LINGUIST List 14.1518

Mon May 26 2003

Calls: Reading & Technology; Historical Ling/Finland

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  1. ajwurr, The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal
  2. mikko.laitinen, Symposium on diachrony, dialectology and typological linguistics

Message 1: The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal

Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 08:54:52 +0000
From: ajwurr <ajwurruncg.edu>
Subject: The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal


Call Deadline: 15-JUN-2003 

Call for Papers for Special Issue of The Reading Matrix: An
International Online Journal
 
Theme: Reading and Technology
 
This special issue will explore the relationship between technology
and reading. Papers will examine issues in the following theme areas:
(1) Technology as a Tool to Teach Reading Skills, (2) Supplementing
Reading Instruction with Technology, (3) Reading in Electronic
Environments, (4) The Role of Technology as a Curricular Tool in
Developing Reading Abilities, and (5) Reading Difficulties in
Technology. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
 
Technology as a Tool to Teach Reading Skills
- Teaching reading with technology
- Implementing technology in the reading class
- The impact of technology on reading
- How the internet/technology changes reading
 
Supplementing Reading Instruction with Technology
- Using technology to helping students acquire specific skills and
strategies
- Instruction to develop the critical literacies essential to
effective information use
- Training students to become proficient readers in online
environments
 
Reading in Electronic Environments
- Online resources/courses for reading 
- Vocabulary acquisition- Electronic dictionaries, glossing
- Electronic Books
- The World Wide Web
 
The Role of Technology as a Curricular Tool in Developing Reading
Abilities
- Exploring reading strategy use in electronic environments
- Online reading behaviors-Hypertext and reading 
- Computer-based reading strategies
- Reading-centered literacy activities
- Web-quests and web-stories
 
Reading Difficulties in Technology
- Affective factors, reading, and technology
- Social aspects of literacy in the digital age
- Teacher attitudes toward reading and technology
- Assessment practices in literacy that include reading on the Internet 
= Analysis and exploration of reading software programs
 
Please submit manuscripts by June 15, 2003 to
editorsreadingmatrix.com. Submission guidelines are available at:
http://www.readingmatrix.com/submission.html
 
For additional information, please contact the Editors, Meena Singhal
(msinghallbcc.edu) or John Liontas (jliontasnd.edu).
 
The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal is published
exclusively on the World Wide Web.
http://www.readingmatrix.com/journal.html
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Message 2: Symposium on diachrony, dialectology and typological linguistics

Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 06:25:23 +0000
From: mikko.laitinen <mikko.laitinenhelsinki.fi>
Subject: Symposium on diachrony, dialectology and typological linguistics

Symposium on diachrony, dialectology and typological linguistics
Short Title: DIATYPE

Date: 16-Oct-2003 - 18-Oct-2003
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact: Mikko Laitinen
Contact Email: mikko.laitinenhelsinki.fi 
Meeting URL: http://www.eng.helsinki.fi/varieng/main/diatype/index.htm

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 10-Jun-2003

Meeting Description:

The Research Unit for Variation and Change in English at the
Department of English, University of Helsinki, organizes

DIATYPE

Symposium on diachrony, dialectology and typological linguistics
Helsinki, 16-18 October, 2003
Call for papers

Contributions are invited to a symposium on diachrony, dialectology
and language typology to be held in Helsinki in mid-October 2003. The
aim of the symposium is to explore connections between these three
fields of research, looking for ways in which historical linguists and
dialectologists could learn from insights to be gained from
typological studies, and vice versa.

The symposium is organised by the Research Unit for Variation and
Change in English (VARIENG), a National Centre of Excellence funded by
the Academy of Finland and the University of Helsinki. All
contributions to the symposium need not necessarily focus on questions
to do with the English language, although the organizers will
naturally be most interested in topics connected with the evolution
and regional variation of English.

Invited speakers and their topics:
- Dieter Kastovsky (University of Vienna): Historical morphology from
a typological point of view
- Bernd Kortmann (University of Freiburg): The European dimension of
the new partnership between dialectology and typology
- Anna Siewierska (Lancaster University): On the development of
non-accusative person agreement

Abstracts:

The deadline for submission of abstracts (in English; max 300 words)
is June 10, 2003. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to
diatype-organizershelsinki.fi. The abstract should be included in the
body of the message. E-mail submissions are recommended. If, however,
you send your abstract by ordinary mail, please provide an e-mail
address as a contact address.

Participants will be notified of acceptance by June 16, 2003. The
accepted abstracts will be published on the web pages of the symposium
at: http://www.eng.helsinki.fi/varieng/main/news.htm

Registration:

The deadline for registration for all participants is September 1,
2003. Register by e-mail to the address
diatype-organizershelsinki.fi. The registration fee is EUR 50.

Accommodation:

The City of Helsinki Tourist Office web pages provide several links to
accommodation in Helsinki. The pages can be accessed from the
symposium web pages or directly from
http://www.hel.fi/tourism/html/english/artikkelit/index.html.

The academic programme of the symposium will run from late Thursday
afternoon till Saturday afternoon. The conference venue will be in the
centre of Helsinki in the vicinity of the Senate Square.

For further information, please contact
diatype-organizershelsinki.fi.

The organizing committee:

- Terttu Nevalainen, e-mail: terttu.nevalainenhelsinki.fi
- Juhani Klemola, e-mail: juhani.klemolauwasa.fi

- Mikko Laitinen (secretary of the symposium), e-mail:
 mikko.laitinenhelsinki.fi

Address: Department of English, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 24
(Unioninkatu 40B), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland.
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