LINGUIST List 12.2310

Wed Sep 19 2001

Calls: Grammaticalization, Foreign Lang Teaching

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  1. Muriel Norde, New Reflections on Grammaticalization
  2. Vivian Cook, Foreign Language Teaching and Professional Communication (WEFLA)

Message 1: New Reflections on Grammaticalization

Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 12:50:44 +0200
From: Muriel Norde <>
Subject: New Reflections on Grammaticalization


The second international New Reflections on Grammaticalization conference
will be held at the University of Amsterdam, April 4-6, 2002. Keynote
speakers are Martin Haspelmath, Brian Joseph and Richard Janda. Scholars
are invited to submit abstracts for 40-minute papers (including 10 minute
discussion time) on current topics in grammaticalization studies. Case
studies examining the implications of particular data for theoretical
issues are particularly welcome. Deadline for abstracts is NOVEMBER 1,
2001. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by January 1, 2002.
Conference registration is 100 Euro until March 1, 2002. Late
registration is 120 Euro.

For preliminary registration, send an e-mail message to the address
below. If you wish to present a paper, please provide us with a
provisional title. Once you have registered, you will receive the second
circular containing the registration form and information on the
preliminary programme, submission of abstracts, payment of fees, travel
to Amsterdam and accommodation. For more information you may also visit
our website:

The organizing committee: Harry Perridon, Olga Fischer and Muriel Norde

Conference address:

Organizers of &quot;Gramma2&quot;
Scandinavian Department
University of Amsterdam
Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Muriel Norde
Skandinavistiek, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
tel.: +31 20 5252450
fax.: +31 20 5254625

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Message 2: Foreign Language Teaching and Professional Communication (WEFLA)

Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 16:36:29 +0100
From: Vivian Cook <>
Subject: Foreign Language Teaching and Professional Communication (WEFLA)

Third International Workshop on Foreign Language Teaching and
Professional Communication (WEFLA) April 17-19, 2002, Holguin, Cuba

A biennial conference bringing together university language teachers
from all parts of Cuba and from countries such as Brazil, England,
Panama and Canada.


The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Holguin, Cuba, in
collaboration with the Faculty of Continuing Education of the
University of Calgary, Canada, announces the Third International
Workshop on Foreign Language Teaching and Professional Communication
(WEFLA 2002) to be held in Holguin, Cuba from April 17-19, 2002.

International Advisory Board: V. Cook, Essex, England; M. L Kaitting,
Calgary, Canada; C. Thomson, Western Ontario, Ca.; Dolores Corona
Camaraza, Ministry of Higher Education, Cuba; Miguel Torres Perez,
Holguin, Cuba; Vilma Piez Perez, Holguin


* To promote sharing experiences in foreign language teaching.

* To foster exchanging experiences about the teaching of Spanish as a
foreign and as a native language.

* To summarise work carried out in upgrading courses in the teaching
of foreign languages.

* To present and discuss research in teacher training and development.

* To promote co-operation among teachers from different parts of the
world in the latest research in foreign language teaching.


* Foreign Language Teaching

* Teacher Training and Development

* Linguistic Studies

* Translation and Interpretation

* Spanish: Language and Culture

* Professional Communication.


* Teaching Materials in FLT settings


* Presentation of papers; workshops; displays; round tables; talks.

* Book exchange and exhibition of teaching aids.


April 15 -16

Cuban Culture, New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching, Foreign
Language Teaching in Cuba, Semantics, Professional Communication.

SWAPSHOP: Learners Experiences while Learning. Students who attend our
conference will have the opportunity to share their experiences and

Come and live the Cuban Experience!!


Your registration form should be sent together with an abstract of
your paper to Prof. Vilma Piez, copy to Dr. M.L. Kaitting before
February 15, 2002.

Please indicate on your registration form if you are interested in
participating in any of the pre-conference courses. Each course will
be a total of 10 hours and the registration fee is $10 US per course.

A certificate of completion will be awarded for these courses and for
the Conference. See our second call for further details on these


Participants: $80 USD; Retired $60 USD; Students $40 USD

This can be paid on your arrival at the workshop. Early registration,
before Dec. 15, 2001, qualifies for a 25% discount.


Included: double room (7 nights/days), welcome cocktail, MAP
(half-board), city tour, airport transfer, and transportation to all
workshop activities.

Villa Universitaria: $189 USD; Students $105 USD

Hotel Touracade: $209 USD

Hotel Pernik***: $290 USD

Hotel El Bosque***: $290 USD

Special Offer! (Transfer - not included)

Hotel Atlantico *** (all inclusive): Guardalavaca Beach (seaside resort): 
$38 USD per day

Your hotel accommodations can be booked through: Lic. Arturo Leyva:
UniversiTUR, University Travel Agency, email:;



Holguin, Cuba, APRIL 17 -19, 2002


First Name:_________________________





Phone:_____________________________ FAX:______________________________



Professor: ____ Retired Professor: ______

Student:_______ Other:_______

Pre-conference course: Yes____ No______

Title of Paper:_______________________



Name of hotel:_______________________

Villa Universitaria:____ Other:____

Would you like assistance booking accommodation?

Yes:_____ No:______

Please fax or email this form to (i.e. do NOT send it by post):

Prof. Vilma Piez, M.Sc., Conference Chair, WEFLA 2002, FAX:
53-24-46-8050/48-1443, Email:,

If submitting a paper send a copy of your abstract to:

Dr. Mary Lou Kaitting, Fax: (403) 289 0828, Email:


UniversiTUR is Cuba's University Travel Agency, dedicated to
facilitating travel which pertains to scientific activities,
specialised visits and international academic events.

The best way to travel to Holguin is by plane. Check with your travel
agent to see if you can get an international charter directly to
Holguin. If you are flying via Havana you may have to stay overnight
in Havana.

Foreigners pay for everything in Cuba in American dollars. Either cash
or credit cards are accepted. Travellers Cheques issued in the US are
not accepted (for example American Express). If your university wishes
to transfer funds directly to the University of Holguin, please
contact Lic. Arturo Leyva.

Our weather in April is wonderful, ranging from 22 to 28 degrees
Celsius (74 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit). We are close to the world
famous resort of Guardalavaca which has one of the most beautiful
unspoiled beaches in Cuba.
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