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Confs: General Linguistics/UK

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Message 1: Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference
Date: 17-Sep-2011
From: Vander Viana <vander.vianagmail.com>
Subject: Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference
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Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference
Short Title: ILinC

Date: 14-Oct-2011 - 15-Oct-2011
Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Contact: Vander Viana
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://go.qub.ac.uk/1stILinC

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce its 1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC), a student-led venture to take place on 14-15 October 2011 (Friday and Saturday). This two-day conference is designed to offer participants a stimulating and friendly forum in which they may present and discuss their research findings. Additionally, the event aims at bringing together researchers from different academic divisions carrying out language studies in order to foster cross-disciplinary contact.

This year's conference theme is ‘Crossing Boundaries: The Impact of Language Studies in Academia and Beyond’. We therefore seek to look into the role played by language studies both within the academic scenario and outside it, paying special attention to the relevance of current language research findings to society in general.

The following distinguished scholars have confirmed their participation at the conference:

- Prof. Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford)
- Prof. Michael Halliday (University of Sydney)
- Prof. Ruqaiya Hasan (Macquarie University)

Lecture 1: 'Why do we need to understand about language?' (Prof. Michael Halliday, University of Sydney)

Lecture 2: 'Having an impact? Power, knowledge and language in a changing world' (Prof. Deborah Cameron, University of Oxford)

Lecture 3: 'Everyday language: its mileage in life' (Prof. Ruquaiya Hasan, Macquarie University)

Paper sessions:

-Contrastive humor research
-Corpora and pragmatics
-Discourse analysis and newspaper language
-English language in a global society
-Gender, identity & language use
-Governmental policies in education
-Interfaces between language and society
-Language and communication
-Language and the mind
-Language development in young learners
-Language perceptions and attitudes
-Language through a functional approach
-Language use in online settings
-Linguistic analysis of cultural products
-Linguistic and multimodal elements in advertising
-Linguistic approaches to literature
-Motivation in language learning
-Pedagogical practices & discourses in the language classroom
-Phonetics and phonology in language studies
-Political correctness in corpora
-Research in second language learning
-Research into political discourse
-Translation and language change
-Writing practices at the university

The full program is available at:


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