LINGUIST List 10.431

Tue Mar 23 1999

Calls: Discourses & Learning, New Journal

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  1. LDTAP99, Discourses and Learning; Lancaster University
  2. MJ.Ball, New Journal Call for Papers

Message 1: Discourses and Learning; Lancaster University

Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 18:03:02 -0000
From: LDTAP99 <>
Subject: Discourses and Learning; Lancaster University




The Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language, Lancaster
University, is holding a two-day Applied Linguistics Conference on the 10th and
11th July 1999 at Lancaster University. The theme of the conference is
Discourses and Learning: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives. The plenary
speakers for the conference will be Michael Breen (Stirling University) and
Carmen Caldas-Coulthard (Birmingham University) speaking on:

Michael Breen - The Discourse of Assessment: the Case of Young ESL Students in

Carmen Caldas-Coulthard - Toys as the Representation of Gendered Social Actors.

There will also be special presentations by Dick Allwright, David Barton,
Norman Fairclough, Roz Ivanic and Greg Myers.

We welcome proposals for papers or workshops that reflect the theme of the
conference, including (but not exclusively) research in the following areas:

i) classroom research (e.g. how people learn in groups; teacher theories and
beliefs, the language of the classroom, educational discourses)

ii) discourse analysis (e.g. critical discourse analysis, classroom discourses)

iii) gender (e.g. gendered discourses, the discoursal construction of
femininities and masculinities)

iv) literacy (e.g. literacy practices, discourses surrounding literacy,
community and school literacies, literacy programmes, the assessment of

v) research methodology (e.g. qualitative and quantitative data collection and
analysis, the validation of data collection instruments, critical approaches to
social sciences research)

vi) pragmatics (e.g. learning how to mean, cross-cultural pragmatics)

vii) stylistics (e.g. teaching texts and text processing, the role of
stylistics in text interpretation in the literature classroom)

viii) testing (e.g. qualitative approaches to test validation, teachers'
interpretations of assessment criteria, the effect of testing on learning,
critical approaches to testing, the social and institutional values behind

We invite proposals for:

i) Presentations of completed research or research in progress (20 minutes
presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion), and;

ii) Workshops that include significant audience participation (60 - 90

With the exception of the two plenary sessions, all presentations and workshops
will be held as parallel sessions.

Please prepare your proposal abstracts in the following format:

i) three copies of the abstract (single spaced) - include the name(s) and
affiliation(s) of the presenter(s) on the top left-hand corner of ONE copy
only. If you are submitting by e-mail you need only send one copy of the

ii) on a separate sheet, indicate the following information: the
presenter's/presenters' name(s); affiliation(s); brief bio-data statement(s);
title of presentation; three key words for the presentation; address of
principal contact (including e-mail if applicable); telephone and fax number of
principal contact.

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and preference will be given to
proposals that draw on the theme of the conference. The deadline for proposals
is 31 March 1999.

Please mail your submissions to Ms Elaine Heron (Conference Secretary) at the
conference e-mail address: or at the following address:

Discourses and Learning: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives,
Lancaster University Applied Linguistics Conference 1999,
Department of Linguistics.
Lancaster University,
Bailrigg, Lancaster,
LA1 4YT.

tel.: (01524) 593050

Any queries concerning the submission of abstracts should be directed to the
Conference Organisers, Ms Amany El-Shazly and Ms Jayanti Banerjee at one of the
conference addresses (above). Registration forms for the conference can be
obtained from Elaine Heron.
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Message 2: New Journal Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 9:42:43 GMT
From: MJ.Ball <>
Subject: New Journal Call for Papers


Speech & Language Imaging

Whurr Publishers (London)

Edited by
Martin J. Ball & Vincent L. Gracco

Coverage The aim of this journal is to provide a forum of academic
debate in two fast-moving areas of research. First, speech imaging:
that is the description and analysis of the phonetics of speech using
instrumental techniques that image the articulation process. These
techniques include the more long-established approaches, such as
x-radiography and electropalatography, and the more recently developed
procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging, x-ray microbeam,
ultrasound, and electromagnetic articulography. Experimental
techniques that provide less direct imaging, such as
electro-laryngography/-glottography, electromyography and aerometry,
would also be included. Work in normal or disordered speech (or,
indeed, both) of any language is encouraged.

Secondly, the journal will cover language imaging: that is, the
imaging of areas of the brain involved in various language-related
activities. All imaging techniques will be covered, and investigations
of both normal and disordered language use are welcomed.

Martin J. Ball is Professor of Phonetics and Linguistics at the University 
of Ulster. 
Vincent L. Gracco is Research Scientist and Vice President for Research 
at Haskins Laboratories, New Haven. 
All submissions from North or South America should go to Dr Gracco, 
others to Dr Ball.

Details of submissions The journal will launch in 2000, and will be
quarterly. Final versions of accepted papers will be on disk, but
initial submissions should be in hardcopy. Please submit three copies
of submissions to the relevant editor (addresses below). Style details
for articles can be obtained by contacting the editors. Please note,
colour illustrations can be included, but will be charged for. The
language of the journal is English.

Editors' Addresses

Professor Martin J. Ball. Ph.D., School of Psychology and Communication
University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB
Northern Ireland. Tel +44 (0)1232 366649 Fax +44 (0)1232 368251

Professor Vincent Gracco, Ph.D., Haskins Laboratories, 270 Crown Street, 
New Haven, 
CT 06511. USA. Tel +1 203 865-6163 Fax +1 203 865-8963

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Prof Martin J. Ball, PhD
Professor of Phonetics & Linguistics
School of Psychology & Communication
University of Ulster at Jordanstown
Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 0QB
Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 1232 366649
Fax: +44 1232 368251
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