CFP: Language and Society
International Conference on Language, Society, and Culture in Asian Contexts
January 6 -7, 2010 at Mahasarakham University, Maha Sarakham Province, Thailand
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mahasarakham University, Thailand and Centre for Study of Foreign Languages, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India
CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference Overview: It is undeniable that Asia is an indispensable part of our intricate global civilization. Asian languages, societies, and cultures have never failed to be the sources and foundations of modern development (i.e., art, literature, medicine, religion). However, in spite of this fact, there is a rapid decline and disappearance of Asian languages, societies, and cultures. Attempts should be made to preserve them as world heritage as much as the rainforest, ancient cities, and endangered wildlife. By doing so, we are helping to maintain multicultural and diverse characteristics of human civilization as a whole. With this in mind, the conference aims to raise awareness of the essence and significance of Asian languages, societies, and cultures, especially those which have been overlooked or marginalized as inferior to those in the Western world. Since foreign language teaching plays an important role as a medium in launching Asian languages, societies, and cultures into the world stage where those languages operate, foreign languages taught and studied in Asia are also the main focus of this conference.
Aim of the Conference: This International Conference would like to bring together scholars from different areas of knowledge related to society, language, literature and culture in Asia and analyze them with a view to identifying co-influences and differences.
Areas to be Covered:
• Asian linguistics
• Language and translation
• Folklore and storytelling
• Cultural diversity
• Ethnic diversity
• Community development
• Sustainable development
• Alternative development
• Foreign language teaching
Working Language: English
Format of Presentations: The abstract should not exceed 300 words, while the full paper should be between 10-15 pages (including references, notes, and tables). Biographical data should not exceed 100 words. Your work must be double-spaced and typed using 12 pt. Times New Roman font. All submissions must be written in APA style, i.e., conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Visit the following website for reference to APA style: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. With the abstract and paper submissions, please include: the title of your paper or poster display; your name and title; institution; e-mail address; and mailing address.
Important Dates: Abstracts and papers are requested to be sent as an e-mail attachment (Microsoft Word document) to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30, 2009 (abstracts) and by December 15, 2009 (full papers). In the content of your e-mail message, please specify the area of your presentation along with the format. Accepted abstracts will be notified by November 15, 2009.
All papers will be reviewed by the Program Review Committee. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings (CD-ROM).
**The conference committee reserves the right to edit typographical errors in the abstracts and papers prior to publication.**
Registration Fee: Types of Registration
(by November 30)
(after November 30)