2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LITERATURE, LANGUAGES & LINGUISTICS
13-16 JULY 2009, ATHENS, GREECE

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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Conference Venue: St George Lycabettus, 2 Kleomenous Street, 106 75, Athens, Greece, el: (+30) 210 7290711-19

 

Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (atinerae@atiner.gr)

Administration: Fani Balaska, Eirini Lentzou, Katerina Maraki, Sylia Sakka.

 Organizing and Scientific Committee:

  1. Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.
  2. Dr. Gilda Socarras, Assistant Professor, Auburn University, USA.
  3. Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.
  4. Dr. Stephen Bay, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, USA.
  5. Ms. Nicoleta Calina, Lecturer, University of Craiova, Romania.
  6. Dr. Bahman Gorjian, Assistant Professor, TEFL Dept., Islamic Azad University, Science & Research Center, Ahvaz Branch, Iran.
  7. Ms Raluka-Eugenia Iliou, Lecturer, Ploiesti University, Romania.
  8. Ms. Vasso Kondou Watson, English Teacher, University of Sunderland, U.K.
  9. Dr. Hala Tawfik Sorour Maklad, Lecturer, Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, Egypt.
  10. Dr. Ioanna Papadopoulou, Lecturer, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.
  11. Dr. Alina-Stela Resceanu, Lecturer, University of Craiova, Romania.
  12. Dr. John Spiridakis, Professor, St. John University, USA.
  13. Dr. Stavroula Varella, Research Fellow, University of Sussex, U.K.
  14. Dr. German Westphal, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, USA.
  15. Dr. Katherine Wright (Tsatas), Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA.
  16. Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER, Greece

 

 

Conference Program

(Each session includes at least 10 minutes coffee break)

 

Monday, July 13th, 2009

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

                       Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER, Greece

                       Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.

                       Dr. Gilda Socarras, Assistant Professor, Auburn University, USA.

 

 

09:30-11:00

Session I (Room A): Language Acquisition I

Chair: Socarrás, G., Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Auburn University, USA.

1.       Gorjian B., Assistant Professor, TEFL Dept., Islamic Azad
University, Science & Research Center, Ahvaz Branch, Iran. The Role of
Computer in Instructing Writing Skills in SLA.

2.       Chandrasegaran, A., Associate Professor, National Institute of Education, Singapore & Luanga, K., Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education, Singapore. An Exploratory Study of Evaluative Meanings in Successful and Less Successful Student Expository Writing.

3.       Ahangari, S., Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Iran & Abdollahzadeh, S., MA Student, Islamic Azad University, Iran. The Effect of Incidental Focus on Form on EFL Learners Grammatical Accuracy.

 

09:30-11:00

Session II (Room B): Linguistic Studies I

Chair: Pappas, N., Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.

  1. Campos-Astorkiza, R., Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, USA. What Drives Compensatory Lengthening? Beyond Moraic Conversation?
  2. Megalhaes, J.S., Professor, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brasil. The Grid Plane as Foot Size Restrictor
  3. Versace, S., Ph.D. Student, University degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
    On the Meter-Phonology Interface. Evidence from Italian.
  4. Naderi, N., MA Student, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Passive,
    Impersonal and Spontaneous Constructions in Farsi: A Cognitive Approach.

11:00-12:30

Session III(Room A): Language Acquisition II

Chair: Gorjian B., Assistant Professor, TEFL Dept., Islamic AzadUniversity, Science & Research Center, Ahvaz Branch, Iran.

1.       Barouni-Ebrahimi, A., MA Student, Islamic Azad University, Iran. Synforms Perception by Persian-Speaking Learners of English.

2.       Botero, C., Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, USA. Improving L2 Phonology with Technology Outside the Classroom.

3.       Candeias, S., Post-doctoral Linguistic Researcher, University of Coimbra, Portugal & Perdigao, F., Assistant Professor, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Syllable Structure Prototype for Portuguese Teaching/Learning.

4.       Fotovatnia, Z., Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Iran. Acquisition of English Syllable Structure as a Foreign Language by Iranian Farsi and Laki Speakers.

5.       Mello, D.M., Professor, University Federal of Uberlandia, Brazil. Moodle in the Classroom: A Different Way of Learning English as a Foreign Language.

