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LINGUIST List 16.2477

Wed Aug 24 2005

Calls: Applied Ling/UK;Historical Ling/Socioling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Erin Hockenberger <erinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    David Newton, Crossing Frontiers: Languages and the International Dimension
        2.    Mathias Schulze, Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and their Descendants

Message 1: Crossing Frontiers: Languages and the International Dimension
Date: 24-Aug-2005
From: David Newton <david.newtoncilt.org.uk>
Subject: Crossing Frontiers: Languages and the International Dimension

Full Title: Crossing Frontiers: Languages and the International Dimension

Date: 06-Jul-2006 - 07-Jul-2006
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contact Person: David Newton
Meeting Email: david.newtoncilt.org.uk
Web Site: http://www.llas.ac.uk/events/llaseventitem.aspx?resourceid=2406

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Oct-2005

Meeting Description:

Following the success of 'Setting the agenda for languages in higher education'
in 2002 and 'Navigating the new landscape for languages' in 2004, CILT, the
National Centre for Languages and the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics
and Area Studies are pleased to announce that their 2006 HE conference will be
held at the University of Cardiff on 6 and 7 July.

As in previous years, the conference will be jointly hosted by CILT and LLAS in
partnership with the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML), the Standing
Conference of Heads of Modern Languages (SCHML), the Association of University
Language Centres (AULC) and the Association for Language Learning (ALL).

Papers are invited on the following four themes:

1) Working across sectors
Transition between school and university
Stimulating demand for language degrees
Outreach activities
Lifelong learning
Qualifications and accreditation
Widening participation

2) The curriculum
Languages and the international curriculum
Specialist degrees
Managing and accrediting the IWLP
The year abroad
Less widely used less taught languages/strategic languages
Institutional international policies/The Bologna process

3) E-learning
Technology and innovation in teaching
Copyright and digitisation
Sharing resources - repositories, learning objects etc.
Distance programmes/Supporting students abroad
Collaborative teaching & learning

4) Teacher training
Primary languages
Profiles of language teacher education
Staff development

Papers may be theoretical or practical in nature but should have a strong focus
on pedagogy. European and international perspectives on any of these themes are
particularly welcome as are papers from other sectors such as secondary, further
and adult education.

Papers will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion. The working language
of the conference will be English.

Registration information for delegates wishing to attend the conference will be
published in the autumn.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 28 October 2005

To submit your proposal and to read more about the background behind the topics
to be covered by this major HE conference, please visit:

Message 2: Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and their Descendants
Date: 23-Aug-2005
From: Mathias Schulze <mschulzeuwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and their Descendants

Full Title: Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and their Descendants

Date: 24-Aug-2006 - 27-Aug-2006
Location: Waterloo (Ontario), Canada
Contact Person: Mathias Schulze
Web Site: http://www.wcgs.ca/events/callforpapers.php

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language
Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (GER)

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:

Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and their Descendants

Second Call for Expressions of Interest and Proposals
Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and their Descendants
Waterloo Centre for German Studies
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
24-27 August 2006

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies at the University of Waterloo invites
expressions of interest and, subsequently, proposals for papers of thirty
minutes length to be given in English (preferred) or German at an international
interdisciplinary conference on the diaspora experiences of German-speaking
immigrants and their descendants.

The Kitchener-Waterloo region, home to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies
and University of Waterloo, is Canada's most prominent area of German settlement.

The conference will explore commonalities and differences experienced by
German-speaking immigrants and their descendants when living in geographical and
linguistic settings other than those of their own ethnic origin. These can
include individuals and groups in all continents of the world. Sessions will be
planned with a focus on history, linguistics, literature and film. Topics within
these may include, among others:

· acculturation strategies of German-speaking people (assimilation,
integration, separation);
· bilingualism, loss and maintenance of the German language among
immigrants and their descendants;
· emigration/immigration history;
· emigration/immigration of German-speaking people as a subject of
literature and film;
· gender issues;
· impact of WW I, WW II and the experience of Germany under National
Socialist rule on German-speaking people in the diaspora;
· interactions between German-speaking immigrants and their descendants,
with others in their adopted countries, and among members of different waves of
German-speaking immigrants;
· relations between the German language and identity development.

Potential participants are invited to address these issues within specific
geographical contexts and/or as part of international and cross-cultural

To be considered, please send an initial brief (a sentence or two) expression of
interest, with your rough topic by September 30, 2005. This will assist us in
planning and budgeting. Follow this with a proposal of up to five hundred words
without your name, and on separate sheets your name, address, professional
affiliation and brief curriculum vitae. You may submit by e-mail attachment
(preferred), fax or mail, to arrive in the organizers' hands not later than
November 30, 2005. We will acknowledge receipt of expressions of interest and
proposals quickly and inform you of the result by February 28, 2006. All
proposals will be assessed anonymously by an international panel of expert
scholars in the respective fields. Presenters will be required to submit the
full text of their presentation to the conference committee by July 15, 2006.
These will be posted on the conference website and be made available to
conference registrants through the use of a password. Subsequently, selected
papers will be included in the published conference volume. These contributions
will need to fit the thematic framework described by the volume's editor. The
volume will be in English. Contributions written in German and accepted will be
translated in co-operation with their authors. All presenters will receive
travel subsidies and will be expected to attend and participate actively in the
full conference. The conference program is planned to include three keynote
speakers of international reputation in the field and will offer opportunities
to become acquainted with the region of Waterloo. It will be open to the public.

Reply to:
Diaspora Experiences Conference Committee
Waterloo Centre for German Studies
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1
E-mail: wcgsuwaterloo.ca
Fax: 519 746 5243
Phone: 519 888 4567, ext. 7547

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