Within and between the Old and New Worlds there have been numerous and ongoing
instances of contact, communication and creation by and between cultures, social
and linguistic groups, institutions, discourses, individuals, and many others.
The conference invites papers addressing such experiences from a wide range
of perspectives across the social sciences, humanities and sciences. Papers
are invited that treat the theme from the point of view of, among other possible
disciplines, sociology; politics; history; linguistics (including second language
acquisition, socio-linguistics, and psycholinguistics); literature; creative
writing; cultural studies; geography; biotechnology; communication studies;
tourism; environmental studies; film, TV and video; art; journalism; and philosophy.
While proposals linked to the conference theme are particularly encouraged,
other proposals are also welcome and will be given full consideration.