From: Derek Irwin <derek.irwinnottingham.edu.cn>
Subject: 2nd ESP in Asia Conference
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Full Title: 2nd ESP in Asia Conference
Date: 11-Nov-2010 - 13-Nov-2010
Location: Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Contact Person: Derek Irwin
Meeting Email: ESP.abstractsnottingham.edu.cn
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2010
Following the success of the 1st ESP in Asia Conference held at Chongqing
University, China, in October 2009, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd ESP
in Asia Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China,
from 11th to 13th November 2010.
The theme of the conference is 'Engaging Ecologies, Evolving Empowerment'.
As ESP grows in Asia, it needs to evolve practices that engage the ecologies in
which it operates. Such ecologies include, on the one hand, sociolinguistic
realities such as multilingualism and variation in global English(es), and, on
the other hand, variable professional and academic cultures and practices in
Asia. The conference theme seeks to capture the notion that through engaging
these ecologies, ESP may evolve more empowering paradigms, both for individuals
and for institutions.
Call for Papers
We invite papers and workshop proposals on all aspects of ESP, from researchers,
teachers, training consultants and industry professionals. In line with the
theme, we would particularly encourage papers on the following:
- English in specialized domains in ESL/EFL contexts
- English in the professions in multilingual & multicultural contexts
- ESP/EAP within a World Englishes paradigm
- Sociolinguistics of work
- Pedagogical innovations in ESP/EAP
- The Asian context: challenges and rewards
- EAP within academics, for academics, and by academics
- Identity and ELT
Abstracts for papers should be no more than 300 words in length, including
references. They may be in either English or Chinese. They may be submitted
via LinguistList, at http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/ESPinAsia2010, where
they will undergo a blind review process.
Proposals for workshops may also be made via LinguistList. Please include a
general overview of the topic and approach.
Inquiries may be sent to Benedict Lin, Douglas Bell, or Derek Irwin at
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