Call for Papers: Topics in Applied Linguistics

Topics in Applied Linguistics: Communication in the New Media Age
Opole University, Opole, Poland
November 12-14, 2012

The 3rd International TAL Conference will have communication as its focus. The choice of the topic has been motivated by the changing landscape of communication options. Due to the development of information technologies our communication has become quick and global, transcending time and space constraints. The questions that we would like to address during the Conference concern the impact of the new media on second language acquisition and foreign language learning and teaching, bilingualism and multilingualism, contrastive linguistics, language assessment, literacies, discourse analysis, language pedagogy, lexicography, language planning and policies, pragmatics, forensic linguistics, and translation.

Plenary Speakers:

Piotr Cap (University of Łódź, Poland)
Gunther Kress (University of London, U.K.)
Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, U.S.A.)

Honorary Guest:

Janusz Arabski (University of Silesia, Poland)

Types of Sessions:

The conference will consist of plenary lectures, presentations and a doctoral students’ workshop.

Presentations: The standard length for presentations will be 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion).

Doctoral students’ workshop: This is a new form of a discussion forum for novice researchers and scholars aimed at providing PhD students the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their projects from experts in the field. During the workshop each PhD student will have 15 minutes for the presentation indicating the aim and theoretical framework of their work, and the methodological issues on which they wish to receive expert feedback and 15 minutes of feedback from more experienced scholars and other participants of the event. The workshop will be led by Professors Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, USA) and Liliana Piasecka (Opole University, Poland).

The language of the conference is English. Selected conference papers, after a blind-review procedure, will be collected and published as one of our book series: Topics in Applied Linguistics.

Important Dates:

Closing date for submission of abstracts and registration: August 31, 2012
Abstract acceptance notification: September 25, 2012
Deadline for registration fee: September 30, 2012

Submission of Proposals and Registration:

If you wish to give a regular presentation, prepare a 300 word abstract. If you are a doctoral student and you want to participate in the workshop, prepare a 500-word abstract. Use the registration form below to state your personal data and to enclose the abstract, and submit it to before the deadline. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee and a notification message will be sent to everyone wishing to present.

More information can be found here.

Featured image credit: eye/see @ flickr,  CC BY-NC-ND

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