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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Revisiting the Swedish Wordlist: How Long Should It Be?

Dr. Feda Negesse,

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

 

The Swadesh wordlist has been used for more than half a century for collecting data in quantitative and descriptive linguistics. This research compares the classification results of the 100 Swadesh wordlist with those of its subsets to determine if reducing the size of the wordlist impacts its effectiveness. In the comparison, the 100, 50 and 40 wordlists were used to compute lexical distances of 29 Cushitic and Semitic languages spoken in Ethiopia and neighbouring countries. Gabmap, a based application, was employed to compute the lexical distances and to divide the languages into related clusters. The study shows that the subsets are not as effective as the 100 wordlists in clustering languages into smaller subgroups but they are equally effective in dividing languages into bigger groups such as subfamilies. It is noted that the subsets may lead to an erroneous classification whereby unrelated languages by chance form a cluster which is not attested by a comparative study. The chance to get a wrong result is higher when the subsets are used to classify languages which are not closely related. Though a further study is still needed to settle the issues around the size of the Swadesh wordlist, this study indicates that the 50 and 40 wordlists cannot be recommended as reliable substitutes for the 100 wordlist under all circumstances.

 

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. Feda Negesse,

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

 

The Swadesh wordlist has been used for more than half a century for collecting data in quantitative and descriptive linguistics. This research compares the classification results of the 100 Swadesh wordlist with those of its subsets to determine if reducing the size of the wordlist impacts its effectiveness. In the comparison, the 100, 50 and 40 wordlists were used to compute lexical distances of 29 Cushitic and Semitic languages spoken in Ethiopia and neighbouring countries. Gabmap, a based application, was employed to compute the lexical distances and to divide the languages into related clusters. The study shows that the subsets are not as effective as the 100 wordlists in clustering languages into smaller subgroups but they are equally effective in dividing languages into bigger groups such as subfamilies. It is noted that the subsets may lead to an erroneous classification whereby unrelated languages by chance form a cluster which is not attested by a comparative study. The chance to get a wrong result is higher when the subsets are used to classify languages which are not closely related. Though a further study is still needed to settle the issues around the size of the Swadesh wordlist, this study indicates that the 50 and 40 wordlists cannot be recommended as reliable substitutes for the 100 wordlist under all circumstances.

 

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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