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LINGUIST List 24.480

Sun Jan 27 2013

Calls: English, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics/Italy

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

Date: 26-Jan-2013
From: Lucilla Lopriore <llopriotin.it>
Subject: English as a Lingua Franca 6th International Conference, Intercultural Communication: New Perspectives from ELF
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Full Title: English as a Lingua Franca 6th International Conference, Intercultural Communication: New Perspectives from ELF
Short Title: ELF English Lingua Franca

Date: 04-Sep-2013 - 07-Sep-2013
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact Person: Lucilla Lopriore
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://host.uniroma3.it/eventi/elf6/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 03-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

The 6th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF6), Intercultural Communication: New Perspectives from ELF, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, September 4-7, 2013, follows on from the highly successful first five conferences in the series, held at the universities of Helsinki (2008), Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011), Istanbul Boğaziçi University (2012).

This annual event, attended by a growing community of international researchers and scholars, has generated a huge groundswell of interest and support for ELF studies. Our intent this year is to consolidate this tradition and propose promising directions for future developments. So far, the following Plenary Speakers have confirmed their participation:

Alessia Cogo, University of Southampton, Southampton
Martin Dewey, King’s College, London
Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Call for Papers:

Abstract submission: March 3, 2013

The special theme of the conference is Intercultural Communication. However, the conference is open to all other ELF related topics such as:

a. ELF and Intercultural Communication
b. Theoretical Approaches to ELF
c. ELF and Language Policy
d. ELF and Language Education
e. ELF Description & Corpora
f. The Sociolinguistics of ELF
g. Contact languages and ELF
h. ELF Assessment and Evaluation
i. ELF and Multilingualism
j. Pedagogical Implications for ELF
k. ELF Learners

Types of Presentation:

Proposals are invited for paper presentations and poster displays.

The paper presentation discusses and describes work that the presenter is doing or has done in relation to theory, research or practice (Duration: 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion).

The poster display enables participants to post their ideas/thoughts/materials on a notice board and answer queries/respond to comments from participants. Poster sessions will be scheduled as part of the conference programme. Specific guidelines for poster presentations will be sent together with the acceptance notice.

Abstract Guidelines:

- Abstracts should be in English for both paper and poster presentations.
- Abstracts should be 300 words long (exclusive of title and references). A list of three to five keywords has to be included at the end of the abstract. Titles should not exceed 12 words. Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF attachment.
- Co-authored abstracts must be submitted by the first author only, but they should include all the co-presenters’ data.
- The presenter(s)’s and co-presenter(s)’s name(s), address(es), affiliation(s), and brief biodata with relevant publications should not be included in the abstract. These must be emailed together with the abstract, but as a separate PDF attachment.
- Abstracts submitted for paper presentations and poster sessions will be evaluated by at least two of the ELF6 Scientific Committee members.
- Abstracts should be submitted by March 3, 2013 by email to:


The object of the email should state:

- ELF6 Paper submission (in case of papers)
- ELF6 Poster submission (in case of posters)

Please make sure that the email address you use when you submit your proposal will be valid from January 1, 2013, through October 30, 2013.

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