Call for Chapter Proposals: “Positionality and Stance in Political Discourse”

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Positionality and Stance in Political Discourse. The volume will be edited by Drs. Lawrence Berlin, Northeastern Illinois University, & Cristina Becker Lopes Perna, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul. They are seeking chapters that deal with Positionality and/or Stance from a pragmatic perspective--preferably positionality (cf. Davies & Harré, 1990; Harré & van Langenhove, 1991, 1999)--within the context of political discourse, specifically that of leaders (i.e., presidents, prime ministers, etc.). ...

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New research monograph – The Discourse of the IELTS Speaking Test: Interactional Design and Practice

New research monograph now available: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/cambridgeenglish/catalog/teacher-training-development-and-research/discourse-ielts-speaking-test/discourse-ielts-speaking-test-interactional-design-and-practice-paperback Seedhouse, P. & Nakatsuhara, F. (2018). The Discourse of the IELTS Speaking Test: Interactional Design and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The volume provides a unique dual perspective on the evaluation of spoken discourse in that it combines a detailed portrayal of the design of a face-to-face speaking test with ...

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Call for Papers – Linguistic recycling: The process of quoting in increasingly mediatized settings

Deadline for 300-word abstracts: July 1st, 2018 Notification of acceptance: August 1st, 2018 Deadline for completed articles: June 1st, 2019 (max. 10,000 words; followed by peer-review) Preliminary publication date: Spring 2020 Contact Please e-mail your abstract to both the guest editors’ and the project accounts: lauri.m.haapanen@jyu.fi daniel.perrin@zhaw.ch review_quoting@aila.info Please click here for more details.

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Book Chapter Contribution Invitation – The Ideological Work of English Teaching

Due Dates: 1st September 2018 Submission of Abstract 20th September 2018 Notification whether Abstract has been accepted 20th December 2018 Submission of draft 31stJanuary 2019 Feedback from Reviewers 1st April 2019 Submission of final version The Ideological Work of English Teaching This special issue of Changing English seeks to explore how the word ‘ideology’ might strategically be deployed to open up critique within our current policy environment at both a national and a global level. We know that the word has accrued multiple negative connotations since ...

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Erasmus+ Staff Week Training, Zakinthos, Greece, 2018

Application deadline: 23/03/2018 The Foreign Languages Centre and the Center for the Study of the Hellenic Language and Culture at the University of Ioannina organise a staff training week in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme entitled "New pathways in foreign language teaching and learning". The training week will take place on Zakynthos Island from 18 to 22 June 2018.The working languages are English and/or Greek. The programme is addressed to language teachers, academics, teacher trainers, school advisors/directors and students in the field of foreign ...

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The International Research Foundation for English Language Education’s (TIRF) 2018 DDG Competition – Deadline Next Month!

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2018 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 25, 2018. There are two types of grants offered through TIRF’s DDG program. Information about the two types of grants, as well as eligibility concerns, resource videos, answers to frequently asked questions, and much more can be found at: ...

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AILA Newsletter 2018-01

1 [News Category: Identity] Setting up new AILA National Affiliates AILA is in contact with several potential new affiliates, for example, to keep the momentum of the AILA 2017 World Congress going and to strengthen Applied Linguistics in Latin America. The procedure of becoming an AILA National Affiliate has been simplified. A new, checklist style application form provides prospective parties with an overview of all the requirements for a successful application: http://www.aila.info/en/members/application.html 2 [News Category: Visibility] Joining the AILA ...

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Call for Papers: HoLLTnet International Meeting

HoLLTnet international meeting:'Bi/Multilingualism and the History of Language Learning and Teaching' University of Reading, United Kingdom, 6-7 July 2018 HoLLTnet (www.hollt.net) is a Research Network of AILA (L'Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée). The Research Network was founded in 2015 to stimulate research into the history of language learning and teaching within applied linguistics internationally. Building on several successful previous colloquia (www.hollt.net/events.html), this international conference aims to situate the history of ...

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Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics: New Issue Published

Dear all: The Editorial Team is pleased to inform you that Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics published its latest issue on October, 8 at http://www.arjals.com/ojs/index.php/Arjals2016. We invite you to review the Table of Contents on our web site and read articles and items of interest.

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CEFR Companion Volume with New Descriptors – now online

Dear all, We are very happy to let you know that at the conclusion of a four year process of development, validation, consultation and piloting in which between 1,500 and 2,000 language professionals were involved, the CEFR Companion volume with New Descriptors is now online on the CEFR website www.coe.int/lang-CEFR - on the right hand side, under Full 2001 text. The French version will be published before the end of the year, with German following next Spring. An ISBN version – also including scales for aspects of signing competence will be published in English, ...

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