This collection contains selected papers from the Annual International Conference on Language and Literature (AICLL). This event was held in Medan, Indonesia on the 4th and 5th of November 2020, and was hosted by the Faculty of Literature, Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara (UISU), Medan, Indonesia.
The conference brought together academics from Indonesia and across the region to discuss the newest findings and innovations in language, literature and language teaching. The conference was particularly focused on examining the characteristics and use of language in varied areas of life, and on analyzing the effectiveness of different approaches for English language teaching.
This collection contains 60 peer-reviewed papers. Topics include analyses of the language style and structure, literary devices and underlying meanings in a wide variety of texts ranging from political speeches and text messages, to news broadcasts, social media, and literature; discussions of gender in literature, media and the classroom; language structure and pronunciation; determining the most effective methods for teaching English during COVID-19; the congruence of local community knowledge, language and cultural customs; and analyses of social conditions and social constructions through literature and film.
These papers will be of interest to academics, students and professionals researching or working on language, literature and language teaching.
Conference date: 4–5 November 2020
Location: Medan, Indonesia
Organizer: Faculty of Literature, Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara (UISU), Medan, Indonesia
Published: 11 March 2021