LINGUIST List 15.3094
Tue Nov 02 2004
Calls: Anthropological Ling/Australia; Applied Ling/UK
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Workshop 2005: Language and Culture
2. Agneta M-L
Interrogating Third Spaces in Language Teaching, Learning and Use
Message 1: Workshop 2005: Language and Culture
From: Keizo Nanri <Keizo.Nanriarte.usyd.edu.au>
Subject: Workshop 2005: Language and Culture
Full Title: Workshop 2005: Language and Culture
Date: 03-Feb-2005 - 04-Feb-2005
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Keizo Nanri
Meeting Email: Keizo.Nanriarts.usyd.edu.au
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse
Analysis; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Call Deadline: 07-Jan-2005
The ultimate purpose of Workshop: Language and Culture is to bridge the gap
between linguistics and cultural studies to expand intellectual and academic
horizons and create a truly interdisciplinary atmosphere.
Workshop Theme: Global Expectation and Local Reality
Date: 3 (Thursday) - 4 (Friday), February 2005
Venue: Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney
The Department of Japanese and Korean Studies, the School of Languages and
Cultures of the University of Sydney
The Sydney Network for Language and Culture (SYNLAC) is pleased to invite you to
come to the workshop as either a participant or a presenter.
Workshop 2005 will address the question of disjuncture between 'global'
expectations (or the expectations of a dominant culture) and 'local' realities.
We aim to investigate the ways in which local realities may accommodate global
expectations, as well as cases where global expectations are frustrated or
challenged by local realities. In an age where the reach of the media means that
conflicts from all over the globe are represented in a diverse range of local
contexts, the discrepancy between the global and the local is often a source of
conflict. This discrepancy manifests itself in, e.g. news coverage on TV,
talkback shows on radio, discussion in classrooms, dinner table conversation and
official descriptions of 'ideal' men and women, where global expectations often
run counter to local realities.
Workshop 2005 calls on linguists and scholars of cultural studies to apply the
insights of their disciplines to the task of finding solutions to the conflicts
posed by the global and local disjuncture.
The SYNLAC welcomes workshop presenters who:
- take an intercontextual approach (focusing on one context, e.g. classroom,
but also considering affects on that context from other contexts, e.g. economics
or politics), and/or
- present a systematic data analysis, and/or
- present a workshop in which the audience can experience the presenter's
theory or hypothesis.
Please also keep in mind that the ultimate purpose of Workshop: Language and
Culture is to bridge the gap between linguistics and cultural studies to expand
intellectual and academic horizons and create a truly interdisciplinary
atmosphere. The SYNLAC asks workshop leaders to give their presentations in
plain English, and to get the audience actively involved in the workshop in one
way or another to help retain their concentration and focus. The length of
presentations in the workshop is in principle either 60 or 90 minutes. However,
we will accept shorter presentations as well.
If you wish to give a presentation, please send an abstract (300 words) by
e-mail to Keizo.nanriarts.usyd.edu.au or makotodpc.aichi-gakuin.ac.jp or Seiko
Yasumoto Seiko.Yasumotoarts.usyd.edu.au. The closing date for abstracts is 7
January, 2005. Registration is free. The workshop will be held at the
University of Sydney, Camperdown 2006 NSW AUSTRALIA.
If you have any inquiries, please contact Keizo Nanri
Keizo.nanriarts.usyd.edu.au, Makoto Sasaki makotodpc.aichi-gakuin.ac.jp,
Seiko Yasumoto Seiko.Yasumotoarts.usyd.edu.au, or Jose Luis Meurer
Message 2: Interrogating Third Spaces in Language Teaching, Learning and Use
From: Agneta M-L Svalberg <amls2le.ac.uk>
Subject: Interrogating Third Spaces in Language Teaching, Learning and Use
Full Title: Interrogating Third Spaces in Language Teaching, Learning and Use
Date: 27-Jun-2005 - 28-Jun-2005
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Agneta M-L Svalberg
Meeting Email: amls2le.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.le.ac.uk/education/conference/its2005/
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2005
The Centre for English Language Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics
(CELTEAL) in the School of Education at the University of Leicester is
holding a conference in Leicester from 27-28 June 2005. The conference will
bring together scholars working in language teaching, learning and use
across all fields of enquiry.
The intermediate spaces - linguistic, discursive and cultural spaces -
between established norms have habitually been seen as problematic, because
they constitute neither one thing nor another but are, by definition,
in-between. A result of contact, they are heterogeneous spaces, but they
can also reach autonomy, transcending their component sources though a
dialectical process to make a new, expanded space which had not been dreamt
of before. On the other hand, the very concept of 'Third Spaces'
presupposes, and thereby reinforces, relatively stable and homogeneous
norms in the 'first' and 'second' spaces, and this presupposition needs to
Post-modern theory, particularly in anthropology and cultural studies, has
taught us to celebrate these intermediate zones, which have been named
'Third Spaces', because through the struggles of those who create them they
present the possibility for stimulation and renewal, as well as threat. But
we do not need to adopt postmodernist theory to begin to value these third
spaces, whether they become stable or are always in transition.
This Conference will examine what there is to celebrate in the existence of
third spaces, and to interrogate the usefulness of the concept itself, in
the following areas:
- How language learners construct (or are constrained from constructing)
learning experiences that are meaningful for themselves out of what
teachers and others intend for them.
- How inter-language (phonology, syntax, pragmatic strategies, discourse
strategies, genres...) thrives as an independent system in the spaces between
the norms of L1 and L2, as fossilised forms, pidgins, idiolects, emergent
systems and 'errors'.
- How language varieties emerge against established standards, in regional
and sub-cultural pockets.
- How particular teachers and learners in particular classrooms adopt,
adapt, co-opt and corrupt teaching methodologies, course materials,
syllabi, curricula and examination systems, and make them work for themselves.
- How participants in multi-language interactions mix, switch, translate,
and otherwise manage to communicate in one language or another.
- How identities are lost, reduced, confounded, re-shaped, and re-made in
the move from one language to another.
- How learning to write in academic and other genres means finding a way
between the established conventions and how you want to express who you are.
- How readers extract and impose their own meanings from and on texts,
moving themselves towards the text, and the text towards themselves.
Abstracts of 250-300 words, in English, should demonstrate a clear relationship
to the conference theme. Deadline for submission is 21 February 2005.
Details of submission will shortly be available at:
Further information, please see:
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