LINGUIST List 26.5395

Thu Dec 03 2015

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit, Pragmatics, Semantics, Socioling/Malaysia

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 03-Dec-2015
From: Simon P. Hull <>
Subject: International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture 2016
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Full Title: International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture 2016
Short Title: ICLLIC 2016

Date: 28-Sep-2016 - 30-Sep-2016
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Contact Person: Dr. Simon P. Hull
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

The theme of the conference, which will be held 28 – 30 September 2016, is 'Interactions between the Global and the Local'.

The challenge for a world in which commercial, educational, political and ideological struggles, facilitated by dramatic developments in media technology, are exposing previously localised enclaves to global attention, is to somehow reconcile these two seemingly opposed concepts. More than this, to unite the best qualities of both whilst involving minimal sacrifice or compromise, therefore is to arrive at the harmonious solution of ‘glocalisation’, a phenomenon that connects the global and the local in a productive and creative manner. Indeed this is an emerging event in many spheres of knowledge, linguistics, literature and culture notwithstanding, as globalisation, internationalisation, technological advancements and new media have encouraged border crossings and the interactions between global issues and local variations bearing many implications for language use, language choice, language policy and planning, literacy and pedagogy, identity and culture. In essence, it is important to study how such glocal or hybrid forms are used in a variety of cross-cultural contexts and genres, how they function as sites of resistance, how they refashion or reconfigure identities and cultures, and how they help to authenticate local creative writings in postcolonial contexts in order to enhance their literary credibility and aesthetic or rhetorical appeal.

The conference aims to convene academics, researchers and educators to deliberate and debate on challenges and issues arising from the interactions between the global and the local and their implications on research, theory and pedagogy.


- To examine the challenges that take place when the global interacts with the local
- To explore how glocalisation functions as a form of resistance and creativity
- To investigate the theoretical and pedagogical implications of this global-local interaction for the fields of linguistics, literature and culture

Call for Abstracts:

The 4th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture 2016:
'Interactions between the Global and the Local'.

Any academics, independent scholars, postgraduates and other practitioners whose work engages with ideas and issues concerning the fields of linguistics, literature and culture, are invited to attend.

Submission of abstracts: 31 January 2016
Notice of acceptance: 31 March 2016
Registration & payment of fees: 31 May 2016

Please download the abstract submission form from and email the completed form to

Papers presented at the conference will be eligible for review for possible publication in an indexed journal: subject to timely submission of the full paper to the conference committee.

More information can be found here:

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