23.2054, Calls: English, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Applied Ling/Czech Republic

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Subject: 23.2054, Calls: English, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Applied Ling/Czech Republic

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Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:41:17
From: Martina Malášková [malaskom at gmail.com]
Subject: 5th Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English 2012

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Full Title: 5th Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English 2012 
Short Title: 5th BCLSE 

Date: 17-Sep-2012 - 18-Sep-2012
Location: Brno, Czech Republic 
Contact Person: Martina Malášková
Meeting Email: malaskom at gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2012 

Meeting Description:

The 5th Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English, English as the Lingua Franca of the Modern World: New Challenges for Academia will be held in Brno on 17-18 September 2012. As usual, the host institution will be the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

A detailed programme of the two-day conference will be sent after the submission of proposals. 

We are pleased to announce that the following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation at the Conference:

Prof. Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Peter Grundy, University of Durham, Great Britain

The full conference fee is CZK 1250 (50 euros) and there is a reduced fee for students of CZK 1000 (40 euros). The conference fee includes participation at all sessions of the conference including the workshop on academic discourse, the conference package (book of abstracts, conference programme, map of Brno, etc.), a copy of the post-conference publication, light refreshments during coffee breaks, and conference dinner on 17 September. All participants must pay their own travel and accommodation costs. 

2nd Call for Papers:

The 5th Brno Conference focuses on English as the lingua franca of international communication in the globalized modern world. We welcome contributions on a wide range of linguistics topics, such as coherence and cohesion, pragmatic strategies, genre and stylistic variation in spoken and written discourse. The conference will also include a workshop focused on academic English. 

As we have received several requests for deadline extensions, we have extended the deadline for the registration form and abstract submission. If you wish to attend the conference, please complete the Registration Form and return it by 15 May 2012. If you would like to offer a presentation, please indicate its title on the Registration Form. The abstracts should be sent by email to one of the following addresses by 15 June 2012.
Send the registration form and abstract to:

brnoconference at ped.muni.cz or malaskom at gmail.com   

The registration form can also be obtained from/or filled in electronically:


Selected contributions presented at the Conference will be published in a thematic volume or in the linguistics journal Discourse and Interaction. Authors will receive a free copy of the respective publication. All participants will receive the thematic volume. Further copies may be ordered.

For the Fourth Brno Conference on Linguistics Studies in English Organizing Committee
Doc. PhDr. Renata Povolná, Ph.D.
Mgr. Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova, Ph.D.
Mgr. Renata Jančaříková, Ph.D.
Mgr. Martina Malášková
Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno
Poříčí 9, 603 00 Brno, Czech Republic 
Tel. +420 549 49 3696, 6383; Fax +420 549 49 1620 
Email: brnoconference at ped.muni.cz, povolna at ped.muni.cz, navratilova at ped.muni.cz, jancarikova at ped.muni.cz, malaskom at gmail.com

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