Poster:Post date:2020-03-27


14th International Conference
26-30 August 2020
Burgas, Bulgaria


Organized by

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria
  • Sapporo University, Japan
  • Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Studies of the Southern Federal University, Russia


Culture, Civilisation and Society

  • Language, history and culture; Personality and creativity
  • Culture studies, anthropology and ethnology; Interdisciplinary research
  • Multiplicity of identities in contemporary culture
  • Globalisation vs. cultural identity
  • Culture and language communication
  • Tradition and innovation in culture
  • Culture and semiotics
  • Arts and literature
  • Modern theories of language and communication
  • Cognitive nature of communication
  • The role of information and communication technologies in present-day society
  • Communication in the structure of cultural space
  • Foreign language teaching & intercultural communication
  • Sociology of language
  • Language and Society
  • School of Languages and Social Sciences
  • Language, interaction and conversation
  • Sociology of Language and Religion
  • Sociology of knowledge and language
  • Immigration and Language
  • Language, Structure, and Measurement
  • Contrastive Sociolinguistics

Language Teaching and Learning

  • Language education
  • Native language teaching and learning
  • Professional & teacher training and development
  • Managing change in foreign language teaching (FLT) trends
  • FLT curriculum development
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Teachers as innovators & facilitators
  • FLT for specific purposes
  • Material selection & production
  • CALL, FLT and learning in the digital age
  • Classroom practice & language proficiency
  • Literature & the language arts
  • Testing & evaluation
  • Special needs in foreign language teaching
  • Independent/Autonomous learning
  • Teaching foreign languages to young learners


  • Modern linguistic theories
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Historical linguistics
  • Literacy
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics
  • Syntax and morphology
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Stylistics
  • Applied linguistics
  • Comparative & contrastive linguistic studies
  • Translation studies, including machine translation
  • The role of ICT for the development of modern languages and communication

Individual and Psychology

  • Language and Social Psychology
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology: Behaviour, Brain & Cognition
  • Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Individual Differences: Memory and Language
  • Perception & Psychophysics
  • The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition
  • Language and Cognitive Processes
  • Language As Social Action
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Language and Communication
  • Psychology for Language teachers

Papers on other relevant topics are welcome too.


The official language of the conference is English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available. The conference room is set up in theatre style and has a capacity of 300 people. The dress code is business casual to business attire. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. Please arrive at the conference room at least 30 minutes before your session begins. There may be changes to the conference program, for which participants will be notified in a timely manner.

There is free Wi-Fi in the conference room. Electrical outlets will not be available for use due to safety reasons. As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, mobile phones must be turned to silent before entering the sessions. The event will be photographed, audio and video recorded. If you are taking photos, please turn off your flash. The distribution of advertising messages in any form is strictly prohibited, except for sponsors.

Access to the conference room is available only to registered participants and their accompanying persons. Each participant, except attendees only, can take one accompanying person to the conference. Persons under the age of 18 and those carrying large luggage are not allowed inside the conference room.


Oral presenters will be given 10 minutes to present their work and additional 5 minutes for questions and answers. Moderators will be strict about timing. Your presentation must be in PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) or PDF format. Prezi, Keynote and other formats are not supported. The playback of audio and video files is not allowed. All presentations must be in standard 4:3 ratio and not widescreen 16:9 ratio to match the size of the projection screen.

The conference room is equipped with overhead multimedia projector, large screen, lectern, laptop running Windows 10 (with PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader installed), wireless microphones for both the presenter and those willing to ask questions, wireless remote for slides control with integrated timer and laser pointer. Presenters are not allowed to use their own equipment. A technician will assist you with starting your presentation. Once the presentation is launched, you will control/advance the slides. There will be no internet access on the presentation computer.

Presentations must be submitted in advance using our online submission form. Please bring a copy of your presentation to the conference on a USB memory stick as a backup. All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations in advance. You are encouraged to review your presentation on the day before your talk.


Language, Individual & Society (ISSN 1314-7250)

All the papers, regardless of the presentation type, will be published in a relevant journal of International Scientific Publications. Each paper is peer-reviewed by two anonymous, independent reviewers. The official language is English. Sending a paper for publication is optional.

This journal is indexed by European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY Russia, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) Scholar, Semantic Scholar, CiteSeerX, Polish Scholarly Bibliography.

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Editor in Chief
Elena Agapova
Prof. Elena Agapova
Southern Federal University, Russia
Editorial Board Members
Ekaterina Redkozubova
Prof. Ekaterina Redkozubova
Southern Federal University, Russia
Ibrahim Darwish
Dr. Ibrahim Darwish
Yarmouk University, Jordan
Jana Beresova
Prof. Jana Beresova
Trnava University, Slovakia
Lyudmila Gushchina
Assoc. Prof. Lyudmila Gushchina
Southern Federal University, Russia
Mariana Neagu
Prof. Mariana Neagu
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
Natalia Dankova
Prof. Natalia Dankova
University of Quebec Outaouais, Canada


Papers have to be minimum 7 and maximum 20 pages long. An author can have no more than two papers published in the same volume.

