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Sun Oct 02 2011

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling/Australia

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Professor Farzad Sharifian , 4th Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre

Message 1: 4th Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre
Date: 01-Oct-2011
From: Professor Farzad Sharifian <farzad.sharifianmonash.edu>
Subject: 4th Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre
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Full Title: 4th Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre

Date: 16-Feb-2012 - 17-Feb-2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact Person: Professor Farzad Sharifian
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.arts.monash.edu/language-and-society/lasc-round-tables.php

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2011

Meeting Description:

4th Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre
Monash University, Melbourne

Globalization continues to bring people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds together, to live and to work, at an unprecedented speed. This phenomenon had given rise to a significant increase in and a demand for the learning and use of languages for international/intercultural communication. Teaching and learning languages for international communication involve issues that may have until recently been irrelevant within the context of teaching/learning and using 'foreign' languages. For example, there have been vigorous debates about the 'ownership' of an international language, in particular in reference to the ownership of English as an international language. In the context of pedagogy of languages that are used for international communication, issues such as the native/non-native divide and the use of a teaching 'model' have been subjects of much controversy and debate.

The 4th Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre (LASC) will provide an opportunity for researchers working in areas related to the teaching and learning of languages for international/intercultural communication to share their research with each other.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Professor Sandra McKay, San Francisco State University

About Professor Sandra McKay:

Professor Sandra McKay is Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii in the Department of Second Language Studies. Her primary interests are macro-sociolinguistics, second language education, and English as an international language. Her books include Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (2002, Oxford University Press, winner of the Ben Warren International Book Award), Researching Second Language Classrooms (2006, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching (edited with Nancy Hornberger, 2010, Multilingual Matters), International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts with Wendy Bokhorst-Heng (2008, Routledge) and Teaching English as an International Language: Principles and Practice (edited with Lubna Alsagoff, Guangwei Hu, and Willy Renandya forthcoming, New York: Routledge).

2nd Call for Papers:


Abstract Submission:

Send an abstract (around 250-300 words) to arts-lascmonash.edu by the 15th of November, 2011.

Notification of acceptance of proposals will be by the 15th of December, 2011.

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