LINGUIST List 11.2506

Tue Nov 21 2000

Calls: L-3/Trilingualism, Language Testers (MwALT)

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  1. Beetsma, L-3 Conference: Third Language Acquisition and Trilingualism
  2. Mary C Spaan, Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference

Message 1: L-3 Conference: Third Language Acquisition and Trilingualism

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 12:00:41 +0100
From: Beetsma <>
Subject: L-3 Conference: Third Language Acquisition and Trilingualism

L-3 Conference

Date: 13-15 September 2001

Location: Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (Holland)

Call for Papers:

The organizers welcome papers on psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and educational aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism. Papers presented will be published. The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 31st, 2001

Please send three hard copies of the abstract (up to 300 words) and one page stating:
1.	the title
2.	audiovisual/computer requirements
3.	for each author: full name and affiliation, address, e-mail address and fax-number

Plenary Speakers:

Kees de Bot (Nijmegen University, The Netherlands): "Beyond competition. The processing of multiple languages"
Elite Olshtain (Hebrew University, Israel): "Being trilingual - is there a price to pay?"
David Singleton (Trinity College, Ireland): "Cross-Linguistic Interactions in the Multilingual Lexicon"

Organizing Committee:

Danny Beetsma (Fryske Akademy, The Netherlands)
Jasone Cenoz (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Britta Hufeisen (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Ulrike Jessner (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Jehannes Ytsma (Fryske Akademy, The Netherlands)

Please send your abstract to:

Danny Beetsma
Fryske Akademy
PO Box 54 
8900 AB Leeuwarden
The Netherlands
fax: 0031-58-2131409

For further information please visit the conference web site at: or contact Danny Beetsma:
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Message 2: Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 08:50:35 -0500 (EST)
From: Mary C Spaan <>
Subject: Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference

2nd CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Deadline December 22, 2000

3rd Annual Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference

THEME: Crossing Language Boundaries

PLENARY SPEAKER: Neil J. Anderson, Brigham Young University and
President-Elect of TESOL

DATES: Friday & Saturday, May 11 and 12, 2001

LOCATION: Michigan Union, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

ORGANIZERS: Mary C. Spaan, English Language Institute, 
 University of Michigan
 Leslie T. Grant, Department of English Language & Literature, 
			 Central Michigan University

The purpose of the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) is
to foster understanding of the principles of language assessment in
educational settings in the Midwest region of the United States. 
MwALT is an organization for educators at all levels, program
administrators, educational publishers and testing development companies,
students, policy makers, business and industry managers, school
psychologists, counselors, and support personnel.
MwALT's website is:

The third annual meeting of MwALT will be held Friday and Saturday, May 11
and 12, 2001, at the Michigan Union, located on the central campus of the
University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference will be
sponsored by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan. 
The theme "Crossing Language Boundaries" refers to crossing boundaries and
sharing ideas with regard to foreign language assessment between language
teachers at all levels, test developers, test users, support personnel,
and publishers.

TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS: Proposals are hereby solicited for presentations
in the following categories: 1) papers, 2) demonstrations, 3) posters,
and 4) workshops. 

PAPERS: (30 min) This format is best suited for theory-oriented
presentations, or the presentation of completed research. These research
paper presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, followed by 10 minutes
for questions and comments from the audience.

DEMONSTRATIONS: (30 min) This format is suitable for showing, rather
than telling, a technique or method for testing a foreign language.
Normally, the presenter's statement of the theory underlying the technique
takes no more than 5 minutes. Demonstrations will be 20 minutes in
duration, followed by 10 minutes of discussion with the audience. 

WORKSHOPS: (2 hours) Workshops are intended to provide professional
development opportunities for language educators on a variety of topics
related to language assessment. The leader works with a group, helping
participants solve a problem or apply a particular testing technique.
Emphasis is on the participants, whose activities are carefully structured
by the workshop leader. Workshops will be 2 hours in duration.

POSTERS: (1 to 1.5 hours) Poster sessions will provide an opportunity
for the presentation of work in progress and research that is being
planned, as well as for the presentation of test development projects, new
tests, and technological innovations. Each poster presenter will be
allowed 5 minutes to introduce the project to the entire audience. Then
poster presenters will interact with interested participants at the
location of the poster display. 


ABSTRACT: Abstracts should be no longer than one-page, single-spaced.
In the upper left hand corner of the abstract include the following:
Type of presentation
Title of presentation
AV equipment required, other than OHP. OHP will be provided for all
presentations. Display board will be provided for Posters.

PAPER, DEMONSTRATION, & POSTER PROPOSALS should include rationale,
methodology/application, results, implications.

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS should include the most appropriate target audience,
present an outline of the workshop, provide a time schedule of the various
workshop activities, and describe the benefits to workshop participants.

PRESENTER'S INFORMATION should be typed and sent on a separate page:
Type of presentation
Title of presentation
Name(s) of the authors in the order they are to appear in the program,
with authors' institutional affiliation and location of institution.
Do not use acronyms for institutional affiliations.
Author to whom correspondence should be sent.
Surface mailing address of correspondent.
E-mail address of correspondent.
FAX number of correspondent.
Office telephone number of correspondent.


Submit three copies of the abstract, and one copy of the presenter's
information to:

Mary C. Spaan, MwALT 2001 Program Co-Chair
English Language Institute
University of Michigan
1009 North University Buillding
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1057, USA

Tel: (734) 647-0476	Fax: (734) 615-6586

If sending proposal via physical mail, include a self-addressed postcard,
with title of the presentation in the message space.
Submit proposals via e-mail to 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 22, 2000
The correspondent will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance 
by the end of February 2001.
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