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Full Title: Language In Focus - Multiple Perceptual Frames on ELT and SLA

      
Short Title: LIF2017
Location: Famagusta, Cyprus
Start Date: 02-Mar-2017 - 04-Mar-2017
Contact: Cem Can
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://languageinfocus.org
Meeting Description: You are invited to take part in LIF2017 - 4th. Language in Focus Conference to be held in Cyprus, the birthplace of Aphrodite. Annual LIF conferences have already become an academic platform for exchanging exciting ideas, projects and scientific research results between aspiring academics, teachers, and well-known researchers. In harmony with this spirit of academic enthusiasm, LIF2017 Conference aims at providing a forum for participants from various disciplines and research communities to advance interconnections between Applied Linguistics and ELT and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into practice.

As Pennycook states “Rather than trying to understand our practice according to some form of totalizing or universal discourse, we need to recognize the complexities of language teaching and its contexts, and strive to validate other, local forms of knowledge about language and teaching” (Pennycook, 1989, p.613). For this reason, LIF2017’s theme “Multiple Perceptual Frames on ELT and SLA” aims at seeking opportunities to explore recent research in the fields of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics and create an ambience to discuss more about specialist areas such as teacher education, materials development, teaching English for academic purposes, management and evaluation in ELT, intercultural competence, data driven learning, corpus linguistics, translation’ Content and Language Integrated Learning in English and other Languages, literature in language teaching.

Pennycook, A. (1989), The Concept of Method, Interested Knowledge, and the Politics of Language Teaching. TESOL Quarterly, 23: 589–618

Plenary Speakers:
- Andrew Cohen, Univ. of Minnesota, USA
- Sylviane Granger, Univ. of Louvain, Belgium
- Ken Hyland, Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Peter MacIntyre, Univ.of Western Ontario, Canada
- Peeter Mehisto, Univ.College London, UK
- Ülker Vancı Osam, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., Cyprus
- Mirosław Pawlak, State Univ. of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland
- Birsen Tütüniş, Kültür Univ., Turkey

Conference Fee:
The conference/registration fee, which covers registration fee, conference materials, welcome cocktail, all-inclusive accommodation (March 1 - 4, 2017 - three days) refreshments during the coffee breaks, conference dinner and the cost of subsequent publication is:

- €425 (by Dec. 16, 2016)
- €445 (Dec. 16, 2016 if paid via PayPal)
- €450 (by Jan. 20, 2017)
- €470 (by Jan. 20, 2017 if paid via PayPal)

The fee covers all-inclusive accommodation including all meals & drinks for 24 hours.

Conference Venue:
LIF2017 Conference venue is Salamis Bay Conti Hotel. It is located on a land of 65 square km. surrounded by untouched nature, blue sea and fresh air beside famous, fine golden sand covered Salamis beach.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 27.2520


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