Tuesday, October 04, 2011

International Symposium on Language and Communication: Research Trends and Challenges

The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the International Symposium on Language and Communication: Research trends and challenges (ISLC). The symposium is to be held 10-13 June 2012 in the Atatürk Congress Center, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.

ISLC is an international symposium which focuses on the research trends and challenges in the fields of interdisciplinary language, literature, history and communication studies at both national and international levels, and their consequences for the theory, policy and practice of a variety of fields such as education, economy, sociology, and all other related fields. ISLC provides an international forum that enables discussions of the latest research trends and challenges, and promotes critical debate, on the often-complex interconnections among language and communication and history, economy, sociology, education, and all related sub-fields.

Subject Areas

The symposium publishes research papers in the fields of humanities, social sciences and economics such as anthropology, communication studies, demography, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, methodology, philosophy, political science, population studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, literature, religious studies, visual arts, women studies, management, human resources management, international business, tourism, business ethics, development studies and so on. Papers may address (but are not limited to) the following strands:

- Communication Methods and Researches
- Cultural Studies, Cultural History, Humanities
- Media and Society Studies, Social Communication, Social Media
- Professional and Corporate Communications
- Mass Communication, Mass Communication History
- Communication Law, Policy and Planning
- Communication and Difference
- Popular Culture, Media Uses and Media Literacy
- Intercultural Communication and Global Media Trends
- Global Communication, Social Change, Comparative Studies and Migration Studies
- Media Studies, Models of Media Systems Analysis
- Communication Technologies, ICT, Online Journalism and Online Research Innovations
- Ethnicity and Race in Communication, Diasporas Studies
- Digital Media, Digital Culture and Human-Technology Interaction and Human Factors
- New Media, Internet and New Media Theories
- Mobile Technologies Used for Dissemination and Promotion of Art
- Innovative Works in Computer-based Art/Digital Art/Animation
- Democracy, Politics and Journalism Ethics
- Media and Identity
- Journalism Studies, Journalism Theory, Press Studies, Promotional Culture
- Instructional and Developmental Communication
- Interpersonal Communication Research And Criticism
- Political Communication
- Visual Communication Studies, (Television, Filmmaking, Multimedia, Multi-Standards)
- Communication, Training, Cultural Variation and Challenges
- Philosophy of Communication
- Advertising and Marketing

- Status/ Survival of Language and Literature
- Society and Culture
- Discourse Studies
- First/Second Language Acquisition
- Language Diversity
- Language Policy and Planning
- Language Rights, Language Policy
- Language and Social Interaction
- Language and Identity
- Multilingualism, Cross-Cultural Communication
- National and Local Languages, World Languages
- Language and Economic Development
- Language for Employability
- Language and Social Mobility
- Language Teaching: Trends And Challenges
- Role of the Culture in Global Supply Chain
- Discourse Linguistics
- Computational Linguistics, Computational Lexicography.
- Language Pragmatics
- Cultural and Historical Analysis
- Cognitive Linguistics
- Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages
- Rhetoric
- Sociolinguistics
- Language and the Arts
- Sociology of Language
- Translation Studies


The official languages of the Symposium will be Turkish and English.

Delegates are required to prepare
- 15-minute oral presentations followed by 5-minute question-response periods
- Posters (to be displayed at designated times throughout the conference)

- Abstracts and full papers will be double blind reviewed by the referees of the symposium. Accepted papers and posters will be published in Proceeding Book of ISLC 2012.

Time Table for Call for Papers:

Submission of Abstracts Opens

: 1th OCT

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts

: 27th JAN

Early Discount Registration Closes

: 16th MAR

Deadline to Register

: 6th APR

Full Paper Submission Deadline

: 13th APR


: 10th JUN

Scientific Committee:

Ahmet Beşe, Atatürk University, Turkey
Ana Luísa Mateus Oliveira Chança Torres, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal
Andrea Bencéné Fekete, University of Kaposvár, Hungary
Ákos Farkas, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Alain Montandon, Blaise Pascal University, France
Ali Güneş, Karabük Üniversitesi, Turkey
Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Cécile Vilvandre De Sousa, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Ching-fen Hsu, Huafan University, Taiwan
Christiane Binet-Montandon, University Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne, France
Chu-chueh Cheng, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Cristina Maria Junceiro Novo, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal
Cüneyt Özata, Ordu University, Turkey
Darwis Khudori, University of Le Havre, France
Delia Chiaro, University of Bologna, Italy
Erdinç Parlak, Atatürk University, Turkey
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Lódz, Poland
F. Hülya Özcan, Anadolu University, Turkey
Fikret Arargüç, Atatürk University, Turkey
Frank Bezzina, University of Malta, Malta
Gencer Elkılıç, Kafkas University, Turkey
Gina Wen-Chun, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan
Giuliana Fiorentino, University of Molise, Italy
Güler Aras, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Hacer Hande Uysal, Gazi University, Turkey
Hüseyin Efe, Artvin Çoruh University, Turkey
Hüseyin Köse, Atatürk University, Turkey
Ion Stavre, SNSPA, Romania
Iryna Mygovych, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine
Jason Brown, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jinyan Huang, Niagara University, USA
Joanna Nijakowska, University of Lódz, Poland
Johanna Monti, University of Naples-L'Orientale, Italy
Karey Harrison, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Kemalettin Yiğiter, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey
Lawrence Soley, Marquette University, USA
Luis-Miguel Cañada, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Lubna Abid Ali, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
Massimo Leone, University of Torino, Italy
Mehmet Demirezen, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Mehmet Takkaç, Atatürk University, Turkey
Mohd Sukki Othman, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Mustafa Kol, Kafkas University, Turkey
Mustafa Özdemir, Kafkas University, Turkey
Nguyen Luong Ngoc, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Nijole Brazeniene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Normahdiah Sheik Said, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Onookome Okome, University of Alberta, Canada
Piotr Cap, University of Lódz, Poland
Roger Bromley, Lancaster University, UK
Roma Kriauciuniene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Rachele Antonini, University of Bologna, Italy
Rebeca Soler Costa, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Sean D. Williams, Clemson University, USA
Selçuk Hünerli, İstanbul Kültür University, Turkey
Tetiana Stepykina, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine
Tiiu Tammemäe, Tallinn University, Estonia
Tözün Issa, London Metropolitan University, UK
Turgut Göğebakan, Atatürk University, Turkey
Uğur Yavuz, Atatürk University, Turkey
Urea Roxana, Bucharest University, Romania
Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Yohan Kurniawan, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia

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Please read the guidelines on how to make your online submission before you start the submission process www.inlcs.org/2012

We look forward greatly to your participation in the ISLC 2012 symposium.