Please click here for the program bookWELCOME Dear Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure for me to invite you to the 21st Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 2015) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 8-10, 2015. We are excited about welcoming you to our country and we look forward to providing an open environment for catching up on current developments in the field, focusing on the conference theme, ‘World Englishes: Bridging Cultures and Contexts’. We are confident you will benefit from the stimulating academic programme of the Congress and we hope you will also find time to experience our culture by enjoying the social programme we will arrange for you. Istanbul, a beautiful modern city with a rich historical and cultural heritage, will add a special flavor to the event and will provide an exciting atmosphere both for renewing your knowledge of various World Englishes topics and projects, and for forging new friendships.
The Conference venue, Boğaziçi University, is an English-medium state university in Istanbul. Founded in 1863 as Robert College, it was the first overseas American college in the Eurasian Region. In 1971, it became Boğaziçi University. The Congress will be held on the south campus of the University. Transportation to and from the airport and the city center is convenient.
This year’s program includes lectures by the following invited speakers as well as over 100 concurrent presentations.
• Cecil Nelson (Indiana State Unversity; President, IAWE)
• B. Kumaravadivelu (San JoséState University)
• Suzanne K. Hilgendorf (Simon Fraser University)
Focus Lecture Speakers
• Tej K. Bhatia (Syracuse University)
• Aya Matsuda (Arizona State University)
• Seran Doğançay-Aktuna (Southern Illinois University Edwardville)
The tentative program will become available on the linked page in August, 2015.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please visit the page for CFP and the link to submit your proposal.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 May 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 8 June 2015
Presenter Registration Deadline: 30 June 2015
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 7 August 2015
We would like to ask you to spread the news to all your colleagues who might be interested in joining us for this special event.
We hope you will put October 8-10, 2015 on your calendar and will be able to attend the 21st Conference of the International Association for World Englishes.