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LINGUIST List 17.2380

Thu Aug 24 2006

Calls: Applied Ling, Sociolinguistics/Belgium; Forensic Ling/USA

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        1.    Philippe Hambye, The Management of Multilingualism: Which Future for Indigenous Minority Languages?
        2.    Gail Stygall, 8th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law

Message 1: The Management of Multilingualism: Which Future for Indigenous Minority Languages?
Date: 24-Aug-2006
From: Philippe Hambye <hambyerom.ucl.ac.be>
Subject: The Management of Multilingualism: Which Future for Indigenous Minority Languages?

Full Title: The Management of Multilingualism: Which Future for Indigenous
Minority Languages?

Date: 12-Apr-2007 - 13-Apr-2007
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact Person: Philippe Hambye
Meeting Email: hambyerom.ucl.ac.be
Web Site: http://www.ulb.ac.be/soco/cercal/sommaire.html

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics;
Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

The conference is one of the thematic sessions (sympoisum) taking place during
the Congreso Europeo de latinoamericanistas : 'Las relaciones triangulares entre
Europa y las Américas en el siglo XXI: expectativas y desafíos' organized by the

Symposium ''The Management of Multilingualism : Which Future for Indigenous
Minority Languages?''

Philippe Hambye, hambyerom.ucl.ac.be
Teofilo Laime, telaimehotmail.com
Silvia Lucchini, lucchinirom.ucl.ac.be

Symposium description:
The symposium intends to address questions about the actual management of
indigenous minority languages. This management plays a fundamental role for
indigenous people, to the extent that it determines their access to economic and
symbolic resources. The different aspects of this matter may be approached by a
large set of disciplines which are interrelated. Comparative analysis with
minority languages in European contexts are also welcome.

We expect papers addressing:
- sociopolitical matters, in relation with different political measures aiming
to promote minority languages and determining language use in public
institutions, including the school system;
- sociolinguistic matters, such as those linked to attitudes towards languages,
the relation between language and identity, or the spread of languages (and
their varieties) in the social space considering notably the dynamic generated
by internal migration movements;
- linguistic matters, referring for example to normalization or standardization
- psycholinguistic matters, related to the acquisition of spoken and written
languages in multilingual and diglossic contexts;
- educational matters, such as the management of multilingualism in school
curriculum and within the daily interactions in the classrooms, to ensure the
teaching/learning of a schooling language.

Languages of the symposium:
Spanish and English. An oral presentation in French with a written abstract in
Spanish or English would also be accepted.

Organization and dates:
- The symposium will take place on April 12th and 13th 2007 and will consist of
2-4 one hour and a half sessions, including 8 to 16 papers (each talk will be 15
min long).
- The conveners are responsible for the selection of the papers.
- Abstracts for papers should be sent to the symposium's conveners by November
30th 2006. The program of the symposium will be announced by December 10th 2006.
- The full text of accepted papers should be sent to the Congress' Organizing
Committee (ceisalulb.ac.be) before the conference in a way to publish them online.
- Abstracts not accepted in the symposium may be presented during the Congress'
poster session.

Submission form:
Send to: hambyerom.ucl.ac.be, telaimehotmail.com, lucchinirom.ucl.ac.be.

Number of the symposium: ET/DH - 7

Title of the abstract:

Last Name:

First Name:


Keywords (3 to 8):

Summary of the proposal (10-15 lines):

Please attach a 1-2 page(s) abstract to allow a thorough evaluation of the proposal.

Informations about the Congress and registration:
Message 2: 8th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law
Date: 23-Aug-2006
From: Gail Stygall <stygallu.washington.edu>
Subject: 8th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law

Full Title: 8th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law
Short Title: IAFL

Date: 12-Jul-2007 - 15-Jul-2007
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contact Person: Gail Stygall
Meeting Email: stygallu.washington.edu
Web Site: http://depts.washington.edu/iafl

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

The International Association of Forensic Linguists will meet for its 8th
Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law, in Seattle, WA, at
the University of Washington, July 12-15th, 2007.

IAFL 8 2007 invites proposals for panels and papers for its 8th Biennial
Conference to be held July 12-15, 2007, at the University of Washington in
Seattle, WA. We are particularly interested in seeing panels proposed on the
topics of ''Law Enforcement and Forensic Linguistics'' and ''The State of
Forensic Linguistics'' in individual countries. Individual paper proposals are
also welcome on any topic related to forensic linguistics and, more generally,
language and law. Panels and individual paper proposals may address all aspects
of these general topic areas, and include any of the following:

courtroom discourse;
police interviews and interrogations;
courtroom interpreting and translation;
the readability/comprehensibility of legal documents;
analysis and interpretation of legal texts;
comprehensibility of police warnings and cautions to suspects;
interviews with children in the legal system;
''vulnerable'' witnesses in legal settings;
linguistic evidence in the courtroom;
authorship/speaker identification;
teaching/testing of forensic linguistics/language and law.

Abstract deadline is September 30, 2006.
Send electronic proposals to Gail Stygall at the contact email address.

Individual abstracts should be 200-250 words and 750-1000 words for panels of
3-4 presenters. Abstracts should include the presenters' names, addresses,
affiliation, and email address(es). International proposals will be read by the
local committee first in order to allow international presenters to make
conference travel arrangements.

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