LINGUIST List 32.102

Thu Jan 07 2021

Calls: Applied Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 03-Jan-2021
From: Dhiaa Kareem <>
Subject: Language and the Pandemic
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Full Title: Language and the Pandemic

Date: 22-Mar-2021 - 23-Mar-2021
Location: Online/University of Kufa, Najaf, Iraq
Contact Person: Dr. Dhiaa Kareem
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 22-Jan-2021

Meeting Description:

The 1st online International Conference of the Language and the Pandemic will be held from March 22 to 23, 2021, in the Department of English, Faculty of Education, University of Kufa, Iraq.

This conference brings together researchers, academics and practitioners from a wide variety of fields to exchange and share their exploration, ideas and findings on the ways the pandemic has impacted language or how it has been talked about. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, relevance to conference, contributions, and presentation.

Call for Papers:

Key dates:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 22 January 2021
Notification of acceptance: 2 February 2021

Theme A : (Applied) linguistics in the pandemic
- Corpus linguistics studies on the pandemic
- Language communication/ interaction during covid-19
- Second language acquisition,
- Semantic, pragmatic and stylistic studies on the pandemic
- Translation studies on pandemic
- Challenges and solutions in language teaching and learning during pandemic
- Language of the news
- How does e-learning reshape both of teacher agency and learner agency?

Theme B: Discourses on the pandemic
- How do different discourses in the media construct meaning on and around covid-19?
- Political discourse in the time of Covid-19
- Inclusion and exclusion in the discourse on Covid-19
- How politicians communicate their crisis management
- Studies on interaction in times of pandemic (email, face to face etc.)
- Covid-19 signs (public signs that have emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic)
- Pandemic and conspiracy theory
- Covid-19 misinformation
- How is the pandemic described, problematized and talked about?

Stream C: Literature in the pandemic
- Apocalyptic and post- apocalyptic literature
- Contagious diseases in history of English literature
- Ecocriticism
- Religion and literature in the time of pandemic.
- The impact of pandemics on theatre performance.
- How literature has helped us make sense of pandemics.
- Pandemic and post pandemic Poetics

Queries and Submission:
Send your questions and research abstract to: with ‘Language and Pandemic’ in the subject of the email.

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