The 2013 International Conference on Applied Linguistics at Taipei Tech (APLX 2013), to be hosted by the Taipei Tech Department of English on November 14-15, 2013, will bring together researchers interested in language, discourse, SLA, translation, cultural studies, and other related fields to report new research findings, exchange innovative ideas, and share frameworks in these areas.
This annual international event was launched in 2006 with the International Conference Sustainability and the Literary Imagination: Transdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives as conference theme, where we inquired into ecological issues from a literary perspective. In 2008, we hosted System, Norm and the Societal: A Conference on “Translation Studies as Science” and reflected on the socio-cultural issues behind the activity of translating. In 2009, we deliberated on language instruction, its research and development, at the Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics: the Form and the Content (aka NTUTAPPLINGX 2009). In 2010, we explored silence in all its dimensions at the Silent & Ineffable: Functions of the Unsaid in Literature and the Humanities, where a total of 30 quality papers were presented by scholars from here and abroad. The event continues on into 2011, in which we explored with colleagues on Applied Linguistics and Language Learning: Diversity and Innovation at NTUTAPPLINGX 2011. And in 2012, we explored in the Aesthetics of Suffering conference how art has helped us understand and experience pain.
This year, we continue this tradition hoping to attract a greater number of international researchers to present research findings in their areas of expertise, with a view to facilitate productive exchanges and fruitful interaction between participants and stimulate new ideas and research directions in their respective fields of study.
Applied Linguistics: pragmatics, phraseology, discourse analysis, text linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, language and culture, language and technology, language assessment, corpus linguistics, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication, gender studies, and other relevant topics
Foreign Language Teaching Theory and Practice: L2 acquisition/SLA, content-based instruction, multi-/cross-cultural issues in English education, technology and English education, and other relevant topics
ESP Research and Teaching: technical writing, corpus resources, English for vocational education/business/tourism/science/medicine/technology/management, innovations in ESP curriculum design, international/inter-cultural communication, trends and challenges in English for specific purposes
Translation Studies: theory and practice of interpretation and translation, interpretation and translation theory, interpretation and translation practice, interpretation and translation teaching