LINGUIST List 25.1171

Sun Mar 09 2014

Calls: English, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, General Linguistics/Greece

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 08-Mar-2014
From: Natasha Tsantila <>
Subject: 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
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Full Title: 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: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

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 that were held in Helsinki (2008),
Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong (2011), Istanbul (2012), and Rome

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.

Keynote Speakers:

Henry Widdowson: University of Vienna, Austria
Elana Shohamy: Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Maria Grazia Guido: University of Salento, Italy
Nicos Sifakis: Hellenic Open University, Greece

2nd Call for Papers:

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to March 31.

The Organising Committee cordially invites you to submit your abstracts to
the ELF7 Conference, hosted by DEREE - The American College of Greece,
Athens. 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.

Abstracts which address the ELF7 Conference theme are particularly
welcome. However, the Conference is open to abstracts in any ELF-related

Proposals are invited for the following types of presentations:

- Paper Presentation (PP): A 30-minute session (including 5-10 min.
discussion), which may be supported with visual material and handouts. The
presenter describes work in relation to theory, empirical research or practice.

- PhD (papers): Please indicate by writing PhD Paper whether your paper
presentation refers to a PhD thesis you are currently writing/completing and
indicate whether you wish this presentation to be considered for the Doctoral
Workshop. From the accepted papers, 5-6 will be selected for the Doctoral

- Poster Presentation (PstP): A one-on-one discussion of the conference-
related theme. Presenters can post their ideas/thoughts/materials/ongoing
research on a notice board visually (e.g. using photos, charts, graphs, tables)
and answer queries to comments from participants in a special session
during the Conference.

To submit your abstract, please visit the congress website:

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