Foreword

Hayo Reinders

Abstract


On a typically sweltering June day in Preston, Lancashire, with tropical temperatures of nearly 14 degrees, an enthusiastic melee of language professionals (teachers, researchers, industry professionals and students) came together to listen to 33 speakers from around the globe at the 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Foreign Languages, Linguistics and Literature held in Preston at the University of Central Lancashire. The talks featured an impressive assortment of topics from 'Freedom through Non-Economic Deception in Post-War American Suburbia' (Miles Beard from the University of Strathclyde), 'Literary Conceptions of Wales in Europe: Fictional European Travellers' (Christina Les, Bangor University), 'Legal and Business Communication in Vernacular Languages with Special Reference to Hindi Language' (Ruchi Sharma, Amity University, India), to 'Buginese Family Speaking Bahasa Showed Ethnolect-Speech Pattern Phenomena' (Syarif Hidayat Nasir, Radboud University, the Netherlands). Four of the papers presented are included in this special issue of the Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research...

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ISSN 2045-4031. University of Central Lancashire 2010-2013.