LINGUIST List 10.1816

Mon Nov 29 1999

Calls: UCLA CLIC, Language in the Mind Conference

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  1. Adrienne R. Isaac, UCLA CLIC Call for Papers
  2. ELLCONLK, Language in the Mind Conference

Message 1: UCLA CLIC Call for Papers

Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 10:36:07 -0800
From: Adrienne R. Isaac <aisaacucla.edu>
Subject: UCLA CLIC Call for Papers


The Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture Graduate Student
Association at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Language,
Interaction, and Social Organization Graduate Student Association at the
University of California, Santa Barbara issues their preliminary call for
papers for 

The Fourth Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture to be
held May 18-20, 2000 at the University of California, Los Angeles. 
Plenary Speaker: Tony Wootton, University of York, U.K.

Papers should address topics at the intersection of language, interaction,
and culture, and data should consist of naturally occurring behavior.
Potential methods include, but are not limited to, conversation analysis,
discourse analysis, and ethnographic methods. 

The Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture (CLIC) is located at the
University of California, Los Angeles. The purpose of CLIC is to promote
cross-disciplinary discussion about issues regarding language as a complex
resource for thinking and acting in the world. CLIC is composed of faculty
and graduate students from anthropology, applied linguistics, education,
psychology, and sociology. 

Presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute
discussion period. Submission of abstracts must be hard copy and should
include (1) a detachable title page that includes (a) the title of the
paper, (b) the author's name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address,
and phone number, (c) a list of equipment needed for the presentation; and
(2) THREE COPIES of a 500-1,000 word extended abstract of the paper,
including title, a brief description of methodology, and a description of
the data. No information identifying the author may appear in the abstract.
Three copies of submitted abstracts must be received no later than February
14, 2000. 

Papers selected from conference presentations will, with the permission of
the author, be published in a conference proceedings. 

Submissions not received in triplicate or not received by the deadline will
not be considered. 

All submissions should be mailed to: 
CLIC Graduate Student Association
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Applied Linguistics
P.O. BOX 951531
3300 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1531

Further questions can be addressed via e-mail to clicucla.edu or via the
CLIC homepage at http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/al/clic/.







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Message 2: Language in the Mind Conference

Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 12:26:39 +0800
From: ELLCONLK <ellconlknus.edu.sg>
Subject: Language in the Mind Conference

					*First Call for Papers*

LANGUAGE IN THE MIND? 
IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Organised by: Department of English Language and Literature
National University of Singapore

Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 September 2000
Venue: Fort Canning Lodge 

The Conference will focus on issues related to the role of the mind in the
learning and use of language. Such issues could include questions about the
extent to which language is an innate mental process and the extent to which
it is out there in society. It could also include, for example, questions
about the mental processes involved in the acquisition of language, in the
reception and production of language, and in the mental activities of social
interaction. 

Keynote speakers: 		Professor Jean Aitchison, University of
Oxford
				Professor Rod Ellis, University of Auckland
				Professor James Lantolf, Cornell University 

Subject to final arrangements, each keynote speaker will additionally take
part in a workshop, a symposium, or a closing debate.

Proposals for parallel paper presentations, symposiums and workshops are
invited on any aspects of research and education that relate to the theme of
"Language in the Mind?" Proposals will be particularly welcome in the
following areas:

*	Language acquisition and development
*	Neurolinguistics
*	Psycholinguistics
*	Sociolinguistics
*	Linguistic analysis
*	Discourse analysis
*	Composition studies
*	Language teaching methodology and materials

The conference aims to attract wide interest among academic researchers,
teacher educators, and teachers in schools. Proposal writers are encouraged
to specify which of these groups might form an appropriate target audience
for their presentations. 

Call for Papers, Symposiums and Workshops

Proposals for parallel paper presentations, symposiums and workshops are
invited on any aspects of research and education that relate to the
conference theme. As the same terms can mean different things at different
conferences, we briefly describe each type of session. "Short" and "Long"
are comparative values, not absolutes.

Parallel papers: 	Speakers present a clearly focused issue, and give a
summary of a research study and its findings (Short Parallel Papers) or a
more comprehensive account (Long Parallel Papers). Position papers on major
themes, if thoroughly researched, will also be considered. For both Short
and Long categories, the organisers envisage no more than three parallel
sessions at any one time.
	Short Parallel Papers: 20 minutes presentation, 10 minutes
discussion. Presentations should be concise, not rushed, and should not
exceed 20 minutes. The organisers expect a total of around 25 papers in this
category. (Three mornings)
	Long Parallel Papers: 45 minutes presentation, 15 minutes
discussion. Presentations should be thorough, not rushed, and should not
exceed 45 minutes. The organisers expect a total of around ten papers in
this category. (One afternoon)

Symposiums:		One combined proposal is invited from each symposium
team. Three or four speakers present position papers on a single agreed
issue, devoting equal time to each, and allowing at least 30 minutes at the
end for discussion. Total duration: 2 hours.
The organisers would like to offer two symposiums in parallel on the final
afternoon. Diversity of viewpoints on a common theme will be particularly
welcome. 

Workshops:		These are active participatory sessions. Workshop
leaders (one or more per workshop) briefly present an activity that relates
to the conference theme and that can be expected to engage the participants.
All workshop participants then work on this activity, for at least half the
available time. Workshop leaders provide support and feedback as needed.
Outcomes and experiences are discussed, and workshop leaders and other
participants summarise the implications of the activity for the conference
theme. 
	Short Workshops: total duration 90 minutes.
	Long Workshops: total duration 3 hours.
The organisers hope to offer two long and two short workshops, or some other
combination, on one afternoon.

For all events, abstracts of not more than 300 words are invited by 31 March
2000. 
Notification of outcome: By 30 April 2000. 

Please send the proposal and abstract to: 
Conference Secretary, Language in the Mind? 
Department of English Language and Literature, 
FASS, 7 Arts Link Block AS5,
National University of Singapore
Singapore 117570
Republic of Singapore
Or by e-mail to: ellconlknus.edu.sg <mailto:ellconlknus.edu.sg> 

Registration Fees:
Before 31 July 2000	S$180 + S$5.40 (3%GST)
After 31 July 2000	S$200 + S$6.00 (3%GST)
Students		S$ 80 + S$3.60 (3%GST)

Registration forms soon available online at the Department's website 
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ell/ or from the Conference Secretary at the
above postal or e-mail address.
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