PhD Studentships 2020-21 in Language and Culture, School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Deadline: 10 September 2020.
Heriot-Watt University’s School of Social Sciences is offering a number of full-time PhD studentships in the area of language and culture to start in January 2021. Studentships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend currently set at £15,285 for the academic year 2020-21. The duration of the studentships is three years. The School of Social Sciences also offers a research support allowance of £2,250 over the registered period of study. In addition, full-time scholarship holders are normally offered an opportunity to undertake a modest amount of paid teaching support each academic year. The School consists of the Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies, the Department of Psychology, and Edinburgh Business School. Research in language and culture is based around the Centre for Translating and Interpreting Studies and the Intercultural Research Centre.
Projects in areas related to language and culture include Translating global heritage: people, space, and memory.
Call for Proposals: International Conference on Integrated Research in Language and Culture, Mind and Cognition, June 28-30, 2018. Deadline: February 15, 2018.
National University of Mongolia and School of Philology and Communication of Buryat State University, Russia invite proposals for the International Conference on Integrated Research in Language and Culture, Mind and Cognition to be held June 28-30, 2018 at Buryat State University and Baikal Riviera Resort in Russia. Proposals for paper and poster presentations, workshops and panel discussions are invited in the following areas psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology and semiotics, translation and intercultural communication, cultural identity and related issues in discourse research, issues related to the ontology of language, studies of Mongolian World through modern research methodology, new trends in national and foreign literature studies, modern language and communication teaching technologies and methods, use of proper names in discourse. All the selected proposals will be published in conference proceedings prior to the conference.
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Call for Chapter Submissions: Black identity, foreign language and culture
Deadline: September 15, 2012
We are currently seeking submissions for an accepted book proposal with a national publisher. All submissions must be completed works. Abstracts will not be considered.
Exploring black identity through bilinguals of the Diaspora is an edited text that describes how foreign language acquisition and development help to shape how Africans, people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean, and African Americans are able to describe and proscribe their identity. Contributors to this text may have work that falls under one of the following themes:
* Using foreign language as a tool for self-definition
* The impact of foreign language on the understanding of self
* Foreign language acquisition in the African American community
* The impact of ESL on Blacks of the Diaspora
* Impact of language on the expatriate experience
* Bilingual code-switching in the African Diaspora
* The relationship between language and identity
* African Americans and bilingualism
* Bilingualism and identity in the African Diaspora
Completed works must be a minimum of ten (15) pages and a maximum of twenty (20) pages including references and footnotes.
Authors must be able to submit completed chapters by September 15, 2012.
Please send all submissions and inquiries to Dr. Kami J. Anderson.