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Full Title: 1st International Conference ‘The English Language in Applied Theoretical Studies’

Location: Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Start Date: 18-Dec-2012 - 18-Dec-2012
Contact: Olga Lytvyniuk
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: 1st International Conference ‘The English Language in Applied Theoretical Studies’


1. Language contacts’ influence on English Language Morphology
2. Changes in English Lexis and semantics: diachrony and synchrony
3. Peculiarities of English functioning in cross-cultural environments
4. The limits of authenticity in English teaching texts
5. Language facts’ selection to teach English as a foreign language


Research Laboratory of Contrastive Linguistics and Foreign Languages Subject Didactics under ‘Navchalna Knyha’ Publishing House
Postal address: Post Box 588 Dniepropetrovsk 49006 Ukraine
Telephone: (+380) 098-492-18-13 (8-00 – 20-00, Kyiv time)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.4964

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