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LINGUIST List 24.1142

Thu Mar 07 2013

Calls: English, Applied Ling, Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Historical Ling/Greece

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

Date: 06-Mar-2013
From: Chryso Hadjidemetriou <c.hadjidemetriousheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: Responses to the Lingua Franca Role of English
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Full Title: Responses to the Lingua Franca Role of English

Date: 23-Nov-2013 - 24-Nov-2013
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Person: Chryso Hadjidemetriou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.englishineurope.postgrad.shef.ac.uk/Conferences/Conference%20in%20Thessaloniki/

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

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2013

Meeting Description:

Responses to the Lingua Franca Role of English
23 November - 24 November 2013
Thessaloniki, Greece

Organised by the South-East European Research Centre

The aim of the fourth conference in the ‘English in Europe: Opportunity or Threat?’ project is to gain a comparative understanding of the debates surrounding the role of English as a lingua franca throughout Europe but with a particular focus on South East Europe and the Balkan region. We invite participants who are located both within the Balkan region and in other countries who are involved in research on ELF in the context of Europe for a series of sessions.

We are extremely proud to confirm that the following keynote speakers will be speaking at the conference:

Professor Cem Alptekin (Boğaziçi University)
Professor Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)
Dr Nicos Sifakis (Hellenic Open University)

Call for Papers:

Topics will include, but not be limited to:

- Language attitudes
- Language identity
- English in the media
- Discourses of English as a lingua franca
- ELF in education
- Language contact, language variation and language loss
- English language hegemony and language diversity

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts related to any of the topics listed above or to the overall theme of the conference should be sent to the conference email address: eie-organiserseerc.org by the 1 June 2013. Abstracts should be anonymous, include the title of the paper and up to 500 words maximum in length. You may include an indicative references list of the key sources consulted. Please include your name (including academic title if relevant), affiliation and contact details in the body of the email. If you have any questions relating to the submission of your abstract, please email the conference organizer at eie-organiserseerc.org or thessalonikieiegmail.com.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: 1 June 2013
Notification of acceptance/registration opens: 15 June 2013
Deadline for registration: 15 July 2013
Conference: 23-24 November 2013

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