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LINGUIST List 17.2360

Sun Aug 20 2006

Calls: Applied Ling/General Ling/Belgium

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        1.    Hubert Cuyckens, Varieties of Voice - 3rd International BAAHE Conference

Message 1: Varieties of Voice - 3rd International BAAHE Conference
Date: 18-Aug-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: hubert.cuyckensarts.kuleuven.be
Web Site: http://www.kuleuven.be/ilt/baahe_2006conference/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 14-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

3rd International Conference of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher
Education (BAAHE)

We would like to draw your attention to the Theoretical Linguistics and Applied
Linguistics sections of the upcoming Varieties of Voice conference in December
in Leuven (Belgium), and warmly invite you to submit an abstract before 14
September 2006. The plenary speakers are Prof. Suzanne Kemmer (Rice University)
for the Linguistics section and Prof. Ken Hyland (University of London) for the
ELT section.

Final Call for Papers

Varieties of Voice - 3rd international BAAHE conference - Theoretical and
Applied Linguistics
7-9 December 2006, University of Leuven, Belgium

Extended Deadline: 14 September 2006

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 conference will explore the role played by VOICE in the English language.
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.

Paper proposals (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) 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
- speech and thought representation: representational vs. subjective uses, their
impact on point of view;
- the diachronic shift from representational to interpersonal import of
- 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?
- presentation 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.

Plenary speakers:
Suzanne Kemmer (Rice University): ''Intransitive Structures and Functions''
Ken Hyland (University of London): ''Disciplinary voices: interactions in
research writing''

Selected proceedings will be published with an international publisher.

Abstracts (up to 500 words) should be sent before 14 September 2006 to
Linguistics: liesbet.heyvaertarts.kuleuven.be
ELT: an.laffutilt.kuleuven.be

Notification of acceptance: mid September 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
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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