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Full Title: English as a Lingua Franca 6th International Conference, Intercultural Communication: New Perspectives from ELF

Short Title: ELF English Lingua Franca
Location: Rome, Italy
Start Date: 04-Sep-2013 - 07-Sep-2013
Contact: Lucilla Lopriore
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://host.uniroma3.it/eventi/elf6/
Meeting Description: The 6th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF6), Intercultural Communication: New Perspectives from ELF, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, September 4-7, 2013, follows on from the highly successful first five conferences in the series, held at the universities of Helsinki (2008), Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011), Istanbul Boğaziçi University (2012).

This annual event, attended by a growing community of international researchers and scholars, has generated a huge groundswell of interest and support for ELF studies. Our intent this year is to consolidate this tradition and propose promising directions for future developments. So far, the following Plenary Speakers have confirmed their participation:

Alessia Cogo, University of Southampton, Southampton
Martin Dewey, King’s College, London
Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.480

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