LINGUIST List 13.2756

Thu Oct 24 2002

Calls: French in USA/NCOLCTL 2003

Editor for this issue: Karolina Owczarzak <>

As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text.


  1. Auger, Julie, French in the US
  2. McGinnis, Scott, NCOLCTL 2003

Message 1: French in the US

Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 16:05:06 -0500
From: Auger, Julie <>
Subject: French in the US


Call for papers - second announcement

Indiana University is organizing on its Bloomington campus a
Colloquium on French in the United States. The goals of the
Colloquium are to assess the state of the research on French as a
vernacular language in the United States and to promote more
vigorous research and development initiatives in this field. 
Date: April 22-24, 2003 

The Colloquium will be followed by the 33rd meeting of the Linguistic
Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL). 

Keynote speaker (April 22): Henriette Walter
�cole pratique des Hautes �tudes, Paris
U. de Haute-Bretagne, Rennes

LSRL Opening session speaker (April 24): Shana Poplack, U. of Ottawa
Organizers: Albert Valdman & Julie Auger

In addition to presentations by invited speakers, the Colloquium will
include a selection of competitively evaluated papers. Proposals
are invited on the following topics as well as any others that
complement the program (see program listing on reverse side): 

* The description of the speech of endangered enclave communities: 
Frenchtown, US Virgin Islands; Frenchville, PA; Old Mines, MO; etc. 
* The documentation of past French presence in the United States 

* New francophone communities, for example, Qu�b�cois communities
in Florida 

* Language maintenance and revitalization initiatives, including use
of media, bilingual education, etc. 

Papers will be allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. 
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted either by post
(six [6] copies) or by e-mail attachment to: 

French in the U.S. Creole Institute, BH 604 1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

Deadline for the submission of proposals: November 1, 2002 

Please include on a separate sheet of paper or in your email the title
of the paper, name of author(s), affiliation(s), address, phone
number, and e-mail address. 

Acceptances will be announced by December 20, 2002. 

Publication: A volume will be published containing a selection of 
invited presentations and papers complemented by commissioned

* General theoretical and methodological perspectives:
 Michel Francard, Universit� catholique de Louvain
 Pierre R�zeau, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
 Albert Valdman, Indiana University

* The linguistic and sociolinguistic situation in New England
 Gilbert Albert, University of Maine-Fort Kent
 Cynthia Fox, University at Albany
 Jane Smith, University of Maine

* The linguistic and sociolinguistic situation in Louisiana (Cadien and
 Barry Jean Ancelet, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
 Becky Brown, Purdue University
 Sylvie Dubois, Louisiana State University
 Tom Klingler, Tulane University
 Amanda LaFleur, Louisiana State University
 Michael D. Picone, University of Alabama
 Kevin Rottet, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

* Links to other French communities in North America
 Annette Boudreau, Universit� de Moncton
 Raymond Mougeon, York University (Toronto)
 Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh, Universit�t Regensburg
 Claude Poirier, Universit� Laval

* The role of French and Creole in cultural identity in the Haitian diaspora
 F. Z�phir, University of Missouri

For more information, e-mail 
or visit our web page:

- ----------
Julie Auger
Depts. of French & Italian and Linguistics
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 642
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel: (812) 855-7958 (FRIT)
 (812) 855-7293 (Lx)
Fax: (812) 855-5363
E104 Language & Gender course site:;_Gender.html
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: NCOLCTL 2003

Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 09:47:47 -0400
From: McGinnis, Scott <>
Subject: NCOLCTL 2003


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

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

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.
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue