LINGUIST List 11.102

Wed Jan 19 2000

Calls: Lang Variation, Syntax in the Schools

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  1. unitat.variacio, Language Variation in Europe
  2. Rebecca Wheeler, SYNTAX in the SCHOOLS

Message 1: Language Variation in Europe

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 12:00:30 +0100
From: unitat.variacio <unitat.variacioiula.upf.es>
Subject: Language Variation in Europe



First International Conference on Language Variation in Europe
 ICLaVE 1
 Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
 June 29-30/July 1, 2000


REGISTRATION AND HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON
OUR WEBSITE (http://www.iula.upf.es/iclaveuk.htm) !!


INTRODUCTION

The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE)
aims at addressing any aspect of linguistic variation observed in
languages spoken in present-day Europe. The idea of setting up this
conference originated in the Coordination Committee of the European
Science Foundation Network on the Convergence and
Divergence of Dialects in a Changing Europe, which was
funded from 1995 to 1998. ICLaVE will continue work in
this and other areas related to language variation. The first
ICLaVE will take place in Barcelona June 29 - 30/ July 1,
2000, and will be organized by M. Teresa Turell (Universitat Pompeu
Fabra). The scientific program will consist of regular papers (selected
on the basis of abstracts), invited papers and poster presentations. 

- Registration and Accommodations form (rtf format).


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Frans Hinskens (U. of Leipzig); Paul Kerswill (U. of Reading);
Maria-Rosa Lloret (U. of Barcelona); Inge Lise Pedersen (U. of
Copenhagen); M. Teresa Turell (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona); Juan A.
Villena (U. of M�laga).


LOCAL COMMITTEE(U. POMPEU FABRA)

Josep M. Fontana, Montserrat Forcadell, Montserrat Gonz�lez, Louise
McNally, David Sutcliffe, Enric Vallduv�.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

Peter Auer (U. of Freiburg , Germany) 
Humberto L�pez Morales (Real Academia de la Lengua Espa�ola) 
Susan Gal (U. of Chicago, USA) 

 
1st CALL FOR PAPERS

The Scientific Committee invites abstracts for papers in any area of
language variation in European languages. The abstracts should indicate
clearly whether they are for a regular 30-minute slot for a Paper
(20-minute presentation; 10-minute discussion) or for a Poster, in which
case specified display space and time slot will be offered.

The criteria for abstract selection will be: conceptual and
methodological relevance to the study of language variation,
specifically in European languages; empirical and conceptual substance;
quality of argumentation; originality. The abstracts will be reviewed
anonymously by members of the Scientific Committee during January and
February 2000.


CONFERENCE LANGUAGE

The conference language will be English. Papers should be presented, and
abstracts submitted, in English.


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Participants wishing to present a paper or a poster should send ONE
camera-ready copy of their abstract (150-200 words), indicating the
title of the paper/poster, author's full name, and name and address of
institution; and THREE copies of their abstract with an indication of
the title only. All submissions should be sent directly via surface mail
to the Conference Chairperson (M. Teresa Turell) at the Conference
Office address listed below. Deadline for abstracts: January 31, 2000. 


CONFERENCE OFFICE

 ICLaVE 1 (Barcelona 2000)
 INSTITUT UNIVERSITARI DE LING��STICA APLICADA
 UNITAT DE RECERCA DE VARICI� LING��STICA
 UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
 La Rambla 30-32
 E-08002 Barcelona (Spain)
 Tel. (34) 935 422 322 - Fax (34) 935 422 321
 e-mail: unitat.variacioiula.upf.es
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Message 2: SYNTAX in the SCHOOLS

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 19:03:56 -0500 (EST)
From: Rebecca Wheeler <rwheelercnu.edu>
Subject: SYNTAX in the SCHOOLS



CALL FOR PAPERS: __SYNTAX in the SCHOOLS__

__Syntax in the Schools__, a quarterly newsletter published by the
Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar (ATEG), an Assembly of the
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), seeks to foster discussion
and analysis of the teaching of English grammar at all grade levels -- K -
16. We solicit articles which describe, analyze and/or critique any and
all aspects of the teaching of grammar in our schools. For example, areas
to be considered include but are not limited to

 * classroom practices in the teaching of grammar
 * traditional vs. linguistic approaches to grammar
 * why we should (or should not) teach what grammar
 * how we should teach that grammar
 * how we handle language varieties in the classroom 
	(AAVE, Appalachian English, Dominant Variety English 
	[AKA Standard English], etc.)
 * teacher education as relevant to the teaching of grammar
 * integrating grammar into writing, reading, and/or literature, etc.

On these matters, we welcome articles, reports from the schools and from
teacher education programs, as well as book reviews, textbook
evaluations, etc.

_______________________________

The Winter 2000 issue of Syntax in the Schools invites, in addition to the
above areas, consideration of State Standards of Learning regarding
grammar, as described below.

Notice of Special Issue: Winter 2000

STANDARDS OF LEARNING and THE TEACHING OF GRAMMAR

State Standards of Learning are sweeping across the nation, demanding
allegiance in our school classrooms. As teachers coming under ever
increasing scrutiny for what our students learn and how they perform on
state constructed standardized tests, we face new challenges in the
language arts classroom. For example, we must surely wonder how to keep
our classrooms alive, how to engage our students in authentic language
experience and discovery, all the while crafting that experience to assure
their success on state school exit exams. What have been your classroom
experiences and/or reflections regarding State standards for student
performance in grammar? We invite you address these concerns in the Winter
2000 issue of Syntax in the Schools. 

We are accepting submissions on this and other topics now.

Please send submissions (both hard and soft copy [Microsoft Word in Mac
readable format]) to

 Rebecca S. Wheeler
 Assistant Professor
 Department of English
 Christopher Newport University
 1 University Place
 Newport News, VA 23606-2998

RE: SYNTAX IN THE SCHOOLS

 Office phone: (757) 594-8891
 Email: 	 rwheelercnu.edu
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