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LINGUIST List 22.4551

Mon Nov 14 2011

Calls: English, Applied Ling, Socioling, Translation/Kuwait

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        1.     marta tryzna , GUST English Language and Literature Conference

Message 1: GUST English Language and Literature Conference
Date: 14-Nov-2011
From: marta tryzna <tryzna.mgust.edu.kw>
Subject: GUST English Language and Literature Conference
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Full Title: GUST English Language and Literature Conference
Short Title: GELL

Date: 22-Apr-2012 - 24-Apr-2012
Location: Kuwait, Kuwait
Contact Person: Ikram El Sherif
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://conferences.gust.edu.kw

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2011

Meeting Description:

GELL is GUST's first international conference, organized by the English Department. In a globalized world where the English language has become an established language of communication, new forms of the language, new ways of expression, new meaning, new metaphors have gradually evolved, over the past decades, to embrace, embody and express new themes and concerns not only for newcomers to the language, but also even native speakers. How does this evolution in language and expression affect the language and its literature(s)? Has this evolution enriched or impoverished the language and its literature(s)? Do we now have one global English language/literature, or many different Englishes and English literatures? Where does English tend? And, finally, what are the challenges this evolution poses for scholars and teachers of the language and its literature(s)? GELL's first international conference seeks to address these questions, and many more, under the overarching theme, Englishes: English Languages and Literaturse in a Globalized World.

Call for Papers:

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

- Should linguistics, language pedagogy, and literature be housed together?
- Why isn't poetry popular anymore?
- Canonical literature
- English literature or literatures in English
- Why are we still teaching British and American Literature?
- Creative writing in a globalized world
- Does translation impoverish language?
- Untranslatability
- The power of language and translation
- Language pedagogy: what English are we teaching?
- Colonizing the language of the colonizer
- Language acquisition and multilingualism
- The 'Other' and hegemonic discourse
- Syntactic variation in the dialects of English
- The effects of globalization on Standard English
- English phonetics in an era of multiple Englishes


Scholars, practitioners and students in the fields of linguistics, literature and language teaching are invited to participate. Participants are requested to submit a short autobiographical note along with proposals for 20-minute presentations which should be a maximum of 250 words and include at least a working title. These will be arranged into panel groups. All proposals should be submitted online (conferencesgust.edu.kw) by Thursday, 15 December, 2011.

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