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Full Title: International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture

      
Short Title: ICLLC
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Start Date: 10-Dec-2012 - 12-Dec-2012
Contact: Ashok Thorat
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://iasepune.org/view/newly-conf.php
Meeting Description: The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.

Contemporary approaches to language and literature; author-reader relationship; culture studies; language and literature in the globalizing world and; their role in fostering human understanding and world peace would be the major themes for deliberations. The interactions are expected to promote pragmatic teaching and translational research in the fields of language and literature.

Confirmed Speakers:

Jacob Mey, Texas, US
A G Khan, Aurangabad, India
Rajendra Chenni, Kovempu, India
Willie Van Peer, Munich, Germany
Jasbir Jain, Jaipur, India
Tory Young, Cambridge, UK
Rajendra Jadeja, Anand, India
Pramod K Nayar, Hyderabad, India
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.3644


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