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International Society for Language Studies 2017 Conference
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6/15/2017 to 6/17/2017
When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Where: University of Hawaii - Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii 
United States

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The International Society for Language Studies, co-sponsored by the University Hawaii - Manoa, will hold a conference from June 15-17, 2017 at the University of Hawaii – Manoa in Honolulu. The theme of the conference will be “Intersections of Peace and Language Studies.” 

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About the Theme

Peace is often defined as freedom from oppression, the end of conflict or even harmony in relationships. Whatever the definition, the word peace means different things to different people. Peace is an important concept that also connects to the focus of ISLS: the intersections and meeting places of language and power, identity, and social justice. It is in this light that we invite proposal submissions that specifically address some aspect of this focus and its intersection with the concept of peace.

The ISLS conference is a venue for individuals from all disciplines to come together and discuss language from a critical, interdisciplinary lens (language use, language learning, language teaching, critical language studies, to name a few). To that end, we encourage submissions from across fields of study where their work connects language to peace.
In order to provide a guide and structure to the theme, the following represent possible key words (called strands and elaborated below) to describe your proposed session.


Discourse & Peace
Language & Peace in the Professions & Workplace
Language, Peace & K-12 Education
Language, Peace & Higher Education/Adult Education
Language Policy & Peace
Language, Culture & Peace
Researching Peace in Language Studies

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