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Association for Language Awareness 2012

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From July 8-10, 2012, the Department of Education at Concordia University in Montreal will host the 11th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness. This year's theme is Language Awareness for our Multicultural World.

We welcome proposals in English or French for paper presentations (30 minutes), colloquia (90 minutes), workshops (60 minutes), posters. Proposals are welcome in any of the following topic strands

    •Language Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
    •Language Awareness in the Workplace and Other Settings
    •Language Awareness and the Use of Media/Technology
    •Language Awareness and Literacy
    •Intercultural Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
    •Intercultural Awareness in the Workplace and Other Settings
    •Intercultural Awareness and the Use of Media/Technology
    •Critical Language Awareness

PAPERS: Papers are presented by one or more authors within a twenty-minute period, with an additional ten minutes for discussion.

COLLOQUIA: Colloquia are presented in 90-minute blocks. Colloquium organizers should allocate time for opening and closing remarks, presentations, discussants (if included) and extensive audience response.

WORKSHOPS: Workshops are presented in 60-minute blocks. Workshop leaders share a practice which relates to the conference theme. They should ensure extensive audience participation.

POSTERS: Posters are for one-on-one discussion of research. Posters are especially effective if data and results can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters are available to discuss their posters.

FORMAT OF PROPOSALS: All proposals must adhere to the word limit and must contain no references to the presenter(s).

    •Title (12 words maximum)
    •Abstract (250-300 words) outlining:
       1.the main aim and question being addressed
       2.the reason for/usefulness of this aim/question and its relation to the conference theme the paper/colloquium/workshop/poster seeks to achieve the aim/address the question (e.g. what kind of research approach, what kind of data and from where, what kind of analysis, what kind of theoretical approach)
       4.main finding/s or conclusion/s and its/their significance
       5.ONLY FOR WORKSHOPS: the rationale for the practice(s). How the practice(s) will be shared with workshop participants
     •Language of the abstract (i.e. English or French) indicates the language used for the presentation
     •Note that only .doc (Microsoft Word) file format is accepted for uploading

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Meeting Location:
Montreal, Quebec

Contact Information:
Sara Kennedy

Meeting Dates:
The Association for Language Awareness 2012 will be held from 08-Jul-2012 to 11-Jul-2012.

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 11-Aug-2011 until 14-Jan-2012.

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