INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

16 & 17 December 2022

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Conference Theme

India has possessed, for long, a plurilingual nature of its society, and individual Indians have also always shown a flair for many languages without having to identify themselves as speakers of one or other specific language(s). What this means is that to fight the colonial hangover of viewing languages as distinct entities in geographical areas or in individual brains, we need to reorient ourselves to include or incorporate traditional Indian knowledge(s) of how languages are learnt or taught in formal settings. We may also need to stop viewing the ability to use various languages with equal proficiency as the ideal goal and start viewing as THE preferred objective of language education in India the celebration of multiple levels of ‘proficiency’ or ‘competences’ or ‘capabilities’ in different languages that are creatively used to perform the various functions of life successfully.

To do this, the teacher of English (and other languages) must tap into the existing wealth of linguistic knowledge that the learner brings to the classroom, even in the earliest years of school education. How to use this knowledge as a resource in the teaching and learning of English has been touched upon by scholars earlier. At the conference, we hope to be able to deliberate much more on how to do this in different ways in order to maintain the rich linguistic diversity of Indian society and promote the richness of the linguistic repertoire of individual Indians. We also hope to ensure that no more languages are lost due to the imposition of the monolingual view of language learning where the knowledge of an additional language is seen as tolerable at best, and detrimental to the learning of the target language, at worst.



SPEAKERS

Suresh Canagarajah

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies, Penn State College of the Liberal Arts
Client

Ajit Mohanty

Professor(retd) of Psychology (and Former Chairperson), Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Client

Geetha Durairajan

Professor(retd)and Former Head, Department of Testing and Evaluation, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
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Nalini Iyer

Professor (English Associate Appointment, Asian Studies Program Associate Appointment, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle University
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Sowmya Dechamma

Professor and Head, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad
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Giridhar Rao

Associate Professor, School of Education, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
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5

Expert Speaker

100

Seats Available

12

Sessions

Important Dates

Conference Dates: 16 & 17 Dec 2022 (Friday-Saturday)


Registration

Regular Registration

Upto 10 Dec 2022

  • Full-time PhD Scholars: Rs. 750/-
  • Others: Rs. 1500/-

On-The-Spot Registrations

  • Rs. 1000/- for each day
  • Day 1 – Language Track
  • Day 2 – Literature Track
About

Organizers


Chief Patron
Mr. Shiv Nadar
Patrons
  • Mr.R. Srinivasan, Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, Chennai
  • Dr. Kala Vijayakumar, Pro-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, Chennai
  • Chairperson
    Prof. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya
    Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University Chennai
    Vice-Chairperson
    Prof. Shailendra Mohan
    Director,Central Institute of Indian Languages,Mysore
    Convenor
    Dr. Deepesh Chandrasekharan
    Assistant Professor, English, SNU Chennai
    Coordinator
    Dr. Cherry Mathew Philipose
    Assistant Professor, English, SNU Chennai
    Organizing Committee
  • Dr. Nibedita Bandyopadhyay, Assistant Professor, English, SNU Chennai
  • Dr. Rahul D R, Assistant Professor, English, SNU Chennai
  • Dr. Tariq Khan ,Lecturer cum Junior Research Officer, CIIL, Mysore
  • Dr. Prem Kumar, L.R., Lecturer cum Junior Research Officer, CIIL, Mysore

  • In Collaboration with

    The Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore

    Get In Touch

    • Email address

      englishconference@snuchennai.edu.in

    • Contact Number

      9952055650

    • Location

      Shiv Nadar University Chennai