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LINGUIST List 23.2714

Wed Jun 13 2012

Calls: English, Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Applied Ling/Spain

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

Date: 13-Jun-2012
From: Chryso Hadjidemetriou <c.hadjidemetriousheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: English as a Scientific and Research Language
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Full Title: English as a Scientific and Research Language
Short Title: EIE

Date: 01-Dec-2012 - 02-Dec-2012
Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Contact Person: Carmen Pérez-Llantada, Ramón Plo Alastrué
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.englishineurope.postgrad.shef.ac.uk/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 10-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

The aim of the second conference of the 'English in Europe' Network is to gain a comparative understanding of the debates surrounding the role and status of English in Europe in academic and research settings. Topics will include:

Discourses of English as a lingua franca in academic and research settings
The publish in English or perish dilemma
Language attitudes towards the advancement of English
English language hegemony vs. minority national languages
Language contact and language change
The teaching of English for Academic Purposes
English as a lingua franca and academic enculturation
Codification of academic English(es)
Language policies regarding the use of English
Comparison with and across areas of the world

Keynote speakers include:

John M. Swales (University of Michigan)
Karen Bennett (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Ana Bocanegra-Valle (University of Cádiz, Spain)

The conference is primarily sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust in the UK and will also be sponsored by InterLAE research group, the Department of English and German Studies at the University of Zaragoza and the Vicerectorate of Research at the University of Zaragoza.

Local Organisers:

Carmen Pérez-Llantada and Ramón Plo Alastrué
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad de Zaragoza
50009 Spain

Call for Papers:

Submission Guidelines:

Please send an anonymous abstract of less than 500 words as an attachment on any of the topics listed above or any topic related to the conference theme to the conference email address: zaragozaEIEgmail.com.

In a second attachment include your abstract along with the title of your paper, the name and contact details of the author(s).

Important Deadlines:

Deadline for submission: 10 September 2012
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2012
Conference: 1-2 December 2012

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