LINGUIST List 30.3411

Wed Sep 11 2019

Calls: English; Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Socioling, Translation/Malta

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-Sep-2019
From: Cem Can <>
Subject: 7th International Language in Focus Conference
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Full Title: 7th International Language in Focus Conference
Short Title: LIF2020

Date: 30-Apr-2020 - 02-May-2020
Location: Valletta, Malta
Contact Person: Cem Can
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 02-Dec-2019

Meeting Description:

LIF2020 – 7th International Language in Focus Conference, the learning adventure, will be organized in Valletta, Malta, April 30 – May 2, 2020, in collaboration with Cukurova University – Turkey, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College – Greece, and University of Malta. Annual International LIF Conferences have already become an academic platform for exchanging ideas, projects and scientific research between aspiring academics, teachers, university students, and well-known researchers thanks to your invaluable contributions. In harmony with this spirit of academic enthusiasm, we would like to invite academics, scholars, representatives of central and local educational authorities, non-governmental organizations, school teachers and practitioners representing an exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. LIF2020, to be held in Valletta, Malta, will constitute an excellent opportunity to meet experts in various areas of ELT and language studies.

LIF2020 – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS / We stand on the shoulders of the giants…

David Marsh
Anne O’Keeffe
Jane Spiro
Ema Ushioda

The Aims of LIF2020 Learning Adventure are:

Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information on good practices within English Language Teaching;
Strengthen and broaden the network of English language teachers and all those involved in the ELT sector worldwide;
Increase the links between the ELT communities;
Showcase research in the fields of applied linguistics and language education.

Who Participates in this Learning Adventure:

The conference brings together the following groups of stakeholders from all over the world:

Classroom teachers of English and teacher trainers;
Researchers and graduate students in the fields of ELT and Linguistics;
Administrators of English language schools and universities;
Educators with an interest in international language education;
ELT-related individuals and institutions and Ministry of Education representatives;
Foreign experts or researchers who wish to network within the global ELT and Applied Linguistics communities.

Call for Papers:

We are deeply appreciative of all your insightful and vital academic contributions to LIF – Language in Focus Conferences. Annual International LIF Conferences have already become an academic platform for exchanging ideas, projects and scientific research between aspiring academics, teachers, university students and well-known researchers thanks to your continuous eagerness for innovation, creativity and life-long learning spirit.

The organisation of the LIF2020 Conference is in progress and the initial selection of the presentation proposals has already started. Due to many requests for an extension of the deadline the LIF2020 Conference, organizers have agreed to extend the deadline for submission from December 2, 2019 to January 10, 2020. Those who have not submitted the proposal yet are kindly asked to send it by January 10, 2020. Abstracts of papers, panels, workshops or posters in the range of 200-250 words should be submitted through our conference website:

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January 15, 2020.

LIF2020 – Language in Focus Conference will be organized by Cukurova University - Turkey, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College - Greece and the University of Malta
in Valletta, Malta in April 30 – May 2, 2020.

Keynote Speakers:

- David Marsh, University of Sheffield, UK
- Anne O’keeffe, University of Limerick, Ireland
- Jane Spiro, Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK

Conference Theme:

LIF2020’s aims at providing a forum for researchers, teachers and educational representatives to share their knowledge and promote creativity and innovation. LIF2020 topics include (but are not limited to):

- ELT Methodology and Classroom Applications
- Foreign Language Teacher Education
- SLA / ELT focused theories
- ICT in Language Teaching
- Psychological and Psycholinguistic perspectives in SLA / ELT
- Content and Language Integrated Learning CLIL and CLILiG
- Multilingualism / Bilingualism
- Sociolinguistics
- Corpus Linguistics and Learner Corpora
- Syntax, Morphology, and Semantics
- Lexical Processing
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Discourse Analysis
- Translation and Interpreting
- Language Policies

Conference Publication:
Accepted presentations will be published in an edited book.


Abstracts of papers, workshops or posters in the range of 200-250 words together with the registration form should be submitted via the conference website using the Abstract Submission form by January 10, 2020. Each participant will have the opportunity to present up to 2 papers. You will be notified about the status of your submission by January 15, 2020.

Conference Fee:

The conference/registration fee, which covers registration fee, conference materials, welcome cocktail, lunches, refreshments during the coffee breaks, conference dinner and the cost of subsequent publication is:
- €270 (Early Bird Registration by February 3, 2020)
- €300 (Regular Registration Fee- Deadline: by March 2, 2020)
- €250 (Student Fee (B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. Students by February 3, 2020)

Conference Venue:
LIF2020 Conference venue is University of Malta, Valletta Campus
(St Paul Street Valletta. VLT 1216).

Our participants will be informed on detailed information about various options about the accommodation in the third circular and on LIF2020 website soon.

Further Information:

Kind Regards,

LIF2020 – Organizing Committee

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