LINGUIST List 11.1009

Wed May 3 2000

Calls: Southern African Applied Ling Association

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  1. DAVID GOUGH, Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA 2000)

Message 1: Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA 2000)

Date: 3 May 2000 14:21:33 +0200
Subject: Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA 2000)

Southern African Applied Linguistics Association

Suider-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Toegepaste Linguistiek

Umbutho Wasemazantsi E-Afrika Wezingokusetyenziswa Kolwimi

SAALA 2000 Conference
Prof. Albert Weideman
Faculty of Education
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
7535 Bellville
Tel. 021-9592248
Fax: 021-9593358



Theme: Towards a socially responsible applied linguistics

Dates: 14-16 September

Venue: University of Stellenbosch

Hosts: University of the Western Cape and University of

The conference theme 'Towards a socially responsible applied
linguistics' is of considerable relevance given the significance of
critical and post-modern paradigms in applied language studies, and
also in relation to the status of applied language study in a society
in transition. Papers relating to any aspect of this theme are
welcome, including issues in language planning and language policy,
language education planning and policy, language teaching and testing,
language in academic + development, critical linguistics,
multilingualism in society and education, and the theory and practice
of applied linguistics.

Presentations may be in the form of (longer and shorter) papers,
workshops, or poster presentations.

Abstracts: Abstracts of papers, poster presentations and workshops
should be no more than 200 words. The should be sent as an attachment
in MS Word or Rich-text format and include the following information:

* Title, presenter's or presenters' names, addresses, telephone
numbers and e- mail addresses

* An indication as to whether the abstract is for a poster
presentation, a workshop (90 minutes) or a paper. If you are
presenting a paper also indicate if it is going to be a shorter paper,
on, for example, work in progress (30 minutes * 20 minutes plus 10
minutes discussion time) or a longer paper (45 minutes * 25 minutes
plus 20 minutes discussion time).

Abstracts must be e-mailed to If applicants do not
have access to email, they may post or fax their abstracts to:

David Gough (SAALA Abstract),
Department of Linguistics,
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17, Bellville
7535, South Africa
(Fax: +27 21 959 2420 or 959 2376)

Final date for submission of abstracts is 30 May. Acceptances will be
announced by 9 June.

* Details of registration, costs and accommodation will be posted
after 29 May.

Conference organising committee:
Prof. A. Weideman (
Dr P. van der Merwe (
Dr E Ridge (
Mr D. Spofana (
Prof D Gough (

Further information: from any of the organisers above.

Conference web-page: 
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