LINGUIST List 10.1466

Wed Oct 6 1999

Calls: Chinese Ling/NACCL, Minority Lang Ed/IPrA

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  1. Zheng-Sheng Zhang, Chinese Linguistics NACCL-12 at SDSU
  2. alexandra jaffe, Minority Language Education

Message 1: Chinese Linguistics NACCL-12 at SDSU

Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 14:39:14 -0700
From: Zheng-Sheng Zhang <>
Subject: Chinese Linguistics NACCL-12 at SDSU

Dear Netters:

We are pleased to announce that the Twelfth North American Conference on
Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-12) will be held at San Diego State
University from June 16 to June 18, 2000. We hope that you will mark
these dates on your calendar and join us for another fruitful

NACCL-12 welcomes papers on a wide variety of topics on Chinese
Linguistics, including syntax, semantics, phonology, pragmatics,
discourse analysis, socio-linguistics, psycholinguistics, historical
linguistics, language acquisition and computational linguistics.

Abstracts may be written in English or Chinese and should be limited to
only one page (with an additional page for data and references if
necessary). Use 12 point Time New Roman font if the abstract is in
English. Leave a margin of 1.25 inch on all four sides and justify on
both left and right. Please send 5 copies of the camera-ready abstract
to the Organizing Committee no later than November 15, 1999. One of the
copies should have your name, e-mail (if any) and affiliation beneath
the title, all of them centered; the other four copies should be
anonymous. Attach a separate index card, with your name, address (both
snail mail and e-mail), phone/fax number and affiliation on it. As we
will be using the camera-ready abstract in the final conference program,
we cannot accept abstracts sent by e-mail or fax.

Notification letters of acceptance will be sent out by February 1, 2000.

More information about this conference will gradually become available
from our website ( E-mail
inquiries can be directed to

All submissions and communications should be sent to:

NACCL-12 Organizing Committee
Department of Linguistics and Oriental Languages
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182

We are looking forward to seeing you in San Diego and hosting the first
NACCL of the new millennium!


Zheng-sheng Zhang
for the 2000 NACCL-12 Organizing Committee

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Message 2: Minority Language Education

Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 14:24:35 -0500
From: alexandra jaffe <>
Subject: Minority Language Education

Call for papers on Minority Language Education

Papers are solicited for inclusion in a panel for the 7th International
Pragmatic Conference, Budapest 9-14 July 2000.

This panel will address linguistic and pedagogical issues associated
with efforts to promote and revitalize threatened minority language
through teaching those languages in school settings. Papers are sought
that link issues of minority language policy and/or ideology with
empirical studies of educational practices in minority language
settings. Possible topics could include (but are not limited to): issues
of cultural authenticity in minority language classrooms; bilingual vs.
immersion methods; issues of standardization; integration of children
from outside the minority cultural group; standards of testing and
evaluation; patterns of codeswitching in the classroom (and other school
settings); student accommodation or resistance to school practices; the
construction and acceptance of neologisms (school register) in the
minority language; differential uses of minority vs. dominant languages
in classroom management; community involvement in minority language

Information about the conference can be found at:
For inquiries about possible topics, please contact Alexandra Jaffe,

Abstracts and all conference registration forms must be sent by November
1 to:

Alexandra Jaffe
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
University of Southern Mississippi
Box 5074
Hattiesburg MS 39406
tel. (601) 266-6193; fax (601) 266-6373
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