LINGUIST List 13.2164

Sat Aug 24 2002

Calls: "Self", Error Analysis & Correction

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  1. Felicity Meakins, Final CFP: M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 'self' issue
  2. mat schulze, CFP: Special Issue of CALICO (Error Diagnosis)

Message 1: Final CFP: M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 'self' issue

Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 09:52:17 +0930
From: Felicity Meakins <>
Subject: Final CFP: M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 'self' issue

M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture

Published by Media and Cultural Studies Centre and the School of
English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland,

Call for Papers - "Self"

The editors are pleased to announce that the feature article for the
"Self" issue of M/C will be authored by Professor Michael Clyne
(Director of the new Research Unit for Multilingualism and
Cross-Cultural Communication at The University of Melbourne), author
of Inter-cultural Communication at Work. Cambridge: Cambridge UP,

The deadline for submissions is 26 August 2002 and the issue release
date: 25 September 2002

Please see the CFP below for further details.

Me? "I" am everywhere. Philosophers, social scientists, behavioural
and medical scientists have been investigating the existence and
significance of individual consciousness, self-perception,
self-promotion and other notions of "the self" for centuries.

The 'self' permeates contemporary culture. Through capitalist
individualism and conservative politics 'self' must be considered
first above the needs of the group - "looking after no. 1". In
therapeutic, religious and consumerist discourses of self-improvement,
self-help or self-actualisation, 'self' is obscured; an entity which
needs to be sought and found, changed or accommodated, an entity which
one needs to become "in touch with". Within these permutations "self"
carries the assumption of its own existence, as either a stable,
unchanging entity or as a contextually sensitive and dynamic
identity. Either way, self is individuality - one's own interests.

'Self' is commonly a prefix which expresses an action done to one's
self (self-hatred, self-discipline) or which describes an attribute of
an entity (self-concerned, self-contained). It can also be a suffix,
which carries a level of self-reflexivity (myself, yourself).

The editors of M/C invite submissions of no more than 2000 words on
the subject of "self", and welcome various interpretations of the
term. Possible topics include, but should not be limited to "the first
person era", first person media and Reality TV, 'factual' depictions
of self in various media; notions of "true selves" within
auto/biographical acts such as in writing, personal Webpages or
documentary, the cultural celebration of self-awareness and autonomy,
ideas relating to subjectivity and identity politics, social language
behaviour such as im/politeness and its effects on 'self'; identity
play in different media, the contextual variability and multiplicity
of 'self', conflicting identities - for instance "immigrants against
further immigration" groups.

Issue editors: Felicity Meakins ( and
Kate Douglas (
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Message 2: CFP: Special Issue of CALICO (Error Diagnosis)

Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 10:48:51 -0400
From: mat schulze <>
Subject: CFP: Special Issue of CALICO (Error Diagnosis)

2nd Call for Papers - Reminder
Special Issue of CALICO (peer-reviewed journal of the North American
Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)

Error Analysis and Error Correction in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Editors: Trude Heift and Mathias Schulze


Since the inception of the World Wide Web, the amount of on-line
vocabulary and grammar exercises has been increasing steadily, partly
due to useful authoring tools that have been developed over the past
years. However, rather than merely describing the tools available,
individual articles and conference presentations that report on
empirical studies of error correction and error diagnosis in Web-based
language learning systems are becoming increasingly frequent and are
certainly needed for a better understanding of language learning
processes and the development of effective CALL programs. Despite the
increased research emphasis, however, there are no publications which
provide a full range of articles that represent recent research on
error diagnosis and error correction in CALL.

In this special issue we plan to provide the reader with the latest
advances in language technology and language learning theories that
have contributed to a better or even new understanding of error
classification in CALL. For instance, there are a number of scholars
who are investigating the computational requirements of processing
student input in truly interactive systems, the effect of different
kinds of learner feedback, learner control in CALL and/or theoretical
models of error diagnosis which derive from computational approaches
to error processing.

Generally, the focus of the papers in this special issue will be on
theoretical models of error diagnosis and error correction as well as
empirical studies on learner-computer interaction in CALL.

Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission: August 31, 2002
Notification: September 30, 2002
Final Submission: December 31, 2002

Submission Guidelines

Articles should report on original research or present an original
framework that links previous research, educational theory, and
teaching practices. Submissions should be no more than 8-10 pages in
length (single-paced) and should include up to five keywords and an
abstract of no more than 200 words.

Submissions should be in electronic format (MS Word, PDF, PS) and sent
to For questions please contact the editors Trude Heift
( or Mathias Schulze (
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