SELSA 2018 : The 5th Symposium on Language and Sustainability in Asia
Call For Papers
Welcome to the 5th Symposium on Language and Sustainability in Asia (SELSA 2018), which is being held Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018 at the Hiroshima KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. All registered participants will be provided with daily coffee breaks, access to the proceedings and a free, English guided tour of Hiroshima Peace Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is an international, peer-reviewed event that is being held in partnership with two other small events focusing on perspectives on holistic sustainability: The 5th Conference on Anthropology and Sustainability in Asia (CASA 2018).
About SELSA 2018
Sustainability is a term of recent origin with widespread contemporary saliency. In its popular use, sustainability tends to focus mostly on issues of natural environment; however, as globalization advances and boundaries between countries fade away, the need to communicate in a second or multiple languages has altered the linguistic landscape. As a result, second language acquisition and foreign language teaching have progressed to the forefront of linguistics, providing a critical framework in understanding how language is acquired or learned and its pedagogical implications. Language today not only links nations but also empowers individuals toward greater upward mobility, all of which makes it an indispensable tool in modern society.
Approaches towards education and language teaching have evolved over the past decades from their early days of the grammar/translation method and audio-lingual method to Krashen’s monitor theory to the communicative and content-based approaches that dominate today. Plus with the development of modern technology, CALL or computer-assisted language learning has gained wider acceptance in the classroom though research on it still remains relatively limited. Despite these advances, it is still necessary to examine how individual language skills are learned as well as the roles teachers play.
With the theme Language, Diversity and Globalization, SELSA 2018 is a wonderful opportunity to share research, insights and techniques, and form professional networks.
We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, November 17, 2017 on any of the following streams:
◾Approaches to Teaching ELT and L2
◾CALL / MALL / CALT
◾Globalization of Language
◾Globalization and Teacher Education
◾Language & Discourse Analysis
◾Language Pedagogy and Assessment
◾Phonetics and Phonology
◾Professional Development and Teacher Training
◾SLA Theories and Research Methodology
◾Sociolinguistics of Globalization
◾Other Areas (Please Specify)