Saturday, February 21, 2009

Applied Linguistics Developments Challenges and Promises

The International Conference on Applied Linguistics: Developments, Challenges, and Promises will be held in Tehran ’s ( Iran ) Milad Tower Conference Hall on September 26-27, 2009.

The conference aims at exploring some vital issues in applied linguistics that have shaped, and are still shaping the identity of the profession.

Applied linguists from across the globe are invited to contribute to a lively debate that would include ideas from some of the prominent figures of the field.

Different themes will be explored in the course of the two day conference:
-applied linguistics and its definitions;
-globalization and its impact on ELT;
-applied linguistics and English as the world’s lingua franca;
-post method era and teacher qualifications;
-research debates in applied linguistics … .

The keynote speakers for the conference are (alphabetically arranged):

Professor David Block, University of London
Professor Guy Cook, The Open University
Professor Hossein Farhady, American University of Armenia
Professor Barbara Seidlhofer, University of Vienna
Professor Henry Widdowson, University of Vienna

The deadline for abstract submission is June 14, 2009.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 10.

Early registration deadline is August 5; all the participants whose papers have been accepted must register before the deadline. To submit an abstract, or for any queries, please contact me: akbari_ram@yahoo.com

Ramin Akbari
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
ELT Department, Tarbiat Modares University
Tehran, Iran

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