LINGUIST List 11.1449

Fri Jun 30 2000

Calls: Major Varieties/English, Bilingualism

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  1. Dr. Andrea Sand, The Major Varieties of English (MAVEN 3)
  2. Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism

Message 1: The Major Varieties of English (MAVEN 3)

Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 17:11:58 +0200
From: Dr. Andrea Sand <>
Subject: The Major Varieties of English (MAVEN 3)

Invitation & Call for Papers
MAVEN 2001
"The Major Varieties of English"
"The Politics of English as a World Language"
6 to 9 June
University of Freiburg

After V�xj� 1997 and Lincoln 1999 this will be the third MAVEN
meeting. It will take place in conjuction with the annual meeting of
ASNEL/ GNEL, the German Association for the Study of the New
Literatures in English. The decision to bring together the two
meetings has obvious practical advantages, for example in reducing the
cost of conference infrastructure and the like. More importantly,
however, the decision responds to a convergence of interests -
mostly unacknowledged in institutionalised academic frameworks -
between linguists working on English as a World Language ("EWL") and
scholars in the field of postcolonial literary studies. Books such as
Alastair Pennycook's The Cultural Politics of English as an
International Language (1994), or the massive collection of essays on
Post-Imperial English edited by Fishman, Conrad and Rubal-Lopez (1996)
have made the point that the spread of English has not taken place in
a social and cultural vacuum. In studies of postcolonial literature,
language issues have always been prominent - an emphasis that has
increased rather than abated in recent years. It is the aim of this
conference to explore the interdisciplinary territory linking EWL
studies and scholarship on postcolonial literatures. Contributions
are invited on issues such as Varieties of English, (New) Norms and
Standards in World English, Multilingualism/ Language Planning,
Creolisation, English and Human Rights, and Language and Identity/

While the first focus continues a theme present in MAVEN from the very
start, the others link up to the chief concerns of the 1999 Lincoln
meeting. If the overall balance in 2001 weighs towards Lincoln rather
than V�xj�, this certainly does not rule out a return to a more
descriptive-linguistic emphasis in MAVEN 4.

Enquiries and submissions (name, affiliation, title of contribution, and
abstract of no more than 200 words) should be addressed to the convener,
preferably by the end of the year 2000:
				Prof. Dr. Christian Mair
				Englisches Seminar, Universit�t Freiburg
				D-79085 Freiburg

Provisional Programme

The following have accepted invitations to speak:
Florian Coulmas (Duisburg), "The economics of language in a global
Barbara Lalla (St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago): "The politics of the
language/ literature interface in the Caribbean"
Peter M�hlh�usler (Adelaide): "English as an exotic language: the limits
of adaptation"
Alastair Pennycook (Sydney): "Homogeny and heterogeny: Possible roles of
English in the world"
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas und Robert Phillipson (Roskilde, Denmark):
"Linguistic diversity and biodiversity: the threat from killer
Loreto Todd (Leeds): "Espousing the other tongue: for better and for
Michael Toolan (Birmingham): "English as the supranational language of
human rights?"
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Message 2: 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism

Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 12:52:52 +0100 (BST)
From: Treffers-Daller, Jeanine <>
Subject: 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism

Third International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB3)

Local Organisers:
Centre for European Studies (CES), Faculty of Languages and European Studies 
University of the West of England, Bristol

Wednesday 18 April 2001 to Friday 20 April 2001

Venue: University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, 
Bristol BS16 1QY, UK


Professor Colin Baker (Wales/Bangor), Felix Bihlmeier (UWE), Dr Helmut
Daller (UWE), Dr Margaret Deuchar (Wales/Bangor), Professor Ullrich
Kockel (UWE), Dr Nicholas Miller (Newcastle), Professor Li Wei
(Newcastle), Dr Stephen May (Bristol), Dr Susan Price (UWE), Professor
Michael Scriven (UWE), Professor Gisela Shaw (UWE), Dr Jeanine
Treffers-Daller (UWE)


Professor Jim Cummins (Toronto)
Dr Ton Dijkstra (Nijmegen)
Professor Nancy Hornberger (Pennsylvania)
Professor Juergen Meisel (Hamburg)
Professor Suzanne Romaine (Oxford)


The conference organisers welcome papers from Theoretical,
Sociolinguistic and Psycholinguistic approaches to Bilingualism, for
example on issues such as the following:

� Language Minorities and Minority Languages
� Language Contact
� Code-switching
� Bilingual First Language Acquisition
� Bilingual Cognitive Processing
� Language Policy
� Trilingualism
� Language Maintenance, Language Shift
� Intercultural Communication
� Elite Bilingualism
� Creole Linguistics
� Endangered Languages

Abstracts can be submitted as part of a colloquium (2-4 hour slot of
papers around a topic), or individually for parallel sessions or
posters. Due to the large number of contributions anticipated, the
organisers may decide to accept a relatively high proportion of papers
as posters.

The criteria for selection will be: originality, significance to the
development of the field, lucidity. Please see How to Submit
Proposals section for further details. All submissions will be
reviewed anonymously by members of the committee during September and
October 2000.

Abstracts are welcomed for oral presentation (20 mins + 10 mins discussion)
or poster presentation.
Please send 4 hard copies, one of which contains your name
and address, as well as an electronic version (Rich Text
Format) on a PC formatted disk, of the abstract to the
address given below.
Please ensure that you save your work in a format readable
by a Windows based PC. We are unable to read Apple
Macintosh formatted disks or files.

Please do NOT send abstracts by email or fax.

Format of Abstracts
Font: 12 pts Roman
Title: centred and bold
Author(s): under the title, with affiliation in parentheses

Please provide full address details, email on a separate page.

PLEASE NOTE: Papers need not be related to a colloquium.
Papers can relate to any topic as specified under the call
for papers. There is room for many individual papers in
special paper sessions, unrelated to the colloquia.

Notification of acceptance
The Academic Committee will study the abstracts in October 2000
and authors will be notified at the beginning of November 2000.


A limited number of scholarships are available, on a competitive
basis, for PhD students whose papers are accepted at
ISB3. Scholarships will cover registration only. Travel and
accommodation costs are not covered. Please see How to Submit
Proposals. If you wish to apply for a scholarship please enclose a
supporting letter indicating this and a letter from your institution
confirming your student status. Applications must be received by 1
October 2000.

All further information (about Colloquia, Registration and
Accommodation) can be obtained from the website.

Third International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB3)
University of the West of England
Faculty of Languages and European Studies
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY
Great Britain

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Treffers-Daller, Jeanine
"University of the West of England"
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