 

 

11:00-12:30

Session IV (Room B): Language and Society I

Chair: Zimmerman, L., Associate Professor, Purdue University, USA

  1. Sui, G., Professor, Beijing Second Foreign Language University, China. Language Acquisition and Literary Creation: Creative Writing in English as Taught in a Chinese Setting.
  2. Liang, X., Associate Professor, California State University, USA. Bilingual Instruction in Chinese Universities: Multiple Reflection Discourses.
  3. Dabrowska, M., Assistant Professor, Jagiellonian University, Poland. Formal Characteristics of Code-Switching in Electronic Communication (The Case of Polish and English).
  4. Rogovyk, S., Lecturer, Michigan University, USA. Issues in Ukrainian Language Instruction in the United States: The Learners Needs and Need of Learners.
  5. Arteagoitia, I., Researcher, Center for Applied Linguistics, USA. Promoting the Development of Spanish Literacy Skills among Bilingual Students by Enhancing their Vocabulary Knowledge.

 

 

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

 

 

13:30-15:00

Session V (Room A): Literary Studies I

Chair: Botero, C., Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

1.       Mota, M., Professor University of Brasilia, Brazil. From the Text to Performance: Ancient Greek Drama and Brazilian Carnival.

2.       Suleymenova, A., Associate Professor, Far Eastern National University Institute of Oriental Studies, Russia. Greek Myths in the Japanese Modern Literature: the Way to the Global Culture.

3.       Tikkanen, K., D.Phil. Student, Uppsala University, Sweden. Societies Without Epics- The Lost Literatures of the Early Cultures on the Italian Peninsula.

4.       Kahn, S., Ph.D. Student, Stanford University, USA. FUL/N and the Positive Duties Objection

5.       Muller, B.K., Lecturer, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. And she wailed a Lament.

 

 

13:30-15:00

Session VI (Room B): Language and Society II

Chair: Liang, X., Associate Professor, California State University, USA.

1.       Li, T.B., Ph.D. Student, University of Aveiro, Portugal & Moreira, G., Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal. English in Business in China: An Intercultural Perspective.

2.       Ngaha, A., Lecturer, Auckland University, New Zealand. Distance:  The Divide that Stifles Language Learning - Accelerates Language Loss. Distance: The Divide that Stifles Language Learning - Accelerates Language Loss.

3.       Sen, S.K., Lecturer, University of Calcutta, India. Transitional Stage of Bengali Language: A Study.

4.       Nishimoto, N., Ph.D. Student, Kyoto University, Japan. Implementation of Language Policies and Education System in Multilingual Madagascar.

 

 

15:00-16:30

Session VII (Room A): Classical Literature

Chair: Suleymenova, A., Associate Professor, Far Eastern National University Institute of Oriental Studies, Russia.

1.       Bay, S., Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, USA. Is It Love, the Plague, or Just a Cannibal? Startling Juxtapositions and Ambiguity in the Ancient Greek Novel.

2.       David, A., Researcher, University of Maryland, USA. Midnight
Soliloquys: Poetic Parallels in Classical Tamil and Greek Lyric.

3.       Kaloudis, N., Ph.D. Student, University of Missouri, USA. Callimachus Hymn to Demeter: Traditional Hymn or Invective?

4.       Webb, C., Instructor, Northern Illinois University, USA. Greek, Roman, Hebrew and Byzantine Interpretations of  Light and its Origens

 

15:00-16:30

Session VIII (Room B): Language and Society III

Chair: Ngaha, A., Lecturer, Auckland University, New Zealand.

1.       Zimmerman, L., Associate Professor, Purdue University, USA & Bereta, A., Lecturer, Tischner European University, Poland. What Does Age Have to Do with It? Language Study in the Later Year of Life.

2.       Tarasheva, E., Assistant Professor, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria. The Place of East European Researchers in International Discourse: Critical Discourse Analysis Applied to Corpora from Specialised Journals.

3.       Goddard, K.G., Lecturer, NMMU, South Africa. The Parameter of Development: Fiction of Development in South Africa.

4.       Alhuqbani, M., Assistant Professor, King Fahd Security College, Saudi Arabia. The English but and its Equivalent in Standard Arabic: Universality vs. Locality.

 

16:30-18:00

Session IX (Room A): Literary Studies II

Chair: Bay, S., Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, USA

1.       Motallebzadeh, N., Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Iran. Politics of Reace in Camus the Guest.

