LINGUIST List 12.1331

Tue May 15 2001

Calls: Co-ordination, Focus on the Learner

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  1. D.Blakemore, Co-ordination - North West Centre for Linguistics
  2. Saihua Xia, Foreign Languages - Focus on the Learner

Message 1: Co-ordination - North West Centre for Linguistics

Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 10:58:23 +0100
From: D.Blakemore <>
Subject: Co-ordination - North West Centre for Linguistics



 University of Salford, Greater Manchester 16 - 18 November 2001

Organized by Diane Blakemore, ESRI, University of Salford and Robyn
Carston, U.C.L. with financial support from the Linguistics
Association of Great Britain


			Nicholas Asher, University of Austin, Texas
			Caroline Heycock, University of Edinburgh
			Rob Stainton, Carleton University, Ontario
			Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh

This conference aims to explore the relationships between syntax, 
semantics and pragmatics through the analysis of co-ordination. We 
welcome papers on either the syntax or semantics or pragmatics of co-
ordination; however, given our aim, we particularly welcome papers 
which have implications for the interface between form and interpretation.

A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published 
as a special issue of Lingua, co-edited by Diane Blakemore (Salford) and 
Robyn Carston (University College London).

Papers will be 30 minutes duration (plus 10 minutes discussion). The 
deadline for abstracts is 1 JUNE 2001. 

Because abstracts of accepted papers will be copied and inserted in the 
collection of abstracts we ask you to observe the following guidelines:

Maximum length: one A4 page
Margins: at least 2.5 cm on all sides
Single spacing
Type: no smaller than 12 point.
Title of paper, name of author(s), affiliation and email address at top of 

Send abstracts as attached file (WP or Word for Windows) to: 

or hard copies to:

Diane Blakemore,
School of Languages,
University of Salford,
Salford, M5 4WT
Great Britain

Professor Diane Blakemore
President, North-West Centre for Linguistics

School of Languages and
European Studies Research Institute
University of Salford
Salford M5 4WT
United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 2954948
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Message 2: Foreign Languages - Focus on the Learner

Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 12:38:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Saihua Xia <>
Subject: Foreign Languages - Focus on the Learner

Announcement and Call for Papers
Theme: Focus on the Learner
Date: Oct. 8-10 (Beijing portion) and Oct. 11-14
(Guilin portion)

Sponsors The Research Institute for Foreign Languages and the Dept. of
Foreign Languages of Beijing University of Aeronautics and
Astronautics, work in collaboration with the College of International
Culture and Education of Guangxi Normal University and the Department
of Modern Languages and the Department of English of the University of
Northern Iowa are pleased to announce their 5th International
Symposium on Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching. The symposium
will be held from Oct. 8th to 9th (Beijing portion) and from Oct. 11th
to 14th (Guilin portion). Participants may choose to take part in
either one or both parts of the symposium.

Invited Keynote Speakers
Rod Ellis, University of Auckland, Auckland
Gui Shichun, Guangdong University of Foreign Languages and Trade, Guangzhou
Wu Yi'an, Beijing University of Foreign Languages, Beijing

Focus on the Learner

We hope to network and bring together researchers and teachers to
discuss issues facing them in the 21st century. We also hope to
provide a forum where the participants can share their ideas and
experience in theoretical exploration or teaching practice. Particular
attention is paid to the learner, whose role and development should be
taken into full account in any language teaching program.

The symposium will focus on a number of sub-themes 
including but not limited to the following:
 Learner characteristics, motivation and attitudes
 Language learning issues for students 
 Linguistic theory and language teaching or learning
 Approaches, methods and strategies in TEFL
 Language and culture
 Use of multi-media in teaching and learning
 Writing and development of teaching materials
 Curriculum development
 Teaching development and training

Working language

Call for papers
The Organizing Committee is now inviting submission of abstracts for
papers. Abstracts should be a single page, with an additional page for
data or references if necessary. They are preferably not more than
500 words. Abstracts should include contact information (name,
affiliation, mail address, e-mail address, telephone number) in the
body of the mail. They may be submitted either electronically or by
mail. If submitted electronically, the abstract should either be
pasted into the e- mail or should be an attachment. E-mail submissions
should be sent to Mr. Jiang Quanhong The
mail address is Mr. Jiang Quanhong, Dept. of Foreign Languages,
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083,

Abstracts should be received by June 30, 2001.
Notification of acceptance will be made by July 31, 2001. 

Symposium Venue
The symposium will be held in Beijing University of Aeronautics and
Astronautics in Beijing and Guangxi Normal University in Guilin, which
is considered by many to be China's best scenic spot for its unique
karst terrain.

Dates and activities 
(Oct. 5 Arrival in Beijing for pre-conference activities)
Oct. 6-7 Visits to the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs,
the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace)
Oct. 7 Arrival & registration for the symposium
Oct. 8-9 Meeting in Beijing (one night for Beijing Opera)
Oct. 10 Departure for Guilin (Afternoon maybe
shopping time if arrival is around noon)
Oct. 11-12 Meeting in Guilin (one night for
performance by the 13 ethnic minorities of the region)
Oct. 13-14 Sightseeing in Guilin (incl. boat trip
along Li River to Yangshuo, and sightseeing around Guilin)
Oct. 15 Departure from Guilin


Participants must register for the symposium on Oct. 7 for the Beijing
portion or Oct. 10th for the Guilin portion. Those who want to take
part in the pre-conference activities must register on Oct. 5. The
fees for the participants are as follows:

For the Beijing portion alone: US$400 (excluding the pre-conference
activities) or $550 (including the pre-conference activities).
For the Guilin portion alone: US$600.
For both the Beijing and Guilin (incl. the flight from Beijing to 
Guilin): US$1150.
For both the Beijing and Guilin (incl. pre-conference activities 
and the flight from Beijing to Guilin): US$1300.

These are for double-room in 3-star hotels or above, for single room
add $20/day.

The fees for spouse/child are as follows: 

The Beijing portion alone: US$200(excluding the preconference
activities) or $300 (including the preconference activities).
The Guilin portion alone:US$400. 
Both the Beijing and Guilin (incl. the flight from Beijing to Guilin): 
Both the Beijing and Guilin (incl. pre-conference activities and the 
flight from Beijing to Guilin): US$850.

Important dates
Submission of abstract: June 30, 2001
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2001
Symposium registration: Oct. 5 or Oct. 7 or Oct. 11
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