Political erasure of unwanted individuals, communities, cultures, identities, languages, and knowledge through forced and orchestrated collective amnesia has been endemic in human history. Power has always openly and surreptitiously been involved in deciding whose knowledge matters. Which language and meaning matter to be sensible? Who matters as a human? Whose sufferings matter as grievable? Whose voice matters to be heard? Whose history and which history matters to be remembered?
The neoliberal contemporary world of time-space compression shaped by the digital revolution has added subtlety to the operation of erasure. However, it has also offered new and increased opportunities for resistance, agency, and re-emergence of the oppressed, silenced, marginalized, unheard, and those facing obliteration and threats of being rendered obsolete. New frontiers of contestation, repositioning, and meaning-making have opened for languages, pedagogies, literacies, knowledge, alternative epistemes, climate, health, freedom, independence movements, voices for rights, creatures-more-than-human, cultures, social structures, races, identity, and discourses.

These issues of erasure, resistance, and innovation have been at the core of language, literature, and linguistics. This two-day international conference, therefore, intends to make a scholarly debate on how language, literature, and linguistics have engaged, reflected and faced them. How have they shaped and been shaped by them? The conference invites original and unpublished studies on (but not restricted to) the following sub-themes:

Sub-themes:

  • Translanguaging and Students’ Cognition
  • Language and Pedagogical Practices
  • Curriculum and Assessment: Policies and Practices
  • Curriculum and ESP
  • Integrating Technological Innovations in Language Education
  • AI for Language Teachers: Enhancing Instruction and Workflow in ELT
  • Structures and functions of language in use
  • Marginalities
  • Derecognitions
  • Interstitiality/non-binary
  • Displacement/Dislocation
  • Fragmentation
  • Reimagining/Redefining
  • Precarity
  • Lives/creatures that matter as (non)grievable
  • Decoloniality
  • Alternative epistemes
  • Counter-narratives
  • Beyonds
  • Post-posts/isms
  • Re-emergence of (b)orders
  • Teachability/learnability of pragmatic skills
  • Endangered languages
  • Documenting the nearly extinct languages
  • Revitalizing a language
  • Compiling grammar of an endangered language
  • Linguodidactics
  • Aphasiology
  • Psycho-ling in engineering, military, & forensic psychology
  • Semantic Pragmatic interface
  • Pragmatic Competence

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: IMPORTANT DATES

  • Registration deadline: 06 May, 2024
  • Abstracts Submission Deadline: 18 March, 2024

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

DELEGATES CLASSIFICATION

REGISTRATION FEE (LOCAL DELEGATES)

Presenters 3000
Presenter Fee (UCP student or faculty member) 2500
Participant Fee 2000
Participant (UCP student or faculty member) 1500
International Presenter 50 USD

Contact US:

Focal Person:

Dr. Muhammad Safdar Bajwa

Cell #: 0345-1532559

muhammad.safdar@ucp.edu.pk

Correspondence committee conveners contact details:

Nida Qadar

Nida.qadar@ucp.edu.pk

Tagline: A paper-free conference