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LINGUIST List 24.714

Thu Feb 07 2013

Calls: English, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Applied Ling, Socioling/China

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

Date: 07-Feb-2013
From: Joanna Radwanska-Williams <edicmacaoipm.edu.mo>
Subject: 4th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication
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Full Title: 4th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication
Short Title: 4th EDIC

Date: 04-Jun-2013 - 10-Jun-2013
Location: Macau and Urumqi, China
Contact Person: Joanna Radwanska-Williams
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

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

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 04-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

The 4th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication will be held in Macao (Part I: June 4-7, 2013) and Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China (Part II: June 7-10, 2013). The conference is co-organised by Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Education Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Normal University (XJNU). The conference will consist of:

A. Keynote Speeches
B. Plenary Presentations by Invited Speakers
C. Parallel Paper Sessions
D. Panel/Roundtable Discussions
E. Workshops
F. Poster Sessions

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of papers and abstracts of proposals for panel, poster and workshop sessions (between 250 - 300 words in English, together with a brief narrative bio-note in English (about 80 words), and contact information) are hereby warmly invited. Please indicate whether you would like to attend Part I or Part II, or both. The deadline for submitting abstracts/ proposals to Part I (Macao) is March 4, 2013 (Monday). The deadline for submitting abstracts/ proposals to Part II (Urumqi) is March 25, 2013 (Monday).

Under the conference theme of English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, the conference topics include, but are not restricted to, the following overlapping interdisciplinary categories:

A. English:

1. ELT (English Language Teaching) in the global/ local context
2. Defining and redefining International English
3. Communicative language teaching (CLT) and cross-cultural pragmatic competence
4. Second language acquisition, bilingual and multilingual acquisition
5. English and language universals/typology
6. Revisiting humanistic and other ‘traditional’ approaches in the ELT/ESP classroom
7. Creative writing in English in the global/ local context
8. Language and gender studies

B. Discourse:

1. Film and media studies in the global/local context
2. New social, cultural and critical discourses in English language education
3. New approaches to reading and teaching literatures in English
4. Pragmatics and discourse analysis
5. Gender, ethnicity and discourse studies

C. Intercultural Communication:

1. Linguistic and cultural diversity in Greater China
2. Translation/interpretation studies and comparative cultural studies
3. Intercultural dialogues and critiques in language and communication studies
4. English as a global lingua franca and the future of Chinese and other non-western languages and traditions, including endangered and minority languages
5. The impact of new media technologies on intercultural communication
6. Gender and cross-cultural communication studies

All submissions will be carefully reviewed before final invitation letters are sent to participants whose abstracts have been accepted by the Conference Academic Review Panel. For Part I of the conference in Macao, the conference registration fee, food and accommodation will be covered for those participants whose abstracts/proposals have been accepted. In case of co-authorship, this applies to the first author. The conference registration fee for Part II in Urumqi is 960 RMB (480 RMB for student participants in China).

Please email your submission to:

MPI-Bell Centre of English: edicmacaoipm.edu.mo (Part I in Macao)
Organising Committee at XJNU: icedic2013163.com (Part II in Urumqi)

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