2018


October 26-28, 2018

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Polyglot Conference Programme

Provisional Programme for the Polyglot Conference 2018 in Ljubljana

 

Time

Track 1

Title

Track 2

Title

Name

Workshop

Friday 26th October

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome drinks & Songs by Jessie Ann de Angelo

Saturday 27th October

08:00 – 08:30

Set-up

08:30 – 09:30

Doors Open

09:30 – 10:20

Welcome and Introduction

10:30 – 11:20

Johan Vandewalle

Creating and Using Bilingual Texts for Learning a Diversity of Languages

Natasa Pirih Svetina

Teaching, Learning, Living, Enjoying: Slovene language

Anne-Cécile Lamy-Joswiak

Interagir en français avec les interjections, les onomatopées et autres mots-phrases (A2 )

11:20 – 11:50

BREAK

11:50 – 12:40

Angelo DeLeo

An Anthropological Perspective on Language Learning: Whorf, Cryptotypes, and Relativity

Samanta Baranja

Vakeres roman? – Položaj in izzivi romskega jezika v Sloveniji

Center for Slovene as a Foreign and Second Language

Pocket Slovene (A0-A1)

12:40 – 12:50

Group Photo

12:50 – 13:50

LUNCH

14:00 – 14:50

Seán Ó Riain

Language Accelerator: description of an innovative language-learning programme

Anouska Dufeil

Les langues romanes face à la moitié de l’humanité : de l’invisibilisation aux alternatives inclusives

Samanta Baranja

So vakeres? – Let ‘s learn some Romani

14:50 – 15:20

BREAK

15:30 – 16:10

Lýdia Machová

The Ultimate Cure for the Undisciplined Learner: A System!

Ophelia Vert

Cathars: How disregard for Occitan led to an invented historical phenomenon

Emese Nyarsik

The Hungarian Challenge 1

16:20 – 17:10

Grigory Kazakov

A diversity of sounds: the chief findings of audiolinguistics

Ernestine Lyons

Language: A Passport to “Global Citizenship”

Anne-Cécile Lamy-Joswiak

L’art de raconter des histoires folles avec des dés (C2)

18:00

SEE YOU TOMORROW!

Sunday 28th October

08:30 – 09:30

Doors Open

09:30 – 10:20

Judith Meyer

How to Learn Any Exotic Script

Pablo Roman Humanes

The Pirahã language from the Amazon: the language that can be whistled, hummed, and sung, and challenged our beliefs about linguistics.

Roman Demir

Slovenian Sign Language

10:30 – 11:20

Gaston Dorren & Phạm Bảo Thanh Huyền

10 reasons to study Vietnamese (and 5 to regret it)

Simon Ager

Diversity of Writing Systems

Claudia Ferigo

Scuvierzin il furlan!

11:20 – 11:50

BREAK

11:50 – 12:40

Alex Rawlings

Languages for a world without “Grenzen”

Iris Senel

ABC of Braille

Judith Meyer

A Window into Esperanto

12:40 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 – 14:50

Dina Nikulicheva

Modeling Polyglots in Search for the Diversity of Learners: Personality-focused Training in Second Language Acquisition

Claudia Ferigo

L’utilizzo delle lingue minoritarie nelle produzioni artistiche contemporanee: una risorsa creativa qualificata e qualificante

Peter Baláž

Esperanto por progresantoj

14:50 – 15:20

BREAK

15:20 – 16:10

Alexander Arguelles

The Character Traits of Language Learners: How do Those of Polyglots Differ from Those of Average Learners?

Gabriela Droga Mazovec

Todas as línguas são ricas e um modo de expressão

Emese Nyarsik

The Hungarian Challenge 2

16:20 – 17:10

Concluding Panel Discussion

17:20 – 17:40

CLOSE & 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT

18:00

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!