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Appeal to communications. International colloquium 10-11 May 2018


Interconnection of Paradigms and Methods in the Study of Languages-Cultures

International colloquium

Chisinau, FIUM, 10-11 May 2018

Appeal to communications

The human language represents the manifestation at the same time evident and mysterious of the Being proper. The Human Being does not have access to himself/herself and his peers except through a symbolic modality, under the form of language, in which the determining of the signifiers presents the speaker as divided through his/her own discourse and therefore through his/her own view upon the world.

The object of study of linguistics and/or the science of language constitutes a complex phenomenon with multiple and diverse articulations, which further on cannot remain reductionist. A heteromorphic and polyvalent phenomenon, the human language valorizes the binominal language-culture, which asserts itself as an indicator of the human evolution, whose study in the context of globalization dictates certain interactionist, comparative-contrastive, transdisciplinary and open approaches of several areas: anthropology, psychology, politology, sociology, philosophy, sciences of communication etc. Thus, the classical scientific paradigms of research, based on a philosophical principle and/or general scientific such as the traditional one (of representation-language-thought-reality), formal (language-thought), functional (the pragmatics of discursive acts) and their methods: informational (A. Moles); cybernetic (Wiener); linguistic-linguistic determinism (Sapir-Whorf), structural linguistics (Ferdinand de Saussure); psycholinguistics (Shanon); sociolinguistics (William Labov, John Gumperz, Dell Hymes); semiotic (Charles Sanders Peirce); pragmatics (Ch. Moris, J.L. Austin) etc. all of these have become narrow specialized and/or reductionist.

Nowadays the philological / linguistic research does not mean associating oneself to one of the doctrines or paradigms from the long chronological list, because this clinging to them would lead to an insufficient research of the complex present, which is fluid and open and belongs to the present-day “antagonist person”(Jacques Demorgon). The new vision upon the languagescultures would not necessarily represent a new simplistic determinism, but an approach to complex intercausalities, of evolutionary and open antagonist cooperation of “destiniesexistential parts” (Van Lier) of human societies which found them and the present-day processes of integration and globalization.

The human language does not represent a “substance” or a “free monoid” (Chomsky), it is a form, a system, a symbolic code whose research refers to an existential and categorial exploration, to an explanatory in its phenomenal polyphony, which is applicative and (inter)cultural. The speech phenomenon is something specific for the human genus whose existence is always situated in the exterior, being perpetually engaged into an opening towards the alter, and the substantiating of the being-in-the-world.

The complexity of the linguistic phenomena diversifies the research paradigms and approaches, one of the reasons among others being several contradictory distinctions, inherent to the human language: double articulation (composition-decomposing), subjective marking and creativity of the speaking subjects. Broadly speaking the linguistic creativity of the human individuals and their subjectivity of knowledge strives to an objective creation of meaning/significance and the Free International University of Moldova Institute of Philological and Intercultural Researches MD 2012, Chişinău, 52, Vlaicu Pârcalab Street Tel.: + (3732) 20-59-26, Fax : + (3732) 22-00-28 Site : e-mail : validity of being. However this knowledgeable subjectivity becomes transcendental only to the extent in which this is understood not only with reference to oneself, but also, imperatively, to us, thus striving towards an intersubjectivity (interculturality) in which the presence of alter is compulsorily required for a better comprehension of world’s objectivity. Then, namely in such a case a “trained tertiary” (M. Serres) must intervene with the potentiality of the third term, potentiality included in the duality, a fact which allows the “differentiation within the aim of the unity” (J. Maritain).

Following up our institutional Project Multilinguism, Contrastivity and Intercultural Communication, centered on an heuristic character of the philological observation through the prism of interculturality and transdisciplinary, we are kindly inviting all the researchers, linguists, university professors to contribute to our common efforts attempt to liberate the human language from its facticity and reductionism with the view to comprehend and analyze its orchestrated phenomenality, due to complex inter-connectionist approaches, both internal and external, such as: a) the values of lexical-grammatical (re)semantization and of idiomatic functionality, b) denotative and/or connotative pragmatic (re) modeling as well as the verbal or written expressivity, c) lexicographic descriptions and analyses both comparative and intercultural-contrastive, d) linguistic and extra-linguistic interconnections in the translation process, e) the interconnection of civilizational visions/realities and mediatic and artistic expression/expressivity. All the above-mentioned research objectives, as well as the other ones, which are possible to advance, would be debated within the following workshops of the Colloquium in question:

  • linguistics;
  • literature;
  • translation;
  • communication, arts, media.

Languages of communication: French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, English, German, Russian.

Procedures of participation:

  • - in praesentia – 10 May 2018 : plenary sessions and workshops;
  • - videoconference – 11 May 2018


  • The headlines of the presentations would be sent to the following email: until 01 April 2018.
  • The abstracts of the presentations in the language in which these would be delivered (published in the programme of the colloquium) are required until 01 April 2018
  • Texts in extensor would be accepted until 10 May 2018. Publishing-editing instructions are available on the ICPI website :
  • The texts selected by the organizing Committee would be published in the journal Intertext (No 1-2, 2018), available in both electronic version and on paper

The journal Intertext (ISSN 1857-3711, e-ISSN 2345-1750), specialized in philology, culturology and sciences of education is ranked by the National Council of Accreditation and Certification in the B+ category. The journal is available on the institutional website:

The participation fee:

30€ - for the foreign participants (folder of the colloquium, publication).

200 - MDL for the participants from the Republic of Moldova (folder of the colloquium, publication).

There is the availability of accommodation at the university hostel at a convenient price. A trip, depending on the demands and also on participants’ expenses, is being proposed to the popular cellars from Mileştii Mici/ Cricova (, a winemaking town included in the Guinness Book of Records (approximately 50€).

The Organizing Committee