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Full Title: 4th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication

Short Title: 4th EDIC
Location: Macau and Urumqi, China
Start Date: 04-Jun-2013 - 10-Jun-2013
Contact: Joanna Radwanska-Williams
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The 4th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication will be held in Macao (Part I: June 4-7, 2013) and Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China (Part II: June 7-10, 2013). The conference is co-organised by Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Education Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Normal University (XJNU). The conference will consist of:

A. Keynote Speeches
B. Plenary Presentations by Invited Speakers
C. Parallel Paper Sessions
D. Panel/Roundtable Discussions
E. Workshops
F. Poster Sessions
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.714

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