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LINGUIST List 25.973

Wed Feb 26 2014

Calls: English, General Linguistics/Greece

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Feb-2014
From: Lydia Papaevangelou <l.papaevagelouerasmus.gr>
Subject: ELF7: 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
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Full Title: ELF7: 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
Short Title: ELF7

Date: 04-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Location: Athens, Greece
Contact Person: Natasha Tsantila
Meeting Email: ntsantilaacg.edu
Web Site: http://www.elf7.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

The 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF7), to be held at DEREE- The American College of Greece, Athens, on September 4-6, 2014, follows the highly successful first six conferences in the series, which were held in Helsinki (2008), Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong (2011), Istanbul (2012), and Rome (2013).

ELF has now established itself as a major and expanding field of academic research. Its interconnections with pedagogy and a host of other disciplines are being currently discussed, acknowledged, and investigated. Targeting English language educators who work with English language users from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds in a wide variety of settings, ELF can uniquely be interconnected with issues affecting and related to identity, language policy-making, intercultural awareness, technology, and language use at all levels facilitating human communications globally.

ELF7 seeks to explore these interfaces of ELF with pedagogy and other disciplines in the interest of the advancement of the field. In this context, the ELF7 committee members invite participants to contribute to this conference by submitting their work, reporting on current ELF research and/or participating in constructive ELF discussions on a variety of issues that would undoubtedly lead to maintaining ELF interest, increasing ELF insight, and furthering ELF research.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts should be 250-300 words long (exclusive of title and keywords). Titles should not exceed 15 words. A list of 3-10 keywords that best describe the area of your submission has to be included at the end of the abstract. Abstracts can only be submitted electronically via the ELF7 online abstract submission system. Abstracts submitted by fax, e-mail or hard copy will not be accepted for evaluation.

Co-authored abstracts must be submitted by the first author only, but they should include all authors' data: full name(s), affiliation(s), city(ies), country(ies). The submitting author will be considered as the corresponding author of the abstract and will be responsible for informing the other authors on the status of the abstract. Participants may appear as authors in no more than two (2) submissions. Authors who wish to withdraw a submitted abstract may do so by sending a written request at scientificelf7.org

All abstracts must be submitted in English and will be blind-reviewed by the Scientific Committee, which will decide on acceptance/rejection of submissions. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be emailed to the primary author by the end of May 2014 the latest.

During your on-line submission of the abstract, please, indicate:
- The topic of your presentation
- The type of presentation. Write Paper Presentation or Poster Presentation or PhD Paper.

Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to request a change of your abstract’s presentation type and/or topic, according to the Scientific Programme’s specifications. It is the authors’ responsibility to proofread their abstracts and/or papers before submission. Otherwise, errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation or even scientific facts will be reproduced as submitted in the book of abstracts.

To present their papers, authors must register for the ELF7 Conference and pay the registration fee by June 30, 2014. Abstracts of duly registered authors will be included in the Scientific Programme and in the Conference printed material.

All paper presentations will be published in the ELF7 electronic Conference Proceedings Book. The deadline for full paper submission is November 30, 2014. In addition, selected conference papers will be published by a distinguished publishing house in the field.

Abstracts for all types of presentations must be submitted by March 31, 2014.
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