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Full Title: International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society 2013

Short Title: ICLALIS 2013
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Start Date: 22-Oct-2013 - 24-Oct-2013
Contact: Jason Miin-Hwa Lim (Associate Professor)
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Meeting URL: http://iclalis2013.blogspot.com
Meeting Description: International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society 2013 (ICLALIS 2013)
Venue: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Dates: 22-24 October 2013

Organised by the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Welcome to the International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society (ICLALIS 2013) in Malaysia. This conference is organised by the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), and will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia) from 22 to 24 October 2013.


Language plays a broad range of essential roles in society and institutions with diverse needs, aspirations, cultures, traditions, and practices while linguistics offers numerous approaches to the study of how communities, groups and individuals interact or communicate with one another. To promote the importance of language learning, facilitate our understanding of languages, and broaden our knowledge of linguistics, we are organising the International Conference on Languages, Linguistics and Society in Sabah, Malaysia, which is well known for its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural identity.

The upcoming conference will look into various issues of both global and local concerns especially in relation to the use and learning of different languages. This conference covers topics pertaining to applied linguistics and theoretical linguistics in various institutional, social, and cultural contexts. The conference also welcomes presentations based on studies conducted from inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives, involving research into language/s in different academic disciplines. We hope to provide an interesting platform for researchers, academics, instructors, language practitioners, policy makers, postgraduate candidates, and members of the public to share knowledge and engage in meaningful interactions.


We aim to (i) investigate, discuss, and exchange ideas related to the learning and/or use of language in institutional, social and/or cultural settings, (ii) explore the benefits of cross-disciplinary studies involving linguistics, and (iii) examine the theoretical and/or practical implications of new ideas, perspectives, theories, and recommendations concerning different approaches to language teaching and/or language analysis.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.4815

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