Call for Papers

The 4th VMU Institute of Foreign Languages and

the 11th Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania international conference


26-27 May, 2017

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

The conference aims at bringing together scholars and language education professionals to share their research insights and discuss the issues relevant to the development of individual and societal multilingualism, including language policy, linguistic human rights, and language education in higher education.


Submissions are welcome in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Language policy
  • Language education in multilingual and multicultural environment
  • Issues in minority language education
  • Less widely taught languages
  • Challenges for culture and identity
  • Multilingualism for business and in business
  • Multilingualism and educational mobility
  • Non-formal and informal development of plurilingual competence
  • Literature and multilingualism
  • Issues in translation in multilingual environment


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MANUEL CÉLIO CONCEIÇÃO, President of the Conseil europeen pour les langues / European Language Council (CEL/ELC), professor of French linguistics and researcher at the University of Algarve, Portugal JEAN-MARC DEWAELE, President of the International Association of Multilingualism, professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at University of London, Birkbeck ROBERT PHILLIPSON, Professor Emeritus at Copenhagen Business School, researcher on linguistic imperialism and multilingual education TOVE SKUTNABB-KANGAS, researcher and fighter for linguistic human rights, professor Emerita at Roskilde University, Denmark


REGISTRATION (without a conference paper)

Best Baltic Kaunas hotel is our conference partner. If you are going to stay in this hotel please let them know that you are attending Sustainable Multilingualism conference at VMU.


The selected papers will be published in the international scientific journal Sustainable Multilingualism (, indexed in MLA, C.E.E.O.L., Google Scholar. Since 2017, published by De Gryuter Open.

Print copy: ISSN 2335-2019 Online copy: ISSN 2335-2027

Journal website:

Authors of accepted conference contributions may submit their full papers to be considered for publication in the 10th issue of Sustainable Multilingualism, May, 2017.

Deadline for manuscript submissions for 2017/10 issue is 1 April, 2017.

Deadline for manuscript submissions for 2017/11 issue is 1 October, 2017.


  • Meet in person world-known researchers in linguistic human rights and outstanding language policy researchers and developers
  • Share your research insights within international community
  • Discuss current issues of multilingualism with members of international community
  • Strengthen the existing and establish new partnerships in the international research and education community
  • Visit Lithuania – one of the three Baltic states, the country where the oldest surviving Indo-European language is spoken


Biannual Scientific Journal "Sustainable Multilingualism"

Barcode: 9772335201001
Print copy: ISSN 2335-2019
Online copy: ISSN 2335-2027