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CFP:: 1st World Congress on the Power of Language:

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1st World Congress on the Power of Language:
Theory, Practice and Performance
Date: March 6 - 10, 2006
Bangkok, Thailand

On this very auspicious occasion, Thai people will join hands with
linguists and scholars around the world to organize an international
conference entitled "The Power of Language: Theory, Practice and
Performance" to celebrate the 50th Birthday Anniversary of the beloved
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a world linguist scholar, for
her dedication to languages.
A World Forgotten Fact: The Power of Language

As the world becomes more globalized, language is unquestionably an
international issue as well as a national agenda that requires
attention from all. Language is a success key to social, economic,
political, and cultural development. Inventions will not be utilized
widely at the fullest extent; national development ideas cannot be
immersed into and implemented in communities unless they are well
communicated to create local understanding through appropriate
languages. Conflicts and their resolutions within and among countries
are examples to prove how great an impact language could bring to the
world at large. The power of Language goes beyond spoken or written
words. Unless we are able to really understand each other, and learn
more about the world and people through language, it is not possible
to have sustainable development and peace.

To know the power of language is thus essential for global
socio-economic, cultural and academic development, community capacity
building, transfer of technology, international trade, international
relations, laws and legal interactions, human relationships and
people, quality of life, esthetics, and world existence.

The attempt to understand each other is prerequisite if we are to live
and interact in the world. Through language, when information is
transferred for various purposes, what we get in addition is to
understand each other. In this context, translation and interpretation
are unique human ability subsuming the most effective discipline to
fulfill world communication and understanding where the plethora of
languages is used which is beyond one's ability to learn.

Many research studies on languages have been undertaken worldwide;
nevertheless, a few have been effectively put beyond practice into
real performance including reaching the application in societal
development. This is further confirmed by the paradox of
knowledge-based society in that limited existing effective research
findings have been distributed even though there are unlimited
available channels. This leads to a serious deficit in communication
and cultural understanding in the world today.

We fully share the rationale behind the U.S. and Europe Year of
Languages Projects, and further consider that language is an essential
indicator of success, not only of a nation but also the whole world at
large. With our intervention, support, promotion, and management as
scholars, linguists, development advocates, language specialists,
translators, interpreters, writers, teachers, students, all language
users, the power of language would no longer be underestimated.

We would like to invite multidisciplinary scholars, experts, and
researchers, multidisciplinary professionals, government officials,
politicians, development advocates, NGO members, private sector,
academicians, educators, linguists, writers, translators,
interpreters, technologists, teachers, students around the world to
share knowledge, findings and experiences on this world forgotten
fact.


Objectives:

To call for the world's awareness and concrete action plans from
national and international bodies to jointly address how an impact
language could bring to the world, especially to promote understanding
through languages, and their translation and interpretation across
borders;
To bridge the gaps among linguists and scholars, and among
multidisciplinary professionals as well as to smooth articulation
between both groups;
To promote world intellectual gatherings where experts, professionals,
novices exchange knowledge, expertise, and experiences on the power of
language, and how language could be used to improve quality of life
and societal development;
To encourage more advanced research, grants and scholarships on the
power of language, and how it can enhance world peace and sustainable
development.
Papers are invited in the following tracks:

Language and Linguistics
Language and Education
Language and Socio-economic Development and Globalization, Language
and Social Change, Language and Quality of Life
Language and Ethnic Minority, Racial/Ethnic Bias in Language
Language and Politics, and International Relations, Role of the Power
of Language on World Peace, Conflicts, Violence, Safety and Security
Language and Communication, Media Discourse, Professional Discourse,
Computer Language
Language and Gender, Race, Culture, Literature, and Esthetics
Language and Law and Ethics
Language and Translation and Interpretation, Translation and
Interpretation in International Relations, Trades, World Tourism, and
World Peace
Translation and Interpretation in Academia and Careers
Machine Translation, Localization, Internationalization, and
Information Technology
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