LINGUIST List 10.1668

Wed Nov 3 1999

Calls: General Ling/Kentucky, TESOL/Book

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  1. Gregory Stump, General Linguistics: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
  2. Irene Brosnahan, TESOL: Papers for a book

Message 1: General Linguistics: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 09:39:04 -0500
From: Gregory Stump <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

Call for Papers: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference Linguistics Sessions

The 53rd annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference will be held April 27-29,
2000, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The conference will include
sessions devoted to all aspects of theoretical and descriptive linguistics,
sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics. 

If you wish to present a paper in one of these sessions, send two copies of a
one-page abstract to Prof. Gregory Stump, 1215 Patterson Office Tower,
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027. Alternatively, send your
abstract by email to or to Please
the following information with your abstract: name, affiliation, address, email
address, daytime phone. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday,
November 15, 1999. Authors will be notified about the conference schedule in

Web page:


Gregory Stump

Associate Professor of English & Linguistics
Department of English
University of Kentucky
1215 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

Phone: (606) 257-1184
Fax: (606) 323-1072
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Message 2: TESOL: Papers for a book

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 15:04:52 +0800
From: Irene Brosnahan <>
Subject: TESOL: Papers for a book

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you to many of you for your quick responses to our call for 
papers. We have received a number of questions about our project, so 
we hope this will clarify what we plan for the book.

As a reminder, and information for those of you who did not see our 
first message, 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. We are thinking of 
basically two main types of papers. One would be theoretical. It 
could be a literature review-oriented article or a description of a 
research study. The other would be applications to teaching 
(materials, approaches, curriculum). Here are the topics we are 
interested in for the book:

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

If you have a paper you would like us to consider, please send it by 
the end of January 2000. The paper should be in APA style and be no 
longer than 15 pages, double-spaced (or a maximum of about 4000 
words). At the lower end, at least half of that length would be 
appropriate. We would prefer a hard copy sent through snail mail or 
faxed (309-438-5414). Our mailing address is Department of English, 
Box 4240, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4240.

Thank you again for responding. And we hope to receive more responses.

 Irene Brosnahan ( (309) 438-7590)
Mahide Demirci ( (309)438-7796)
Department of English
Illinois State University
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