3rd International Conference on Language, Lingiustics, Literature and Translation

Meeting Description
 Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to focus on the relationship between global themes and local practices, highlighting the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and methodologies, the conference will centralize both research that theorizes the links between the local and the global and research that shows, through practical evidence, how local and global interact. Proposals that aim to address either of these two areas, and which emphasize exploratory, experimental research or reconstructed concepts, frameworks of analysis, or approaches, are particularly welcome.
Proposals which fall outside the focus of the conference, but within the disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation, will also be considered.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers 
Jan Blommaert (Linguistics), Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Michael Cronin (Translation), Dublin City University, Ireland
Ian Almond (Literature), Georgetown University, Qatar
Rani Rubdy (Language), Independent Scholar
Sample conference themes include the following, but a wide range of proposals is invited:


Language, culture and globalization
Global teaching policies and local norms
Language commodification and ideologies
Globalizing technologies and the language classroom

Social media and identity
Language acquisition and migrant populations
Language change and the media
Global/local language adaptation

Localizing global/world literatures
Arabic and non-Western literature in a globalized world
Literature from the diaspora
The sociolinguistics of literature

Issues in local/global translation
Translating culturally remote literature
Translation and multimodal texts
Machine translation and the web

Submission Details
Call Deadline (Regular): 11 April 2016. Decision returned by 2 May
Proposals are invited for papers (20 +10 minutes discussion).
To submit your abstract, please send an email (with a Word attachment) to the following address: squconference2016@gmail.com by the relevant submission deadline. Please include ALL the following information, numbered, in the attached Word document:
Name, title and affiliation (university/college/etc)
Full address (include country), email and telephone (include country code)
Title of paper/presentation
Areas which the paper/presentation links (please be precise)
Brief summary of the paper/presentation for inclusion in the conference program, as a coherent paragraph (100 words max)
Full abstract for the review committee (min 400 words, max 500 words)
Up to five relevant keywords
Please note that we are unable to assist accepted presenters with their travel expenses, nor are we able to offer travel grants.

In common with previous conferences organized by the Department of English Language and Literature, it is intended that an edited collection of papers from the conference will be published. Accepted presenters will need to submit their paper for publication in early February 2017. Further details will be provided in due course.

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman’s largest and most prestigious institution of higher learning, is located 45km from Muscat. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to approximately 16,000 students.

Oman, a peaceful nation on the Arabian Gulf in the Middle East, is hailed as the jewel of Arabia. It has landscape covering desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines. The capital city, Muscat, is home to the majestic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Royal Opera House Muscat, and the old waterfront Mutrah bazaar.

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