[EDLING:161] CFP: International Conference on Global English

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu May 24 15:04:17 UTC 2007

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> International Conference on Global English
> Short Title: GLOBENG
> Date: 14-Feb-2008 - 16-Feb-2008
> Location: Verona, Italy
> Contact Person: Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
> Meeting Email: globeng at lingue.univr.it
> Web Site: http://profs.lingue.univr.it/globeng/index.html
> Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2007
> Meeting Description:
> The Department of English Studies of the University of Verona is proud to
> announce GlobEng: International Conference on Global English.
> The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation
> of research
> discussing issues related to the role of English as a global language.
> The debate over the status of English as an International language has been
> flourishing in the last few decades and is still open to new prospective
> developments. Starting from the awareness of English undisputedly
> prominent role as a Lingua Franca in international communication, the
> fact that native speakers are
> currently a minority, compared to second-language users of the
> language has been
> repeatedly highlighted. The changing status of English has led to the
> emergence of a new linguistic scenery. On the one hand, the so-called
> native varieties have become highly differentiated and acquired
> greater autonomy, while on the other, the rapid
> growth of a community of non-native speakers, thanks to increasing
> international
> exchanges, has triggered reflection on the possible rise of a new 
> International
> English, as opposed to the current native varieties.
> A wide range of issues are brought to the fore in this connection, 
> especially
> focusing on the possible evolution of the current scenario, both in Europe 
> and
> in the rest of the world, with a reflection on (and a possible revision of) 
> the
> notion of Standard, and the crucial implications that prospective 
> developments
> might have on English Language Teaching (ELT). The programme includes
> plenary lectures by renowned scholars in the field, such as David
> Crystal, Jennifer Jenkins, Adrian Hollyday, Alan Maley, Barbara
> Seidlhofer and Simon Sweeney.
> Papers are encouraged which address the following topics:
> - Pronunciation Models: new vs. standard
> - Implications of new morphosyntactic models
> - Semantic and pragmatic implications of globalising English
> - Cultures, media and globalisation
> - Identities and international communication
> - Language policies in the European Community
> - English and other languages in the classroom
> - The teaching of English as a foreign/second language and as a specialised
> language
> - Terminological issues and new taxonomies
> Contributions are invited for 20-minute presentations (plus discussion).
> Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length (references excluded). They
> should be anonymous and should be sent as email attachments (preferably 
> .pdf or
> rtf format) to: globenglingue.univr.it
> Please conform to the following specifications:
> - Times New Roman pt.12 or equivalent font, single-spaced.
> - Please do not include your name or any obvious form of identifiers in the
> abstract. This is because the abstracts will be subject to anonymous
> peer-review.
> - In order to assist with the reviewing process, please also list up to 5
> keywords in the email message
> Submission:
> Abstracts should be submitted as an attachment in MS Word, or PDF format;
> - Subject line of the email should be GlobEng and abstract title;
> - Email message should include: Talk Title, Author's Name(s), Title(s),
> Affiliation(s), Contact Info (email address, postal address, telephone 
> number,
> fax number)
> - Abstracts should be submitted via email to: globenglingue.univr.it
> Abstracts should reach us by 30 September 2007.
> For further information
> Web site: http://profs.lingue.univr.it/globeng/index.html
> E-mail: globeng at ingue.univr.it
> Important Dates:
> Submission deadline: 30 September 2007
> Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2007
> Early Registration: tba
> Late Registration: tba
> GlobEng: 14-15-16 February 2008
> Scientific Coordinator:
> Prof. Cesare Gagliardi
> Scientific and Organizing Committee:
> Elisabetta Adami
> Anna Belladelli
> Roberto Cagliero
> Cristiana Chiarini
> Marta Degani
> Roberta Facchinetti
> Cristina Gatti
> Sharon Hartle
> Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
> Paola Vettorel
> Anna Zanfei

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