Englishes are entangled in our lives. They are used in a range of meaning-making practices in diverse contexts across the world. In the process, they incorporate linguistic and cultural resources from multiple codes, modes, genres, locations and cultures. These Englishes, ideologically value-laden, segregate people, communities, and nations, empowering some while marginalizing others. A disproportionate access to Englishes based on individual demographic, cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds is perceived as a source of anxiety and apprehension. Migrants, minorities, and stateless refugees experience linguistic discriminations in various forms for Englishes too.
Considering the pervasiveness and strong ideologies associated with Englishes, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) invites papers to configure and contest the hegemonic status of English in various domains of life. It also wants to initiate a discursive platform to explore possible ways of “de-elitisation” of Englishes for sustainable development of human resources.
Scholars, researchers and professionals from sociology, history, political science, anthropology, education, culture and media studies, critical geography, linguistics, and literature are expected to advance and interchange ideas about critical language awareness for linguistic rights, social justice and equality at this interdisciplinary conference.
Professor Alastair Pennycook
Dr. Shyam Sharma
Dr. Sender Dovchin
PRESENTER REGISTRATION: AUGUST 5, 2021
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: AUGUST 25, 2021
Papers: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A
Posters: Allocated time slots
Panels: 50 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A (Conveners should submit 4-5 abstracts with an introduction and credentials of discussant)
The language of the conference is English.
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