LINGUIST List 13.2644

Wed Oct 16 2002

Calls: Poetics & Linguistics, Lang Education

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  1. akar, Poetics and Linguistics
  2. Beverly Michaels, Thinking Classroom: Journal

Message 1: Poetics and Linguistics

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 07:52:00 +0000
From: akar <>
Subject: Poetics and Linguistics

XXIII. International Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics:
Challenging the boundaries

Short Title: PALA 2003

Location: Istanbul Turkey

Date: 23-Jun-2003 - 26-Jun-2003

Web Site:

Contact Person: isil bas

Meeting Email:

Meeting Description: XXIII. International conference of the Poetics
and Linguistics Association Challenging the Boundaries
Linguistic Subfield(s): Ling & Literature 

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2002
At the close of the twentieth century transformations occasioned by
the emergence of a global postmodern cyberculture made us increasingly
uncertain about boundaries separating traditionally accepted
dualities. Yet, just as we have started to feel comfortable within
the fluidity of once-stable boundaries we are, once again, confronted
with new distinctions that are being set up as a result of the recent
political events that shook the whole world. In the wake of new
categorizations or perhaps new problematizations it is significant
that the 23rd annual meeting of PALA will take place in Istanbul, an
ancient symbolic city which some associate with ''hybridity'' and
others with ''boundary.'' Hence, it is the aim of PALA 2003 Istanbul
to explore both the old and the new boundaries in language and
literature from an inter-disciplinary, multi-faceted and challenging
perspective. To that end we seek submissions that will address ,
describe, analyze, define, extend, imagine, apply, reveal ,
problematize, challenge and even re-assert or invent textual,
disciplinary, ideological, and educational boundaries.

Please send all abstracts and proposals to by
November 1, 2002.

 Receipt of proposals will be confirmed by e-mail.

Plenary Speakers:

Helene Cixous

John Mc Rae

John Sinclair

Willie van Peer

Local organizer:

Isil Bas (

Steering committee:

Didar Akar (

Ozlem Ogut: (

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Message 2: Thinking Classroom: Journal

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 09:04:06 -0400
From: Beverly Michaels <>
Subject: Thinking Classroom: Journal


The journal Thinking Classroom (also published in Russian as Peremena)
serves as an international forum of exchange among teachers, teacher
educators and others interested in promoting democratic teaching
practices. Thinking Classroom features articles that foster
learner-centered teaching strategies including critical and creative
thinking, active and cooperative learning, and problem solving. 

The editors are interested in articles addressing bilingual education, 
national language policies (particularly with regard to education), 
minority languages, second language instruction, and second language 
literacy. Most current readers of the Thinking Classroom are teachers in 
Eastern Europe or Central Asia. Due to the international nature of the 
journal, terms or procedures specific to the authors regional or 
national education system must be explained in the article

Since July 2002 Thinking Classroom has been published by the 
International Reading Association, Newark, DE, USA. For more 
information visit the publications section of the International Reading 
Association website:
Instructions for authors are available online at

Beverly Michaels
Journals Division
International Reading Association
302-731-1600, ext. 438
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