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LINGUIST List 18.213

Sun Jan 21 2007

Calls: Sociolinguistics/UK; Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/China

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Kevin Watson, UK Language Variation and Change Conference 6
        2.    Joanna Radwanska-Williams, English, Discourse & Intercultural Communication

Message 1: UK Language Variation and Change Conference 6
Date: 19-Jan-2007
From: Kevin Watson <k.d.watsonlancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: UK Language Variation and Change Conference 6

Full Title: UK Language Variation and Change Conference 6
Short Title: UKLVC6

Date: 11-Sep-2007 - 13-Sep-2007
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Kevin Watson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/uklvc/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

The sixth meeting of the UK Language Variation and Change conference, to be held in Lancaster in September 2007, welcomes submission of abstracts on any aspect of language variation and change.

**Keynote speakers**
Frans Hinskens (Meertens Instituut and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
April McMahon (University of Edinburgh)
Lesley Milroy (University of Michigan)
Emma Moore (University of Sheffield)

Abstract information
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (including references) and must
be submitted in one of the following electronic formats; word document (.rtf
or .doc), pdf, or in the body of an email message. They should be sent to
uklvc6lancaster.ac.uk on or before 1 March 2007. Oral presentations will be
expected to last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.

Abstracts should be anonymous. They should include only the abstract text
and the title of the paper.

In the body of the accompanying email, the following information must be
- Preferred presentation type (oral or poster)
- Author(s) name and title
- Author(s) affiliation
- Contact details for author(s)
- Title of paper/poster

You will be notified by the end of April whether or not your abstract has
been accepted. We encourage submission of abstracts for poster presentations.

If you have any queries, please email the local organising committee at

Message 2: English, Discourse & Intercultural Communication
Date: 18-Jan-2007
From: Joanna Radwanska-Williams <onhajrwipm.edu.mo>
Subject: English, Discourse & Intercultural Communication

Full Title: English, Discourse & Intercultural Communication
Short Title: ICELT

Date: 08-Jul-2007 - 13-Jul-2007
Location: Macao S.A.R. and Urumqi (Xinjiang), China
Contact Person: Joanna Radwanska-Williams
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin; English

Call Deadline: 05-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

The 1st International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural
Communication (Part I Macao July 8th-10th, 2007 & Part II Urumqui July
11th-13th, 2007) welcomes submissions from scholars in discourse analysis,
applied linguistics, intercultural communication, English Language Teaching
and translation/interpretation.

The 1st International Conference on ELT, Discourse and Intercultural
Communication will be held in Macao (Part I - July 8th-10th 2007) and
Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China (Part II - July 11th-13th
2007). The conference is co-organised by Macao Polytechnic Institute and
the Education Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The conference
will consist of

(A) Keynote Speeches
(B) Plenary Presentations with Invited Speakers
(C) Parallel Paper Sessions
(D) Panel/Roundtable Discussions
(E) Workshops
(F) Poster Sessions

Under the conference theme of English, Discourse and Intercultural
Communication, the conference topics include, but are not restricted to,
the following categories:

(1) English Language Teaching in the global/local context;
(2) New social, cultural and critical discourses in English language education;
(3) Intercultural dialogues and critiques in language and communication
(4) English and language universals/typology
(5) Translation/interpretation studies and comparative cultural studies;
(6) Impact of new media technologies in intercultural communication;
(7) English as a global lingua franca and the future of Chinese and other
non-western languages and traditions;
(8) Communicative language teaching (CLT) and cross-cultural pragmatic
(9) Second language acquisition, bilingual and multilingual acquisition;
(10) International migration: brain drain and language/culture adjustment
(11) Revisiting humanistic and other ''traditional'' approaches in the
ELT/ESP classroom.

Abstracts and proposals for panel, poster and workshop sessions (between
150-300 words in English, together with a brief bio-note and contact
information) are hereby warmly invited. Please indicate whether you would
like to attend Part I or Part II, or both. The deadline for submitting
abstracts/proposals is March 5th, 2007, and the deadline for full paper
submission (max. 6000 words, LSA style) is May 31st, 2007.

Scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds, ELT professionals and
translation/ interpretation practitioners from across the world are
strongly encouraged to participate in this exciting conference in two
places of great geographical and cultural interest. All submissions will be
carefully reviewed before final invitation letters are sent to participants
whose abstracts/ proposals have been accepted by the Conference Academic
Review Panel. No registration fee will be charged for presenters and

Please email your submission to: Dominic Chang ipm.edu.mo>

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