LINGUIST List 13.2327

Tue Sep 17 2002

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Education

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  1. Tadhg.O hIfearnain, IRAAL Conference
  2. Susan Parks, International Society for Language Studies (ISLS)

Message 1: IRAAL Conference

Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 18:40:55 +0100
From: Tadhg.O hIfearnain <>
Subject: IRAAL Conference

The Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) will hold a one
day conference in the University of Limerick on Saturday 30 November
2002. The theme will be 'Content and Literature in Language Learning'.

While the emphasis on communicative methods in language is a
significant advance on past practice, it is argued that an additional
language is most successfully acquired when the focus of learning is
meaning. Individuals may develop a number of types of language
proficiency in an acquired language, ranging from simple interpersonal
language skills to highly complex cognitive proficiency across spoken
and written media. The challenge is to identify the target proficiency
for each stage of the learning process and to encourage students to
engage meaningfully with the target language while maintaining a
learning environment that is linguistically stimulating and demanding,
yet anxiety-free. The suggestion is thus that the focus of language
learning should be meaningful content, such as literature and
civilisation. This conference will focus on the role of content and
literature in the methodologies, theory and practice of language

Abstracts of no more than 250 words for individual papers that will be
20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for discussion, and of no more
than one page for panel sessions of up to four participants should be
sent, preferably on disk or by e-mail, to the local organiser on or
before the 1 November 2002.

Beidh f�ilte roimh ph�ip�ir i nGaeilge, i mB�arla n� i m�rtheanga ar
bith eile. Papers will be welcome in Irish, English or any major

Participants are encouraged to submit a full version of their papers
for inclusion in the Association's refereed journal, Teanga.

Registration fees:
15 EUR / 10 EUR for members / student members of IRAAL.
25 EUR / 20 EUR for non-members / student non-members.

Tadhg � hIfearn�in
Department of Languages and Cultural Studies
University of Limerick

Tel: +353 61 202797
Fax: +353 61 202556
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Message 2: International Society for Language Studies (ISLS)

Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 16:01:54 -0400
From: Susan Parks <>
Subject: International Society for Language Studies (ISLS)


Theme: The Transformation of Language Education and Research
Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2002
Dates for conference: April 30 - May 2, 2003
Place: Virgin Islands (US)

ISLS encourages and promotes critical discourse and research in
language matters, broadly conceived. ISLS seeks to bring together
scholars from all disciplines whose research focus has been on issues
of language. Research generated from qualitative, critical, and
emergent paradigms is of particular interest. For more information,
visit the ISLS website at:

IMPORTANT UPDATE: All papers submitted at the conference will be considered
for publication in the forthcoming journal of the society, Critical Inquiry
in Language Studies: An International Journal.

Editorial Advisory Board of Critical Inquiry in Language Studies: An
International Journal

Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin
Elsa Roberts Auerbach, University of Massachusetts Boston
Francesca Balladon, University of Natal
Dennis Baron, University of Illinois
James Cummins, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of
Richard Donato, University of Pittsburgh
Carol Edelsky, Arizona State University
Rosalie Finlayson, University of South Africa
James Gee, University of Wisconsin
Francois M. Grin, Universite de Geneve
Joan Kelly Hall, University of Georgia
James Lantolf, Pennsylvania State University
Cynthia Lewis, University of Iowa
Angel Lin, City University of Hong Kong
Allan Luke, University of Queensland
Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville
Margaret Obondo, Rinkeby Institute on Multilingual Research, Stockholm
Terry A. Osborn, University of Connecticut
Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University
Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology Sydney
Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School
Timothy Reagan, University of Connecticut
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, University of Roskilde
John Watzke, University of Notre Dame
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