The IV International Scientific Conference, “Communication Trends in the Post-literacy Era: Multilingualism, Multimodality, Multiculturalism” was held at the Ural Institute of Humanities of UrFU on November 8–9, 2019. The conference was organized by the research group “Multilingualism in the Post-literacy Era,” the Confucius Institute in UrFU, the Cambridge Center in UrFU, and the Ural State Pedagogical University. The conference brought together scientists from different countries, such as Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, China, and Russia, to discuss the problems relating to communication in different languages, texts, and media of different generations in a super-diverse culture. Plenary presentations were made by Sarka Sladovnikova (Czech Republic – Telecollaborative Language Learning), Monika Kavalir (Slovenia – Indirect literary Translation and intercultural Communication: Crossing borders in the Neighbors with a Go-Between project), Domenika Zakrzewska-Olędzka (Poland – Multilingualism in the Verbal and Non-verbal dimension as a Key Element in the Development of Intercultural Dialogue and International Cooperation), Krzysztof Sawicki (Poland – Minors, Juveniles or Just Kids? The Analysis of the Contemporary Educational Discourse on Children from Attendance centers in Culturally Diverse Societies), Urszula Markowska-Manista (Poland – Multilingualism in the Upbringing and Education of Children in Culturally Diverse Societies), Anna Gurariy (Yekaterinburg, UrFU – Speech Behavior and Multimodality in Online Communication among Teenagers), Nataša Pirih Svetina (Slovenia – Current Trends in the Process of Internationalization of Higher education in Slovenia with a Special focus on The Integration of International Students in the Study Process — Some Cultural and Language issues).
Conference date: 8–9 November 2019
Location: Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Chief Academic Editors: Gudova Margarita and Guzikova Maria
Organizer: Ural Federal University, named after the first President of Russia – B.N. Yeltsin
Published: 30 January 2020