 2012. Other important national centres include the Tor Vergata research establishment of National Research Council and the National Institute for Astrophysics. The close proximity and research ties with other distinguished research centers near campus, such as the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment (ENEA), the European Space Agency Center for Earth Observation and the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics make Tor Vergata a unique research environment and one of the most dynamic scientific centers in the country. The University scientifically supports the UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit, together with the University of Cambridge and the Institut Pasteur.
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Leonor Scliar-Cabral — Brazil, The International Seminar on Psycholinguistics’ organizer, 1993 and ISAPL Honorary Member
Prof. Maria da Graça Pinto — Portugal, 5th ISAPL Congress President and Honorary Member
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Louis Begioni — Italy, 12th ISAPL Congress President
Prof. Diane Maria Ponterotto — Italy, ISAPL President, June 28, 2016
Prof. Maria Antonietta Pinto — Italy, ISAPL Interim Vice-President, July 21, 2014
Prof. Stefania Stame — Italy, 4th ISAPL Congress President
Prof. Natalya V. Ufimtseva — Russia, ISAPL Vice-president, 2013–2016, 10th ISAPL Congress President
Prof. Giuseppe Mininni — Italy, ISAPL Vice-president, 2013–2016, 9th ISAPL Congress President
Prof. Kirstin Hummel — Canada, ISAPL Vice-president, 2013–2016
Prof. Dr. Penka Baltova — Bulgaria
ISAPL Committee Members:
Prof. David Gotsiriddze (Georgia), 11th ISAPL Congress President
Dr. Otilia Lizete Heinig (Brazil)
Prof.. Kirstin Hummel (Canada)
Dr. Amelia Manuti (Italy), 9th ISAPL Congress Secretary
Dr. Natela Mosiashvili (Georgia), 11th ISAPL Congress Secretary
Prof. Heidemarie Sarter (Germany)
Dr. B. E. Wong (Malaysia)
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Maria Antonietta Pinto
The University of Rome Tor Vergata
Prof. Dr. Leonor Scliar-Cabral, Brazil
Prof.Dr. Louis Begioni, Italy
INVITED PLENARY SPEAKERS
Prof. Dr. José Morais, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Mininni, Italy
Other Plenary Lecturers will be mentioned in further Circulars, Plenary Round-tables, Symposia and Special Workshops will be announced in further Circulars. Please offer suggestions, titles and brief presentation.
CALL FOR PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS
Round Tables, Symposia and Workshops, Titles of Papers etc.
All interested scholars in the area of Applied Psycholinguistics and interconnected sciences are invited to submit proposed personal activities for the 12th International Congress of ISAPL.
CONGRESS GENERAL TOPIC
NEW PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, TECHNOLOGIES
CONGRESS SPECIAL THEMES (SECTIONS)
· Language and cognition
· Speech comprehension and production. Reading and writing
· Language acquisition. Foreign language learning
· Bilingualism and multilingualism
· Psycholinguistic problems in translation
· Nonverbal components in communication
· Semiotics and Psycholinguistics
· Awareness, emotion, memory in communication
· Language disorders and speech pathologies. Phonoaudiology
· Psycholinguistics and manipulation: Language and power. Political discourse
· Language and Education. Psychopedagogy of language. Persuasion in communication and education
· Language and social context. Discourse analysis. The dialogue
· Psycholinguistic methodology for the analysis of literary texts
· New problems of reading/writing posed by computer. Effects of “navigating” on computer (Internet)
· Psycholinguistics perspective of Mass Media (MM). Ethical/negative effects of MM communication
· Electronic progress as supported by Psycholinguistics
· Culture and society effects on language
· Transnational/transcultural problems in modern society
· Ecology and language
· Varia (please propose other possible themes with arguments).
CRITERIA FOR REVIEWING PROPOSED ACTIVITIES
a) Symposia (S). Several papers on a related topic will be grouped by the Symposium Coordinator. Presumed Coordinators are invited to send an abstract of their proposals.
b) Round Table (RT). A Round Table will be composed by three presenters invited by the Organizer and will have 30 minutes each for their presentation. Presumed Organizers are invited to send an abstract of their proposals.
c) Workshop (W). The Organizer will conduct activities in which participants will discuss about a certain approach or tool.
d) Regular sessions (RS). For those who wish to present individual papers that do not fit the symposia.
e) Poster session (PoS). A visual display is prepared in order to present a study, a project or an experiment. Specific guidelines for posters will be provided upon acceptance.
The criteria for reviewing will include:
· Relevance of the proposal according to congress theme and topics;
· Coherence and clarity of the submitted title and abstract;
· Theoretical and practical implications.
Proposals and abstracts should be presented in ENGLISH, though FRENCH is also accepted.
DATES TO REMEMBER
· 31 July 2019: Deadline for receiving proposals for Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops and title of the session paper
· 31 August 2019: Deadline for communicating acceptance of proposals for Symposia, Round tables and Workshops
· 31 October 2019: Deadline for abstract submission of papers and of presentations of invited participants
· 30 November 2019: Deadline for notification admission of abstracts, to give time for raising funds, writing papers etc.
The norms for the Congress registrations and their payments will be announced in the 2nd Circular.
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Home Phone Number_____________________________________________________
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Symposium ( ) Round Table ( ) Workshop ( )
Title (about 10 words maximum):
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Abstract (up to 500 words)
Congress Session Theme
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