LINGUIST List 24.2386

Tue Jun 11 2013

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling, Psycholing, Translation/Turkey

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 11-Jun-2013
From: Cem Can <>
Subject: Language in Focus: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in Linguistics and ELT
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Full Title: Language in Focus: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in Linguistics and ELTShort Title: LIF2014

Date: 27-Mar-2014 - 29-Mar-2014Location: Antalya, TurkeyContact Person: Cem CanMeeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2013

Meeting Description:

The conference is dedicated to academics and university lecturers, representatives of central and local educational authorities, non-governmental organizations and school teachers. The event is a great occasion for meeting experts in a variety of areas of Linguistics and ELT. Applied Linguistics is a field of academic enquiry that deals with the theoretical and empirical investigation of real issues in which language is in focus. These issues range from aspects of linguistics, first or second language acquisition, literacy, language disorders, foreign language learning / teaching, bilingual education / CLIL, multilingualism over interactional issues of interpersonal and intercultural communication to language variation, linguistic discrimination, language policy, etc.

Call for Papers:

New approaches, new theoretical concepts and new methods are a prerequisite for dealing with particular educational issues, therefore challenge and opportunities have become the main conference theme. Hence, LIF2014 conference has been designed as a forum of interdisciplinary academic dialogue on various aspects of Applied Linguistics including General Linguistics and ELT. More specifically, the papers are expected to address the following intersections:

- ELT Methodology and classroom applications- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)- SLA / ELT focused theories and research (productive and receptive skills, linguistic and communicative competences, code-switching, classroom interaction analysis, assessment and evaluation)- Psychological and psycholinguistic perspectives in SLA / ELT (attitudinal patterns, motivation, individual learner differences, learning strategies, learner autonomy)- Corpus Linguistics and Learner Corpora- Syntax and interfaces with morphology and semantics- Lexical processing- Phonological processing- Cross-linguistic influences- Discourse analysis- Sociolinguistic theories and research (quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of language, ethnographic and anthropological approaches to the study of language; language contact)- Socio-cultural considerations (intercultural competence development, multiculturalism in theory and practice, ethnic/language minority classrooms)- Multilingualism / bilingualism- Educational language policies- Translation and interpreting

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Applied Linguistics and Teaching Foreign Languages. Proposals for original and previously unpublished papers (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions) or workshops (45 minutes) reporting on research related to the theme of the conference, or posters regarding the issues, are welcome for presentation at the conference.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts of papers, workshops or posters in the range of 200-250 words should be submitted via the conference website by November 1, 2013. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by November 15, 2013. Accepted presentations will be published in an edited book by Cambridge Scholars, the UK.


All the participants are requested submit their registration form via the conference website by December 15, 2013. The fee, which covers registration fee, conference materials, accommodation in a 5* hotel for three nights, welcome cocktail, lunches and refreshments, conference dinner, and the cost of subsequent publication is: paper / workshop / poster and participation - 420 euros for regular registration / 400 euros for early registration (deadline: December 15, 2013).

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