LINGUIST List 10.149

Mon Feb 1 1999

Confs: Lang, Lit, & Cultures/Malaysia

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  1. Aileen Han, Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures, Cultures

Message 1: Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures, Cultures

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 23:41:00 PST
From: Aileen Han <>
Subject: Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures, Cultures

Dear linguists,


I'm pleased to announce the first international conference on languages, 
literatures and cultures organised by the Faculty of Modern Languages 
and Communication, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. The theme for 
MICOLLAC 1999 (or Malaysia International Conference on Languages, 
Literatures and Cultures) is "Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: 
Interconnections in the New Millenium" and the conference will be held 
from the 10-12 May 1999 in Kuala Kumpur.

The keynote speakers are Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid, Prof. Dr. Brian 
Tomlinson, Dr. Martin Cortazzi and Prof. Dato' Dr. Asmah Hj. Omar.

The objectives are:

 To discuss the contribution of languages, literatures, and cultures 
towards the process of globalisation.
 To assess the role played by languages, literatures, and cultures in 
the transformation of society and education.
 To address the use of languages, literatures, and cultures as a 
vehicle of communication.

Focus Areas:

Papers describing and discussing research results, theories, 
vapplications or some thematic ideological investigations related to 
languages, literatures and cultures may be submitted.

 The English Language, Malay and other Asian Indigenous Languages
 International Languages
 Language Planning and Policy
 Languages for Specific Purposes
 Translation Studies
 Genre Studies
 Contrastive Rhetorics
 Literary Movements
 Comparative Literature
 Language, Culture and Communication
 Language and the Global Network

Abstract and Call for Papers

Abstracts and papers should be written in either English or Malay and 
relevant to the conference theme. Abstracts of about 250 words should be 
submitted by February 10th 1999 (extendable). Please use Microsoft Word 
version 6.0 or Word '97.

Registration Fee
(inclusive of lunch, tea and conference papers)
Foreign Participants				US 150.00

Malaysian Participants
 Early Registration				RM 350.00
 (by March 15, 1999)
 Late Registration				RM 400.00
 Group Registration 
 (minimum of three persons) 		RM 300.00
 Students				RM 200.00

For more information, kindly write to:

The Secretariat, MICOLLAC '99
Department of English Language
Faculty of Modern Language Studies
University Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor D.E,

Or Tel: 03-9486101 ext.2891/2835
Fax: 603-9439951
e-mail :

Kindly also, access the URL for more information at:

For the Secretariat,
Aileen Han
Student : Master of Arts 
Department of English Language
Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
University Putra Malaysia.

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