LINGUIST List 10.528

Mon Apr 12 1999

Confs: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

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  1. Marie-Eve Ritz, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

Message 1: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 15:38:22 +0800
From: Marie-Eve Ritz <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia


 Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
 24th Annual Congress
 26-29 September 1999
 Perth, Western Australia

The twenty-fourth annual congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of
Australia will be held from Sunday evening 26 September until Wednesday 29
September 1999, at St George's College and the Graduate School of Education
at the University of Western Australia in Perth. The final day (29
September) will be a common day with the Australian Linguistic Society
Conference. The congress aims at bringing together researchers involved in
any aspect of applied linguistics research under the general theme:
'applied linguistics now: the critical issues'.

The program includes invited presentations by renown experts in the field,
as well as talks selected by the program committee. The invited speakers

*Professor Shirley Brice Heath (Stanford University, California)
*Associate professor Leo Van Lier (Monterey Institute of International
Studies, California)
*Professor Noboyuki Honna (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo)
*Professor Janet Holmes, ALS invited speaker (Victoria University, Wellington)

 *Submission of abstracts*

The Committee invites submission of proposals for papers and workshops for
presentation at the congress. Prospective presenters should comply with the
submission guidelines below.

Submission guidelines:
All abstracts submitted must be for original proposals for papers and workshops.
Abstracts should be:
* No more than 250 words in length;
* submission by mail, fax or email. Email abstracts should be sent as
part of the message NOT as an attachment.
Proposers should aim for presentations of 20 minutes and allow for a 7
minute question/discussion time at the conclusion.

Workshop proposals are also invited.Workshops will be 90 minutes each.
Proposals should provide the details of proposed speakers, themes and
activities. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length.

Important dates:
submission of abstracts and workshop proposals deadline: April 30;
notification of acceptance: July 15.

Publication: Papers may be considered for publication in ARAL (Australian
Review of Applied Linguistics). Other avenues for publication will also be
explored. Authors are encouraged to send full papers for refereeing.


 Non-members Members Students

Full $340 $295 $195

Early bird $295 $255 $175

Early bird rates apply until July 1. Daily rate is $110. Opening function,
lunch, morning and afternoon tea are included in the fee. Registration is
required in order to present a paper or coordinate a workshop.

 *Social program*
Registration and welcome reception:
Sunday 26 September, The University of Western Australia.
Cost included in registration.

Congress dinner:
Monday 29 September, 7.00
Royal Perth Yacht Club.
Cost: $42.00

Congress information:
1. Program enquiries to:
Dr Graham McKay
Head School of Language & Literature
Edith Cowan University
2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia 6050
Tel: (+618) 9370 6543 Fax: (+618) 9370 6608

2. Mail congress registrations and payments to:
ALAA congress
c/- Keynote Conferences
PO Box 1126, West Leederville, Western Australia 6901
Tel: (+618) 9382 3799 Fax: (+618) 9380 4006
Web site:

Conference web site:

Marie-Eve Ritz
University of Western Australia
Nedlands 6009
Ph. (08) 9380 3513
Fax: (08) 9380 1052
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