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[ecrea] Learning, Culture and Identity conference call for papers

Tue Feb 26 08:52:54 GMT 2013

Cutting Edges Research: Is it appropriate to talk of “our culture” and
“their culture”?
Interrogating common perceptions of culture in language education

A conference for those researching in the fields of applied
linguistics, TESOL, modern languages, intercultural communication and

Friday 5th July 2013
Department of English and Language Studies
Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury, England

Invited Speaker:
Professor Cathie Wallace, Institute of Education, London

This year’s Cutting Edges conference will be a free one-day event
devoted to culture and language education in applied linguistics

We are seeking papers that critically engage in current debates in
applied linguistics research. In the area of culture and language
education, one might consider issues to do with: post-modern and
critical perspectives; validity and truth; subjectivity and the role
of the researcher; and creative engagement with data collection and

We invite papers which

o             move away from essentialist notions of language and culture
o             address issues of race and cultural prejudice
o             suggest alternative ways of conceptualising people from
different cultural backgrounds
o             explore the issue of English as a multicultural language
o             examine the ideological issues of content in textbook
and materials
o             deal with the creative and fluid nature of linguaculture
o             consider what sort of English should be taught

Papers will be 20 minutes plus ten minutes for discussion. However, we
will consider proposals for discussion forums.

Please email your name, affiliation, title, plus an abstract of 150
words to: Cutting Edges (atcuttingedges /at/

Deadline for abstracts: Tuesday 2nd April 2013

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