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LINGUIST List 23.2541

Wed May 30 2012

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Applied Linguistics/Qatar

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


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Date: 30-May-2012
From: Abdel Latif Sellami <asellamiqf.org.qa>
Subject: Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment
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Full Title: Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment
Short Title: ARDPE

Date: 11-Jan-2013 - 13-Jan-2013
Location: Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Abdel Latif Sellami
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.qatardebate.org/en/Home/fourth-ICARD-PE/fourth-ICARD-PE.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

The conference will unite scholars and educators from diverse fields for vigorous dialogue and exchange. This forum will unite scholars of argumentation and rhetoric, teachers, and organizers of local, national and international debating networks to discuss critical thinking and advocacy discourse through pedagogy. We intend for the conference to welcome all who are involved in public discussions and debates about different issues.

Registration to Attend:

Registration is due by the end of October 2012.

Those not making presentations are cordially invited to attend, ask questions at sessions and get involved.

Based on local costs, the registration for the fourth conference is comparable to the third conference. Payment can be by wire transfer or in cash on arrival. See website for details.

Full Registration: $500 (you get a lot for it)

- Four nights in a four star hotel (we are negotiating to upgrade to a five star facility)
- All meals: breakfast and dinner in the hotel, lunch at the conference site, snacks and coffee breaks
- Transportation to and from the conference hotel and the Qatar National Convention Center
- Admission to all conference events, panels and workshops
- Conference formal dinner
- Visa arrangements ($181 value for USA citizens)
- Field Trips: Islamic Museum of Art, Desert Safari and other choices
- Conference kit and materials along with personal gifts

Conference Registration only: $150 ($100 students)

- Admission to all conference events, panels and workshops
- Transportation to and from the conference hotel and the Qatar National Convention Center, not available to and from other hotels
- Lunch, snacks and coffee breaks during day sessions
- Conference formal dinner
- Visa arrangements ($181 value for USA citizens)
- Proof of student status required for student rate
- Conference kit and materials along with personal gifts

Call for Papers:

We welcome presentations, workshops, and poster sessions in English and Arabic from scholars, teachers and active citizens from around the world. Our goal is to open the way for in-depth discussions, debates, and the sharing of ideas that will enable more enlightened discourse in the 21st Century. The program for the conference will have three themes. Submissions are encouraged to center their work on one of the three themes and to submit proposals to the appropriate conference division. Interdisciplinary work that might fit into more than one category is very welcome. All parts of the program will involve simultaneous translation using English and Arabic.

1. Argumentation and rhetoric. The use of logic and reason to criticize and analyze ideas through communication. Those interested in research on argumentation theory, criticisms of communication acts and scholarship on argumentation practice are encouraged to submit to this division.

English:
Chair: David Williams, Florida Atlantic University, USA, dcwillfau.edu
Committee members: Frans van Eemeren, University of Amsterdam, Satoru Aonuma, Tsuda College, Japan

Arabic:
Chair: Abdel Latif Sellami, QatarDebate, asellamiqf.org.qa

2. Debate. The use of formal argumentation forums to educate and empower citizens. Those interested in work on the practice and theory of debate competition, public debates, research on the impact of debate for participants, and theorizing about debate paradigms are encouraged to submit to this division.

English:
Chair: Bojana Skrt, ZIP Slovenia, bojana.skrtsiol.net
Committee members: Allan Louden, Wake Forest University USA, Steve Woods, Western Washington University

Arabic:
Chair: Abdul Gabbar Al Sharafi, alsharaf10gmail.com

3. Critical thinking/pedagogy. Teaching and the methodology of teaching in the active classroom. Those interested in using debate, discussion and argumentation in classrooms, discussion of experiences and teaching lessons relating to communication and critical thinking are encouraged to submit to this division.

English:
Chair: Alfred Snider, alfred.snideruvm.edu
Committee members: Debbie Newman, DebateMate, UK, Loke Wing Fatt, SAID, Singapore

Arabic:
Chair: Abed Naji Al Sameai, aalsameaiqf.org.qa

Presentation Application:

Applications are due by the end of June 2012.

Go to the website and download the application form. Decide which committee to submit your application to, fill out the form and send it by email. Make sure to follow instructions.

US$300 travel grants will be awarded to those with extraordinary presentations who face financial barriers. See website for details.



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