Call for papers

Call for papers

» New deadline: February 14th, 2016

The 9th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF9)
Framing English within multilingual policies and practices
The Organizing Committee of ELF9, to be held at Universitat de Lleida on 27-29 June 2016, invites proposals for presentations in any ELF related areas including but not limited to:

  • Defining and describing ELF
  • Approaches and Methodologies of ELF
  • ELF: Attitudes, Identity and Voices
  • ELF, Culture and Society
  • ELF and Language Policy
  • ELF and Additional Language Learning
  • ELF and Translation/Interpretation
  • ELF in Different Contexts and Domains
  • ELF pedagogy

Types of presentations

Proposals are invited for paper presentations and poster presentations. The conference will also include some special colloquia. If you are interested in organizing one, please contact the conference organizers directly at to discuss your idea with them.

The paper presentation discusses and describes the presenter’s complete or on-going work in relation to theory, empirical research or practice. Each presentation will be given 20 minutes duration plus 10 minutes for discussion.

The poster presentation enables presenters to post their ideas, thoughts, materials or data on a notice board and answer queries and respond to comments from interested conference participants. Poster sessions will be scheduled as part of the conference programme. Specific guidelines for poster presentations will be sent together with the acceptance notice.

Each presenter may only submit a maximum number of 2 proposals.

Your abstracts must be submitted online at:

EasyChair for ELF9 »

Please provide a title and an abstract of between 150 and 250 words to indicate the central issues that you wish to address. You can choose either paper presentation or poster presentation.

The deadline for abstract submissions is February 14th, 2016. Confirmation of receipt of your submission will be sent automatically. Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 1st, 2016. Please visit the ELF9 conference website for further information or direct any enquiry to the conference e-mail address:

We are looking forward to seeing you in Lleida.

The ELF9 organizing committee.