LINGUIST List 13.2456

Fri Sep 27 2002

Calls: Less Commonly Taught Langs, Greek Ling

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  2. Ioanna Kappa, 6th International Conference on Greek Linguistics


Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 15:49:01 -0400
From: McGinnis, Scott <>


National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Sixth National Conference

Los Angeles, California

May 2-4, 2003

Focus on the Learner in the LCTLs: Profiles and Prospects

The Sixth National Conference of the National Council of Organizations
of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is scheduled May 2-4, 2003,
at the University of California, Los Angeles

Proposals are solicited for individual papers, colloquia and poster
sessions. The formats are described below. Proposals should fall
broadly within the Conference theme of "Focus on the Learner in the
LCTLs: Profiles, Motivations and Opportunities." Although proposed
presentations may focus on individual languages, each should address
issues that clearly relate to more than just that one language. The
focus of session topics might include:

Heritage language learners
Bilingual education students
Autonomous and self-instructional setting students
Distance education students;

Proposals on learner needs analysis are especially welcome. Other
topics such as curriculum and materials development, teacher training
and professionalization, and research studies will also be considered.

Individual papers are 20 minutes long. A paper should focus clearly on
one or more issues related to the theme. Papers may be based on research
or practical experience.

Colloquia are 90 minutes. A colloquium proposal should specify three or
more presenters who will address one of the conference themes.
Preference will be given to panels that cut across different languages
or language groups.

Poster and presentation sessions may focus on completed work or work in
progress related to the teaching and/or learning of less commonly taught
languages. They may be of either the traditional poster format, such as
presentation of materials or of results of research in progress, or
demonstrations of instructional or information technology. However, any
proposal requiring technical support must specify in detail the type of
hardware and software needed.

Proposals should indicate the title and kind of presentation (paper,
colloquium or poster session) in the upper left-hand corner, and the
name of the presenter and the presenter's primary language(s) in the
upper right-hand corner. The proposed title should not exceed ten
words. Next should be a 50-75 word abstract suitable for inclusion in
the conference program. The proposal text should be 150-200 words long
and may not exceed one page in length. 

If possible, proposals should be submitted in electronic format by email
to Scott McGinnis: If email is not available,
proposals may be sent to the following address by hard copy:

Scott McGinnis

National Foreign Language Center

7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 300 

College Park, MD 20740

Phone 301-403-1750 x35

Fax 301-403-1754


The final deadline for receipt of proposals is December 1, 2002.
Applicants will be notified by email within one week of the receipt of
their submissions. They will be notified by the Program Committee by
January 15, 2003, whether their proposal has been accepted.
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Message 2: 6th International Conference on Greek Linguistics

Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 18:43:43 +0300
From: Ioanna Kappa <>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Greek Linguistics


 6th International Conference of Greek Linguistics
 September 18-21, 2003
 at the University of Crete, Linguistics Lab. Rethymno.

Dear Colleagues,

The 6th International Conference on Greek Linguistics is organized by
the University of Crete, Laboratory of Linguistics and will be held in
Rethymno / Crete, on September 18-21, 2003. Abstracts are invited in
all areas of linguistics. The presentations will be twenty minutes
long followed by 10-minutes discussion. Abstracts will be reviewed
anonymously by a panel of referees. Greek and English are the working
languages of the conference. During the main conference there will be
workshops, whose topics will be announced later.

Deadline of abstract submission: November 21st , 2002
Notification of acceptance: March 2003

Abstract submission guidelines:
� The abstracts must be anonymous. Only the title should appear (in
bold). The abstracts should be limited up to 400 words (fully
justified, first line indent 1 cm).
Format: MS Word 97, 2000 or RTF.
Page size: A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Font: Times New Roman 12 pt.
Line Spacing: 1,5
Margins: 3 cm (Top, Bottom, Right, Left)

� The personal data should appear on a separate page:
 1st line: Author's name (bold, centered)
 2nd line: Affiliation (centered)
 3rd line: Postal Address (centered)
 4th line: Phone (centered)
 5th line: Fax (centered)
 6th line: e-mail (centered)
 7th line: blank
 8th line: Title (bold, centered)

� E-mail submission is strongly encouraged. Abstracts (including the
page with personal data) should be submitted by e-mail to as a Word file attachment.

� Abstracts may also be submitted as hard copies (five anonymous
abstracts and one page with the personal data) to the following postal
 P.O.Box 106,University of Crete, Linguistics Lab
 GR-741 00 Rethymno, Crete, GREECE

� Registration and conference information will appear on the website

Hope to see you all in Crete !

Organizing Committee:
 Georgia Katsimali
 Alexis Kalokerinos
 Elena Anagnostopoulou
 Ioanna Kappa

Contact: e-mail:
 Fax: +30-8310-77308
 Phone: +30-8310-77275
Postal address: P.O.Box 106, University of Crete, Linguistics Lab
 GR-741 00 Rethymno, Crete, GREECE

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