Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA-2019)

Welcome to the Eighth International Conference on Language and Art (ICLA-8) 2019. It is an honor for us, the Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Padang to have you, our invited speakers, presenters, and participants from various universities, institutes, and schools coming from different countries. Welcome to Padang of Ranah Minang.

This conference elevates the theme: “Research and Education Innovation on Languages and Arts in the Era 4.0”, with 17 subthemes that is classified into 7 sessions. This general theme is intended to accommodate various interests and expertise in the field of languages and arts. Thus, discussions on the aspects of language and the art in the conference aims to bring together leading researchers, scholars, teachers, and students from all over the world to share innovations and new trends realized in their experiences and their research results and learn from each other on several aspects of linguistics, literature, arts, and the teaching of languages and arts. This proceeding includes peer-reviewed research papers from Eighth International Conference on Language and Art (ICLA-8) 2019 (website, held by Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Padang. This conference that was conducted in Padang, Indonesia, on October 17-18, 2019. The committee received 120 abstracts and 100 manuscripts are accepted to be presented in the conference. After peer reviewed process, 76 papers were accepted to be published at Atlantis-Press that is being indexed by CPCI of Clarivate Analytic. We appreciate great contribution of the reviewers to improve the papers.

We would like to express our best gratitude to Rector of Universitas Negeri Padang, Prof. Ganefri, Ph.D.; and Dean of FBS UNP, Prof. Dr. Ermanto, M.Hum. for their tremendous support. Furthermore, We are very grateful to have six keynote speakers coming from different countries that will certainly enhance our knowledge and understanding about research and the teaching of language and arts. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them. They are Prof. Masamichi Ueno, Ph.D. (Sophia University Japan), Prof. Dr. Lee Kooi Cheng (National University of Singapore), Prof. Dr. Ramlee Mustapaha (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia), Prof. Dr.Khairul Aidil Azlan Abd Rahman (University Putra Malaysia), Prof. Dr. M. Zaim M.Hum. (Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia), Prof. Triyono Bramantyo (Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

We would like to extend our gratitude to all speakers for your participation and presence at this conference: you make this conference lively and vibrant. Hopefully, all participants and other interested readers will benefit scientifically from the proceedings and also find it stimulating in the process.

Padang, October 17, 2019