MAAL ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE 2022

(MAAL APC 2022)

The Role of Languages in the Pursuit of Global Sustainability

10 – 11 AUGUST 2022, KLCC Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

About MAAL APC 2022

MAAL APC 2022 is a biennial conference organised by MAAL and supported by various institutions and organisations. It aims to bring applied linguists from across the regions together to network and share research outcomes and experiences.

MAAL invites academics, policy makers, politicians, government and non-governmental organisations, private organisations, civil societies or the third sector, and the public at large to share their thoughts, research findings and theories on “The Role of Languages In the Pursuit of Global Sustainability” at its inaugural MAAL APC 2022.

THEME

THE ROLE OF LANGUAGES IN THE PURSUIT OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY

The quest for sustainability intensifies as the world grapples with challenges from all fronts. With 8 years to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity”, the world shoulders a huge challenge to achieve the SDGs. While it does not have a dedicated goal in the SDGs, language plays a significant role in creating, stating, interpreting, understanding, executing and evaluating the SDGs. 

However, so far, language only occupies the periphery of the development decision making realm, and in many ways, the absence of language on development discourse is viewed as a significant obstacle to progress. There is a need for stakeholders to reflect deeply on the relationship between language and development especially within the contexts of the SDGs. 

MAAL APC 2022 :  CONFERENCE SUB-THEMES

  • Language and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

  • Language access and empowerment 

  • Partnership and interaction in language 

  • Linguistic challenges to national development and international collaborations 

  • Inclusion, mobility and multilingual education 

  • Sociolinguistics 

  • Signlinguistics 

  • Translanguaging & Transknowledging 

  • Bilingualism and Multilingualism 

  • Interlinguistics, Stylistics, and Pragmatics 

  •  Forensic Linguistics 

  • Language gender and discourse 

  • Translation 

  • Language Teaching and Learning 

  • Language Teacher Education 

  • Language Curriculum Development and Assessment 

  • Language issues, challenges, and development in the following domains:- 

    • Political 

    • Economics 

    • Sociocultural 

    • Technology 

    • Legal 

    • Environmental 

CONFERENCE GOALS

To explore how applied linguistics and its sub-branches can contribute towards sustainable development such as in policy making and practice to promote quality education, healthy living, transmission of knowledge and heritage, peace and inclusive societies, industrializations and innovations, effective implementation and revitalisations of global partnerships.

CONFERENCE AIMS

  • To promote discussions on language diversity and multilingualism, language loss, and language inclusion in all spheres of communication. 

  • To create a movement for international cooperation especially in the Asia Pacific region to identify strategies to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs . 

  • To enhance language teaching, learning, acquisition, and research. 

MAAL APC 2022
Distinguished Speakers

Prof. Dr. Elke Stracke

University of Canberra, Australia

 

Professor Low EE Ling

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor William Littlewood

Hong Kong BAPTIST University

 

Prof. Dr. Kyria Rebeca Finardi

Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

Dr Susanna Nocchi

Technological University Dublin Ireland

Deadline for paper submission extended to 15th Sept
Deadline for paper submission extended to 15th Sept