ELT@I Rajasthan Jaipur Chapter announces its II International Conference on 'Embracing Glocal English' to be held in Jaipur on 4-5 November 2011. Proposals for papers and workshops are invited from scholars/professionals.
The 'glocal' is but a point at which multiple local, national and global forces converge. The use of English has also undergone change due to this convergence. In other words, English is going 'glocal'. It is going Global while maintaining the local roots. As such ' glocal English' can be seen as a language that has international status but which also expresses local identities.
The conference seeks to explore the applicability of many Englishes as a workable global solution, at the same time retaining the local/national spirit. The conference proposes to take into consideration the socio-cultural, economic and technological aspects of acquisition of English as a second language.
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