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LINGUIST List 19.745

Thu Mar 06 2008

Confs: General Linguistics, English Language/Malaysia

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        1.    Normala Othman, English and Asia: First International Conference 2008

Message 1: English and Asia: First International Conference 2008
Date: 06-Mar-2008
From: Normala Othman <normalaothman2008yahoo.com>
Subject: English and Asia: First International Conference 2008
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English and Asia: First International Conference 2008

Date: 24-Nov-2008 - 28-Nov-2008
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: Normala Othman
Contact Email: englishasiaconference2008yahoo.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Meeting Description:

The conference intends to bring together scholars, from various disciplines to
discuss English language issues in Asia, past, present and future. Paper
presentations or posters may be theoretical, experimental or reflective.

English and Asia: First International Conference 2008
in Language and Linguistics

Dates: November 24 - 28, 2008
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (IIUM & The Crown Princess Hotel)
Organiser: Department of English Language and Literature International Islamic
University Malaysia

Overview of Conference

English has become the main language in many countries in Asia as a result of
centuries of British colonialisation, resulting in what appears at times to be a
tug of war of roles between English and the vernaculars in the development of
the countries in the region, and (re)constructions of cultures, identities and
ideologies, while preserving old ones. Today, the relationship between English
and Asia remains equally ambiguous and changing in all spheres: economical,
technological, academic, social, political. The language unites and divides
populations depending on the role that it holds within a country. This and other
issues could be interesting 'food for thought' in a conference that would bring
together not just professionals and students in language and linguistics, but
also researchers from other disciplines and interested parties from industry. We
invite papers from all parties interested in the issue, which may be
theoretical, experimental or reflective.

Topics may cover all areas of linguistics and others such as the following:

Varieties of Asian Englishes
English and Asian cultures
The History of English in Asia
Asian Literatures in English
English as a Second Language
English in the Asian Classroom
English and Asian Nationalisms
English and Asian Politics/Diplomacy
English and Business in Asian Societies
Issues in Translation
English and Identity
English and Cultural Transformation
English and Language Planning/Policies
English and Media
Postcolonial Linguistics Issues
English and the Vernaculars
Critical Discourse Analysis
Competing Lingua Francas
English Pidgins and Creoles
English Literature and Asia
(Second) Language Acquisition
Language and Construction of Identities


VIP Speaker (to be announced later)
Prof. Richard Young (USA)
Prof Emeritus Asmah Hj Omar (Malaysia)
Prof Nik Safiah Karim (Malaysia)
Assoc. Prof. Ismail Talib (Singapore)
Assoc. Prof. Edwin Malachi (Malaysia)

Overview of Venue:

Kuala Lumpur is a magnificent city where the east meets the west and plenty of
things to do and look at for local and international visitors. The Crown
Princess Hotel is a 5-star hotel which has agreed to give fabulous rates to
conference participants. It is situated in the hip Ampang district and only a
few minutes walk to the famous Twin Towers. The conference opening will be
conducted on the campus of IIUM (situated among the valleys at the foot of the
Titiwangsa Range) and this is followed by a keynote address from a world class
speaker (from the Malaysian industry) you don't want to miss (announcement will
be made later). Activities such as daily after-conference free and easy programs
are being planned for those who would like to experience KL the way the locals
do. Do join us!

Address all other communications to:
Dr. Normala Othman (Chairman)
Department of English Language and Literature
50728 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 61965042, Fax: 03 6196 5148, normalaothman2008yahoo.com

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