The Annual International Conference on English Studies (Teaching and Learning, Literature, Translati

1-2 February 2020, Ahwaz, Iran

The Annual International Conference on English Studies (Teaching and Learning, Literature, Translation) and Linguistics is organized by different universities and research centers.

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The Annual International Conference on English Studies (Teaching and Learning, Literature, Translati

1-2 February 2020, Ahwaz, Iran

The Annual International Conference on English Studies (Teaching and Learning, Literature, Translation) and Linguistics is organized by different universities and research centers.

The conference will be dedicated to current trends and developments in English Studies (Teaching and Learning, Literature, Translation) and Linguistics.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of English Studies (Teaching and Learning, Literature, Translation) and Linguistics. Recognizing this trend, the conference organizing committee aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars from various fields to exchange ideas on issues related to the empowerment of English Studies (Teaching and Learning, Literature, Translation) and Linguistics.

The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

Optional Services for Presenters (If they wish to use)

  1.  Free Accommodation: ((1) Accommodation will be for six nights (from 31st January (Check-in) up to 6th February 2020(Check-out)); (2) Two participants will stay in each room; (3) Accommodation will be in a hotel.
  2.  Free Food: For six days (during 31st January, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th February 2020), all meals will be free.
  3. Free Tour: Three day tour including visiting historical places, cultural activities and living with local people in Khouzestan province– from evening of 2nd February up to morning of 6th February, 2020, will be free.
  4. D) Free Transportation: All transportations from Ahwaz airport to the accommodation place, to the conference venue and vice versa will be free.
  5. Other Notable Free Services.

1-2 February 2020, Ahwaz, Iran

Free Tour

Electronic Visa

Free Accommodation

A Video Clip of Previous Period

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Proposing an Alternative to Sonority: The Case of English Phonotactics

Dr. Paula Orzechowska,

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

 

This talk provides an analysis of initial and final consonant clusters in English. On the basis of empirically observed tendencies of distribution and co-occurrence of distinctive features in segments forming clusters, we propose a set of new phonotactic preferences which govern the word structure in English. These preferences are expressed by a set of parameters that pertain to the following dimensions: complexity, place of articulation, manner of articulation and voice. With help of statistical methods of Principal Component Analysis and Cluster Analysis, the proposed parameters are assigned weight, which allows to illustrate that different features play a different role in initial and final clusters in English. This paper advocates the view that phonological features rather than segments as such determine phonotactics in a given language, while statistical methods allow us to determine the ranking of preferences. The analysis reveals the following set of phonotactic preferences established for initial clusters: sonorant C cluster-finally > 1 obstruent C in CC > voiced C cluster-finally > increasing sonority (where '>' means 'stronger than'). For the word-final context, we show that apart from the manner of articulation and voicing features, also the feature of place (coronal C cluster-initially) is relevant.

 

The above abstract is part  of the article which was accepted at The First International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics (WWW.LLLD.IR) & The Third National Conference on English Studies and Linguistics (WWW.ELTL.IR) , 2-3 February 2017 , Iran-Ahwaz.

Dr. Paula Orzechowska,

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

 

This talk provides an analysis of initial and final consonant clusters in English. On the basis of empirically observed tendencies of distribution and co-occurrence of distinctive features in segments forming clusters, we propose a set of new phonotactic preferences which govern the word structure in English. These preferences are expressed by a set of parameters that pertain to the following dimensions: complexity, place of articulation, manner of articulation and voice. With help of statistical methods of Principal Component Analysis and Cluster Analysis, the proposed parameters are assigned weight, which allows to illustrate that different features play a different role in initial and final clusters in English. This paper advocates the view that phonological features rather than segments as such determine phonotactics in a given language, while statistical methods allow us to determine the ranking of preferences. The analysis reveals the following set of phonotactic preferences established for initial clusters: sonorant C cluster-finally > 1 obstruent C in CC > voiced C cluster-finally > increasing sonority (where '>' means 'stronger than'). For the word-final context, we show that apart from the manner of articulation and voicing features, also the feature of place (coronal C cluster-initially) is relevant.

 

The above abstract is part  of the article which was accepted at The First International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics (WWW.LLLD.IR) & The Third National Conference on English Studies and Linguistics (WWW.ELTL.IR) , 2-3 February 2017 , Iran-Ahwaz.

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Sample Photos of Last Year

Ahwaz City

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