Multilingualizing Compulsory Education in the Age of Neoliberalism: Issues, Processes and Inequalities (UAB)

Multilingualizing Compulsory Education in the Age of Neoliberalism: Issues, Processes and Inequalities

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,

Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres

22-23 November 2018

Open Call for Papers

This seminar aims to bring together researchers working in the fields of language policy, multilingual education, international education, minority language education, English-as-a-medium-of-instruction and Content-and-language-integrated-learning (CLIL), among others, to discuss inequalities produced by processes of (intensified) multilingualization of compulsory schooling around the world. We hope to encourage critical studies based on ethnographic field engagements in which multiple, situated voices are brought to bear, and intersecting individual and institutional trajectories are analyzed. We would especially like to invite contributions taking a political economy perspective and focalizing the interweaving of multilingualization policies and processes of institutional change linked to wider sociopolitical and economic trends.



–          Englishization and the role of other languages (migrant, foreign and official);

–          institutional transformations connected to multilingualization (elitization, marketization, internationalization, etc.);

–          multilingualization and ideologies of language/ideologies of education/ideologies of citizenship;

–          language and neoliberal governmentality;

–          multilingualization and work precarization;

–          language practices in multilingual in-school and out-of-school programmes;

–          multilingualization and native speakerism;

–          multilingualization through digital language learning.


Invited speakers

Dr Inmaculada García-Sánchez (Temple University)

Dr Jürgen Jaspers (Université libre de Bruxelles)


Abstract submission

Abstracts should be up to 300 words, including references, and should be sent to Please note that we are not inviting submissions for colloquia or panels.

Papers can be delivered in English, Catalan, Spanish, French and Italian, but when not in English, presenters are encouraged to have visual support in English.

Deadline for submission: 20 July 2018

Notification of acceptance: 20 September 2018

Registration deadline: 20 October 2018


Seminar fees

Registration fees include programme folder, coffee breaks and lunches.

General price: 70€

Reduced price: 50€ (for students and members of supporting institutions)



Eva Codó (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Ana María Relaño-Pastor (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)


Local organizing committee

Eva Codó (chair), Andrea Sunyol and Jessica McDaid

This seminar is organised by the APINGLO-Cat and APINGLO-CLM coordinated R+D projects (FFI2014-54179-C2-1-P; FFI2014-54179-C2-2-P; It is supported by the CIEN research group, the Department of English and German Studies & the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, as well as the Spanish Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad.