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LINGUIST List 17.1803

Thu Jun 15 2006

Calls: Historical Ling/Germany;General Ling/China

Editor for this issue: Susan Smith <smithlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Esther Rinke, Societas Linguistica Europaea
        2.    Xiangdong Liu, The 5th International Conference on ELT in China & the 1st Congress of Chinese Applied Linguistics


Message 1: Societas Linguistica Europaea
Date: 15-Jun-2006
From: Esther Rinke <erinkeuni-hamburg.de>
Subject: Societas Linguistica Europaea


Full Title: Societas Linguistica Europaea
Short Title: SLE

Date: 30-Aug-2006 - 02-Sep-2006
Location: Bremen, Germany
Contact Person: Esther Rinke
Meeting Email: erinkeuni-hamburg.de
Web Site: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/sle2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2006

Meeting Description:

This workshop is part of the 39th annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica
Europaea. The topic of the workshop is 'Multilingualism and universal principles
of language change'. The organizers are Gisella Ferraresi (Hannover) and Esther
Rinke (Hamburg).

Call for Papers

Societas Linguistica Europeae (SLE) 2006, Bremen

Workshop ''Multilingualism and universal principles of language change''

The topic of this workshop is the role multilingualism has in processes of
language change. The central question is to what extent a multilingual or
multidialectal situation can be the trigger for linguistic change. In this
context, we want to discuss how socio-linguistic and/or individual aspects of
multilingualism are, on the one hand, preconditions for linguistic change and
induce, on the other hand, certain patterns of language change. Which domains of
grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) are particularly involved in
this?

This leads to the question on the base of which empirical factors linguistic
change that has been induced by multilingualism can be ascertained in a given
case. For historical instances of multilingualism, there is the further
difficulty of the methodological approach, since there are only written sources
as a data basis.

The questions outlined above will be looked at from different theoretical points
of view. Furthermore, it is intended to discuss a variety of phenomena and
languages in this context.


Presentations will be 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Workshop organizers:
Gisella Ferraresi,
Department of Germanic Linguistics,
University of Hanover

Esther Rinke,
SFB 538 Multilingualism,
University of Hamburg


Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Please submit an abstract (500 words maximum, including references) and include
the following information:
(a) Title of the paper
(b) Name of the author
(c) Affiliation
(d) e-mail address
Send your submission to:
Esther Rinke
erinkeuni-hamburg.de

IMPORTANT DATES:
June 30, 2006: deadline for abstracts
August 30 - September 2, 2006: Workshop in Bremen (Germany)
Message 2: The 5th International Conference on ELT in China & the 1st Congress of Chinese Applied Linguistics
Date: 15-Jun-2006
From: Xiangdong Liu <celeafltrp.com>
Subject: The 5th International Conference on ELT in China & the 1st Congress of Chinese Applied Linguistics



Full Title: The 5th International Conference on ELT in China & the 1st Congress
of Chinese Applied Linguistics
Short Title: 5CELEA

Date: 16-May-2007 - 21-May-2007
Location: Beijing, China
Contact Person: Xiangdong Liu
Meeting Email: celeafltrp.com
Web Site: http://www.celea.org.cn/english/5celea.asp

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

The 5th International Conference on ELT in China & the 1st Congress of Chinese
Applied Linguistics, hosted by China English Language Education Association

Beijing Foreign Studies University, May 16-21, 2007, Beijing, China

The 5th International Conference on ELT in China
& the 1st Congress of Chinese Applied Linguistics

Hosted by:
China English Language Education Association
Beijing Foreign Studies University

Co-hosted by:
Translation Association of China
Association of Chinese Sociolinguistics
International Society for Chinese Language Teaching
National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, BFSU

Organized by:
Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

Time:
May 16-21, 2007

Venue:
FLTRP International Convention Center

Theme:
Language, Education and Society in the Digital Age

Sub-themes:
- First Language Acquisition (e.g. Child Language, Mother Tongue Education) -
Second Language Acquisition (e.g. Natural and Instructed L2 Learning, Child and
Adult L2 Learning, Problems in Migrant Education) - Foreign Language Teaching
and Teacher Education (e.g. Methodology, Syllabus Design, Learning and Teaching
Materials) - Contrastive Linguistics and Error Analysis - Language Evaluation,
Assessment and Testing - Educational Technology and Language Learning (or CALL)-
Learner Autonomy in Language Learning - Bilingual or Multilingual Education
(e.g. Immersion Education)- Written and Visual Literacy - Discourse Analysis,
Rhetoric and Stylistics - Business Communication (e.g. Communication in the
Professions, Language for Special Purposes)- Translating, Interpreting and
Mediation - Multimodality in Discourse and Text (e.g. Language and the Media) -
Sociolinguistics (e.g. Language Contact and Language Change, Language Mixing,
Language Planning, Language and Gender)- Multilingualism and Multiculturalism -
Intercultural Communication - Lexicography and Lexicology - Psycholinguistics
(e.g. Language Production and Language Comprehension)- Others

Working Languages:
English & Chinese

Forms of Presentation

- Individual Papers
A block of 30 minutes will be designated to an individual paper presentation, in
which 20 minutes are for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

- Poster Presentations
Posters are for one-on-one discussion of work in progress. A block of time will
be designated when presenters are available to discuss their posters.

- Symposia
Symposia are scheduled for two-hour blocks. Organizers of symposia may divide
their time as they choose, but time should be allocated for opening and closing
remarks, presentations, panel discussions (if included), and extended audience
response. Organizers serve as the liaisons between participants and the program
committee

- Workshops
Workshops are for demonstration of works of practical nature, such as
courseware, software or classroom techniques etc. A block of time will be
designated to the workshops.

Abstracts: up to 500 words

Abstracts Submission Deadline: Sep. 20, 2006

All abstracts should be submitted by filling up the online abstract submission
form on our official website:
http://www.celea.org.cn/english/5celea.asp

Expected Number of Participants:
1500

Registration:
$US180; $US140 (for full-time students only)

If you have any inquiries please contact:
Mr. LIU Xiangdong (celeafltrp.com)
Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press
+86 10 88819582

Dr.XU Jiajin (ustcxujjsina.com) / Dr. YANG Luxin (lyang2003gmail.com)
National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, BFSU
TEL:
+86 10 88816828



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