LINGUIST List 26.5430

Mon Dec 07 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit, Translation/Oman

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Date: 04-Dec-2015
From: Najma Al Zidjaly <najmazgmail.com>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation: 'Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World' (Oman)
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Full Title: 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation: 'Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World' (Oman)

Date: 03-Nov-2016 - 05-Nov-2016
Location: Muscat, Oman
Contact Person: Najma Al Zidjaly
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.squconference2016.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Translation

Call Deadline: 14-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and methodologies, the conference will centralize research which extends theory, methodology and application; it will also highlight research that weds local scholarly and pedagogical projects with global concerns. Proposals that aim to address either of these two areas, and which emphasize exploratory, experimental research or reconstructed concepts, frameworks of analysis, or approaches, are particularly welcome.

Proposals which fall outside the focus of the conference, but within the disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation, shall also be considered.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

- Jan Blommaert (Linguistics): Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Michael Cronin (Translation): Dublin City University, Ireland
- Ian Almond (Literature): Georgetown University, Qatar
- Rani Rubdy (Language): Independent Scholar

Organizer:

The Department of English Language and Literature - Sultan Qaboos University

2nd Call for Papers:

3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation: Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World

November 3-5 2016 Oman

Call Deadline (Early Decision): 14 February 2016. Decision returned by 29 February.
Call Deadline (Regular): 11 April 2016. Decision returned by 2 May.

Sample conference themes include the following, but a wide range of proposals is invited:

Language

- Language, culture and globalization
- Global teaching policies and local norms
- Language commodification and ideologies
- Globalizing technologies and the language classroom

Linguistics

- Social media and identity
- Language acquisition and migrant populations
- Language change and the media
- Global/local language adaptation

Literature

- Localizing global/world literatures
- Arabic and non-Western literature in a globalized world
- Literature from the diaspora
- The sociolinguistics of literature

Translation

- Issues in local/global translation
- Translating culturally remote literature
- Translation and multimodal texts
- Machine translation and the web

Submission Details:

To enable presenters to apply for funds or leave from their home institution, we offer two deadlines for proposals to present at the conference: an early decision deadline of 14 February 2016, with a decision returned by 29 February (for those who need to apply for funds/leave), and a regular deadline of 11 April 2016, with a decision returned by 2 May.

Proposals are invited for papers (20 +10 minutes discussion).

To submit your abstract, please send an email (with a Word attachment) to the following address: squconference2016gmail.com by the relevant submission deadline. Please include ALL the following information, numbered:

1. Name, title and affiliation
2. Full address, email and telephone
3. Title of paper
4. Areas which the paper links
5. Brief outline of the paper (100 words max)
6. Full abstract for the review committee (500 words max)
7. Up to five relevant keywords

To find out more information about the conference and Oman, visit the 2016 Connecting the Dots website:

www.squconference2016.com



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