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Full Title: 2nd Conference on Applying (Putonghua/English) Language Arts

Short Title: 2nd APELA
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Start Date: 02-Oct-2012 - 03-Oct-2012
Contact: Dr. Christina DeCoursey
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/events/apela2012/
Meeting Description: Our first conference ran successfully on June 4-5, 2011 (http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/apela2011/). We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual APELA conference will be held October 2-3, 2012.

Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Plenary Speakers:

(1) Associate Professor David Butt, Director, Centre for Language in Social Life, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia
(2) Dr. John Bateman, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of English and Linguistics, University of Bremen, Germany
(3) Professor Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen, Chair Professor and Head, Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Registration Fees:

Presenter: HKD 700 early bird (before August 15, 2012), HKD 800 regular (after August 15, 2012)
Attendee: HKD 700 early bird (before August 15, 2012), HKD 800 regular (after August 15, 2012)
Student: HKD 350 early bird (before August 15, 2012), HKD 400 regular (after August 15, 2012)

Please note: Fees include lunches and coffee breaks at the conference.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin; English
LL Issue: 23.2162

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