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LINGUIST List 21.2848

Thu Jul 08 2010

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, English/China

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Derek Irwin, 2nd ESP in Asia Conference

Message 1: 2nd ESP in Asia Conference
Date: 07-Jul-2010
From: Derek Irwin <derek.irwinnottingham.edu.cn>
Subject: 2nd ESP in Asia Conference
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Full Title: 2nd ESP in Asia Conference

Date: 11-Nov-2010 - 13-Nov-2010
Location: Ningbo, China
Contact Person: Derek Irwin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/conference/esp/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2010

Meeting Description:

Following the success of the 1st ESP in Asia Conference held at Chongqing
University, China, in October 2009, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd
ESP in Asia Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham Ningbo
China, from 11th to 13th November 2010.

The theme of the conference is 'Engaging Ecologies, Evolving
Empowerment'. As ESP grows in Asia, it needs to evolve practices that
engage the ecologies in which it operates. Such ecologies include, on the one
hand, sociolinguistic realities such as multilingualism and variation in global
English(es), and, on the other hand, variable professional and academic
cultures and practices in Asia. The conference theme seeks to capture the
notion that through engaging these ecologies, ESP may evolve more
empowering paradigms, both for individuals and for institutions.

Call for Papers

We invite papers and workshop proposals on all aspects of ESP, from
researchers, teachers, training consultants and industry professionals. In line
with the theme, we would particularly encourage papers on the following:

- English in specialized domains in ESL/EFL contexts
- English in the professions in multilingual & multicultural contexts
- ESP/EAP within a World Englishes paradigm
- Sociolinguistics of work
- Pedagogical innovations in ESP/EAP
- The Asian context: challenges and rewards
- EAP within academics, for academics, and by academics
- Identity and ELT

Abstracts for papers should be no more than 300 words in length, including
references. They may be in either English or Chinese. They should be
submitted via LinguistList, at:


where they will have a blind review process.

Proposals for workshops may also be made via LinguistList. Please include
a general overview of the topic and approach.

Detailed information can be found at the conference website


Inquiries may be sent to:
Benedict Lin, Douglas Bell, or Derek Irwin at

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