Monthly Archives: February 2015

Submissions welcome – Englishes in Practice (University of Southampton, UK)

This is an interesting looking call for papers that came through on one of the mailing lists I’m subscribed to.

Englishes in Practice (open access)

Englishes in Practice is the title of the working papers of the Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton, UK.  It provides a forum for both members of the Centre and other scholars to present research and explore matters related to global users and uses of Englishes, including English as a lingua franca (ELF).   The journal welcomes submissions which report empirical findings or which discuss theoretical, conceptual or methodological aspects of relevance to the field.

The journal is quarterly and the first two issues are available here:

Please contact me for further information or to submit an article.

Jill Doubleday
Englishes in Practice
Centre for Global Englishes
University of Southampton
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Call for papers: Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment

This is a conference in Europe of potential interest and relevance to my research topic. It is right on the heels of the Switzerland conference I posted earlier.

The research team of the ACiME (Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment) project is pleased to announce the international conference “Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment”, which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 12-14 September 2015.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer, Germany – “From linked data to digital genres: text-linguistic approaches to multimodal hypertext analysis”
Prof. Dr. Diane Pecorari, Sweden – „Irreconcilable differences? On plagiarism and other intertextualities in academic communication“
Prof. Dr. Klaus Schneider, Germany – ”Quoting Practices in Academia”
Prof. Dr. Irena Vassileva, Bulgaria – “Multimedia Environment and the Academia – Friends or Foes?”

The new deadline is now: 15 March 2015. Please visit for further information.


The following conference looks like it could be quite interesting, and an excellent excuse to get to Switzerland at the same time. It’s a bit outside of my subspecialty, but much writing for academic publication is submitted, reviewed, and revised digitally these days, and so could be potentially relevant to the conference theme.

AILA-Europe and VALS-ASLA welcome you to the 7th Junior Researchers Meeting in Applied Linguistics

10th–12th September 2015

Hosted by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

The Junior Researchers Meeting allows early career applied linguists to present their research and network in an interactive and informal international environment. “Junior Researchers” include those working on their Master’s and PhD theses, as well as those who have graduated within the last three years.

At the conference, each paper session will have designated senior researchers as commentators to guarantee questions and discussion. The programme will also include workshops on various aspects of academic career, such as publishing and seeking for funding.

The conference focuses on language use in digital environments within and across educational, academic, professional and everyday settings. Besides this conference focus, papers on other areas of applied linguistics are welcome. A paper may present also work in progress.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 350 words (excluding the title) to:

Plenary speakers

Prof. Dr. Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University, USA
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chistina Gitsaki, Zayed University Dubai, UAE
Prof. Dr. Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Wibke Weber, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Important dates

Submission closes March 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2015
Early bird registration: July 30, 2015
Final registration: August 30, 2015

Conference venue

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
School of Applied Linguistics
Theaterstrasse 15c, P.O. Box
8401 Winterthur

The city and region of Winterthur is an independent and dynamic center in the Zurich economic area with a population of around 180,000. Over 75,000 people are employed in one of more than 7,500 firms and enterprises. Winterthur is also home to the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), which is one of Switzerland’s largest multi-disciplinary universities of applied sciences and has turned Winterthur into a vibrant university town.

Organising committee

Prof. Dr. Daniel Perrin
Dr. Aleksandra Gnach
Deborah Harzenmoser