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List of Conferences and calls for Papers

27 - 28 September 2018 - Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration

The 3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration (Slimig2018), is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy). The conference will be held in Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy: September 27-28, 2018.
The focus of attention of the conference is on sociolinguistic, anthropological, ethnographic linguistic and discourse theoretical perspectives and empirically-grounded methodologies on "language practices, narratives, identities, ideologies and politics of (im)mobility in migratory contexts".
We are delighted to announce that so far the following key speaker has been confirmed: - Anna De Fina, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Each abstract should not exceed 500 words (incl. at least four keywords and references). Text should be justified and single-spaced (font size: Times New Roman 12pt). Name, affiliation, and e-mail address should be on separate first page of the electronic copy. Every individual presentation will last 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions).
Important dates.
The abstract submission period opens on November 15, 2017. Abstracts can be submitted until February 19, 2018 and should be sent as a word attachment to Gerardo Mazzaferro -Confirmation of acceptance: March 10, 2018. Registration for the conference starts on March 11, 2018 and closes on April 30, 2018. The conference fees are: 170€. The registration fees cover participation in the conference, coffee breaks, lunches and conference pack.
Further details on the conference can be found here

13 October – 2018 ALAK International Conference

Plenary speakers are Dr. Sungmook Choi, Kyungpook National University, Korea; Dr. Joan Kelly Hall, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Dr. Andrea Révész, University College London, UK
Presentation title submission is due on · Feb 20, 2018: The Abstract submission is due on · Apr 30, 2018: and the Notification of acceptance will be on May 20, 2018: To check on submissions go here. For General enquiries contact Dr. Soondo Baek, ALAK Secretary General

Call for Presentations. The 2018 ALAK (Applied Linguistics Association of Korea) International Conference is now ready to accept presentation titles. Opportunities, Challenges and Directions: The 2018 conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) will be held at Sogang University, Seoul. Celebrating 40th anniversary, ALAK has created an exciting program for the conference with three plenary speeches, invited colloquia and special presentations at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea Visit here for updates.

23 – 26 November - Diversity and Inclusion

44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition at the Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (Granship) Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan

“To everything there is a season.” And a reason. Now is the season for inclusion, to embrace the incredible diversity within our profession. Although there seems to be much diversion, division, and exclusion in the wider world, the time is now ripe for us to look at the diversity within our practices and ask, “How can we be more inclusive?” In order to support inclusion and create a more level playing field for our students, we need to better understand the evolving language learning and teaching landscape, become aware of the work that is being done in new areas and heed the call from our learners, teachers, and institutions to play our parts in a brighter future.

JALT2018 will provide a platform for new ideas and hitherto unheard voices to be heard. It will provide avenues to open up our classrooms and challenge existing ideas about what we language teachers and our learners need in order to usher in an era of change. We aim to address the concerns of teachers, learners, and leaders and show how “inclusion” provides a place from which multiplicity of thought and action can flourish.

Ann Mayeda and Catriona Takeuchi - JALT2018 Conference Co-chairs. For more information go here.

1 December – ALANZ SYMPOSIUM 2018


Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) Hamilton is pleased to announce that due to a number of requests, the Call for Papers for the ALANZ SYMPOSIUM 2018 has been extended to the 21st SEPTEMBER 2018. We invite proposals for paper presentations, interactive sessions and posters.

Key note speaker: We are also pleased to announce that our key note speaker is Professor Gary Barkhuizen, Head of the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, Auckland University

The landscape of English language teaching is constantly changing and as teachers contemplate new cohorts of learners, they face this question: Is business as usual enough?

In today’s settings there are new technologies to incorporate into learning and teaching, different teaching spaces becoming available, a need to balance fostering learner autonomy with the pastoral care of students, as well as ensuring that our teaching is relevant to the world our students face.

We would like to adopt a collegial approach to this question and so invite abstracts from members and non-members of ALANZ and in particular from new and emerging researchers.

Presentation types:

§ Oral Presentations: These will be allocated 20 minutes and 5 minutes for questions (25 minutes total) usually supported with visual aids.

§ Interactive sessions: These could be workshops or informal discussions around points of interest in Applied Linguistics (45 minutes) and could be supported by visual aids or activities.

Posters: Often some research projects can be best presented in a visual manner in the form of a poster.

Registration Fees are: Members: $80 Non-members: $100 Students: $40

For more information contact: Anthea Fester or Celine Kearney

4-10 August 2019 - XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia.

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