Call for Paper - Babylonia 3/2022: Living Languages at Museums

2021-06-25

Museums are valuable cultural learning spaces and can as well be valuable foreign language learning spaces. In this issue of Babylonia, we welcome both research-based and practice-based articles that include:

• Observations of interactions (e.g. between learners and museum displays, between other visitors or guides) from a linguistics or communicative point of view;
• Descriptions and analyses of explicit museum-based programs that promote foreign language learning;
• Analysis of learner foreign-language products based on museum experiences;
• Considerations curators and museum educationalists put into practice when designing displays or workshops in foreign languages or instructing learners in foreign languages;
• Foreign language learning through virtual museum visit experiences or through exponents virtually displayed in class.
We are also open to further ideas.

Please send your abstract (max 2,000 characters including spaces) in German, French, Italian, Romansch, or English to laura.buechel@phzh.ch and/or karine.lichtenauer@unige.ch by January 7, 2022.

Dates:
Abstract (max. 2,000 characters): January 7, 2022
Notification of acceptance: mid-February, 2022
Article submission (max. 16,000 characters including spaces, 4 pages): May 1, 2022
Text revisions and final submission: September 1, 2022
Publication: December 2022