LINGUIST List 26.874

Wed Feb 11 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Cognitive Sci, Lang Acquisition, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Macau

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>


Date: 11-Feb-2015
From: Joanna Radwanska-Williams <edicmacaoipm.edu.mo>
Subject: 5th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication
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Full Title: 5th International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication
Short Title: 5th EDIC

Date: 02-Jun-2015 - 08-Jun-2015
Location: Macao (Part I) and Urumqi, Xinjiang, China (Part II), Macau
Contact Person: Joanna Radwanska-Williams
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://edic.ipm.edu.mo

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

The 5th EDIC will be held in Macao (Part I – June 2–5, 2015) and Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China (Part II – June 5–8, 2015). The conference is co-organized by Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Education Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Normal University (XJNU). It is unique in that it consists of two parts: Part I is held in Macao S.A.R. (Special Administrative Region of China) and Part II in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. The conference highlights the special multicultural character of these two parts of China, as well as the collaboration between our institutions.

Call for Papers:

Please fill in the online Preliminary Registration Form and abstract submission http://edic.ipm.edu.mo, and indicate whether you would like to attend only Part I or Part II, or both Part I and Part II. The deadline for submitting abstracts/ proposals to Part I (Macao) is February 28, 2015. We reserve the right to edit the abstract if needed.

Abstracts of papers and abstracts of proposals for panel, poster and workshop sessions (150-180 words in English), together with a brief narrative bio-note in English (50-80 words) and contact information, are hereby warmly invited. Please fill in the online Preliminary Registration Form and abstract submission (Link), and indicate whether you would like to attend only Part I or Part II, or both Part I and Part II. The deadline for submitting abstracts/ proposals to Part I (Macao) is February 28, 2015. We reserve the right to edit the abstract if needed.

The online abstract submission is for Part I only. The deadline for submitting abstracts/ proposals to Part II (Urumqi) is March 15, 2015. Abstracts for Part II should be submitted separately to the Organizing Committee at XJNU at XJNU at icedic2015163.com.

All submissions will be carefully reviewed; official invitation letters and a Final Registration Confirmation Form will be sent by April 20, 2015, to participants whose abstracts have been accepted by the Conference Academic Review Panel. For Part I of the conference in Macao, the conference registration fee and meals will be covered for all participants whose abstracts/proposals have been accepted. Free shared accommodation, subject to budgetary constraints, will be offered to selected participants (in case of co-authorship, this applies to the first author).

For Part II in Urumqi, the conference registration fee is 1200 RMB (600 RMB for student participants in China).

Under the conference theme of English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, the conference topics include:

A. English:

1. ELT (English Language Teaching) and training in the global/ local context
2. Defining and redefining International English
3. Communicative language teaching (CLT) and cross-cultural pragmatic competence
4. Second language acquisition, bilingual and multilingual acquisition
5. Revisiting humanistic and other “traditional” approaches in the ELT/ESP classroom
6. Creative writing in English in the global/ local context
7. Language, ethnicity and gender studies

B. Discourse:

1. Film and other visual media studies in the global/ local context
2. New social, cultural and critical discourses in English language education
3. New approaches to reading and teaching literatures in English
4. Pragmatics and discourse analysis
5. Gender, ethnicity and discourse studies

C. Intercultural Communication:

1. Linguistic and cultural diversity in Greater China
2. Translation/interpretation studies and comparative cultural studies
3. Intercultural dialogues and critiques in language and communication studies
4. English as a global lingua franca and the future of Chinese and other non-western languages and traditions, including endangered and minority languages
5. Bilingual education
6. New / social media communication studies
7. Gender and cross-cultural communication studies

All submissions will be carefully reviewed; official invitation letters and a Final Registration Confirmation Form will be sent by April 20, 2015, to participants whose abstracts have been accepted by the Conference Academic Review Panel. For Part I of the conference in Macao, the conference registration fee and meals will be covered for all participants whose abstracts/proposals have been accepted. Free shared accommodation, subject to budgetary constraints, will be offered to selected participants (in case of co-authorship, this applies to the first author).

For Part II in Urumqi, the conference registration fee is 1200 RMB (600 RMB for student participants in China).

Please email your inquiries to:

MPI-Bell Centre of English: edicmacaoipm.edu.mo (Part I in Macao)
Organising Committee at XJNU: icedic2015163.com (Part II in Urumqi)

Online Preliminary Registration Form and abstract submission for Part I (http://edic.ipm.edu.mo)



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