LINGUIST List 11.2505

Tue Nov 21 2000

Calls: Lang Globalization, Communication/Learning

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  1. Joan Wylie, 'Language Globalization in the Pacific'
  2. A Newlands, Communication, Problem-Solving and Learning

Message 1: 'Language Globalization in the Pacific'

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 17:12:34 +1000
From: Joan Wylie <>
Subject: 'Language Globalization in the Pacific'


Call for Papers: 'Language Globalization in the Pacific'
(Session XII of the Pacific Science 10th Inter-Congress)
June 1-6, 2000 at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Tumon, Guam

The Pacific Science Association & the University of Guam cordially
invite you to the 10th Pacific Science Inter-Congress to be convened in
Tumon, Guam from June 1 through 6. The theme for this inter-congress is
'Integration of Natural and Social Sciences in the New Pacific
Millenium'. Session XII of the Inter-Congress, 'Language Globalization
in the Pacific' welcomes dialog among those who are interested in
language issues facing populations in the Pacific.

Language Globalization in the Pacific (SESSION XIII)
This session explores the loss of linguistic diversity throughout the
Pacific in a number of different ways. Some scholars will present
linguistic descriptions of contemporary language features. Other
presentations will analyze the political, historical or economic
catalysts which have resulted in the permeation of some languages at the
expense of the majority of others. Some studies will consider current
issues, problems and solutions to the challenges facing indigenous
languages in the Pacific. Other research will demonstrate what
historical linguistics reveals about the peopling of the Pacific by
examining the spread of Austronesian languages during prehistoric
times. Linguists, anthropologists, language planners, political
scientists, historians, elders, community agencies and organizations are
invited to share their ideas of the roles that indigenous languages play
in a modern society.

About the Sponsors:

The Pacific Science Association is a regional, non-governmental
scientific organization founded in 1920. The objectives of the
Association are to promote cooperation and communication in science and
technology among the communities of the Pacific region. PSA seeks to
review common scientific concerns and priorities in the Pacific Basin,
and to provide a multidisciplinary forum for discussion of these
concerns through Congresses and Inter-Congresses and other scientific
meetings. PSA has strengthened the bond among Pacific peoples by
promoting a feeling of cooperation among the scientists of all the
Pacific countries.

The University of Guam is a US regional land grant institution of higher
learning, the only four-year university serving the communiites of Guam,
Micronesia and the neighboring regions of the Pacific and Asia.

Check our website for updated information and details on abstract
submission, registration fees, travel accomodations, and scientific
tours. Webpage : (available soon)

Date : June 1-6, 2000
Deadline for abstract submission: February 1, 2001
Inquiries : Session Coordinator: Prof Rosa Palamo <>

Session Co-Chair: Prof Joan Wylie <>
For all other matters, please contact Dr Joyce Camacho

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Message 2: Communication, Problem-Solving and Learning

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 10:13:09 +0000
From: A Newlands <>
Subject: Communication, Problem-Solving and Learning

The Centre for Research into Interactive 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 adacemics,
researchers and pracitionsers 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

Keynote speakers include:
Herb Clarnk Stanford, USA
Robin Mason, Open Univeristy, 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(2) name and address, and a 150-200 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.


Submissions (marked 'Conference') to:
The Centre for Research into Interactive Learning
Department of Psychology
University of Strathclyde
40 George Street
G1 1QE
Scotland, UK

Tel +44 (0) 141 548 4390
Fax: +44 (0)141 552 6948


Organising committee
Staff member attached to the Centre for Research into Interactive Learning
(CRIL0 are: Tony Anderson, Hugh Foot, Patricia Gallagher (secretary),
Christine Howe, Alison Newlands, Andy Tolmie, David Warden (Director)
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