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First Call for Papers: Responses to the lingua franca role of English

  • 06 Mar 2013 16:38
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    Responses to the lingua franca role of English
    23 November - 24 November 2013
    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Organised by the South-East European Research Centre

    The aim of the fourth conference of the ‘English in Europe: Opportunity or Threat?’ project is to gain a comparative understanding of the debates surrounding the role of English as a lingua franca throughout Europe but with a particular focus on South East Europe and the Balkan region. This call for papers invites participants who are located both within the Balkan region and in other countries who are involved in research on ELF in the context of Europe for a series of sessions. Topics will include, but not be limited to:

    -  Language attitudes
    -  Language identity
    -  English in the Media
    -  Discourses of English as a lingua franca
    -  ELF in education
    -  Language contact, language variation and language loss
    -  English language hegemony and language diversity

    We are extremely proud to confirm that the following keynote speakers will be speaking at the conference:

    Professor Cem Alptekin (Boğaziçi University)

    Professor Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)

    Dr Nicos Sifakis (Hellenic Open University)

    Submission Guidelines
     Abstracts related to any of the topics listed above or to the overall theme of the conference should be sent to the conference email address: by the 1 June, 2013. Abstracts should be anonymous, include the title of the paper and up to 500 words maximum in length. You may include an indicative references list of the key sources consulted. Please include your name (including academic title if relevant), affiliation and contact details in the body of the email. If you have any questions relating to the submission of your abstract, please email the conference organizer at or

    Important dates
    Deadline for submission: 01/06/2013
    Notification of Acceptance/ Registration opens: 15/06/2013
    Deadline for registration: 15/07/2013
    Conference: 23-24 November 2013
    Last modified: 06 Mar 2013 16:39 | Anonymous
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