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LINGUIST List 20.949

Wed Mar 18 2009

Calls: Computational Ling,Discourse Analysis/Egypt

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        1.    Dina El-Kassas, The Impact of Language and New Technologies on Language

Message 1: The Impact of Language and New Technologies on Language
Date: 18-Mar-2009
From: Dina El-Kassas <delkassasgmail.com>
Subject: The Impact of Language and New Technologies on Language
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Full Title: The Impact of Language and New Technologies on Language

Date: 07-Dec-2009 - 09-Dec-2009
Location: Minya, Egypt
Contact Person: Dina El-Kassas
Meeting Email: alsunconferencegmail.com
Web Site: http://alsunconference.scienceontheweb.net

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language
Acquisition; Translation

Call Deadline: 10-Sep-2009

Meeting Description:

Exploring new research in language, linguistics and literature through the use
of the Internet, multimedia and new technologies (the digital discourse of
blogs, wikis, texts, instant messaging, video games, emails, podcasting,
hypertexts, web communities, etc.). The conference is searching topics including
both the way in which language-related themes are represented in the media as
well as looking at how language specialists might communicate more effectively
with and through the media. Contributions include works on media in all its
forms including newspapers, radio, television, computer-mediated communication,
and mobile-mediated communication.

Call for Papers

We invite to explore new research in language, linguistics and literature
through the use of the Internet, multimedia and new technologies (the digital
discourse of blogs, wikis, texts, instant messaging, video games, emails,
podcasting, hypertexts, web communities, etc.). The conference is searching
topics including both the way in which language-related themes are represented
in the media as well as looking at how language specialists might communicate
more effectively with and through the media. Contributions include works on
media in all its forms including newspapers, radio, television,
computer-mediated communication, and mobile-mediated communication. We hope that
the fifth conference of Al-Alsun will be a great occasion to exchange and
expertise on an international scale.

Axes and topics:
Translation, language and media
- language standards and policy
- news writing practices in broadcasting
- media discourse analysis
- translating media discourse
- representation of speech, thought and writing in media discourse
- coherence, cohesion and reference in multimedia discourse
- role of context in understanding media
- reconstruction of national and regional identity through language planning in
media
- syntax and semantics of the graphical discourse
- deixis in multimedia environments
- multimedia and corpus linguistics

Language and globalization
- foreign language and communication in professional context
- multilinguism and cross-cultural communication
- speaking their language
- multilingual access to global media

Translation, language and technologies
- technologies of localization
- language ideologies in videogames and website localization
- impact of technology development on linguistic discipline
- audio-visual translation

Language acquisition, media and technologies
- language acquisition and multimedia
- use of audio-visual contents in language learning: technologies and models

Literature, media and Internet
- literature via media
- contemporary issues in 21st literature

Submission:
Papers are to be presented in one of the following languages: Arabic, English,
German, Italian, French, Spanish. Researchers are kindly requested to make an
electronic submission at the following e-mail address:
alsunconferencegmail.com.
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