CFP: World Englishes 2010

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IAWE 2010

Full Title: 16th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes
Short Title: IAWE 16

Date: 25-July-2010 - 27-July-2010
Location: Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Contact Person: Suzanne K. Hilgendorf
Meeting Email: iawe2010 at
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; English Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2010


The 16th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 16) is being hosted by Simon Fraser University at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, Canada from July 25 to 27, 2010.

The conference theme is


The following plenary speakers will address the conference. The titles or general topics of their talks are noted in parentheses.

- Dr. Braj B. Kachru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (focus: theory; English in Asian Contexts)
- Dr. Sue Wright, University of Portsmouth, UK (focus: English in Europe)
- Dr. Nkonko Kamwangamalu, Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA. (title: English in Language Policy and Ideologies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Vernacularization)

In addition, focus lectures will be given by

- Dr. Yamuna Kachru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (focus: theory; Communication across Cultures in Englishes)
- Dr. Murray Munro, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (title: How Accents Do and Don't Matter: The Role of Pronunciation in Communication)
- Dr. Elizabeth Martin, California State University, San Bernardino, USA (title: Seducing the French with English:  Bilingual Advertising Practices in France)
- Dr. Jamie Shinhee Lee, University of Michigan-Dearborn (title: English for Entertainment: Accidental and Not-so-accidental Humor on Korean TV)


The IAWE 2010 Organizing Committee invites proposals for individual presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion) on any area of research related to World Englishes. Abstracts addressing the conference theme,

World Englishes Today: A Critical Reevaluation of Theory, Methodology, and Pedagogy in Global Contexts,

are particularly welcome. In addition to the topics of theory, methodology, and pedagogy, papers may address other areas of relevance for World Englishes scholarship. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

-       globalization and World Englishes
-       English in the Outer Circle and the Expanding Circle
-       the regional/national impact of World Englishes in, e.g., Asia, Africa, also Europe, South America
-       the changing status of varieties of English (FL ? L2 ? L1)
-       literary creativity
-       World Englishes in the media and/or pop culture
-       World Englishes in business and/or advertising
-       issues of identity and World Englishes
-       specific varieties of World Englishes and their structural features

Given the location of the conference this year in Vancouver, we also welcome submissions dealing specifically with issues concerning English use in Canada.

Interested scholars, graduate students, and instructors may submit individual scholarly proposals of a maximum of 300 words, including title and references.

Proposals must be submitted on-line via the following link:

The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2010.
Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail beginning 31 March 2010.

For further information regarding the conference, i.e., registration and accommodations, please visit the IAWE 2010 Conference website:

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