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LINGUIST List 16.2791

Wed Sep 28 2005

Calls: Socioling/Netherlands;Applied Ling/Finland

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

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        1.    Muriel Norde, Language Contact in Times of Globalization
        2.    Riikka Alanen, Language in Action: Vygotsky and Leontievian Legacy Today

Message 1: Language Contact in Times of Globalization
Date: 26-Sep-2005
From: Muriel Norde <m.norderug.nl>
Subject: Language Contact in Times of Globalization

Full Title: Language Contact in Times of Globalization
Short Title: LCTG

Date: 28-Sep-2006 - 30-Sep-2005
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Muriel Norde
Meeting Email: lctgrug.nl
Web Site: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~dejonge/invest/lctg/

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2006

Meeting Description:

First International Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization
University of Groningen, September 28-30, 2006


The past decade has witnessed a growing interest in the study of linguistic
effects of language contact. Due to rapid globalization and increased migration,
people are ever more exposed to other languages, both related and unrelated. The
aim of the Groningen conference is to explore the linguistic effects of
globalization and migration in societies all over the world. We particularly
invite papers adressing the conference theme, but in order to put these issues
in a broader historical and theoretical perspective, we also welcome papers on
other current issues in the study of language contact and language change.
Plenary speakers will be Prof.dr. Pieter Muysken (Radboud University Nijmegen),
Dr. Ricardo Otheguy (City University of New York)and Prof.dr. Kurt Braunmüller,
(Universität Hamburg).


For preliminary registration, send an e-mail message to lctglet.rug.nl. If you
wish to present a paper, please provide us with a provisional title. Once you
have registered, you will receive the first circular containing information on
conference themes, plenary speakers, submission of abstracts, travel to
Groningen and accommodation. For more information you may also visit our
website: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~dejonge/invest/lctg/

Conference registration is 100 Euro until May 1, 2006. Late or on-site
registration will be 120 Euro. Early registration for students is 50 euro, late
registration 60 euro. Please bring some kind of identification to prove that you
are a student.


Scholars are invited to submit abstracts for 40-minute papers (including 10
minute discussion time). Deadline for abstracts is February 1, 2006.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 1. If you require earlier
notification, let us know, and we will send you our reply at an earlier date
(though not before January 1, 2006).

Organizing committee

Cornelius Hasselblatt, Bob de Jonge & Muriel Norde, University of Groningen

Conference address

Organizers of Language contact in times of globalization
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures
University of Groningen
P.O. Box 716
9700 AS Groningen
The Netherlands
e-mail: lctglet.rug.nl
web: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~dejonge/invest/lctg/
Message 2: Language in Action: Vygotsky and Leontievian Legacy Today
Date: 26-Sep-2005
From: Riikka Alanen <alanencampus.jyu.fi>
Subject: Language in Action: Vygotsky and Leontievian Legacy Today

Full Title: Language in Action: Vygotsky and Leontievian Legacy Today

Date: 08-Jun-2006 - 10-Jun-2006
Location: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Contact Person: Sari Poyhonen
Meeting Email: spoyhonecampus.jyu.fi
Web Site: http://www.solki.jyu.fi/english/conference2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

The conference offers a forum for scholarly discussions concerning language and
action/activity, while at the same time celebrating the life and work of one of
the eminent Russian scholars in this field, Aleksei Alekseevitch Leontiev.

Dear List Members,
This is our first call for papers. Please spread the word about this conference,
and send in your abstracts. Thank you very much

June, 8-10, 2006
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland


You are cordially invited to participate in the conference ''Language in action:
Vygotsky and Leontievian legacy today'' June 8-10, 2006, Jyvaskyla, Finland. The
conference will be hosted by the Centre for Applied Language Studies and
Department of Languages, University of Jyvaskyla. The conference offers a forum
for scholarly discussions concerning language and action/activity, while at the
same time celebrating the life and work of one of the eminent Russian scholars
in this field, Aleksei Alekseevitch Leontiev. The conference will take place in
connection with the Summer School of Applied Language Studies, June 5-7, 2006,
focusing on sociocultural approaches to language learning and language education.

Keynote speakers of the conference will be
- Tatyana Akhutina (Laboratory of Neuropsychology, Moscow State University, Russia)
- Yrjo Engestrom (Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research,
University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Dmitry Leontiev (Moscow State University, President of the Institute of
Existential Psychology and Life Enhancement, Russia)
- Aida Markosyan (Russia)- Dorothy Robbins (Central Missouri State University, USA)
- Anna Stetsenko (The City University of New York, USA).

The conference has also invited papers from
- Aneta Pavlenko
- Gordon Wells.

The conference programme will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions and
colloquia on specific topics. The official language of the conference is
English. The conference has invited a colloquium on the following theme:
''Language in action and activity: the unit of analysis.'' The speakers in this
colloquium include
- Yrjo Engestrom
- Dmitry Leontiev
- James Lantolf
- Gordon Wells
- Anna Stetsenko

We encourage participants to present and discuss analyses that focus on the
conference theme.

Proposals for individual papers (20 min. + 10 min. discussion) should be max.
500 words and must include a title. The following information is also required:
author's name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email address, and
specification of any special equipment needed.

Proposals for colloquia (90 or 120 min.) should also be max. 500 words and must
include the same information as a paper abstract for both the organizer and each

The deadline for the submission of proposals for individual papers and for
colloquia is December 15, 2005. Those whose presentations are accepted will be
informed by the organising committee by February 28, 2006. The proposals must be
sent electronically (by attachment) to conference secretary Sari Poyhonen

The deadline for registration for all participants (with or without a
presentation) is May 1, 2006. Detailed information about the registration will
be announced later. Conference website:

The conference fee is 180 euros, for students 130 euros. If you participate in
both Summer School and the conference, the conference fee is 250 euros and for
students 160 euros. Participants are responsible for covering all travel and
accommodation costs.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Dr. Riikka Alanen
Fellow of the Academy of Finland
University of Jyvaskyla, CALS
e-mail: alanencampus.jyu.fi

Dr. Sari Poyhonen Research
Senior Researcher
University of Jyvaskyla, CALS
e-mail: spoyhonecampus.jyu.fi

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