The 24th Annual IAWE conference will be hosted by the University of Limerick, Ireland, from June 20th – 22nd 2019. The conference aims to discuss the theme World Englishes: Peripheries and Centres. The theme has particular relevance for the conference location: Ireland is part of the centre in terms of being within the Inner Circle of English, yet within that context the English spoken in many parts of Ireland, including Limerick as a geographically peripheral site, can also be seen and understood as peripheral.
Peripherality and centrality are, of course, temporally and spatially defined, as well as constantly shifting. We invite contributions which explore the tensions and dynamics of centrality and peripherality in relation to, for example: changing centres and peripheries in terms of world Englishes; the changing global political economy of world Englishes; shifting centres of norms in world Englishes; new roles for peripheral world Englishes through technology, globalisation and commodification; and the evolution of peripheral normativities which are locally determined as challenges to central norms.
IAWE is committed to the study of the forms and functions of varieties of Englishes in diverse cultural and sociolinguistic contexts. The association focuses on global issues relating to three major aspects of world Englishes: language, literature, and pedagogy. While favouring a focus on the conference theme we will also welcome papers connected to the core concerns of the field of world Englishes.
Paper and Poster Proposals
Abstracts in English of no more than 250 words should be submitted to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found on the conference website: iawe2019.wordpress.com
Please note that contributors in attendance at the conference are required to be IAWE members (visit: www.iaweworks.org)