2.       Roncevic, M., Lecturer, Polytechnic of Rijeka, Croatia, Sepic, T., Lecturer, Polytechnic of Rijeka, Croatia & Blazevic, B., Lecturer, Polytechnic of Rijeka, Croatia. The Determination of the main Characters in Greens the Gun for Sale and Hauptmanns Vor Sonnenaufgang.

3.       Harnuboglu, M., English Language Instructor, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey. Sues Paradox of Intellectuality in Hardys Jude the Obscure.

4.       Moeketsi, V.S.M., Programme Head, Central University of Technology, South Africa. Intertextuality in T. Mofolos Chaka.

 

16:30-18:00

Session X (Room B): Language Teaching I

Chair: Tarasheva, E., Assistant Professor, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria.

1.       Omar, S., Ph.D. Student, University of Warwick, U.K. The Reading Teachers Conceptualisation of Reading in English as a Second Language (ESL).

2.       Papadopoulou, Y., Instructor of English Language, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus. Videoconferencing Proves a Versatile Tool of Promoting E-Learning Through English in Five European Institutions.

3.       Zerey, O.G., Instructor, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey. Drama Application as an Influential Motive in ELT.

4.       Sudharsan, A., Reader, the English & Foreign Languages University, India.
The Cultural Context of ESL Materials: An Indian Perspective
.

5.       Sadeghi, S., Ph.D. Student, University of Isfahan, Iran & Ketabi, S., Assistant Professor, University of Iran, Iran & Sadeghi M., M.A. in Translation, Payamnour University of Bandar Abbas, Iran. Iranian Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals: Toward a Local Approach in Critical Pedagogy.

6.       Gkioka, C., M.A. Lancaster University, U.K. Features Promoting Intercultural Communicative Competence in Textbooks: Public and Private Primary Textbooks in Greece.

 

18:00-19:30

Session XI (Room A): Literary Studies

Chair: Webb, C., Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA

1.       Tsatas Wright, K., Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA & Webb, C., Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA. Images of Marina in Shakespeare's Pericles and Ancient Classical and Christian Sources.

2.       Goncalves Coimbra Santos, R.M., Researcher, Oporto University, Portugal. The Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe or the Giving up of the Soul Salvation.

3.       Calina, N., Lecturer, University of Craiova, Romania. The Sadness in Michelangelo Buonarrotis Poems. (Monday, July 13th, 2009, afternoon)

4.       Pokrivcak, A., Associate Professor, Constantine the Philosopher University, Slovakia. Tensions of Current Literary Criticism, or is There a Meaning in this Work.

18:00-19:30

Session XII (Room B): Linguistic Studies II

Chair: Papadopoulou, Y., Instructor of English Language, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus.

1.       Banova, S., Associate Professor, Sofia Univeristy, Bulgary & Ina Vishogradska, PhD, Research Fellow, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia University, Bulgary. An Aspect of Prefixation- A Manifestation of the Aspectuality.

2.       Foppolo, F., Ph.D. Student, University of Milano, Italy. Indefinites and Negation: Scope and Word Order in Italian.

3.       Resceanu, A., Lecturer, University of Craiova, Romania. Relative Clauses in Romanian A Minimalist Approach.

4.       Deligianni, E., PhD Student, University of Lancaster, UK. Pragmatic Factors That Determine Main Clause Constituent Order Variation in Greek: A Diachronic Perspective.

5.       Chua, K., Lecturer, Feng Chia University, Taiwan & Yu, J.F., Associate Professor, Tunghai University, Taiwan. The Problem with Vocabulary Strength: Revisiting the Hierarchy of Knowledge of Word Meaning.


21:00 - 22:30 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER  


Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

 

08:30-10:00

Session XIII (Room A): Literary Studies IV

Chair: *Tsatas Wright, K., Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA

1.        Fuller, M., Professor, University of Central Missouri, USA. Mixed Parts and Foreign Phrases: Language as Moral Marker in Jane Austens Novels.

2.       Hirano, H., Professor, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan. Herman Melvilles Ouest for Art in Typee.

3.       Ghazanfari, M., PhD IN English Language and Literature, Sabzevar University, Iran. Invulnerability in Greek and Persian Mythology: A Comparative Study of Achilles and Isfandiar

4.       Alavi Moghaddam, M., Assistant Professor, University of Sabzevar, Iran. The Study of Poetical Trenda in Contemporary Persian Poem.

