Filozofická Fakulta

8th International Language Management Symposium

Theme: Language Management in the Digital Era

Date: October 18-19, 2024

Venue: Yangzhou University, China


The increased use of digital tools and technologies in the past two decades has revolutionized the way people access information, communicate and interact. This rapid digitalization – embodied by the rise of social media and online platforms, the increased need for multilingual content creation and translation, and the emergence of efficacious artificial intelligence – has created new challenges for language management practices, at both micro and macro levels.

The symposium will focus on how digital technologies affect the management of language and communication, that is, both the choice of linguistic resources for communication and the multiple other components of communication. The latter include – in the vein of Dell Hymes – the management of the setting, participants, ends, act sequence, key, instruments and so on, that is, for example, also the ways people manage the use of digital tools in their private and professional communication. At the same time, attention needs to be paid to cultural, economic, political, safety and other interests involved in such language management.

We welcome contributions from researchers, scholars, and practitioners in linguistics, communication studies, computer science, sociology, education, and related fields. Though the preferred theoretical framework is Language Management Theory originated in the works of J. V. Neustupný and B. H. Jernudd, other approaches are also welcome.

Call for individual papers

We invite proposals for papers which reflect any topic related to language management and particularly, the main theme of the symposium. Issues for discussion include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • The impact of digital tools on language management by organizations and individuals;
  • The impact of digital technologies on linguistic and communicative norms and language ideologies;
  • Algorithm subjectivity (as opposed to human subjectivity) and its implications for language management;
  • Resistance and post-digital deconstruction through/in language management;
  • Multilingual content creation using digital technologies and consumption thereof;
  • The management of computer-generated discourse by humans;
  • Translation in the digital era;
  • Language education and learning in the digital era;
  • Language policy and communicative (self-)governmentality in the digital era;
  • The workings of discourse communities on online social networks;
  • Policing and cultivation of digital communication;
  • The role of digital technologies in language policing and language cultivation; etc.
Abstract submission

Abstracts (in English, 300 words) should be emailed to by May 19, 2024 (extended deadline).

The acceptance will be notified by June 7, 2024.

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Invited speakers
  • Dai Manchun (Beijing Foreign Studies University)
  • Fairbrother, Lisa (Sophia University, Tokyo)
  • Jernudd, Björn (Washington D.C., independent scholar)
  • Li Yuming (Beijing Language and Culture University)
  • Sloboda, Marián (Charles University, Prague)
  • Smakman, Dick (Leiden University)
Scientific committee
  • Ali, Nor Liza (University Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)
  • Dovalil, Vít (Charles University, Prague)
  • Fan Sau Kuen (Kanda University of International Studies, Tokyo)
  • Hamid, Obaidul, (The University of Queensland, Brisbane)
  • He Shanhua (Yangzhou University)
  • Kimura, Goro Christoph (Sophia University, Tokyo)
  • Ludányi, Zsófia (Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics, Budapest)
  • Muraoka, Hidehiro (Chiba University)
  • Ndimande-Hlongwa, Nobuhle (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban)
  • Nekula, Marek (University of Regensburg)
  • Nekvapil, Jiří (Charles University, Prague)
  • Nemoto, Hiroyuki (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)
  • Sebők, Szilárd (Comenius University, Bratislava)
  • Sherman, Tamah (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
  • Vuković, Petar (University of Zagreb)
  • Zhao Ronghui (Shanghai Foreign Studies University)
Local organizing committee
  • He Shanhua (chair, contact)
  • Nekvapil, Jiří
  • Yu Hongliang
  • Wang Jinquan
Registration fee

1000 RMB

Website of the symposium