Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces: An International Conference

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH

International Conference on

Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces

21-22 June 2020

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Robert Phillipson

Professor Emeritus

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Alastair Pennycook

Distinguished Professor of Language, Society and Education

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

 

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Ghanashyam Sharma

Assistant Professor of English, Stony Brook University, New York, USA

 

Dr. Sender Dovchin

Senior Research Fellow at the School of Education, Curtin University, Australia

 

… and more.

 

Englishes are entangled in our lives. They are used in a range of meaning-making practices in diverse contexts across the world. In the process, they incorporate linguistic and cultural resources from multiple codes, modes, genres, locations and cultures. These Englishes, ideologically value-laden, segregate people, communities, and nations, empowering some while marginalizing others. A disproportionate access to Englishes based on individual demographic, cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds is perceived as a source of anxiety and apprehension. Migrants, minorities, and stateless refugees experience linguistic discriminations in various forms for Englishes too.

Considering the pervasiveness and strong ideologies associated with Englishes, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) invites papers to configure and contest the hegemonic status of English in various domains of life. It also wants to initiate a discursive platform to explore possible ways of “de-elitisation” of Englishes for sustainable development of human resources.

Scholars, researchers and professionals from sociology, history, political science, anthropology, education, culture and media studies, critical geography, linguistics, and literature are expected to advance and interchange ideas about critical language awareness for linguistic rights, social justice and equality at this interdisciplinary conference.

200-300 word abstracts of papers, posters, panels, and postgraduate student presentations are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Sociolinguistics (e.g., Language & socioeconomic class, gender, style, varieties, identity etc.)

- Comparative Linguistics

- Language and Technology

- Language and Media

- Language Acquisition and Learning (L2, L3, L4, Lx)

- Language Policy, Language Planning
- Language Education

- EAP/ESP/ EGP

- Language and Mobility

- Literature and New Englishes

- Postcolonial Writers in English

- Linguistic Imperialism

- Language as a Local practice

- Translinguistics and Translanguaging
- Linguistic Landscape and Multimodality

- Language in the Workplace

-Language for Sustainable Development

 Selected papers will be considered for publication in the planned international volume.

The language of the conference is English.

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

ABSTRACTS: JANUARY 31, 202O

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE: FEBRUARY 20, 2020

PRESENTER REGISRATION/EARLY-BIRD: MARCH 15, 2020

REGISTRATION CLOSES: APRIL 16, 2020

REGISTRATION FEES:

EARLY-BIRD: BDT 1500

STUDENTS: BDT 1500

REGULAR: BDT 2000

SAARC COUNTRIES: USD 100

INTERNATIONAL: USD 200

Email: conference.english@ulab.edu.bd

Abstracts should be accompanied by author’s credentials (save MS Word file as firstname_lastname_papertitle)

Papers: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A

Posters: Allocated time slots

Panels: 50 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A (Conveners should submit 4-5 abstracts with an introduction and credentials of discussant)

 

ORGANIZED BY

Center for Language Studies                             Department of English and Humanities