 

08:30-10:00

Session XIV (Room B): Language Acquisition III

Chair: *Alhuqbani, M., Assistant Professor, King Fahd Security College, Saudi Arabia.

1.       Caltabiano M.B. Silva, M.A., Teacher, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Assessment of Students?Participation in a Virtual Learning Environment..

2.       Jamshidi Alashti, M., Lecturer, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Iran. An Examination of Performances on Reading Multiple Choice Tests, Written Expression, and Summarizing Task.

3.       Kolahi, S., Faculty Member, Islamic Azad University, Central
Tehran Branch, Iran. Prompts and Recasts: Differential Effects on EFL
University Students' Oral Discourse.

4.      Janan, D., Researcher, University of Warwick, U.K., Wray, D., Professor, University of Warwick, U.K. & Pope, M., Assistant Professor, Univrsity of Warwick, U.K. Paradigms in Readability Research.

 

10:00-11:30

Session XV (Room A): Language Studies

Chair:. David, A., Researcher, University of Maryland, USA.

1.    *Garcia Aragon, A., Ph.D. Student, University of Granada, Spain. The Lexilogon Project: A Multilingual Dictionary of Greek-Spanish-English Literary Terms.

2.    Bemani Naeini, M., Ph.D. Student at MSM, Malaysia and Faculty Member of English, Department at Mashhad Islamic Azad University, Iran. On the Role of Multiple Intelligences in Listening Proficiency, Motivation and Attitude among Iranian TEFL University Students.

3.    Zohdi, E., , Assistant Professor, Vali-e-Asr University, Rafsanjan ,Iran & Faghfori, S., Assistant Professor, Vali-e-Asr University, Rafsanjan ,Iran. Bernard Shaw on Art and Literature: A case study on Art and Morality.

4.    Schmeiser, B., Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, USA. Morphological Effects on Pali Gemination.

 

10:00-11:30

Session XVI (Room B): Language Acquisition IV

Chair: Tarasheva, E., Assistant Professor, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria.

1.       Al-Mahrooqi, R., Director, Sultan Qaboors University, Oman & Tuzlukova, V., Lecturer, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Simulation of Culture-Based Environment in EFL Classroom.

2.       Oyugi, C., Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya. Anxiety in the Foreign Language Class.

 

 

11:30-13:00

Session XVII (Room A): Identity Issues

Chair: Schmeiser, B., Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, USA

1.       Alonso Garcia, N., Associate Professor, Providence College, USA. Language Identity in a Globalized World: A Case Study of Language Isolates Purepecha and Euskera.

2.       Borthakur, S., Reader, Dibrugarh University, India. Democratic
Thoughts and Ideas in the Neo-Vaisnavite Literature of India with Special Reference to Assamese.

3.       Greetham, D., Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, USA. The Role of Contamination in Politics, Literature, Music, and Other Media.

4.       Perez, G., Professor, Pepperdine University, USA. History, Culture and Religion Migrate Into Multicultural Literacy Images Shaping an Interpretation of National Identities.

6. Anton, C., Associate Professor, Berry College, USA. Competing Memories Shifting Identities: The Cultural-Historical Discourse in the Works of Bernhard Sohlink.

11:30-13:00

Session XVIII (Room B): Language Teaching II

Chair: Pappas, N., Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.

1.       Hsu, H-F., Ph.D. Student, University of York, U.K. Washback on Teacher Perceptions and Actions In Taiwanese Universities of Technology.

2.       Chou, C-H.J., Assistant Professor, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan. Growing Together: The Effects of Teachers Learning with a Community.

3.       de Freitas, A.C., Professor and Head of the Post-Graduation Program on Linguistics Studies, University Federal of Uberlandia, Brazil. Genre Based Curriculum and English Teacher Education.

4.       Sheorey, R., Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA. An Examination of the On-line Stategies of ESL College Students. (Tuesday, July 14th, 2009)

5.       Lipoczi, S., Professor, Kecskemet College Teacher Training Faculty, Hungary. Primary and Secondary Continuity in Foreign Language Teaching.

6.       Nowacka, D., Assistant Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. Developing Conversational Competence in the Foreign Language Classroom: The Role of Teachers Interactive Skills.

 

13:00-14:00 LUNCH 

 


 

14:00-15:30

Session XIX (Room A): Literary Studies V

Chair: Perez, G., Professor, Pepperdine University, USA.

