LINGUIST List 24.2347

Fri Jun 07 2013

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Malaysia

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 07-Jun-2013
From: Jariah Mohd Jan <>
Subject: 3rd International Conference Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice
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Full Title: 3rd International Conference Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice Short Title: ALAPP 2013
Date: 12-Dec-2013 - 14-Dec-2013 Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact Person: Jariah Mohd Jan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

The 2013 ALAPP conference aims to provide a site for engagement between scholars and researchers working on language and those working in professional areas including business, education, healthcare, law, management, the media and social care. The intention is to enable people on either side to find ways of working together, and of using their expertise in collaborative ventures. Interdisciplinary research that represents this kind of collaborative work which focuses on how knowledge is jointly created rather than how knowledge is exchanged is particularly welcome. It is this creation of shared knowledge among different researchers and professionals working together that has the potential to enrich our disciplines and ideally lead to changed practice.

The conference provides a way forward for academics working on language from different disciplinary perspectives, and brings academic research out of the university and into the community, the world of business and the world of professional practice. It is hoped that the cross-disciplinary dialogue will create a platform for applied linguists, professionals and professional educators to jointly problematize workplace and organisational issues, protocols, cultures, practices and procedures to make sense of the discursive practices of the professional world and ultimately achieve effective communication amongst practitioners in the context of specific professional fields.

2nd Call for Papers:

The conference organizers welcome a variety of proposals for paper presentations (not more than 300 words) on any topic linking academic research and professional practice with language and communication issues.

Presentations may relate to the following major strands within the theme of the conference:

- Globalization, work and language learning
- Language and social demands in professional contexts
- Language, activity and development
- Language, communication and workplace learning
- Linguistic aspects of professional expertise
- Transition from school education to work
- Communities of practice and identity construction
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at work and in professional education
- Risk and Crisis Communication
- Language and reflexivity at work and professional education
- Multimodality and multiliteracies in professional practice and language learning

Proposals for individual papers are invited to be submitted directly by their authors. Submissions for individual papers should include a title and an abstract of not more than 300 words. Abstracts are expected to bring details about the aims, methodology, findings and significance of the research. Below are the details needed:

Title of paper
Full name (Designation: Prof, AP, Dr Miss/Mr etc)
Email address
Contact address and post code, country
Telephone number
Handphone number
Fax number
Abstract - not more than 300 words
50-word biodata

Please submit the abstract and all necessary information to Associate Professor Dr. Jariah at by the symposium coordinator, who will also be expected to chair the symposium. Submissions should include a title and an abstract of not more than 500 words, together with details and abstracts (each of not more than 500 words) relating to the three contributions included in the symposium and the name of the discussant.

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