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Deadline for Submission: 20 May 2018
Date of Conference: 18 October 2018
Organizer: Department of English Language and Literature
Sponsor: UMZ Research Office | Khat-e-Sefid
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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Hossein Nassaji

Dr. Hossein Nassaji is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, and currently the Department Chair.

His teaching and research interests include second language acquisition, corrective feedback, form-focused instruction, task-based teaching, classroom discourse, and the application of sociocultural theories to second language research and pedagogy. He also maintains active research interests in L2 reading processes, lexical inferencing, and the acquisition of L2 vocabulary. His current research focuses on the role of interactional feedback and focus on form in classroom and laboratory settings, involving both experimental/quantitative and descriptive/qualitative research.

He has published numerous articles in leading journals, including Applied LinguisticsApplied PsycholinguisticsLanguage LearningModern Language JournalTESOL QuarterlyReading Research QuarterlyAnnual Review of Applied LinguisticsCanadian Modern Language ReviewLanguage AwarenessLanguage Teaching Research, and Foreign Language Annals. 

His recent books include Interactional Feedback Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning (2015, Bloomsbury Publishing), Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms: Integrating Form-Focused Instruction in Communicative Context (2010, Routledge, with Sandra Fotos), Form-Focused Instruction and Teacher Education: Studies in Honour of Rod Ellis (2007, Oxford University Press, with Sandra Fotos), and Corrective feedback in second language teaching and learning (2017, Routledge, with Eva Kartchava). His forthcoming book is The Cambridge Handbook of Corrective Feedback in Language Learning and Teaching (Cambridge University Press, with Eva Kartchava).

He is currently Co-Editor of Language Teaching Research and Editor of the Grammar Teaching Volume of The TESOL Encyclopaedia of English Language Teaching being published by Wiley in partnership with TESOL International. He also co-edited (with Daphnée Simard) the 2010 Canadian Modern Language Review Special Issue on Current Developments in Form-focused Interaction and Second Language Development, and edited the 2016 Special Issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching on Current Advances in Instructed SLA. 

Dr. Nassaji is the winner of the Twenty-First Annual Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize of Modern Language Association of America (with Gordon Wells of the University of California, Santa Cruz) and the recipient of 2012 Faculty of Humanities Award for Research Excellence, University of Victoria.

Dr. Amir Ali Nojoumian

Dr. Amir Ali Nojoumian is an associate professor of English Literature and Literary Theory at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of English Literature. He completed his MA and PhD studies in the UK at Leicester University during the 1990s. His doctorate research area is the poststructuralist thought with readings of Jacques Derrida’s writings on literature and theology. He has published a number of books and articles in Persian and English. His recent publication in Persian is entitled “Signs at the Threshold: Essays in Semiotics” published by Nashre No in 2016. Dr. Nojoumian’s research interests are interdisciplinary studies, semiotics and narrative analysis of literature and arts, philosophy of literature, modernist and postmodernist literature, deconstructive reading of literary and artistic works, teaching literature, and comparative criticism. Dr. Nojoumian is the present head of the English Department, Shahid Beheshti University. He is also a member of a research group, Tehran Semiotics Circle.