SATURDAY, 05 OCTOBER - The Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning (CPKLL) in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is extending the last call for participation in the inaugural International Conference on Languages, Linguistics and Society which is to be held from 22 to 24 October 2013.
The Convenor of the international conference, Associate Professor Dr. Jason Lim Miin Hwa said this is a huge international conference that will involve more than 200 participants from different parts of the world. More than 155 papers will be presented in the 3-day conference to be held at the Promenade Hotel in Kota Kinabalu.
“Although the deadline for the submission of papers is over and there are limited places left, the organiser is encouraging more residents, particularly those in Sabah, to take part in this international conference as non-presenting participants,” he said.
Dr. Jason Lim mention that this is also a very special occasion on which individuals, who are interested in getting postgraduate degrees, can obtain new ideas and fresh insights about conducting studies at the Master’s or PhD levels. Given that a broad range of papers related to languages and linguistics will be presented, potential postgraduate candidates in language studies can also develop interests in various fields and subfields pertaining to language studies.
“The main objectives of the ICLALIS are to encourage participants to discuss and exchange ideas related to the learning and/or use of language in institutional, social and cultural settings, to explore the benefits of cross-disciplinary studies involving linguistics, and to examine the theoretical and practical implications of new ideas, perspectives and recommendations concerning different approaches to language teaching and language analysis,” he added.
By PPIB & Salbinous Saribun