The usage of the template is not mandatory. Papers that do not comply with the requirements will not be published.


Conference Registration Opening Venue
Language, Individual & Society 05-06 PM, 26 August
09-10 AM, 27 August
10 AM, 27 August 26-30 August 2020
Expo center "Flora", Burgas
There is a limited number of places available for the conferences in June.
If you are willing to participate, please make your registration as soon as possible.
Economy & Business    Education, Research & Development    Language, Individual & Society
31 March 2020 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
31 March 2020 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
31 May 2020 Final paper submission deadline.
Conference Program
Day 1 Late registration
Day 2 Early registration; Welcome speech; Plenary talk; Talk session #1; Poster session #1; Talk session #2
Day 3 Talk session #3; Poster session #2; Talk session #4
Day 4 Talk session #5; Talk session #6; Awarding certificates
Day 5 Social program; Closing
Detailed program will be sent to the participants at later stage.


The conference is limited to 300 attendees, providing a prime opportunity for networking. The participation fee is paid only when the registration is approved.

Standard participation fee 246 €
Special participation fee for participants in last year’s conference 216 €
Special participation fee for PhD students under 30 years of age 216 €
Fee for all participants who have missed the payment deadline 300 €
Additional fee for a second paper presented 120 €
Accompanying person
Accompanying persons do not pay participation fees. Each participant, except attendees only, can take ONE accompanying person to the conference. Accompanying persons (whether they are co-authors) are not qualified as participants. They do not receive materials from the event.
0 €
Attendance only (no presentation or publication) 186 €

All prices are in Euro and include VAT.

The participation fee includes:
  • Opportunity to present a paper either as a talk (10 min for presentation and another 5 min for discussion) or as a poster (with size 80x90 cm)
  • Opportunity to publish a paper up to 20 pages long in the relevant journal of International Scientific Publications
  • Certificate for participation
  • Admission to all sessions of the conference
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • Coffee break

We accept bank transfers and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Maestro). All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Payment on site is not allowed.

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Invoices will be sent via email as a PDF attachment. In order to receive an invoice on behalf of a company or organisation you must state this in the registration form. If the bank transfer is ordered by a natural person, it is not possible an invoice to a company or organisation to be issued afterwards.


Map of Bulgaria

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in southeastern Europe and one of the newest members of the European Union. It borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Founded in the 7th century, Bulgaria is one of the oldest states on the continent. Even before its creation, the empires of ancient Rome, Greece, and Byzantium were strong presences, and people and goods traveled the land with frequency.

The population of Bulgaria is 7.3 million, roughly one-sixth of which live in the capital Sofia. The official language is Bulgarian, written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The country is remarkable for its variety of scenery; its rugged mountains and relaxing Black Sea resorts attract many visitors. Bulgaria has a moderate climate with a hot, dry summer and a cold winter. It is one of Europe's most biodiversity rich countries. Almost a third of Bulgaria is forested.

The citizens of European Union, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Lichtenstein, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, USA and the holders of valid Schengen visas do not need a visa to travel to Bulgaria. Please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more comprehensive and up-to-date information.

Burgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria, located on the Black Sea Coast. It is an important industrial, transport and cultural centre with many tourist attractions in the region. Built by the sea and surrounded by lakes, Burgas offers relatively mild weather characterized by cooler summers and warmer winters. There are historical evidences that the lands that today Burgas occupies were inhabited since ancient times. Burgas has its own international airport and is 380 km (236 miles) away from Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria.

Located in Burgas’ Seaside Park, popular among residents and visitors for rest and recreation, Flora Exposition Center was designed to avoid impacting on the garden’s permanent vegetation and to blend in with its natural setting. With room for up to 300 people, a flexible, multi-purpose layout and modern audio-visual facilities, the centre is able to host a variety of events. Flora won Bulgaria’s "Building of the year" award for 2015 in the "green architecture" category.


The conferences we organize will be held in Flora Exposition Center, in the seaside park of the city of Burgas, Bulgaria (show on the map). A list of hotels, located nearby the conference venue, can be found below. The five stars hotel "Primoretz" is our official accommodation partner and the recommended place for your stay.

Hotel Distance View & book
Hotel Primoretz ★★★★★ 1.6km More info
Hotel Marina ★★★ 1.6km More info
Hotel Promenade ★★★★★ 1.4km More info
Hotel Burgas ★★★★ 2.7km More info
Hotel Luxor ★★★ 1.4km More info
Hotel Plaza ★★★ 1.7km More info
Hotel Gran Via ★★★ 0.7km More info
Hotel Burgas Free University  1.4km More info
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