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LINGUIST List 24.50

Tue Jan 08 2013

Calls: English, Applied Ling, Translation, Ling & Lit, Discourse Analysis/Cyprus

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

Date: 20-Dec-2012
From: Cise Cavusoglu <ccavusogluideaenglish.org>
Subject: In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies
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Full Title: In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies
Short Title: IDEA

Date: 26-Sep-2013 - 27-Sep-2013
Location: Kyrenia, Cyprus
Contact Person: Dr. Asliye Dagman
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ideaenglish.org/conference/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 02-Aug-2013

Meeting Description:

In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies is an international conference which aims to bring together scholars from all disciplines and intellectual orientations. The symposium aims to build on the common ground occupied by the study of English Language Teaching, English Literature and Translation Studies by focusing on the cross-disciplinary issue of narrative.

In this way, the conference aims to address the various dimensions of language teaching and learning practices within different cultural and social contexts. We also invite reflection on the ways in which narrative has been addressed in literary and cultural traditions, both past and present, and the relationship between narrative, teaching and translation practices.

The narrative of ‘participating’ in language studies is often non-linear, disjointed and disrupted. Every attempt to ‘read’, ‘teach,’ ‘learn’ or to ‘translate’ has a different trajectory, with multiple points of departure, multiple story-lines and multiple potential endings. Individual narratives converge with preceding ones and are shaped by other participators, teachers, learners, researchers and writers. Each scholarly intersection results in an alternative narrative that would not otherwise be possible. In this sense, every textual beginning in language studies, be it in person, in the classroom or on paper, inevitably starts from a/the ‘middle’.

Call for Papers:

By focusing on the issue of narrative, we seek to provide a forum for the investigation of the various dimensions of language teaching and learning practices within different cultural and social contexts. We also invite reflection on the ways in which narrative is addressed in various literary and cultural texts, past and present.

The conference aims to bring together scholars from all disciplines and intellectual orientations. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, an exploration of the following topics: narratology - communication studies - linguistics - subjecthood - semantics - pragmatics - speech acts - translation theory - language learning theories - language teaching methodology - teaching strategies and styles - innovative approaches - blended-hybrid instruction - discourse analysis - constructivism - sociolinguistics - semiotics - multilingualism.

Please email your proposal, including a 300-word abstract (with title), institutional affiliation, a short biography (which should not exceed 100 words) and AV requirements to Dr. Asliye Dagman, Department of English Language and Literature, Near East University: a.dagmanideaenglish.org.

All papers presented at the conference will be considered for:

1) a monograph to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing;
2) online publication in a special proceedings issue of IJED (International Journal of English Departments) in April 2014, a peer reviewed journal.

We welcome joint presentations; however, we ask that at least one of the authors is present at the convention.



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