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LINGUIST List 23.4818

Mon Nov 19 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/Malaysia

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

Date: 18-Nov-2012
From: Jason Miin-Hwa Lim <drjasonlimgmail.com>
Subject: International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society 2013
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Full Title: International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society 2013
Short Title: ICLALIS 2013

Date: 22-Oct-2013 - 24-Oct-2013
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Contact Person: Jason Miin-Hwa Lim (Associate Professor)
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://iclalis2013.blogspot.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Apr-2013

Meeting Description:

International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society 2013 (ICLALIS 2013)
Venue: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Dates: 22-24 October 2013

Organised by the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Welcome to the International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society (ICLALIS 2013) in Malaysia. This conference is organised by the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), and will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia) from 22 to 24 October 2013.

Introduction:

Language plays a broad range of essential roles in society and institutions with diverse needs, aspirations, cultures, traditions, and practices while linguistics offers numerous approaches to the study of how communities, groups and individuals interact or communicate with one another. To promote the importance of language learning, facilitate our understanding of languages, and broaden our knowledge of linguistics, we are organising the International Conference on Languages, Linguistics and Society in Sabah, Malaysia, which is well known for its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural identity.

The upcoming conference will look into various issues of both global and local concerns especially in relation to the use and learning of different languages. This conference covers topics pertaining to applied linguistics and theoretical linguistics in various institutional, social, and cultural contexts. The conference also welcomes presentations based on studies conducted from inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives, involving research into language/s in different academic disciplines. We hope to provide an interesting platform for researchers, academics, instructors, language practitioners, policy makers, postgraduate candidates, and members of the public to share knowledge and engage in meaningful interactions.

Objectives:

We aim to (i) investigate, discuss, and exchange ideas related to the learning and/or use of language in institutional, social and/or cultural settings, (ii) explore the benefits of cross-disciplinary studies involving linguistics, and (iii) examine the theoretical and/or practical implications of new ideas, perspectives, theories, and recommendations concerning different approaches to language teaching and/or language analysis.

Call for Papers:

The ICLALIS 2013 invites proposals (abstracts) for papers based on the main theme about 'The Developing Roles of Language in a Multi-faceted Society'. The proposals submitted to this conference should preferably be related to (but not limited to) the sub-themes or topic areas listed below:

Applied Linguistics
Theoretical Linguistics
Language and Culture
Language, Power and Ideology
Language Varieties
Discourse Analysis
Corpus Linguistics
Language and Communication
Language for Specific Purposes
Language for Academic Purposes
Language and Gender
Indigenous and Minority Languages
Indigenous Culture and Language Preservation
Language, Diversity and Identity
Intercultural and Cross-cultural Language Studies
Language Teaching and/or Learning
ICT and Language Teaching
Language Education and/or Policy
Language Curriculum Development
Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Translation and/or Interpretation
Language and Literature

Submission Guidelines:

We welcome 20-minute paper presentations, including questions and answers. All presentations must be in English or Bahasa Malaysia.

A 250-word abstract should be sent as an attachment in the form of Microsoft Word document (.doc) to iclalis2013gmail.com by 10 April 2013. Include in the subject line this information: 'Abstract ICLALIS 2013 Your Name/s'.

Kindly indicate the topic areas as listed in the conference announcement. The conference secretariat reserves the right to re-categorise papers. The length of an abstract should not be more than 250 words in English or Bahasa Malaysia. Please use Times New Roman (size 11). The abstract should follow this order: (a) the title of the paper, (b) author's full name and affiliation, (c) full postal address (with telephone and fax numbers), (d) email addresses, (e) abstract [containing research purpose/s, method/s, findings, and conclusion/implication/s of the study], and (f) a brief biographical statement (of not more than 50 words).

The authors will be notified about the acceptance of their papers within four weeks after the submission of their abstracts. Kindly refer to our website (at http://iclalis2013.blogspot.com) for updates on the venue, registration, and accommodation in the course of the next few months.

Important Dates/Deadlines:

Submission of abstracts: 10 April 2013
Notification of acceptance: Within four weeks after the submission of an abstract
Submission of full papers (optional): 10 July 2013
Payment: 10 May 2013 (early birds) / 30 May 2013 (deadline)



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