ELF 5

THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ENGLISH AS A LINGUA FRANCA

May 24-26 2012

Boğaziçi University

Istanbul-Turkey

http://www.elf5.org/

The 5th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca is being hosted by Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, Istanbul, Turkey from May 24 to 26, 2012.

The conference theme is: ‘PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF ELF IN THE EXPANDING CIRCLE’.

However, the conference is open to all other ELF related topics such as:
› ELF and Language Policy
› ELF and Language Education
› Collecting ELF Corpora and Describing ELF
› The Sociolinguistics of ELF
› Contact Languages and ELF
› ELF and Multilingualism

Plenary speakers:
› Cem Alptekin, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
› Martin Dewey, King’s College London, UK
› Enric Llurda, University of Lleida, Spain
› Tim McNamara, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Plenary panelists:
› Jennifer Jenkins, University of Southampton, UK
› Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki, Finland
› Barbara Seidlhofer, University of Vienna, Austria
› Henry Widdowson, University of Vienna, Austria

Special symposia organizers:
› Robert Baird, University of Southampton, UK
› Kingsley Bolton and David Graddol, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
› Ahmar Mahboob, The University of Sydney, Australia
› Nicos Sifakis, Hellenic Open University, Greece and Andrew Blair, University of Sussex, UK
› François Victor Tochon, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Please click on the links on the left for more information regarding the Call for Papers, Registration, Accommodation, Plenary Speakers, and so on.

We look forward to welcoming you to Istanbul in May 2012!

Sincerely,
Yasemin Bayyurt & Sumru Akcan
Organizers of ELF 2012