LINGUIST List 11.2163

Fri Oct 6 2000

Calls: Lang & Culture/MICOLLAC, AI & Info Retrieval

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Directory

  1. Mardziah Hayati Abdullah, Malaysia International Conference (MICOLLAC)
  2. A Newlands, COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM-SOLVING AND LEARNING

Message 1: Malaysia International Conference (MICOLLAC)

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 14:49:32 +0800
From: Mardziah Hayati Abdullah <mardziahfbm.upm.edu.my>
Subject: Malaysia International Conference (MICOLLAC)






 MICOLLAC 2001
	The Second Malaysia International Conference
		on Languages, Literatures and Cultures


 	April 17 - 19, 2001
 Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


 Conference Theme: Envisioning Continuities and Possibilities


For more information on the conference (including registration),
please visit our website at
http://fbm.upm.edu.my/~micollac/


 Among the invited speakers:

* Prof. Teun van Dijk, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Prof. Richard Corballis, Masse University, New Zealand
* Prof. Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology, Syndey, Australia
* Prof. Rod Ellis, University of Auckland, New Zealand
* Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd. Taib Osman, University Malaya
* Tan Sri Awang Had Salleh, Malaysia
* Prof. Dr. Abdullah Hassan, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa, Malaysia
* Prof. Ralph Fasold, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
* Prof. Braj Kachru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
* Prof. Thomas M. Duffy, Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.
* Dr. Malachi Edwin, University Putra Malaysia

Registration: Deadline January 15th, 2001
Information on registration fees and procedures is provided at the 
MICOLLAC Web site.

Submission of Conference and Workshop Papers: Deadline for submission of 
abstracts is November 15, 2000

Possible areas of research or discussion

1. Shifts in theories, approaches, and research related to language, 
literature and culture
2. Description and discussion of research results and ideological 
investigation related to language, literature and culture
3. New trends in Literature
4. Language-related developments in Information and Communication 
Technology (ICT) and transmediation
5. New trends and innovations in language acquisition and learning
6. Innovations in meeting learner needs and user expectations
7. Ethnographic studies of language use in communities
8. Language and culture in organization and commercial enterprise
9. Links between thinking and language, literature and culture

Topics

1. English, Malay and other Languages
	e.g. Language empowerment and marginalisation Language variation 
Translation issues
2. Discourse Studies
	e.g. Rhetoric and Style Critical Discourse Analysis
3. Literature in English, Malay and other languages
	e.g. Literary movements and themes Comparative analysis of literary 
works
4. Language and Information and Communication Technology
	e.g. Electronic discourse Social dimensions of computer-mediated 
communication Transmediation between books, films, cyberspace, etc.
5. Language, Culture and Society
	e.g. Cultural influence on language Cross-cultural communication 
Language and Gender Thinking across languages, literatures and cultures
6. Language Development Issues
	e.g. Language planning and policy English for Specific Purposes and 
Workplace Literacy Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Papers relating to other aspects of language, literature or culture that 
are relevant to the conference theme may also be submitted for 
consideration.

NOTE: All papers must be written and presented in English or Malay. If 
there are special materials that need to be presented in languages other 
than English or Malay, presenters are responsible for having them 
translated.

Paper presentations

1. Plenary sessions (40 minutes)
2. Parallel sessions (30 minutes)
3. Demonstration (40 minutes)
4. Workshop (75 minutes)
5. Poster session (20 minutes)
6. Discussion Group (30 minutes)

For further information please visit the MICOLLAC Web site at: 
http://fbm.upm.edu.my/~micollac/
or write to the Conference Secretariat at: micollacfbm.upm.edu.my

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dr. Mardziah Hayati Abdullah
MICOLLAC 2001 Secretariat
Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication
43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
e-mail: mardziahfbm.upm.edu.my
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Message 2: COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM-SOLVING AND LEARNING

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 09:23:54 +0100
From: A Newlands <alison.newlandsstrath.ac.uk>
Subject: COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM-SOLVING AND LEARNING



	DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
	UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
	in association with
	The Scottish Branch of the British Psychological Society
	------------------
	
	INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
	ON
	COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM-SOLVING AND LEARNING
	
	JUNE 25th -29th, 2001 at :-
	The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
	
	This multidisciplinary conference is an international forum for the
	presentation and exchange of ideas in the fields of communication,
	problem-solving and learning, and should be of interest to academics,
	researchers and practitioners in the fields of psychology, communication
	and information technology, artificial intelligence, management,
	engineering, education and training, linguistics, anthropology and zoology.
	All aspects of theory, research, methodology and applications will be
	addressed.
	
	Keynote speakers include:--
	Herb Clark, Stanford, USA
	Robin Mason, Open University, UK
	Seymour Papert, MIT, USA
	Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont, Neuchatel, Switzerland
	Barbara Rogoff, California at Santa Cruz, USA
	
	Call for Submissions:
	Submissions are invited for Symposia, Papers, Workshops, Posters and
	Demonstrations. Please submit 2 copies of your proposal, including title,
	author(s) name and address, and a 150-250 word abstract. For further
	details on the conference and submissions, consult the conference website,
	or contact a member of the conference committee at the address below.
	
	Deadline for Submissions:--- November 1st, 2000
	
	Submissions (marked 'Conference') to:--
	The Centre for Research into Interactive Learning
	Department of Psychology,
	University of Strathclyde,
	40, George Street
	Glasgow,
	G1 1QE
	Scotland, UK.
	
	Tel.: +44 (0)141 548 4390
	Fax: +44 (0)141 552 6948
	e-mail: ICCPLstrath.ac.uk
	website: www.strath.ac.uk/conferences/iccpl
	
	Organising committee
	Staff members attached to the Centre for Research into Interactive Learning
	(CRIL) are: -
	Tony Anderson, Hugh Foot, Patricia Gallagher (secretary), Christine Howe,
	Alison Newlands, Andy Tolmie, David Warden (Director).
	
Status: R

(CRIL) are: -
	Tony Anderson, Hugh Foot, Patricia Gallagher (secretary), Christine Howe,
	Alison Newlands, Andy Tolmie, David Warden (Director).
	
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