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The “International Congress of Critical Applied Linguistics” will take place in Brasília, Brazil, at the University of Brasília, from Monday, October 19th, 2015, to Wednesday, October 21st, 2015. The event is organized by research groups from the University of Brasília and the State University of Londrina.

Contributions on the following themes are welcome: (i) Language and Politics; (ii) Language and Ethics; (iii) Language and Identity; (iv) Language and Agency; (v) Language and Practice(s); (vi) Language, Epistemology, and Ontology; (vii) Language and Discourse; and (viii) Language and Structure.

Presentation proposals are due June 30th, 2015, and should be 300 to 350 words long, written in Times New Roman 11, in single line spacing; title in upper case letters, and subtitle in lower case. The author’s last name should also be in capitals.

Participation is encouraged for both undergraduate and graduate students, university professors and researchers, as well as school teachers. Conference fees are as follows for the 2nd tier, which ends on June 30th: 80R$ – Undergraduate students; 150R$ – Graduate students; 200R$ – University professors and researchers. The event is free for state school teachers. Payment procedures, as well as prices for the upcoming tiers, can be found here.

The conference will include thematic presentations, poster sessions, round tables, and plenary lectures by Alistair Pennycook (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia), Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis (University of Illinois, USA), Bonny Norton (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Kanavilil Rajagopalan (University of Campinas, Brazil).

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