Call for Papers

The roles of language, communication and culture in creating a sustainable society make it imperative for authorities concerned to pay close attention to the ways in which knowledge in the humanities and social sciences can make a difference. To develop a sustainable and prosperous society, scientific knowledge alone is insufficient, for humans need not only material wealth but also the so-called “soft” subjects that are equally powerful in shaping one’s worldviews toward a sustainable livelihood. As such, now is the time to reclaim the roles of language, communication and culture in helping us to strive toward the ultimate goal of creating a sustainable society. To instigate ideas, exchange views and foster debates throughout our conference, the sub-themes then will include but not be limited to:



  • Sociolinguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Language Policy
  • Minority Languages
  • Multilingualism
  • World Englishes
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Pedagogy
  • English as a Second/Foreign Language
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Translation & Interpretation



  • Journalism Studies
  • Media Studies
  • New Media and Social Media
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Intercultural and Cross- Cultural Communication
  • Business & Corporate Communication



  • Area Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Japanese Language
  • Japanese Language Teaching


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