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LINGUIST List 16.2614

Sun Sep 11 2005

Calls: Applied Ling/Singapore;General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Lisa Patel Stevens, International Society for Language Studies
        2.    Charles Chang, Berkeley Linguistics Society 32

Message 1: International Society for Language Studies
Date: 10-Sep-2005
From: Lisa Patel Stevens <lpsbc.edu>
Subject: International Society for Language Studies

Full Title: International Society for Language Studies
Short Title: ISLS

Date: 27-Apr-2006 - 29-Apr-2006
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Lisa Patel Stevens
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://isls-inc.org

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2006

Meeting Description:

The International Society for Language Studies is currently accepting proposals for its third meeting, to be held 27-29 April, 2006, in Singapore. The conference is co-sponsored by the National Institute for Education and features keynote sessions by Professors Allan Luke and Tara Goldstein. Details of the call and online submission can be accessed at the URL listed above.

2006 Conference of the International Society for Language Studies
Making connections: language studies and international contexts
Deadline extended for proposals: 15 OCTOBER, 2005 (Midnight, EST)

Co-sponsored by ISLS and NIE
April 27 and 28, 2006: Research conference
April 29, 2006: Research and Theory into Practice conference
RELC Conference Centre and Hotel

The International Society for Language Studies (ISLS) promotes research on critical discourse and language matters, broadly conceived, including the teaching and learning of second /foreign languages and general education (mother tongue). The 2006 meeting of the ISLS marks a unique partnership with the English Language & Literature Academic Group of the National Institute of Education. This cooperation has resulted in a two-day research conference, followed immediately by a one-day Research into Practice conference. The third day, also co-sponsored by the Singapore Teachers Union, by focusing upon Research into Practice will provide attendees with the opportunity to attend workshops and explore issues and opportunities of language studies with Singapore-based educators.

2006 Featured keynote speakers

Professor Allan Luke
Foundation Dean, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, National Institute of Education ''Socrates and Freire Meet in a Hawker Stall: Eurocentrism, Post-postcolonialism and the 'Critical' in Asia''

Professor Tara Goldstein
Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto
''Dilemmas of Speech and Silence in Multilingual Classroom''

Papers for the research conference may be submitted for the following sessions strands:

- Discourse and Identity
- Education
- Interdisciplinary Foci
- Language Professions
- Pedagogy
- Asian Pedagogies
- Policy
- Research Methodology
- Teacher Development
- Technology

Research presentation proposals are accepted via the ISLS website. Various presentation formats are possible: paper session (comprised of two-three individual paper presentations), symposium, and seminar. We particularly encourage multiple paper proposals as a venue for scholars engaged in research and dialogue on special interest topics. Proposals are limited to 600 words.

As an international organization with members from every continent, ISLS encourages a multilingual event. In particular, the co-sponsorship of the 2006 conference with the Singapore-based English Language & Literature Academic Group of the National Institute of Education offers a unique opportunity to consider the diverse and fluid nature of languages in a synergistically multilingual local context. Although the principal language of the conference will be English, presenters may present papers in the language of their choice. In an effort to appeal to the broadest of audiences, presenters are strongly urged to prepare support materials in English (handouts, transparencies, slides). Sessions will be organized by topic, not language, unless a group of authors propose an entire session.

Start date of acceptance of proposal: 15 June, 2005
Deadline extended for proposals: 15 OCTOBER, 2005 (Midnight, EST)

Registration rates for the two-day research conference:
- Early registration until 15 January 2006
US $80.00 ISLS members/US $130.00 nonmembers
- Regular registration from 15 January to 1 March, 2006
US $120.00 ISLS members/US $130.00 nonmembers
- Late or on-site registration after 1 March, 2006
US $130.00 ISLS members/US $130.00 nonmembers

Registration for the Research-into Practice day:
US $85.00 ISLS members/US$ 85.00 nonmembers

ISLS Conference Chair: Lisa Patel Stevens, Boston College (lisaisls-inc.org)
NIE Conference Chair: Anneliese Kramer-Dahl, NIE (akramenie.edu.sg)

Message 2: Berkeley Linguistics Society 32
Date: 08-Sep-2005
From: Charles Chang <cbchangberkeley.edu>
Subject: Berkeley Linguistics Society 32

Full Title: Berkeley Linguistics Society 32
Short Title: BLS

Date: 10-Feb-2006 - 12-Feb-2006
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Contact Person: Michael Houser
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

The 32nd annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society will be held 10-12 February, 2006 at the University of California, Berkeley.

