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LINGUIST List 17.2748

Mon Sep 25 2006

Calls: Applied Ling/Taiwan; General Ling/Germany

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        1.    Joe Wang, 2007 (9th) International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied Linguistics
        2.    David Gil, Workshop on Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable


Message 1: 2007 (9th) International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied Linguistics
Date: 24-Sep-2006
From: Joe Wang <spwang2005yahoo.com.tw>
Subject: 2007 (9th) International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied Linguistics


Full Title: 2007 (9th) International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied
Linguistics

Date: 15-Mar-2007 - 17-Mar-2007
Location: Guishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Contact Person: Joe Wang
Meeting Email: spwang2005yahoo.com.tw
Web Site: http://www.mcu.edu.tw/department/app-Lang/english/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 25-Oct-2006

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers
2007 (9th) International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied Linguistics

Department of Applied English, Ming Chuan University

Theme: Integrating English and Applied Linguistics into an Interdisciplinary Area

Theme: Integrating English and Applied Linguistics into an Interdisciplinary Area

-Interdisciplinary Approaches in TEFL
-Interdisciplinary Approaches in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
-CALL and Web in Language Teaching
-Corpus, Corpora and Language Teaching
-Discourse Analysis for Spoken Language, Reading, and Written Language
-Idioms and Formulaic Language: Teaching, Learning & Testing
-Issues in ESP
-Language Testing and Assessment
-Literature, Culture, and Language Teaching
-Second Language Acquisition
-Vocabulary: Teaching, Learning & Testing
-Other relevant topics are also welcome.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig: The acquisition of second language
pragmatics: Exploring the role of recognition and production of formulaic sequences
Professor Douglas Biber: How will corpus linguistics change the way we teach
English grammar?
Professor Zoltan Dörnyei: Motivation to learn English as a second/foreign language''
Professor Rod Ellis: Explicit Form-Focused Instruction and L2 Acquisition
Professor Grant Henning: Speech related to language testing
Professor Susan Hunston: ''Always, usually, often: using frequency information
in materials for language learners''
Professor Stephan Krashen: Speech related to extensive reading

Talks and Activities:
1. Papers and workshops, colloquiums (3-4 persons as a team preferred)
2. Methodology: qualitative vs. quantitative
3. Seminar for journal papers: writing and submission
4. Banquet: Golden Words Award (to honor scholars with great contributions to
Taiwan's language education)
5. Dialogue with a great master
6. Drama: My fair Lady

Conference Proceedings to be published by Crane Publishing Co., Taiwan.
Conference Organization: Department of Applied English, Ming Chuan University
Conference Location: Ming Chuan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Important dates:
-Abstract due: October 25th, 2006 (abstract submission via email:
amiao629yahoo.com.tw)
-Please check: Paper, Student Session, workshop, colloquium.
-Acceptance notification: Nov. 25th, 2006
-Full paper deadline: January 15th, 2007 10-12 pages
-Conference date: March 15-17, 2007 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

Accepted paper send to:
9th International Conference, Department of Applied English, Ming Chuan University
5 Te-Ming Rd., Ta-Tung Village, Kuei-Shan, 333 Taoyuan County, R.O.C.
(Paper submission requires 2 hardcopies, one 3.5 diskette, MSWord 6.0 or above;
APA/MLA style).

Chairperson: Chaochang Wang (caw207yahoo.com) Secretary: Gloria Hu
(kchumcu.edu.tw)
Contact person: Muse Hung (amiao629yahoo.com.tw)
Conference organizer: Joe Wang (spwang2005yahoo.comm.tw)
Tel: 886-3 350-7001 ext. 3211~3 Fax: 886-3-359-3870
Website: http://www.mcu.edu.tw/department/app-Lang/english/index.htm
Message 2: Workshop on Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
Date: 23-Sep-2006
From: David Gil <gileva.mpg.de>
Subject: Workshop on Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable



Full Title: Workshop on Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable

Date: 12-Apr-2007 - 13-Apr-2007
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: David Gil
Meeting Email: gileva.mpg.de
Web Site: http://www.eva.mpg.de/~gil/complexity

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable.

First Call for Abstracts

12-13 April 2007
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Leipzig, Germany

There has been a widespread assumption that all human languages, past and
present, are about equally complex (or are incommensurable in complexity), and
that adult language users do not vary significantly in the complexity of their
internalized language models. This idea survived the transition from 1950s'
descriptive linguistics to the subsequent generative paradigm unscathed.
Recently, many scholars have begun to question various aspects of this
assumption, and to provide evidence against it. Arguably, some languages are
more complex than others, and some individuals internalize more complex
idiolects than others.

This workshop aims to provide a forum where these sceptical strands can be drawn
together and tested by the research community. Invited speakers include:

Ngoni Chipere, Barbados
(''Understanding Complex Sentences'')

- Östen Dahl, Stockholm
(''Growth and Maintenance of Linguistic Complexity'')

- Guy Deutscher, Leiden
(''Syntactic Change in Akkadian'')

- Dan Everett, Illinois
(''Cultural Constraints on Grammar and Cognition in Pirahã'')

- John Hawkins, Cambridge
(''Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars'')

- John McWhorter, New York
(''Defining Creole'')

The workshop welcomes offers of papers either challenging or defending any
aspect of the assumption of equal linguistic complexity. Abstracts for
30-minute oral presentations should be submitted in electronic form (preferably
pdf, but MsWord also acceptable) to David Gil at the following address:

gileva.mpg.de

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 December 2006

Decisions regarding acceptance/rejection of abstracts will be announced on or
before 15 January 2007.

Sponsor:

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Organizers:

Geoffrey Sampson (Sussex)
David Gil (Leipzig)]

Further information: http://www.eva.mpg.de/~gil/complexity
Inquiries: gileva.mpg.de

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