1.       Sharifi Yazdi, S., Lecturer, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Iran. Alice Walkers the Color Purple: A Quest for Ones Voice.

2.       Goddard, S., Lecturer, NMMU, South Africa. The Textures of Memory: Quilting Toni Morrisons Beloved.

3.       Giannoukos, T., Ph.D. Student, University of Melbourne, Australia. Postmodern Trends in Canonical Australian Fiction.

4.       Katsan, G., Assistant Professor, Queens College-CUNY, USA. The Spaces of Postmodern Exile: Dimitris Hatzis Diplo Vivlio.

5.       Ratiani, I., Professor, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilii State University, Georgia. Frontairs of Comparative Literature.

6.       Jafari, N., Sciential Commissioner Islam Shahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran. The Gnostic Aspects of Shahnameh

14:00-15:30

Session XX (Room B): Language Acquisition V

Chair: Oyugi, C., Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya

  1.  Fujimoto, M., Assistant Professor, Hofstra University, USA. The Time-Course of Particle Acquisition in Japanese Child Language.
  2. Di Raimo, S., Lecturer, The City College of New York and Lehman College of the City University of New York, USA. Fluency First in Language Acquisition.
  3. Talli, I., Ph.D. Student, University Paris Descartes, France, Sprenger-Charolles, L., Researcher, University Paris Descartes, France & Stavrakaki, S., Assistant Professor, University of Aristotle, Thessaloniki. Language and Reading Abilities in Specific Language Impairment and Developmental Dyslexia: Evidence from French.
  4. Chew, P.G.L., Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In Pursuit of Linguistic Gold: Study Mothers in Singapore.
  5. Uwano, Z., Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan. Accentual Changes in the Yonaguni Dialect of Japanese.

 


 

15:30-17:00

Session XXI (Room A): Gender Issues

Chair: Giannoukos, T., Ph.D. Student, University of Melbourne, Australia.

  1. Bowman, E., Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University, USA. Gender Memory in The Tragedy of the Duchesse of Malfy: Webster, Theobald, Figgis.
  2. Cabreira, R H.U., Teacher and Coordinator of Post Graduation Course, Brazil. The Female Condition in Contemporary Occidental Societyi A Re-reading of the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  3. Cankaya, M., Lecturer, Atilim University, Turkey. The Discursive Construction of Masculinity in the Discourse of 2008 Economic Crisis.
  4. Murray, J., Ph.D. Student, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. South African Literary Representations of Bodies and Landscapes: Reading Antjie Krog.
  5. *Mebtouche Nedjai, F.Z., Assistant Professor, University of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria. Controversy on Critical Spirit in Womens Discourse.

15:30-17:00

Session XXII (Room B): Language and Translation Studies

Chair: Katsan, G., Assistant Professor, Queens College-CUNY, USA.

  1. Ali, E.H., Lecturer, Helwan University, Egypt. Language Specialized
    Translators vs. Subject-Field Specialized Translators: A Study of Technical,
    Scientific and Subject External Term Translation.
  2. Giaber Mohamed, J., Dean of the School Languages, Academy of Graduate Studies, Libya. Role of Translation Teaching in Enhancing Inter-cultural Communication.
  3. Li, B., Teaching Fellow, Hong Kong Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Heteroglossia and Literary Translation: A Case Study of the English Translation of Wang Chen-hos Rose Rose I Love you.
  4. Oja, V., Researcher, Institute of the Estonian Language, Estonia & Uuskula, M., Researcher, Institute of the Estonian Language, Estonia. Indo-European Influence on Finnic Colour Naming and Categorisation.
  5. Escobar, M. J., University Diego Portales, Chile and P. Catholic University of Chile, Ibáñez, A., Head of Neuroscience Laboratory, University Diego Portales, Chile and Professor, Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO), Argentina & Schröder, J., Sections of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Neural Markers and Behavioural Measures of High Contextual Sensitivity of Metaphorical Expressions and Gesture Blending: A Video Event Related Potential Design.
  6. Reis, S., Ph.D. Student, The University of Western Ontario, Canada. European Portuguese Versus Brazilian Portuguese: Its Challenges in L2 Portuguese Undergraduate Courses. (Tuesday, July 14th, 2009, afternoon)

 

 

19:30 20:30 Dinner

 

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Tour: Departure at 8:30 a.m. Return at 1:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

CRUISE: Departure at 7:00 a.m. Return at 8:30 p.m.