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LINGUIST List 17.1690

Sun Jun 04 2006

Calls: Applied Ling/Germany;General Ling/Belgium

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

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        1.    Bernd Rueschoff, 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics
        2.    Hubert Cuyckens, Varieties of Voice - 3rd International BAAHE conference

Message 1: 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics
Date: 02-Jun-2006
From: Bernd Rueschoff <bernd.rueschoffuni-essen.de>
Subject: 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics

Full Title: 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics
Short Title: AILA 2008

Date: 24-Aug-2008 - 29-Aug-2008
Location: Essen, Germany
Contact Person: Bernd Rueschoff
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.aila2008.org

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

AILA 2008 - the 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics in Essen (Germany) - invites contributions from all research areas relevant to Applied Linguistics. The conference theme in 2008 will be 'Multilingualism - Challenges & Opportunities'

Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you that detailed information as to the CALL FOR PAPERS for AILA 2008 - The 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics to be held in Essen from August, 24.-29.2008 - is now available on the conference website at www.aila2008.org both in English and in German. AILA 2008 invites proposals for presentations that are related to policy, research, and theory in any area of applied linguistics. A detailed list of the proposed thematic strands is published on the conference website. Proposals may be submitted for individual papers, posters, or symposia and should be submitted any time from June 30, 2006 to February 28, 2007. See the conference website for exact details.

All those interested in receiving regular updates on the conference via our electronic newsletter are invited to contact the conference office at orga-aila-2008uni-due.de

We hope to be able to welcome as many of you here in Essen in 2008. The city of Essen together with the Ruhr Region has recently been selected as the European Capital of Culture 2010. The vote of the EU-jury has been a great success for the entire region, and it shows that our region is well worth a visit - both for business and pleasure.

On behalf of the organizing committee I send
My best regards

Bernd Rüschoff
Chair of the AILA 2008 Steering Committee

Message 2: Varieties of Voice - 3rd International BAAHE conference
Date: 02-Jun-2006
From: Hubert Cuyckens <hubert.cuyckensarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Varieties of Voice - 3rd International BAAHE conference

Full Title: Varieties of Voice - 3rd International BAAHE conference

Date: 07-Dec-2006 - 09-Dec-2006
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact Person: Hubert Cuyckens
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.kuleuven.be/ilt/baahe_2006conference/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 20-Aug-2006

Meeting Description:

Third International Conference of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education (BAAHE)


VARIETIES OF VOICE - 3rd international BAAHE conference
7-9 December 2006, University of Leuven, Belgium


The Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education (BAAHE) will organize its Third International Conference from 7 to 9 December 2006 at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

This interdisciplinary conference will explore the role played by VOICE in various fields of English studies. It will consider:
* the synchronic and diachronic ways in which the (subjective) voice of the language user manifests itself linguistically, i.e. in the constructional properties of syntagms used,
* those aspects of academic English that are relevant to helping learners find an appropriate academic voice in speaking and writing.
* the literary status of 'voice': we will inquire into the impact of recent theoretical and/or technological developments on how the concept is handled in literary studies,

Paper proposals are invited on the following questions and issues:

* (inter-)subjective motivations of voice such as
-choice of active vs. passive voice for optimal negotiation of information between speaker/hearer;
-evaluative and other subjective effects of middle constructions;
* subjective vs. more objective constructions (e.g. subjective vs. objective modality);
* speech and thought representation: representational vs. subjective uses, their impact on point of view;
* the diachronic shift from representational to interpersonal import of constructions;
* other aspects of interpersonal varieties of voice.

ELT-Academic English
* author stance in academic writing: differences between disciplines and cultures (e.g. hedging)
* register varieties: formality in academic genres; diachronic developments
* citation strategies: how and why do writers incorporate other voices in their own writing?
* resentation and seminar skills: tone and register; strategies to voice comments and objections
Exploring the differences between native and non-native speakers, or between learners and experienced speakers, should yield insights into how EAP materials can help learners construct an appropriate academic voice.

* Is voice still part of 'what is at stake in modernity', as Barthes once argued?
* After deconstruction, does voice exist hors texte? How does it relate to écriture?
* What is the relation between voice and (point of) view? How does a textual voice acquire authority?
* To what extent is voice a gendered concept?
* Can a literary voice travel across cultures, periods and languages? Is it bound to cultural identity?
* Do different voices always imply Bakhtinian polyphony? Does the single, lyrical voice survive in poetry? How crucial is voice in drama and film?

Plenary speakers:
Suzanne Kemmer (Rice University): ''Intransitive Structures and Functions''
Ken Hyland (University of London): ''Disciplinary voices: interactions in research writing''
Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin): '''I was a Voice': Orality and Silence in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry''

Selected proceedings will be published in the 2007 issue of the international journal BELL.

Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be sent before 20 August 2006 to
Linguistics: liesbet.heyvaertarts.kuleuven.be
ELT: an.laffutilt.kuleuven.be
Literature / Cross-disciplinary: raphael.ingelbienarts.kuleuven.be

Notification of acceptance: early September 2006

Abstracts received before the original deadline (15 June 2006) will be reviewed after receipt, and authors will be notified before 15 July 2006.

The conference will be hosted in historic buildings at the University of Leuven, within easy reach of Brussels airport and Eurostar/Thalys terminals. Visit http://www.kuleuven.be/english
The conference venue can be visited at http://www.facultyclub.be/site/index.php
For transport information, see http://www.kuleuven.be/transportation/

Scientific committee:
- K.U.Leuven members: Prof. Kristin Davidse, Prof. Hubert Cuyckens, Prof. Raphaël Ingelbien, Prof. Hedwig Schwall, Dr. Kristin Blanpain, Dr. Elke D'Hoker, Dr. Liesbet Heyvaert, Dr. An Laffut.
- Other Belgian members: Prof. Sylvie De Cock (Université catholique de Louvain), Prof. Michel Delville (Université de Liège), Prof. Johan Van der Auwera (Universiteit Antwerpen).
- International advisory board: Prof. Claire Colebrooke (Edinburgh), Prof. Ricardo Maldonado (Mexico, UNAM), Prof. Hilary Nesi (Warwick).

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