Department of English
University of Hyderabad
National Seminar on
Phonetics and Spoken English
30-31 October 2009
There has been a debate whether one has to respect Received Pronunciation (RP) or not and there has been great demand for Spoken English across the country. Both of them are interconnected. They are not mutually exclusive. Among these two, Phonetics has been questioned and invoked patriotism with regard to accent. One argument that has been always there is that as long as one is able to communicate in any accent what is the necessity to learn phonetics?
The questions that the seminar raises and deliberations are expected on the following:
*Phonetics of English, and in any other language
*Validity and Utility of English Phonetics
*Spoken English versus Written English
*English Accent of various countries
*New T rends in Phonetics
*Spoken English Institutions and their relevance
*Demand in BPO, Corporate, and Software companies
Call for Papers
Papers are invited from ELT teachers from colleges and University teachers, B. Ed college teachers, research scholars of Phonetics, and post graduate students to share their views and strengthen the efforts of the seminar. It is a promise to all the paper readers that the papers presented will be brought out in the form of a book. Hence, paper readers are requested to send full-length papers and not a rough or a working paper. It is difficult to manage to put them together after the seminar.
Submission of Abstracts
Contributors are requested to submit their detailed outlines and abstract of the paper in about 500 words to Dr. D. Murali Manohar, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 on or before August 31, 2009. The selected participants will be intimated by email.
Deadline for submitting the full paper
Participants are requested to send their full paper in Times New Roman, 12 point size in MS Word to the Coordinator either by post to the following address Dr. D. Murali Manohar, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com before September 30, 2009. Contact Numbers: 09908569272 (M), 040-23133406 (O).
28 July 2009
On behalf of the department, I would like to hold a national seminar on “Phonetics and Spoken English” from 30-31 October 2009 at the Seminar Hall, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. In this context, I would like to request you to display this seminar notice in your Centre/College/Department and to encourage your students, research scholars and faculty to participate. I sincerely appreciate your support and cooperation.
I am enclosing the seminar description for your kind consideration.
With warm regards,
Dr. D. Murali Manohar