LINGUIST List 29.2771

Thu Jul 05 2018

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Iran

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 02-Jul-2018
From: Parisa Abdolrezapour <>
Subject: 16th International TELLSI Conference (Futurology of English Language Teaching and Literature)
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Full Title: 16th International TELLSI Conference (Futurology of English Language Teaching and Literature)

Date: 14-Nov-2018 - 16-Nov-2018
Location: Shiraz, Iran
Contact Person: Dr. Alireza Ahmadi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 06-Aug-2018

Meeting Description:

The 16th International TELLSI Conference on Futurology of English Language Teaching and Literature (a joint project of Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran and Shiraz University) is due to be held November 14-16, 2018 at the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Shiraz University. You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for presentation. The final abstract submission deadline is August 06, 2018. Complete details are available on the conference website :

Futurology, in its broad sense, advances the following question: what does the future hold in store for us? It is a way of avoiding not being taken aback by the future (unwanted) trends and directions in any field of human endeavor. Taken narrowly, it signifies any academic endeavor aimed, one way or the other, at describing, prognosticating, and even modeling of the future based on an interpretation of current life. It is also a prediction of possible alternative futures based on a thorough and systematic view of how events are unfolding at current times.

Futurology is additionally a practical undertaking in that it seeks to shed light on the best possible courses of action human beings can take to help achieve sustainable development. This requires futurology to be proactive rather than reactive. That is, instead of waiting for future events to occur, humans can make a conscious and concerted effort at imagining the future and seeking to shape it. Insofar as the field of Applied Linguistics is concerned, futurology is intended to delve into the ways scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers can join hands along the way by creating a synergic interaction between current theory, practice, and policy.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: May 22, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: August 06, 2018
Registration deadline: September 21, 2018
Announcement of the results: August 21, 2018
Full paper submission: August 28, 2018

Call for Papers:

We welcome oral and poster presentations on any aspect of the conference theme, which include, but are not limited to:

- Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Psychology and Language Teaching
- Teacher Education
- First/Second Language Acquisition
- Computer Assisted Language Learning
- Research Methodology
- Discourse and Pragmatics
- Material Preparation and Evaluation
- Reflective Teaching Practice
- Sociolinguistics
- Language Planning and Policy
- Language and Technology
- Classical Literature
- Literature and Cultural Studies
- Comparative Literature (World Literature)
- Post-colonial Studies
- Literature and Modern/Post-Modern Critical Theories
- Literature and Philosophy
- Literature and Feminism
- Children/Young/Adult Literature

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

All abstracts, regardless of their presentation method, are subject to the same rules for submission and presentation:
You may submit as many abstracts as you like. There is no fee for abstract submissions. However, you cannot have more than two presentations. You can be the first author of only one paper and the second or third author of one more abstract (two in total). Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Abstracts should be no longer than one A4 page in portrait layout. The title of the abstract should be as concise as possible and should appear in bold and centered. The corresponding author for each abstract submitted must be clearly identified and marked with an asterisk (*) at the time of abstract submission. Abstracts should be sent as an MS Word document.

Along these lines, authors are strongly encouraged to put their abstracts in the template. Note that abstracts should be prepared in the Template by default. You may enter up to three authors in the authors list including the corresponding author. Abstracts for empirical studies should include the
purpose of the study, appropriate description of the method, results, conclusions, and
implications. Conceptual research abstracts should critically discuss an approach or issue, or compare and contrast different approaches or issues, and provide significant new insights.

All abstracts must be submitted (and will be presented) in English using accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication. Limit use of acronyms and abbreviations. Define at first use with acronym or abbreviation in parentheses

Paper Submission Rules:

To submit an abstract, please include your full address and contact details by clicking on ''New Paper''. Select one topic from the list of topics which best describes the content. Please make sure you have
entered the full list of authors and that the information given for each author is correct. The authors' order and details will be published as entered by the submitter. Once submitted, it is not possible to make any corrections to the abstract content or information (such as authors list and details, topic, conclusion(s), etc.). The TELLSI is not authorized to make changes to a submission. In order to correct your abstract you must withdraw it and submit a new corrected version prior to the deadline. No late submission will be accepted. Abstracts sent by email will not be accepted. After having submitted your abstract, you will receive an immediate automatic confirmation by the system(i.e., code). Failure to comply with the above requirements will/may lead to automatic rejection of the submission or this information may be deleted by the abstract services and some rephrasing may occur.

Abstract Submission:

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