[lg policy] call: English Language in Europe: Debates and Discourses

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 29 14:30:27 UTC 2011

English Language in Europe: Debates and Discourses
Short Title: EiE

Date: 25-Mar-2012 - 27-Mar-2012
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Andrew Linn
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.englishineurope.postgrad.shef.ac.uk/

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

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 09-Dec-2011

Meeting Description:

This is the first conference in a series of five hosted by the Leverhulme
international network project, English in Europe: Opportunity or Threat? The
aim of this opening conference is to gain a comparative understanding of the
debates surrounding the role and status of English in Europe today.

This conference will set the agenda for the subsequent conferences of the
project, and a selection of the papers will be published as a journal
special issue. Keynote speakers include David Block (Institute of Education)
and Sue Wright (University of Portsmouth).

Call for Papers:

Proposals are now sought for papers of 30 minutes in length, or for posters,
on any of the following or related topics:

The teaching of English
Language policy and language management (including language education
Language attitudes
Media discourses on English
Discourses of English as a lingua franca and global language
English and globalisation
English language hegemony and language diversity
English and language rights
Comparison with other areas of the world

Proposals should include the title of the paper/poster, the name and contact
details of the author(s) and an abstract of less than 500 words. They should
be sent to a.r.linnshef.ac.uk no later than 9 December 2011, and you will be
informed of the outcome by mid-January 2012. The final date for booking a
place on the conference is 10 February 2012.



 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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