LINGUIST List 14.1905

Wed Jul 9 2003

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Spain

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  1. elisabet.arno, 7th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness

Message 1: 7th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness

Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 11:14:24 +0000
From: elisabet.arno <>
Subject: 7th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness

7th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Short Title: ALA-2004

Date: 19-Jul-2004 - 21-Jul-2004
Location: Lleida, Spain
Contact: Josep Maria Cots
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2004

Meeting Description:

The Association for Language Awareness aims at supporting and
promoting activities across the whole breadth of Language
Awareness. These are conducted in different fields of Language
Awareness (e.g. mother tongue learning, foreign language learning,
teacher education, language use in professional settings), at a
variety of levels (e.g. primary, secondary and tertiary education,
professional training and practice), and with objectives in a range of
domains (e.g. effects on language performance, on attitudes to
language etc).

The ALA pursues this goal in a variety of ways: for example, by
collecting and disseminating information on Language Awareness
initiatives, by promoting research into Language Awareness, by
supporting initiatives undertaken by organisations with overlapping
interests (e.g AILA), and by arranging conferences and meetings for
practitioners and theorists in all spheres of teaching and learning,
as well as for others with interests in Language Awareness.

The conference welcomes abstracts relating to the exploration of the
means to develop one's language awareness, and evaluation of the
benefits deriving from this, whether through metalinguistic
introspection and reflection, or through mediated explicit knowledge
about language and conscious understanding of how languages work, of
how people acquire, learn and teach languages, how they use them, and
are influenced by them. Also welcome are abstracts focusing on the
investigation on critical understanding of knowledge, beliefs and
attitudes about language, and their effects on language use, learning
and teaching, on the conduct of people's everyday lives and their
interpersonal and intergroup relations. Abstracts relating to language
awareness issues outside these two broad areas are also welcome.

We invite 40-minute papers (25 minutes talk, 15 minutes questions),
suggestions for workshops (60 minutes) and posters on different
aspects of Language Awareness. A selection of papers will be published
in a conference issue of the journal of Language Awareness.

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