Posted on December 18, 2013

Call for Papers

The 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference
 of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature:

“Your Voice, my Voice: Translating and Interpreting Literature, Culture, and Society”

April 26th, 2014

Hosted By:

The College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature,
University of Hawai’i

Abstract Submission Deadline:
 March 7, 2014        

Language shapes cultures, social interactions and human understanding of the world. Given the college’s diverse yet unifying interests, the 18th Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL) will focus on different aspects of language studies that help us appreciate how languages and literature transmit our rich histories to others, document and perpetuate knowledge in the world, and inform our future. Focusing on the integral role of language as facilitating intercultural communication, this year’s conference will highlight research and projects from graduate students in the College of LLL that explore current issues, methods, technologies and ideologies of language and community, that enable us to effectively communicate and convey meaning across cultural, social, and linguistic boundaries.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o refers to translation as a “common language of languages.” In the spirit of this definition, the conference seeks papers from graduate students that highlight how the translation and interpretation of literature, culture, and society shape who we are, how we interact with the world, and how we engage with the larger community. The conference also seeks to welcome new lines of research utilizing cutting-edge technology or methodology to answer longstanding questions in language studies. We encourage you to interpret the conference theme broadly and flexibly. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to any of the following:

▪   Interpretation and translation studies

▪   Intercultural studies

▪   Language documentation and conservation

▪   Technology use (e.g. computer-assisted language learning)

▪   Topics in linguistics

▪   Literature, literary studies, new media literacy, comparative literature

▪   Language pedagogy

▪   Language ideologies, policy, and planning

▪   Less commonly taught languages.

▪   Creative writing

▪   Bilingual, immersion, and heritage language education

▪   Language acquisition (e.g. first and additional language, absence of an L1)

▪   Theories in language studies and analyses (e.g. code switching, pragmatics, etc.)

The LLL Graduate Student Conference invites you to present your work in a supportive educational environment. You will receive peer feedback on your presentation,
 and you can submit your paper for publication in the Conference Proceedings!
 The conference will be held at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa on Saturday, April 26, 2014. 

Individual and joint papers are welcome.
 Participants are limited to involvement in no more than two sessions.

Submission Format:
 If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please complete the online submission form. Part of the submission form is a required 250 word abstract. The conference committee will use the abstracts in the presentation selection process.

 Upon review by conference committee members, you will receive notification of acceptance by e-mail no later than April 5, 2014.

Presentation Format: Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long.
 An additional 5-minute period will be allocated for questions and feedback.

Proposals for poster presentations are also being accepted.