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LINGUIST List 16.2446

Mon Aug 22 2005

Calls: Lang Acq/Text/Corpus Ling/Germany;General Ling/USA

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        1.    Patrick Grommes, Advanced Learner Varieties, Workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics
        2.    Patricia Donaher, Language Attitudes & Popular Linguistics Area - 2006 PCA/ACA National Conference

Message 1: Advanced Learner Varieties, Workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics
Date: 22-Aug-2005
From: Patrick Grommes <Patrick.Gromesrz.hu-berlin.de>
Subject: Advanced Learner Varieties, Workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics

Full Title: Advanced Learner Varieties, Workshop at the annual meeting of the
German Society of Linguistics

Date: 22-Feb-2006 - 24-Feb-2006
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Contact Person: Patrick Grommes
Meeting Email: Patrick.Grommesrz.hu-berlin.de

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:
The workshop aims at bringing together results originating from
diverse research interests and different methodological approaches, especially
second language acquisition research and corpus linguistics.

Second and LAST Call for Papers

With this call we invite papers for a workshop on Advanced Learner Varieties
(ALV). The workshop will be organized as part of the annual meeting of the
German Society of Linguistics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft -
DGfS) at Bielefeld University, Germany, February 22nd-24th.

ALV are subject of a growing number of studies in L2-acquisition as well as in
corpus linguistics. The workshop aims at carrying together results originating
from the different research interests and methodological approaches.

The Basic Variety (BV; Klein&Perdue 1997) is a developmental stage in natural
L2-acquisition that allows L2-learners to comply with all relevant communicative
tasks. Therefore many learners fossilize at this stage. Advanced L2-learners
leave behind the Basic Variety and reach one of the stages of the so-called
Post-BV. This kind of development has been explored inter alia with respect to
negation, finiteness, or focus particles. The research in this area is based on
empirical studies of different scale. More recently there have also been
experimental studies.

Corpus linguistic approaches on the other hand allow to efficiently filter out
preferred patterns in learner languages on a broad data basis (Granger et al.
2002). By this means typical features of different acquisitional stages can be
described and analyzed. Technically, the data are stored and edited in so called
learner corpora. For the German speaking research we have to concede that there
exist a number of smaller corpora that have been compiled for singular studies,
but which can hardly be compared or combined because of missing standards of

In the workshop we want to discuss ways to overcome this deficit against the
background of findings concerning developments in ALV. Therefore we invite
contributions from corpus linguistics, L2-acquisition, and language teaching and
language learning research that focus on different aspects of documentation,
description, explanation of ALV.

Please send one page abstracts no later than September 9, 2005 to
Maik Walter, Freie Universität Berlin, maikzedat.fu-berlin.de or
Patrick Grommes, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Patrick.Grommesrz.hu-berlin.de

Notification of acceptance will be send out before September 20, 2005.

Please note that you cannot apply for this workshop if you already applied for a
workshop of the same conference (DGfS-Jahrestagung 2006, Bielefeld, Germany).
Message 2: Language Attitudes & Popular Linguistics Area - 2006 PCA/ACA National Conference
Date: 19-Aug-2005
From: Patricia Donaher <donahermissouriwestern.edu>
Subject: Language Attitudes & Popular Linguistics Area - 2006 PCA/ACA National Conference

Full Title: Language Attitudes & Popular Linguistics Area - 2006 PCA/ACA
National Conference
Short Title: PCA/ACA

Date: 12-Apr-2006 - 15-Apr-2006
Location: Atlanta, GA, United States of America
Contact Person: Patricia Donaher
Meeting Email: donahermissouriwestern.edu
Web Site: http://www.popularculture.org/Index.asp

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2005

Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics Area
2006 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia - April 12-15, 2006

The Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics Area of the Popular Culture
Association is seeking presentations on any language-related popular culture
topic, such as:
-- language and advertising or other media;
-- professional, corporate, or other industry-related language;
-- dialect, code-switching, or historical studies of language and language
-- animal or extraterrestrial communication;
-- language and education, including pedagogical approaches;
-- gendered communication or other sociolinguistic topics;
-- language and censorship;
-- first and second language acquisition;
-- any topic that relates to popular linguistics or language attitudes.

See the end of this message for a rundown on last year's paper topics.

Paper length is 15 to 20 minutes, with four presenters per 90 minute session.

Send your presentation title and abstract (of up to 200 words), along with your
name, position/title, school/work address, phone number, and email address to me
at the address below by November 1, 2005. Email submissions are encouraged.

For more information, feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Patricia Donaher, Ph.D.
Area Chair, Language Attitudes and Popular Linguistics
Assistant Professor of English
Dept of English
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507

For further information about the conference, please visit the PCA/ACA website
at http://www.popularculture.org.

Papers presented last year in the area of Language Attitudes and Popular
Linguistics included the following topics:
-- the dynamics of verbal aggression
-- male bonding through language
-- dumb blonde jokes
-- the language of the French rap group IAM
-- language attitudes in cartoons
-- effects of instant messaging on student writing
-- language on The Jerry Springer Show
-- the language of technological crises
-- a linguistic analysis of the Kerry and Bush acceptance speeches
-- translation and diplomacy during the American Revolution
-- the language of financial statements

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