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LINGUIST List 16.3538

Tue Dec 13 2005

Calls: Lang Acquisition/UK;General Ling/USA

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


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        1.    Emma Marsden, Language Use, Language Processing & Language Learning: Interfaces in Instructed L-2 Acquisition
        2.    Andrea Sims, 3rd Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics


Message 1: Language Use, Language Processing & Language Learning: Interfaces in Instructed L-2 Acquisition
Date: 13-Dec-2005
From: Emma Marsden <em502york.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Use, Language Processing & Language Learning: Interfaces in Instructed L-2 Acquisition



Full Title: Language Use, Language Processing & Language Learning: Interfaces in Instructed L-2 Acquisition

Date: 19-Apr-2006 - 20-Apr-2006
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Ros Mitchell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 03-Feb-2006

Meeting Description:

A 2 day conference, organised by the Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group of the British Association of Applied Linguistics. The goals of this conference are to explore, synthesise and build upon what is currently known about:
a) how instructed second/foreign language learners perceive, process and internalize environmental language, and
b) the teaching and learning of strategies which best promote this internalization.
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Merrill Swain, University of Toronto
Professor Suzanne Carroll, University of Calgary
Professor Michael Grenfell, University of Southampton



A 2 day conference, organised by the Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group of the British Association of Applied Linguistics and hosted by the Centre for Applied Language Research, University of Southampton, UK

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Merrill Swain, University of Toronto
Professor Suzanne Carroll, University of Calgary
Professor Michael Grenfell, University of Southampton

Call for Papers:
This event follows the highly successful BAAL/CUP seminar at York University in April 2005, at which the LLT SIG of BAAL was first launched. The overall aim of the SIG is to promote new thinking about language learning and teaching processes within BAAL, and within UK applied linguistics more generally. The goals of this second conference are to explore, synthesise and build upon what is currently known about:

a) how instructed second/foreign language learners perceive, process and internalize environmental language, and
b) the teaching and learning of strategies which best promote this internalization.

Papers and discussion will focus on the relationships between language perception and parsing processes, language practice, language use, and language learning, from different theoretical perspectives. Whether, and how, these interfaces can be enhanced by instruction will be of prime concern. A further important aim will be to identify methods and research agendas for investigating what learners do with the input they are exposed to in classrooms. The programme will also incorporate a strand of papers organized by UKPOLLS (UK Project on Language Learning Strategies).

We invite contributions relating to these themes from both established and less experienced researchers. The selection of individual papers will privilege reports of empirical research and/ or papers addressing methodological issues.

The final deadline for receipt of paper proposals is 3 February 2006.

Notification of acceptance of papers will be given by 17 February 2006.

Inquiries are welcomed by the SIG Coordinators and Conference organizers:
Prof Ros Mitchell, University of Southampton r.f.mitchellsoton.ac.uk
Dr Emma Marsden, University of York em502york.ac.uk.

Programme: Further Details
The keynote speakers will address the theme of the topic from different perspectives: sociocultural theory (Prof Swain), autonomous induction theory (Prof Carroll), learning strategies (Prof Grenfell). Their provisional topics / titles are as follows:

-Professor Merrill Swain (University of Toronto)
''Languaging, agency and collaboration in second language learning''

-Professor Suzanne Carroll (University of Calgary)
''From input to output: how the raw material of SLA affects the learning process''

-Professor Michael Grenfell (University of Southampton)
''Modern Foreign Language Learning and Teaching in the UK and Language Learner Strategy Research''

In addition to the plenary keynote talks there will be two strands of individual papers including a group of papers organized by the UK Project on Language Learning Strategies. Papers will be selected by a panel of LLTSIG committee members and a UKPOLLS representative. The selection criteria will be: relevance to the conference theme; originality of contribution (in terms of theoretical perspective, empirical findings and/ or research methodology); overall coherence of argument. Papers reporting work-in-progress with an emphasis on methodologies for researching links between language use and language learning in classroom settings will be especially welcome. The timeslot for individual papers will be 30 minutes to include discussion.

The BAAL LLT SIG
The Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group of BAAL was established in 2004 to provide a focus for BAAL members and other UK-based researchers with research interests in language learning and teaching. The shared interests of SIG members include:
- Research into language classroom interaction, language learning and teaching and relationships between these, in a range of learning sites (conventional classrooms, immersion, CLIL, language learning VLEs);
- Research strategies and new methodologies for researching language learning and teaching;
- Theories of (instructed) second language acquisition;
- Teaching and learning of first, second and third languages and relationships between these;
- Language education policies and implementation e.g. in task/ curriculum design;
- Motivation, language learning strategies and language awareness.

The LLT SIG organized a successful BAAL/ CUP Seminar at the University of York in April 2004, on the topic ''Instructed SLA: State of the art''. It has also organized a successful SIG strand at the 2004 BAAL Annual Meeting in Bristol, and will be organizing a symposium at BAAL 2006 in Cork. The first formal Annual General Meeting of the SIG will take place during the Southampton conference.