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society


The conference will consist of a General Session, a Parasession and a Special Session. It will be held from 10-12 February 2006. Note that this is the weekend before President's Day weekend.


The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also welcome papers on language-related topics from disciplines such as Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Literature, Neuroscience, and Psychology.

Stephen Anderson, Yale University
Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago
José Hualde, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PARASESSION: Theoretical Approaches to Argument Structure

The Parasession will aim to explore the different ways in which argument structure is represented in the cognitive, functional, and generative traditions broadly construed. Submissions will be considered that are couched in any cognitive, functional, or generative framework, including but not limited to: Construction Grammar, HPSG, LFG, Minimalism. Submissions that reexamine the fundamental assumptions of a framework are particularly welcome. Also welcome are submissions that introduce new data from understudied languages or other disciplines, as well as those that draw a connection between argument structure and other areas, such as event structure and lexical semantics.

Laura Michaelis, University of Colorado at Boulder

SPECIAL SESSION: The Languages and Linguistics of Oceania

The Special Session will focus on the languages of Oceania, including the Australian, Austronesian, and Papuan languages. We welcome submissions on all aspects of these languages, including syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics, morphology, pragmatics, typology, classification, historical issues, sociolinguistics, language contact, and cross-linguistic comparison.

Norvin Richards, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


DEADLINE: Abstracts must be received in our office (not postmarked) by 5:00 p.m. PST, Friday, 4 November 2005. No late submissions can be accepted.

GUIDELINES: An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In the case of joint authorship, one address should be designated for communication with BLS. Abstracts should be as specific as possible, with a statement of topic, approach, and conclusions, and must fit on one page in 12-point font with 1'' margins. Data and examples must be given within the body of the text rather than at the end, though references may be included on a separate page if necessary.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS: Electronic submissions must be formatted as Adobe Acrobat PDF files with the author's name as filename. The body of the e-mail message must contain the following information:

(1) paper title
(2) session (General Session/Parasession/Special Session)
(3) name(s) of author(s)
(4) affiliation(s) of author(s)
(5) e-mail or postal address where notification of acceptance should be sent
(6) phone number for each author
(7) e-mail address for each author
(8) subfield(s) (e.g. syntax, phonology, etc.: in the case of multiple subfields, list in order of decreasing relevance)

Send electronic submissions to: bls_submissionsberkeley.edu

POSTAL SUBMISSIONS: Submissions may also be made via postal mail. The anonymous abstract should be accompanied by a separate sheet listing the information in (1)-(8) above. Send abstracts plus information sheets in one envelope to the address below.

BLS 32 Abstracts Committee
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Linguistics
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION: Presentations are allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Presented papers are published in the BLS Proceedings. Authors agree to provide camera-ready copy (up to 12 pages) by 15 May 2006.


All attendees, including presenters, must register for the conference. For advance registration, we can accept only checks or money orders drawn on US banks in US dollars, made payable to the Berkeley Linguistics Society.

The registration fee, if received in our office by 31 January 2006, is:

Students $20
Non-students $40

The fee for on-site registration or registrations received after 31 January 2006 is:

Students $25
Non-students $55

Send advance registration to the address below.

BLS 32 Registration
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Linguistics
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

BLS will arrange ASL interpretation if requested before 1 December 2005.

Please check our website at http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/ for updates. The conference schedule will be posted in January. Questions may be directed by e-mail to blsberkeley.edu.

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