6th International Conference

‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures(CLC6)

Plurilingualism, Variation, Spaces of Literacy

 23 – 25 October 2020

Given the present situation and the travel restrictions to Cyprus, and, more importantly, putting everybody’s health and safety first, we will be postponing CLC6 to the fall of 2021. We will notify you of the exact new dates in due course.

We have received quite a large number of interesting abstracts. We hope to have completed the reviewing process by July 2020.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Cyprus for what promises to be a very exciting conference.

Until then, keep safe!


6th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures’ (CLC6): Plurilingualism, Variation, Spaces of Literacy

The 6th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures’ (CLC6) will take place at the University of Cyprus between October 23 and October 25 2020. The main theme of CLC6 is the charting of the relationship between plurilingualism, linguistic variation, hybrid linguistic performances and alternative literacies. The hybridity and superdiversity of the contemporary linguistic landscape has been long acknowledged. Do language pedagogies  treat language as a complex semiotic resource? Do such pedagogies forge links between pluri- or multilingualism, linguistic variation, translanguaging and alternative literacy practices within and outside of the school context? Do such extant models ultimately debunk dominant literacy policies and practices?

We welcome papers on any aspect of multilingualism, linguistic variation and their place in school, at home and in alternative literacy sites. We also welcome proposals for a number of symposia and workshops  on these or related themes.

Crossroads CLC6 is organized by the University of Cyprus (www.ucy.ac.cy/en/) and the Open University of Cyprus (https://www.ouc.ac.cy/web/guest/home), with the cooperation of Polydromo (http://polydromo.web.auth.gr/index.php/el-gr/).

Τhe languages of the conference are English and Greek.

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Important Dates

  • Conference: 23 – 25 October 2020
  • 1st Call for Papers: November 2019
  • Deadline for Paper Submission: 17 February / 15 March
    Extended to 10 April 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: 30 April  2020
  • Registration: From 30 April 2020
  • Deadline for Author Registration: 7 August 2020


Conference Poster


Ofelia García
City University of New York
Clare Mar-Molinero
University of Southampton
Eleni Skourtou
University of the Aegean