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Full Title: Ethnicity, Language and Culture: Past, Present, Future

Location: Rivne, Ukraine
Start Date: 18-Apr-2013 - 19-Apr-2013
Contact: Olexandra Palchevska
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Ukraine
Department of Education and Science of the Rivne Regional State Administration
Rivne Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education
Rivne Institute Open International University of Human Development ‘Ukraine’

We would like to invite you to participate in the II International scientific interdisciplinary conference ‘Ethnicity, Language and Culture: Past, Present, Future’ to be held on 18-19 April 2013 at the Rivne Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education, Rivne, Ukraine.

The ‘Ethnicity, Language and Culture: Past, Present, Future’ is the II International scientific interdisciplinary conference on the question of ethnic identity and conceptualization of spiritual, cultural, social and educational dimensions of the national life in language, arranged by the Rivne Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education. It brings together researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines, working within different theoretical and methodological paradigms in a creative, internationally oriented and friendly atmosphere. The importance of national and ethnical language domains is now generally recognised, and the conference offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings concerning ethnical senses uses in different types of human communication, and their cognitive, cultural, narrative, poetic, rhetorical, social, textual or discourse functions.

Working languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and English
Conference fee: 25 euros to be paid during registration
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 24.78

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