LINGUIST List 13.679

Tue Mar 12 2002

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Literacy

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  1. Mary Rose, NWAV 31: General call for abstracts (deadline June 1)
  2. Editors, Call for Papers: Literacy and the Web

Message 1: NWAV 31: General call for abstracts (deadline June 1)

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 12:32:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Mary Rose <>
Subject: NWAV 31: General call for abstracts (deadline June 1)


October 10-13, 2002
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Abstracts are invited for papers and posters at NWAV 31. Papers will
be 20 minutes. We invite papers and posters in all areas of
sociolinguistics. We invite papers and posters in all areas of
sociolinguistics, but we especially encourage submissions on questions
which, although fundamental to our field, are under-discussed, or even
taboo -- issues we refer to as 'the elephants in the room'. A few
examples are:

* What is an authentic speaker?
* Is there a critical age for dialect acquisition?
* What effect does language in the media have on linguistic variation? ?
* Does differential linguistic ability account for some patterns of

Abstract specifications: Abstracts should include the full title of
the submission, author name(s) and full contact information as well as
the text of the abstract. The abstract text must be no longer than 400
words, not including references. Each person may submit at most one
individual and one jointly authored abstract.

Submissions should consist of the following:

 * Title
 * Abstract text (no longer than 400 words)
 * Up to 3 key words identifying the subject matter of the presentation
 * Name(s) of author(s) (which should not appear in text of the
 * Author affiliation(s), email, phone number, fax number, mailing
 * Specify if you wish your abstract to be considered for: a
	paper, a paper OR poster, or a poster.
 * Please indicate on the abstract if you want it to be considered
	for sessions themed around debates we hsould be having - but aren't.

Email abstracts to

Abstracts should be submitted as a regular, single email message, in
ASCII text. Please do not send any attachments or use any special
formatting. If you do not receive email confirmation within 7 days of
emailing your submission, please re-send. Faxed abstracts will not be
accepted. If you do not have access to email, please send the abstract
on a floppy diskette (Mac or PC) along with one hard copy to:

Department of Linguistics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2150

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: June 1, 2002
Notification date: June 30
Abstracts will be anonymously refereed.

NB: There will be an overhead projector and screen in each room. If
you have other AV needs, please indicate what they are at the bottom
of your abstract.

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Message 2: Call for Papers: Literacy and the Web

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 23:00:07 -0800
From: Editors <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Literacy and the Web

Call for Papers - Special Issue
Literacy and the Web
Volume 2, No. 2
Deadline May 15, 2002

The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal invites
submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts on any topic related
to literacy and the Web. Possible topics include, but are not limited

- Language learning via the World Wide Web
- Web-based literacy instruction 
- Uses and potential of web-authoring software 
- Explorations of controversial ethical, legal, or social issues
	related to the use of the web in educational settings
- The influence of the web on the form and content of written discourse 
- Online reading behaviors and strategies 
- Communicative, cognitive or social strategies in web environments
- Socialization into web literacy communities 
- Tracking user behavior to determine learner strategies
	(e.g., navigational strategies on the Web; vocabulary look-up
	strategies; help request strategies)
- Explorations of how the web can affect the very nature of learning,
	and social interaction

We welcome both practical and research focused articles (including
action research). Articles should have a clear focus and be written so
that they are accessible to a broad audience of reading and language
educators, including those individuals who may not be familiar with
the particular subject matter addressed in the article. Articles
should report on original research or present an original framework
that links previous research, educational theory, and teaching
practices. Full-length articles should be no more than 7500 words in
length and should include an abstract of no more than 200 words. The
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal encourages submissions
that take advantage of the hypertext and multimedia possibilities
afforded by our World Wide Web publication format. To this end, we
gladly accept articles with graphics, sound, and hyperlinks submitted
as HTML documents. More detailed submission guidelines are available
online at:

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