English Language and Literature Department held its 2nd Conference, the ICPL2021. The conference event happened on two consecutive days, 24th and 25th of September, in a hybrid online/in-person fashion. The conference was the fruit of dedicated synchronized labor on the part of Khazar University’s English Language and Literature Department’s staff and students, The Englishers LLL International, and many partner universities supporting the event. These were, Ankara University, University of Baluchistan, Centro de Actualizacion del Magistrio en Zakatecas, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, University of Tabriz and Van’s Yüzüncü Yıl University.
From around 200 submitted article abstracts, 140 had been admitted, lined up for presentation over the two days. The Opening Ceremony began with the founder of Khazar University and Chairman of its Board of Directors and Trustees Prof. Hamlet Isakhanli’s speech on The Nature of the Language. Then, Dr Bahman Amani the head of English Language and Literature Department welcomed the conference participants and delivered his speech on The Philosophy of Pronunciation. Later on the Conference Coordinator Milana Abbasova PhD cand. gave a short report on the Conference and Research Activities. A number of keynote guest speakers, internationally known scholars, had been invited to deliver a keynote speech at ICPL2021. These respected invited scholars were Dr. Mustafa Latif Emek from Turkey, Dr. Amra Reza from Pakistan, Dr. Mahdi Muntazar, the President of Englishers LLL International, Dr. Bülent Cercis TANRITANIR from Turkey, Dr. Nadeem Haider Bukhari from Pakistan, and Dr. Antonio Taglialatela from Italy.
Selected papers submitted by the presenters will be peer-reviewed for publication in a special issue in Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.
At the end, the participants were awarded certificates.