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LINGUIST List 17.2494

Wed Sep 06 2006

Calls: Applied Ling/Finland; Syntax/Germany

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        1.    Eija Suomela-Salmi, Assessing Language and (Inter-)Cultural Competences in Higher Education
        2.    Artemis Alexiadou, 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Message 1: Assessing Language and (Inter-)Cultural Competences in Higher Education
Date: 06-Sep-2006
From: Eija Suomela-Salmi <eisusautu.fi>
Subject: Assessing Language and (Inter-)Cultural Competences in Higher Education

Full Title: Assessing Language and (Inter-)Cultural Competences in Higher Education

Date: 30-Aug-2007 - 01-Sep-2007
Location: Turku, Finland
Contact Person: Eija Suomela-Salmi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://users.utu.fi/freder/ASSESSMENT/Intro.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

The main aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussing
concepts and methods related to assessment of foreign language learning in
higher education, with an emphasis on:

- Linguistic competences;

- Pragmatic and discursive competences in interaction;

- (Inter-)cultural competences.

Target audience:

- Staff working in foreign language teaching in higher education
(Departments of foreign languages, language centres, institutes for foreign
students, etc.);
- Language and (inter-)cultural test developers for/in higher education;
- Graduate and postgraduate students interested in foreign language
teaching/learning in higher education;
- Teacher trainers/trainees;
- Intercultural trainers involved in language teaching;
- Researchers in language assessment.

Papers are invited on any of the following themes (among others):

- self-assessment & peer-assessment;
- representations / discourse on assessing language and (inter-)cultural
competences (teachers & learners);
- restraints imposed on by institutional contexts in terms assessment;
- grammar/vocabulary vs. pragmatic and discursive competences;
- impact/use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in
assessing competences in higher education;
- the use of new technology in assessing competences;
- opportunities for assessing (inter-)cultural competences.

Plenary speakers:

Professor Michael Byram,University of Durham, UK
Professor Liz Hamp-Lyons,University of Melbourne, Australia / University of
Hong Kong / University of Nottingham, UK
Dr. Danièle Moore, Associate Professor,Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser
University, Burnaby, Canada
Professor Christian Puren,University of Saint Etienne, France
Professor Claude Springer,University of Strasbourg, France
Professor Sauli Takala,University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Scientific Committee:

- Nathalie Auger, University of Montpellier, France
- Michael Byram, University of Durham, UK
- Fred Dervin, Department of French Studies, University of Turku, Finland
- Aleksandra Ljalikova, Department of French Studies, University of
Tallinn, Estonia
- Päivi Sihvonen, Department of Romance Languages, University of Helsinki,
- Eija Suomela-Salmi, Department of French Studies, University of Turku,

Message 2: 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Date: 05-Sep-2006
From: Artemis Alexiadou <artemisifla.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Full Title: 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Short Title: CGSW 22

Date: 08-Jun-2007 - 09-Jun-2007
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Contact Person: Artemis Alexiadou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ifla.uni-stuttgart.de/~cgsw/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

CGSW 22 will be held at the Institute of English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, June 8-9, 2007.

We are pleased to announce the following invited speakers:

Anna Cardinaletti, University of Venice;
Gisbert Fanselow, University of Potsdam.

We invite abstracts for thirty-minute talks (followed by ten minutes of discussion) on any aspect of comparative Germanic syntax, including diachronic syntax and the interface between syntax and other components of the grammar.

Abstracts should not exceed two pages (letter-size/A4) in total length (including data and references), with one-inch margins all around, typed in at least 11-point font. Submissions are restricted to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

We intend to use an online form for the submission of abstracts, which will be made available on our webpage later in the Fall. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2007, and we will send out notifications of acceptance April 1, 2007.

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