Building Bridges:Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation in Pedagogy and Resea

Venue: Sultan Qaboos University

Location: Muscat, Oman

Event Date/Time: Mar 21, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 22, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 07, 2006
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Sultan Qaboos University, Oman's largest and most prestigious institution of higher learning, is located 45km from Muscat. The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses to approx. 12,000 students.

The Department of English, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, is pleased to announce its first international conference to be held on 21 and 22 March, 2007. The theme of the conference is: Building Bridges: Integrating Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation in Pedagogy and Research.

Contributions are invited in the areas of Language, Literature, Linguistics and Translation
which explicitly address the idea of building bridges between two or more areas, and which show how collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas can lead to new ways of thinking and working for teachers and researchers. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

LANGUAGE
English and the Arab World: A Sociopolitical perspective
Contemporary study of English and Arabic future challenges
Arabic-English lexicography
New technologies and languages without a written form in the Arab World
English Language Studies in the Arab World

LINGUISTICS
Linguistic diversity in Oman
Socio-economic development and language policy
Arabic and English a case of linguistic imperialism?
Transfer and interference for Arab learners of English

LITERATURE
Folk literatures in Oman
State of the art of Comparative Literary
Studies: English and Arabic
Arabic Literature in Translation
English Literary Studies in the Arab World
in the 21st century: challenges
English Literature in an Arabic context

TRANSLATION
Translation of Arabic/Omani Literary
Studies: present and future prospects
Trends in machine translation
Application of contemporary theory in Translation and Translation Studies
Translations: Bridging worlds
Translation Studies in the Arab World: state of the art

Proposals are invited for papers (40 minutes) and brief presentations followed by a led
discussion (40 mins). The conference will also include themed forums led by a moderator.
Proposals should be submitted on the proposal form (available from the email address below) by Wednesday, 7 December, 2006.

Email: SQUconference@yahoo.com

Tel.: +968 24143277 or +968 95261544 Fax: +968 24413024

Postal address:
The Conference Committee, English Dept, Sultan Qaboos University,
PO Box 42, Al Khod, PC123, Sultanate of Oman.

Venue

PO Box 42, Al-Khod PC123
Muscat
Oman
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