Call for papers

This seminar is organized by the Research structure OSOI, and CCLC CRLHOI EA4078 and LCF ICARE EA4549 Research centers

HERITAGE AND EXCHANGES (« PATREC ») is an international seminar which is the outcome of a pluridisciplinary project grouping together a number of research centres  (CCLC CRLHOI EA4078, LCF ICARE EA4549 Reunion Island, LACES Bordeaux 2&4, CALTS Hyderabad (India), AUSTRALEX Adelaide, Australia). The main thrust of the project is a reflection on scholarship and plural identity constructions, with a specific focus on the Indian Ocean area.

As advocated by OSOI for 2014, the aim is to set up a pluridisciplinary forum to discuss concepts of “territory” and “mobility’’, integrating “heritage and exchanges” in Indian Ocean countries. It gives priority to plurilingual and/ or intercultural approaches in multilingual contexts and focuses on the following areas.

1 : « Heritage » (Patrimoine): Multilingual and intercultural heritage and identity construction (Patrimoine multilingue et interculturel et construction identitaire).

Literature, Linguistics and Cinema are part of this area whose main focus is heritage. These will be analysed through the prism of multilingualism and intercultural relations in order to analyse the construction and evolution of identity.

2 : « Exchanges » (Échanges ) : Education dynamics, learning and multilingualism, interculturality and training (Dynamique éducative,  apprentissage et formation au plurilinguisme et à l’interculturalité).

Exchanges are linked to education policies and to cultural and language learning processes as well as to teacher training in a plural environment.

This heritage and exchanges attest to cultural and linguistic pluralities which are part of languages and cultures in contact, but which also reveal a plural albeit partitioned world, influenced by subjective representations, relayed by educational and political practices which do not contribute to the construction of plural identities. (Kramsch, C. (2008) The Multilingual Subject, OUP).

Submissions will focus on:

- intercultural and multilingual heritage which influences the construction of identity at the level of the individual with fluctuating processes,

- the dynamics of exchange, either at the level of educational policy in multilingual and intercultural contexts aiming at multilingual education, or at the level of multilingual and intercultural language learning processes in order to measure their impact on the training of future teachers.


Indian Ocean, Identity, Multi/Plurilingualism, Interculturality, Heritage, Dynamics, Education, Learning, Training



PR Ghil’ad ZUCKERMANN, The University of Adelaide, South Australia (Patrimoine)


Aboriginal languages in Australia: Diversity, Linguicide and Revival


PR Jean Paul NARCY-COMBES Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (Échanges)


Multilittéracies et multimédias au service du multiculturel et du multingue


PR PRABHAKARA RAO J PR CALTS University of Hyderabad India (Patrimoine)


                 Multilingualism in India:  Some observations 






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