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Call for Papers for the Symposium in Memory of Professor Braj B. Kachru

Professor Braj B. Kachru passed away on July 29, 2016, in Urbana, Illinois. The International Association for World Englishes will celebrate his life and work in a symposium at the IAWE 2017 Meeting at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, June 30 – July 2, 2017. Authors are invited to contribute abstracts for papers concerning Braj Kachru’s life and work, with special attention to his research and its impact on the study of world Englishes, applied linguistics, multilingualism, sociolinguistics, and linguistics more generally. Papers will be of 15 minutes’ length.

Please send abstracts of 100-200 words to:

Daniel R. Davis
Subject: Kachru Symposium Abstract

Abstracts will be reviewed by the symposium planning committee. Presenters will need to be members of IAWE, and to register for the IAWE 2017 Meeting at Syracuse.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 19, 2017.


Rajeshwari Pandharipande
Planning Committee Chair
Braj B. Kachru Symposium
Conference Organizer
IAWE 2017 Syracuse

Tej Bhatia
Vice-President & President Elect, IAWE

Daniel R. Davis
Executive Director, IAWE
Co-Editor, World Englishes

Abstract deadline extended!

The International Association for World Englishes announces that the deadline for the submission of abstracts for IAWE 2017 Syracuse (June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017) has been extended to January 31, 2017. The organizing committee would like to give presenters more time to prepare their abstracts. Please contact Ian Mathewson,, if there are any questions about abstract submission.


Tej Bhatia
IAWE 2017 Organizer
Vice President and President Elect, IAWE

Call For Papers

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to the 22nd Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 2017), June 30 - July 2, at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA. Each abstract proposal will be blind-reviewed by the Program Committee, which will decide on acceptance/rejection of the proposals.

Proposals are invited for the following types of presentations:

  • Individual presentations (20 minute plus 10-min discussion),
  • Colloquia (1 ½ or 2 hours; 3 or 4 speakers) that address various topics within the field of World Englishes (WE) studies,
  • Poster presentations

Proposals may be on any topic related to the study of the forms and functions of varieties of Englishes in diverse cultural and sociolinguistic contexts in terms of theory, methodology, or pedagogy. 

Please note that each presenter in attendance at the conference is required to be an IAWE member and to register for the conference. Colloquium proposals should list the number of speakers (3 or 4), and include an abstract for each presentation. Colloquium proposals and their component papers will be blind-reviewed as well.


  • Abstracts should be 250-300 words.
  • Please submit your abstract electronically via online abstract submission form provided below.
  • Abstract submissions by email/fax WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Each presenter can appear in the program only once. A person may submit multiple proposals but if both/all are accepted, he/she will be asked to withdraw all but one.
  • Each presenter in attendance at the conference is required to be an IAWE member and to register for the conference.
  • Co-authors of papers who will not be attending the conference but wish to be acknowledged in the program by having their name listed, are required to be current IAWE members.

Abstract Submission Deadline for all Types of Presentations: December 31, 2016 Now January 31, 2017!

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Click on the button on the left to access the abstract submission and registration system of The 22nd Conference of the International Association for World Englishes!
By using this system you can:
  • Submit and edit your abstracts for presentations
  • As a colloquium coordinator, should you want to edit the content of your colloquium, please send an e-mail to

Should you experience problems in submitting an abstract and/or for further information and questions, please contact us via at
IAWE 2017 - The 22nd Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (