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Portuguese Conference on "World English", November 27-30, 2002

Portuguese Conference on "World English"

"Language -- Communication -- Culture"

Evora, Portugal, Nov. 27-30, 2002

Announcement and Call for Papers

The "English in the World: New Directions" team, at the University of Evora, and the English Culture Studies Group, at the University of Lisbon, decided earlier this year, after consultations which took place during and after the Fifth International English Culture Conference held in Lisbon on Nov. 28-30, 2001, to co-organise an International Conference that could combine, and give a wider scope to, their distinct but complementary
projects -- the Evora project with its focus on the role, developments and prospects of English in the world, both as the language of communication and culture in English-speaking nations and as a second and foreign language, the lingua franca of communication and culture in the major contemporary transnational flows; the Lisbon project with its focus on a
social sciences and humanities approach to culture and major contemporary themes, problematics and theories.

The theme chosen for this new International Conference,
"Language -- Communication -- Culture", accordingly plays a descriptive and a theoretical role. On the one hand, it brings the two projects together, opening the English language focus of one to wider interdisciplinary concerns, and grounding the other in the English language, its contexts and practices, its conditions and means (the Englishes of the English-speaking nations and the ?new englishes? of transnational communication). On the other hand, the theme offers Communication as a theoretical linking term between language and culture.

Different sessions are being prepared by members of the organising committee (names and e-mail addresses below) and their themes will be announced in the coming weeks

Keynote speakers:

Rosa GONZALEZ, University of Barcelona

David MORLEY, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Sally MUNT, University of Sussex

Richard SMITH, University of Warwick

Evora is a beautiful world heritage town in the heart of Alentejo, 131 km east of Lisbon, with easy access by Motorway (A2 or A12, and A 6) and with comfortable express-bus connections.

Registration fees (including conference dinner, conference concert, guided tour of Evora, visits to wine cellars and excursions)

'Early bird' fee: Euro 100 (if paid by June 30, 2002)

After that date: Euro 120

Graduate students: Euro 60

Cheques only, payable to:

Olga Gonçalves

Casa Cordovil, Universidade de Evora

Apartado 94, 7001 EVORA, Portugal

Inquiries and paper proposals, as well as panel proposals, to:

Ana Clara Birrento, University of Evora acbirrento

Alvaro Pina, University of Lisbon ferpi

Luís Guerra, University of Evora lspg

Teresa Malafaia, University of Lisbon tvmalafaia

or to the other members of the organising committee:

Olga Gonçalves, University of Evora

J. Carlos Viana Ferreira, University of Lisbon cviana

Adelaide Serras, University of Lisbon aserras

Carlos A. M. Gouveia, University of Lisbon carlos.gouveia

Paulo Mendes, University of Evora pmendes

James Muncie, University of Evora jm@uevora

Fortunata Saragoça, University of Evora fvss

Deadline for (120-min, five-paper) panel proposals: June 30, 2002.
Deadline for (20-min) paper proposals: September 10, 2002.