[UPDATE] 1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC) 14-15 October 2011

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Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce its 1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC), a student-led initiative co-organized by the Schools of Education, English, and Languages, Literatures and Performing Arts. This two-day conference is designed to offer participants a stimulating and friendly forum in which they may present and discuss their research findings. Additionally, the event aims at bringing together researchers from different academic divisions carrying out language studies in order to foster cross-disciplinary contact.

This year's conference theme is Crossing Boundaries: The Impact of Language Studies in Academia and Beyond. With this theme we seek to look into the role played by language studies both within the academic scenario and outside it, paying special attention to the relevance of current language research findings to society in general.

The following distinguished scholars have confirmed their participation at the conference:

Prof. Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford);
Prof. Michael Halliday (University of Sydney);
Prof. Ruqaiya Hasan (Macquarie University).

Possible topics of paper/poster proposals include but are not limited to:

Applied linguistics;
Classroom discourse;
Corpus linguistics;
Critical discourse analysis;
Discourse analysis;
Genre analysis;
Language change;
Language policy;
Language teaching/learning;
Linguistic and cultural imperialism;

The abstract submission system will close next Sunday, 24 July 2011. Please remember that we especially welcome poster proposals at this stage.

Further information and updates may be found at: http://go.qub.ac.uk/1stILinC