LINGUIST List 30.74

Mon Jan 07 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Ling Theories/Jordan

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Jan-2019
From: Hamed Aljeradaat <>
Subject: Contemporary Linguistic Theories and their Impact on Language Acquisition and Teaching
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Full Title: Contemporary Linguistic Theories and their Impact on Language Acquisition and Teaching

Date: 02-Jul-2019 - 04-Jul-2019
Location: Mutah University, Karak, Jordan
Contact Person: Mohammad Matalqa
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

The Faculty of Arts at Mutah University is hosting the 6th International Conference of Literature and language as a platform for Interaction between Civilizations on 2-4 July, 2019.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars adhering to contemporary linguistic theories to address long-standing or new theoretical issues pertaining to the acquisition, learning and teaching of languages. The accomplished technical and technological developments can stand out as signs of the progress and development of nations, which is influenced by the competence of the educational system and the ability to keep up with the developments worldwide. For a better understanding of such developments, communication is necessary which cannot be established unless channels of understanding between peoples of the world is secured which is reliant on learning and teaching languages, namely the multidisciplinary field of language acquisition.

The conference enhances chances of examining the up-to-date developments in the field of contemporary theories of language acquisition as well as spreading awareness about the status, aims, and trends of language teaching and learning in the Arab World, and about the latest development in harnessing contemporary technology in education techniques, acquisition strategies, evaluation, curriculum development and building effective teaching methods. Such endeavors have become a necessity as the Arabic language competes with other world languages.

Call for Papers:

Contemporary Linguistic Theories and their Impact on Language Acquisition and Teaching

I. Conference Themes:

1) Contemporary linguistic theories relevant to formal aspects of language, including, but not limited to, morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and so on.

2) The implementation of contemporary linguistic theories in the domain of First Language Acquisition:

a. Contemporary linguistic theories and First Language Acquisition
b. Bilingual and multilingual first language acquisition
c. language acquisition in the presence of cognitive impairment and autism

3) The implementation of contemporary linguistic theories in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and the teaching of languages to non-native speakers

a. Generative, cognitive, and sociocultural approaches to SLA
b. Second language learning and teaching methods
c. Language policy and foreign language teaching
d. Building curricula for language teaching
e. Acquisition of signed language
f. Culture and its influence on language teaching and learning
g. Teaching Arabic for non-native speakers

II. Terms of Participation:

We invite abstract submissions for 20-minute oral presentations followed by a 10 minutes discussion on any of the issues listed above. Abstracts should include the title and 1-2 keywords, and should not exceed one page (A4 or Letter size) with a possible second page for examples, diagrams, and references. Please use 12 size fonts with at least 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins. Abstracts should be anonymous and should be submitted as PDF or Word Documents.

- Researchers will have to submit original research (20 pages maximum, single spacing, double-spaced paragraphs, and headings, New Times Roman, 12 PT, 14 in headings) after the abstracts are accepted.

- Conference languages are English, French and Arabic.
- List of references and bibliography shall not be included in the research.

III. Conference Registration Fees:

- $200 for non-Jordanian participants (covering accommodation and transportation)
- $300 for attendees not taking part in the conference (covering accommodation and transportation)
- $100 for Jordanian participants.

For participants from abroad, the registration fees will cover the accommodation, catering and transportation from and to the airport and the conference venue for only 4 days. The participants can benefit from the preferential price the university receives for the hotel if they wish to stay longer in the hotel.
Co-authored submissions will be treated as one-author submissions.
The committee will examine the submissions and will contract with a publishing house to publish conference proceedings.

IV. Dates and Timetable:

- Conference Dates: 2 – 4 July 2019
- Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 March 2019
- Final Research Drafts Submission Deadline: 1 June 2019
Notification of acceptance will be within two weeks maximum after receiving the abstracts.

V. Addresses of Correspondence:

Abstracts must be submitted online through EasyAbs (Easy Abstracts) at:

Questions related to the conference can be addressed to one of these e-mails: (French) (Arabic) (English)

Research should be sent in PDF and Word Document formats following the style and formatting clarified above to one of the three e-mails listed above depending on the language of the research.

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