Membership of the SIG is free to all BAAL members and open to others on payment of a subscription of £15 per year (the standard BAAL reduced -rate subscription). Conference participants are actively encouraged to join both BAAL and the LLT SIG!

Procedure for submission of paper proposals:
Proposals for individual papers are welcomed from both BAAL/ LLT SIG members and non-members. These should be submitted by email as an attached Word document, to r.f.mitchellsoton.ac.uk.

In the body of the email please include:

Name(s) of proposer(s);
Full contact details of lead proposer (institutional affiliation, postal address, telephone contact number, email address);
Title of paper.

In the attachment please include:

Title of paper;
Full text of abstract (up to 350 words including title and references).

Proposals from doctoral students:
We welcome proposals from doctoral students and a small number of reduced rate places will be available to students making presentations.

If you are a doctoral student and wish to be considered for a reduced rate place please include the following details in the body of your email:

1. Your formal request for a reduced rate place
2. Your institutional affiliation and name of supervisor
3. Whether you are requesting a residential or non-residential place.

Reduced rate places will be awarded by the selection panel on the quality of the abstract.


Deadlines:
The final deadline for receipt of all paper proposals is 3 February 2006.

Notification of acceptance of papers (and of award of reduced rate student places) will be given by 17 February 2006.

Details of final programme, joining instructions etc will be circulated in early March 2006.

BAAL LLT SIG Conference, 19-20 April 2006, University of Southampton

Registration details:
The conference will take place at the School of Humanities, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. This small pleasant campus is located next to Southampton Common, around 10 minutes from the main (Highfield) campus. (For maps and full directions see http://www.soton.ac.uk/about/campusmaps/avenuemap.html .)

Accommodation (dinner, bed and breakfast) for residential delegates will be provided at Highfield Hall, close to the Avenue Campus. Accommodation will consist of single study bedrooms, all of them en-suite.

The charges for the conference are as follows:
- Full residential package (2 days, 1 overnight stay), including: 2 lunches, dinner, bed & breakfast, tea/coffee & biscuits: £125. Student presenter residential package: £55.
- Full non-residential package (2 days), including: 2 lunches, tea/coffee & biscuits: £70.
Student presenter non-residential package: £30.

If you wish to attend the conference, please complete the form below and return it by post to:
Prof R Mitchell
School of Humanities/ Modern Languages
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom.

UK applicants should include a sterling cheque for the appropriate amount payable to ''University of Southampton''. International applicants should contact R.F.Mitchellsoton.ac.uk for details of payment in pounds sterling by bank transfer.

Final deadline for receipt of registrations and full payment is 11 March 2006. Places are limited and while these are guaranteed to all presenters registering and paying by the deadline, other places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Payments will be acknowledged and places confirmed immediately on receipt.

Registration form: BAAL LLT SIG Conference, 19-20 April 2006, University of Southampton

Personal details:
Name:
Institutional affiliation:
Postal address:
Email:
Special dietary requirements etc.:

I wish to attend this conference as a:
residential delegate
non-residential delegate

I enclose a cheque for:
£125 (full residential rate)
£70 (full non-residential rate)
£55 (student presenter residential)
£30 (student presenter non-residential)

Signed:



Message 2: 3rd Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics
Date: 13-Dec-2005
From: Andrea Sims <sims.120osu.edu>
Subject: 3rd Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics



Full Title: Third Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics

Date: 03-Mar-2006 - 03-Mar-2006
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Contact Person: Andrea Sims
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~asims/colloquium.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the Third Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics will take place as a special session at the Midwest Slavic Conference. Submissions from any graduate student conducting linguistic research on a Slavic language are welcomed. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University.

THIRD GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM ON SLAVIC LINGUISTICS

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies are pleased to announce the Third Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics. The colloquium will take place on the Ohio State campus in Columbus, MARCH 3, 2006, in conjunction with the Midwest Slavic Conference.

Submissions from any graduate students working in Slavic linguistics are welcomed, including those in Slavic departments, linguistics departments, anthropology departments, etc. Papers using primarily Slavic data will be considered from any linguistic subfield, including but not restricted to semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology, phonetics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Each paper will be allowed thirty minutes (including 10 minutes for discussion).

Please send abstracts (maximum 500 words) electronically to Miriam Whiting (whiting.33osu.edu) by JANUARY 15, 2006. Please include your name, affiliation, mailing address and email address in the body of the email.

Accommodation with local graduate students will be available.

Questions may be addressed to any of the organizers.

Organizers:
Andrea Sims (asims at ling.ohio-state.edu)
Miriam Whiting (whiting.33 at osu.edu)
Tanya Ivanova (ivanova.1 at osu.edu)





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