LINGUIST List 10.1650

Sun Oct 31 1999

Calls: ESL/Lang & Culture, Applied Linguistics

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  1. Irene Brosnahan, ESL/Language and Culture
  2. Henriette Gezundhajt, Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics

Message 1: ESL/Language and Culture

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 08:27:24 +0800
From: Irene Brosnahan <>
Subject: ESL/Language and Culture

Dear Colleagues,

This is a call for papers. We are planning to put together a book on 
the cross-cultural aspects of teaching English as a Second Language. 
The book is intended to be a collection of current articles which 
will acquaint teachers of ESL with the importance of understanding 
the role of culture in both the teaching and learning of English as a 
second or foreign language. The target audience of this book will be 
students in a teacher-training program which could be housed in a 
linguistics department, English department, education department, or 
communication department, etc., and therefore the students may have 
various degrees of sophistication in linguistics. Consequently, we 
are looking for articles that are accessible to students who may not 
have had course work in linguistics but should have some acquaintance 
with studies in the following areas:

1. the relationship between language and culture
2. the role of acculturation in language acquisition
3. culture shock and assimilation
4. prejudice and stereotypes against non-native speakers in the USA
5. the study of speech acts, e.g. apologies, compliments, discourse 
patterns, etc.
6. cross-cultural miscommunication, verbal and non-verbal
7. cultural comparisons of values, assumptions, attitudes
8. teachers and students as culture bearers
9. the teaching of culture - content and approach

This is not an exhaustive list of possible topics. If you have 
suggestions for other topics that should be included, we would 
welcome them. We are hoping to put together a book that would make a 
reasonable amount of reading in a semester course, preferably 
articles of 2000-3000 words each.

We would appreciate any contribution you can make to this project. 
Please contact us by e-mail or phone number. Our fax number is (309) 

Irene Brosnahan ( (309) 438-7590)
Mahide Demirci ( (309)438-7796)
Department of English
Illinois State University
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Message 2: Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics

Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 17:16:54 -0500
From: Henriette Gezundhajt <>
Subject: Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics

The President of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics and his
executives personally invite you to participate to their conference of the


Online Submission Form :

The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics will hold its 2000 conference
as part of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University
of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta from May 25 to May 27 2000. Members are invited
to submit abstracts for single papers as well as symposia. Present themes
include globalization as well as technology and Second Language Acquisition.
Other colloquia themes can also be included. 


 1.Abstracts for single papers should be no longer than 150 words. They can
 references but should not contain a bibliography. Abstracts for symposia
 include a general description of the symposium (150 words) as well as a
 of each panel member presentation (150 words). 
 2.In order to help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive
 to its author's publications. 

 Abstracts should contain

 a.a title (for the symposium indicate a main title as well as the title of
 presentation) indication of the main arguments involved 
 c.a statement of conclusions reached and an assessment of their significance


 3.A separate sheet is to be sent along with the abstract. 
 It should include

 a.the name of the author(s) or the name of the coordinator as well as the
name of each
 presenter for the symposium 
 b.their affiliation 
 c.their e-mail address as well as their postal address 
 d.the title of the paper or symposium to be presented as well as the title
of each

 4.It should also mention if the author(s) require(s) audio-visual material 


 To: CAAL Program Committee (attention: Nathalie Grant) 

 Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies 

 #797-1873 East Mall 

 University of British Columbia 

 Vancouver, V6T 1Z1 Canada 


 An online submission form is available:

 Proposals can also be sent on two separate e-mails to 
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