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LINGUIST List 16.2014

Wed Jun 29 2005

Calls: Historical Ling/UK; Applied Ling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Takako Matsui <takolinguistlist.org>


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        1.    David Denison, Directions in English Language Studies
        2.    Sonia Guerriero, Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society


Message 1: Directions in English Language Studies
Date: 28-Jun-2005
From: David Denison <david.denisonmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Directions in English Language Studies



Full Title: Directions in English Language Studies
Short Title: DELS

Date: 06-Apr-2006 - 08-Apr-2006
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: David Denison
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ling.man.ac.uk/news/dels/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2005

Meeting Description:

To celebrate 10 years of the journal English Language and Linguistics and the publication of an all-new History of the English Language in 2006, we are holding a three-day conference entitled Directions in English Language Studies (DELS) which is intended to focus on current and, especially, future directions in English Language research, both synchronic and diachronic.

Directions in English Language Studies will be held at The University of Manchester from Thursday 6 April to Saturday 8 April 2006. It coincides with the 10th birthday of the journal English Language and Linguistics and the publication of a new History of the English Language.

Invited speakers are Joan Bresnan, Christian Mair, John McWhorter, Donka Minkova, Terttu Nevalainen, Geoffrey K. Pullum

We encourage submission of papers on current and, especially, future directions in any aspect of English Language research, synchronic or diachronic. The submission deadline is 31 October 2005; full details of the submission procedure are on our website. We look forward to an exciting programme and to meeting both old and new friends here in Manchester.

See up-to-date conference information and full abstract submission instructions at our new web page

http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/SubjectAreas/LinguisticsEnglishLanguage/NewsandEvents/DELS/

You can mail us at delsmanchester.ac.uk.

Please tell us whether you'd like to be sent the Second Circular (around September), with information on venue, costs, registration, etc. Getting the next circular involves no commitment on your part, but we want to cut down on unwanted emails.

David Denison, on behalf of the DELS organising committee



Message 2: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society
Date: 28-Jun-2005
From: Sonia Guerriero <sonia.guerrieromail.mcgill.ca>
Subject: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society



Full Title: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society
Short Title: LAB Conference

Date: 04-May-2006 - 07-May-2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Uma Sivaram
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.psych.yorku.ca/labconference

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

The purpose of the conference is to explore how the factors that are part of the landscape of multilingual societies affect the way in which children learn language and establish the linguistic and cognitive concepts associated with successful participation in society.

**Please note change in poster submission deadline**

**CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT**

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND BILINGUALISM:
Consequences for a Multilingual Society

May 4 - 7, 2006
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

We would like to draw your attention to a conference on language acquisition and bilingualism. The conference will examine the impact of a multilingual environment on children's linguistic development. Research on children's language acquisition normally assumes that the environment offers only one linguistic choice and that children's early experiences will proceed in a predictable manner as language is incrementally built up and cognition is increasingly boosted. In some countries, such as Canada, the existence of two official languages means that the linguistic context for language acquisition is more complex. The purpose of the conference is to explore how the factors that are part of the landscape of multilingual societies affect the way in which children learn language and establish the linguistic and cognitive concepts associated with successful participation in society.

The audience will consist of researchers, educators, and practitioners who work with bilingual and multilingual children. Presentations will describe current research by leading scholars, representing a wide range of countries. Discussions will be focussed on the social and linguistic dimensions of bilingual language acquisition, which will be relevant to those working in both research and applied fields.

The conference will include presentations in 5 areas:
(1) Language acquisition in bilingual environments
- Janet Werker (Canada), University of British Columbia
- Marilyn Vihman (Wales), University of Wales
- Fred Genesee (Canada), McGill University
- Jurgen Meisel (Germany), Hamburg University
(2) Cognitive implications of early bilingualism
- Elena Nicoladis (Canada), University of Alberta
- Ludo Verhoeven (Netherlands), University of Nijmegen
- Esther Geva (Canada), University of Toronto
- Ellen Bialystok (Canada), York University
(3) Bilingual language acquisition for special populations
- Martha Crago (Canada), McGill University &
Johanne Paradis (Canada), University of Alberta
- Rachel Mayberry (USA), McGill University
- Shanley Allen (USA), Boston University
(4) Bilingual development in different social contexts
- Kenneth Hyltenstam (Sweden), Stockholm University
- Annick de Houwer (Belgium), University of Antwerp
- Barbara Pearson (USA), University of Massachusetts
(5) Implications and applications
- Kenji Hakuta (USA), University of California
- Michael Sharwood Smith (Scotland), Heriot Watt University
- Jim Cummins (Canada), University of Toronto

**CALL FOR POSTERS**

Submissions are invited for posters from all of the above areas.
Deadline for poster submissions is January 31, 2006.

Visit the website for details of poster submission and conference registration: http://www.psych.yorku.ca/labconference

Questions or inquiries may be directed to labconfyorku.ca





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